2003-08-29

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TAIPAI (June 2004) -- NewSoft, a leading provider of innovative business and consumer software, announced Presto! PVR (Personal Video Recorder) at Computex 2004 today. Designed for viewing and recording television programming direct to a PC hard disk, Presto! PVR is different from traditional consumer electronic (CE) TV solutions enabling users to edit their recordings as well as take advantage of many new applications including schedule recording, time shifting, EPG, DDR, video-desk-top, channel surfing and more. Presto! PVR turns the home PC into a cost-effective home entertainment center delivering TV, radio, music, video and DVD burning with the convenience of a CE solution. For OEMs, Presto! PVR offers an even greater level of flexibility that expands video editing and disc burning capabilities consumers the ability to edit and backup their recorded TV programs.

Presto! PVR can also be used for time-shifting, enabling users to pause and replay live TV as well as record favorite programs for later viewing. The DVD burning feature allows users to quickly burn TV programs and videos directly to DVD, giving friends and family the opportunity to enjoy favorite shows on DVD players in other rooms, in their vehicles or even from their laptop.

With Presto! PVR, consumers can record TV programs directly to DVD or to their PC's hard drive to view at their convenience rather than just when the program is being aired,said James Li President of NewSoft America Inc. Using the time-shift recording capabilities, consumers can avoid missing any part of their TV program because of interruption. They can also use the PVR capabilities to pause playback, fast forward/backward, or instantly replay a segment at any time, giving the user complete control of their TV experience.

With Presto! PVR's Smart TV Program Schedule Recording feature, consumers can search for their favorite TV programs (using EPG) and schedule their PC to record the show and never miss a favorite episode again. Presto! PVR is an extendable platform with Video Editing and Disc Burning functions ready for user upgrade or OEM customer request. PVR not only supports current analog TV systems, but European DVB-T standard as well in the near feature.

Presto! PVR Features
• Consumers can watch TV live while recording to DVD or to their PCHs hard drive.
•Time Shifting: Allows users to pause, rewind and instantly replay any segment their TV program while watching live TV.
• EPG (Electronic Program Guides)Support: Consumers can quickly scan up to two weeks of TV program schedules and information searching by program name, actor/actress' name, genre, etc. Remote recording features have been integrated.(by request)
• Schedule Recording: Consumers can setup their recording schedule in advance. TV program recording will be automatically initialed according to the preset time.
• Channel Surfing: Consumers can conveniently view content from multiple channels simultaneously.
• Viewing Aspect Ratio: Supports both 4:3 and 16:9 ratios.
• Smart Commercial Cut (SCC): Selects and removes most TV commercials automatically, and can be manually adjusted to precisely select and delete nearly every ad.
• Video Desktop: In addition to full screen and player screen modes, video desktop mode integrates TV or video content as a motion background on their desktop, as a result, consumers don't have to interrupt their TV or video viewing while checking email, surfing the Internet or performing other computing tasks.
• DDR (Direct Disc Recording): Consumers can select a channel and record TV programs directly to a DVD disc save user's hard disc space.
• Parental Control: Parents can lock access to inappropriate programs or even entire channels to protect their children.

Availability
Presto! PVR is available to OEMs for evaluation and integration. Compatible with Windows 98SE/Me/2000 and XP operating systems!


About NewSoft Technology Corporation
Founded in 1987, NewSoft is an award-winning provider of innovative business and consumer software of the highest quality to meet the growing demands and global trends in digital technology. Known for its advanced technology and innovative design, NewSoft develops, markets, and distributes a broad range of solutions offering both multi-language multi-platform support including: digital office, imaging and video editing as well as DVD burning. Headquartered in Taipei, NewSoft has set up branch and representative offices in the US, Japan, Germany and China to better develop and service the many diverse markets. NewSoft became a publicly traded company in Taiwan in October 2000. More information on NewSoft can be found on the Web at http://www.newsoftinc.com

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TAIPAI (June 2004) -- NewSoft, a leading provider of innovative business and consumer software, announced today VideoWorks 6.5 with NewSoft's Direct MPEGII encoding, for professional quality home videos in real-time. Like its predecessor, VideoWorks 6.5 offers consumers complete DVD authoring capabilities providing users with the tools necessary for adding that creative final touch before sharing their video with family and friends using standard a DVD, VCD or SVCD format. VideoWorks 6.5 has also added 16:9 support for the capture, preview and final production of video content, improved render performance, added HDV support as well as a new burn tool called Create Video Disc v1.1 for greater editing creativity and performance over VideoWorks 6.0's "DVD composer".

Developed exclusively by NewSoft, Direct MPEGII encodes video content directly from the DV camcorder into professional quality MPEG II, and burns the converted content onto standard DVD media in real time. This single feature saves hours of valuable time and hard drive space by eliminating the need for consumers to create oversized AVI files on their hard drive or wait for files to render and re-render. As a result, Direct MPEGII users can create quality home DVDs without the loss in video quality, which is often associated with capturing, editing and authoring prior to burning the finished DVD.