Northridge, CA (February 1, 2005)–SmartSound Software, Inc. has announced that CyberLink is embedding its Quicktracks technology in its new PowerDirector 4 video editing software. CyberLink joins the growing list of top video editing companies that are turning to SmartSound to provide soundtrack creation solutions for their customers.
SmartSound’s Quicktracks technology is the driving force behind the MagicMusic feature inside CyberLink PowerDirector 4. This patented technology allows users to create soundtracks for their projects through SmartSound’s unique “block” method. All users need to do is select a song from SmartSound’s royalty-free music library and bring it into the timeline. The song is automatically rearranged into a complete soundtrack piece with a musical beginning and ending, that matches up with the on-screen visuals. These songs can fit any length needed, from a few seconds to several minutes.
“CyberLink PowerDirector 4 revolutionizes video editing with magical editing tools that can speed up the whole editing process and deliver good video results,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “The MagicMusic feature in CyberLink PowerDirector 4 adopts Quicktracks technology, allowing users to create high quality music regardless of their skill level.”
SmartSound has developed a Quicktracks SDK (Software Development Kit) to enable visual application developers to tap into the power of SmartSound’s patented technology and library of more than 80 music and sound effects CDs. Companies such as Avid and Ulead have also integrated SmartSound technology into their video editing product lines in the past 12 months. SmartSound also has existing partnerships with Pinnacle (which includes SmartSound technology in its Studio Series) and Adobe (which currently sells a plug-in version of the Quicktracks technology for its Premiere Pro and Elements software on its Web site).
SmartSound Software, Inc.