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Pegasys Adds SpursEngine Functionality to Its TMPGEnc MovieStyle Software

Use SpursEngine Plug-In to Upscale Standard Resolution Files or to Quickly Encode MPEG-2 and H.264 files to View Virtually Anywhere

Pegasys, Inc. the company that makes digital video easy, has updated its TMPGEnc MovieStyle software to include SpursEngine functionality via the TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in SpursEngine (sold separately) and AVCHD file input support. The Movie Plug-in enables high-speed, hardware H.264 and MPEG-2 encoding and standard video upscaling when used with devices embedded with the SpursEngine Media Streaming Processor from Toshiba. AVCHD file input support lets users import footage from an AVCHD camcorder and convert it for their favorite digital device.

“We’ve already added SpursEngine functionality to our flagship video converter, TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress, but that is a very technical product,” commented Tak Ebine, Pegasys CEO. “By adding SpursEngine functionality to TMPGEnc MovieStyle, we can now allow all users to enjoy the benefits of fast hardware MPEG-2 and H.264 encoding without having to be knowledgeable in digital video.”

“We are pleased to hear that Pegasys has expanded their SpursEngine support to TMPGEnc MovieStyle,” commented Hon Sit, President of Leadtek USA. “When used with our WinFast PxVC1100 HD Transcoding Card, benchmarks have shown an increase in encoding speed of up to 700% versus CPU-only encoding. This incredible performance makes this an unbeatable combination.”

TMPGEnc MovieStyle with added SpursEngine Plug-in functionality allows users to encode MPEG-2 and H.264 video via the SpursEngine hardware at blazing fast speeds for the iPod/iPhone, PSP and PlayStation 3 output profiles. The Super Resolution feature allows users to upscale their standard definition video into brilliant HD video using the PlayStation 3 output profile. The TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in SpursEngine and a SpursEngine hardware device are required for these features.

The full retail TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in SpursEngine is available at $49.95 per license. TMPGEnc MovieStyle software is available for $39.95, or users that already own TMPGEnc software can take advantage of the special user discount price of $34.95. A free trial download of TMPGEnc MovieStyle including the TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in SpursEngine functions is available. Users can also find information on the SpursEngine plug-in and where to buy SpursEngine devices such as the Leadtek Winfast PxVC1100 HD Transcoding Card.

MovieStyle will also convert video to a variety of popular device formats for: iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Sony mylo™ COM-2, Sony Walkman, PSP™, Playstation 3, Zune™, Xbox 360™, Nintendo DS™ with PLAY-YAN, Nintendo Wii™, PDA’s with Windows Media Player, and DivX. Accepted input formats include AVI, MPEG, MPEG4, Windows Media Video (wmv), QuickTime, H.264, DivX, DVD-Video/DVD-VR, Media Center PC (DVR-MS) and MOD (used by JVC Everio HDD camcorders). HDV and AVCHD camcorder files are also supported.

MovieStyle’s user-friendly interface makes converting video clips fast and easy. Select a device, then drag and drop video clips to begin converting. The converting templates eliminate guesswork and saves time. The TMPGEnc TransManager helps organize converted video clips and assists in transferring the clips to a desired device.

Many timesaving features are also included. Quick Encode allows users to convert video clips without opening MovieStyle. Simply click on the video clip and select the desired digital device and start converting. A Drop Folder lets users specify a folder for MovieStyle to automatically convert video for the user-specified digital device. Cinema Mode converts video to 24 fps.

For PSP enthusiasts, the PSP Overdrive option takes advantage of the PSP LCD driver characteristics to improve video display quality. Karaoke Mode cancels out vocals from the audio track, and uses Pitch Changer settings to alter the audio pitch. The Audio Only option (not available for all devices) converts video into an audio file.

The Time Stretch feature converts video to play at up to 1.5 times normal speed, allowing users to view a one-hour video in about 40 minutes. Time Stretch will also convert a video to play up to 50% slower, making a one-hour video into a two-hour video.

About PEGASYS Inc.
PEGASYS Inc. makes digital video easy. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, PEGASYS was established in November 2001 with the release of TMPGEnc Plus — probably the world’s most popular MPEG-1/2 video encoding software and at the time, was the only freeware video encoder. The company’s two flagship products, the TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress video encoder and the new TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4, anchor a strong line of retail and OEM digital video editing and encoding products for home and professional users.

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The recognized leaders in developing quality video encoding tools for MPEG applications, PEGASYS Inc.’s encoding technology is also incorporated into numerous commercial and professional video editing and DVD-creation software products. PEGASYS technologies have been bundled with quality products from top worldwide manufacturers, including Sony Japan and Pioneer.

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