Ulead Declares Independence with New MPEG Codec for Video, DVD Products.Business Editors
TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2002
Ulead Systems Ulead Systems is a Taiwanese computer software company headquartered in Neihu district in Taipei, Taiwan. History
Ulead was founded in August 5, 1989 by Lotus Chen, Lewis Liaw and Way-Zen Chen. , Inc., a leading developer of video editing See nonlinear video editing and video editor. , image editing Changing or improving graphics images. It typically refers to bitmapped images rather than vector graphics drawings. Using an image editor, images can be modified by an artist using pen, brush, airbrush and other "painting" tools. and Web graphics software, today introduced a new encoding-decoding engine (codec (1) (enCOder/DECoder) A hardware circuit that performs analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) conversion. When analog signals are entered into a computer, cellphone or other device via a microphone or video source such as VHS tape or analog TV, ) called Ulead MPEG (Moving Pictures Experts Group) An ISO/ITU standard for compressing digital video. Pronounced "em-peg," it is the universal standard for digital terrestrial, cable and satellite TV, DVDs and digital video recorders (DVRs). .Now.
This new codec offers highly efficient rendering performance with excellent output video quality and will be incorporated into all future versions of Ulead's video editing and DVD authoring programs.
With the new MPEG.Now codec, Ulead gains independence from third-party developers of codec technology and provides a single point of contact for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) seeking video editing and DVD authoring solutions to include with their products. Technology independence will also allow Ulead to gain tighter control of future feature sets in video editing and DVD authoring products.
"By using our own codec, we increase the efficiency with which we can implement future technologies and gain more flexibility in negotiating with partners," said Lewis Liaw, senior vice president at Ulead Systems, Inc. "OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and businesses, for example, will benefit from Ulead MPEG.Now because it allows them to license all the video technology they need from a single source."
Ulead MPEG.Now software codec provides high-quality, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 transcoding as well as real-time encoding. The MPEG.Now codec achieves an efficiency level capable of providing real-time features such as direct MPEG capture from 1394 (FireWire) interfaces, a feature trademarked at MPEG-Direct in future Ulead products. MPEG.Now offers encoding flexibility and allows for high-end video features such as variable bit-rate (VBR (1) See MP3 VBR.
(2) (Variable Bit Rate) Refers to a communications or computer channel that changes its transmission speed based on any number of criteria. ) and field and frame based compression. Ulead's new codec is also optimized for reliable, long-play, real-time MPEG encoding from analog video sources.
About Ulead Systems
Ulead Systems, Inc. develops innovative video, imaging and Web graphics applications to help users communicate their ideas effectively and creatively to audiences around the world. The company's award-winning desktop products include Ulead(R) PhotoImpact(R), Ulead(R) VideoStudio(R), Ulead(R) MediaStudio(R), Ulead(R) DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. MovieFactory(TM), Ulead(R) Photo Express(TM), Ulead(R) COOL 3D(TM), Ulead(R) GIF Animator(TM), and Ulead(R) Photo Explorer(TM). Ulead's iMira(TM) Server Tools deliver server-based imaging and Web solutions. For more information on the company, its products and services, please visit Ulead's Web site at www.ulead.com or call 800-85-ULEAD (800-858-5323).
(c)2002 Ulead Systems, Inc. Ulead, the Ulead Systems logo, PhotoImpact, VideoStudio, MediaStudio and Photo Express are registered trademarks of Ulead Systems, Inc. All other names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.