Pegasys' TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus Updated to Include WebM Video Playback

Updated Video Library Organizer Features NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 400 Series CUDA™ Support and More

Huntington Beach, Calif. - September 15, 2010 - Pegasys, Inc. (http://tmpgenc.pegasys -inc.com) the company that takes video to the next level, announces the updated TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus. The software update makes it easy to organize any growing digital video collection and now supports WebM video playback and GeForce GTX400 series graphics cards embedded with NVIDIA's newest Fermi architecture that can be used for CUDA accelerated filter processing, video decoding, and H.264/AVC (high definition) encoding and file conversion.


"There is currently a revolution in video architecture that is dramatically impacting video speed, quality and performance. We are intimately involved in creating software programs that take advantage of the new architecture and technology. This is why the KARMA..Plus update includes support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 series CUDA technology and WebM video files plus other intuitive new features," commented Tak Ebine, Pegasys CEO.

WebM Support and File Reader SDK

TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus embeds its very own file reader developed by Pegasys allowing the playback of the Google -proposed WebM open video format for the Web. Enjoy playing, navigating, and displaying WebM files simultaneously in an incredibly stable environment. By developing its own decoder, Pegasys has been able to achieve optimum playback and audio quality of Vorbis audio without using a General Public License (GPL). A WebM file reader SDK for business uses or turn -key solutions is also available.

NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 400 series CUDA™ Support

The new GeForce GTX 400 card is heralded to be the fastest single GPU card available. By providing NVIDIA CUDA support, it allows the software to use the benefits of the card's GPU (graphic card CPU) for KARMA.. Clear filter processing, decoding MPEG -1/2 and H.264 video, and encoding video in the H.264/AVC format. The program achieves performance gains using a compatible GPU's massive multi -core parallel processing power to quickly resolve complex calculations. Custom encoder settings and presets for the iPod and PSP make it easy to convert video for any device.

Minimize to system tray

Now users can minimize the program to just the system tray, so it can be started at a moment's notice. It also allows the program to work in the background, if it is rendering story thumbnails or other tasks.

Video File Management

The intuitive software offers several video file management functions. Users can create custom play lists or sort files through custom categories or applying color labels for quick and easy access. Story thumbnails allow users to mouse -over thumbnails to easily see video content. It is also possible to restore a video library database by loading a previously saved version in case of corruption or accidental deletion.

TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus also features its own file reader that is ideal for stable playback of numerous MPEG -1/2, H.264, MPEG -2 TS video files without relying on a third -party codec. It's AVC/AVCHD video compatible (*.m2t, *.m2ts, *.mts files), which supports AAC plus 5.1 channel Dolby Digital audio. It also supports video files decodable by DirectShow codecs.

The quick preview function allows users to play up to 3 videos at once while checking video information such as video format, bit rate, picture size, frame rate and more. Using the advanced player window, videos can be played in full screen mode with support for dual monitor display for viewing videos on a projector or secondary screen.

For video editing, a TMPGEnc Application Launcher is included. Just register an application or video file, and the user can launch any registered application from TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus, without returning to the desktop, files can then be dragged and dropped directly from the library to a TMPGEnc application for editing.

Pricing and Availability

The TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus upgrade is available now and priced at $39.95 or $29.95 for those who already own a registered TMPGEnc product.

About PEGASYS Inc.

PEGASYS Inc. takes video to the next level. 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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