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CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultimate Suite (Windows)

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Product Highlights
  • Professional Level Video Editing System
  • ColorDirector 2 & AudioDirector 4
  • Seamless Round-Trip Editing
  • NewBlueFX Video Essentials I, II, III
  • Travel, Holiday, Romance Effects Packs
  • Supports 4K UHD, 3D, and 5.1 Ch Audio
  • AudioClipper Mobile Recording Feature
  • 400+ Effects, Transitions, and Titles
  • Dark-Toned, Colorful, Engaging Interface
  • Efficient Rendering Engine

CyberLink's PowerDirector 12 Ultimate Suite (Windows) combines the PowerDirector 12 video editing system with ColorDirector 2 and AudioDirector 4 into a complete video/audio editing and color grading solution. The three programs work seamlessly with one another, allowing for a round-trip workflow.

PowerDirector is a pro level system for the enthusiast or professional. It features over 400 effects, transitions, and titles; a dark-toned, colorful, engaging interface; an efficient rendering engine that renders only the portions of a clip that are changed; and support for professional, mobile, web, and other formats. It supports importing and editing 4K Ultra HD footage (3840 x 2160 resolution), 3D movies, and 5.1 channel surround sound audio.

This Ultimate Suite also includes Travel, Holiday, and Romance effects packs, and NewBlueFX's Video Essentials I, II, and III effects kits. In addition to all the effects, PowerDirector 12 is packed with many creative design features, such as Hand-Paint Animation, Picture-in-Picture Designer, Menu Designer, and video correction features like TrueTheater De-Noise.

Upon starting up a project, you'll have the choice of selecting between multiple editing modes, from Full Feature Editor to Easy Editor. Easy Editor mode automatically creates a cut of your footage in minutes, with effects, transitions, titles, and background music all applied. All you have to do is feed in the footage/content you want edited. Easy Editor mode is very useful for quickly editing home-movies.

PowerDirector 12 Ultimate Suite
- PowerDirector 12
- ColorDirector 2
- AudioDirector 4
NEW FEATURES in PowerDirector 12
PowerDirector 12 has many new and enhanced features that allow faster and more creative editing.

MultiCam Designer
Simulate switching 4 live cameras by selecting and editing the best camera angles and sequences from an event that you have simultaneously captured with multiple devices. Synchronize the tracks by audio, timecode, or time taken. Switch between shots with hotkeys and instantly create multiclip track recording.

Theme Designer
Convert your videos and photos into stylish 3D-animated slideshow videos. Simply drag and drop your videos and photos to a selection of over 30 built-in animated design templates.

Motion Blur Effect
Add and control blur length and density when setting the motion animation of PiP objects and text titles. This feature enriches the sense of speed and direction of moving PiP objects in your videos, to make them more realistic.

Enhanced Chroma Key
Take videos in front of a green sheet or blue sheet and merge with other videos to create special effects like they do in weather broadcasts or Hollywood movies.

Subtitle Room
Customize your subtitle design by setting font, color, and position. With an easy-to-use subtitle room tool, you can quickly insert subtitles and import and export in SRT format.

New Effects
PowerDirector includes more than 400 built-in video effects, transitions, titles, and PiP objects, including Tilt-Shift Lens Flare, Magnifier, and Water Reflection.

Enhanced Content-Aware Editing
Content-Aware Editing analyzes your entire footage and identifies major scenes, such as those with faces, motion, zoom, speech, or pan. It then hones in on imperfections in these shots (such as poor lighting, and shakiness) and enhances them using TrueTheater technology.

Auto Cross-Fade
This feature automatically inserts a cross-fade transition by simply overlaying 2 clips on the timeline.

Import PowerPoint Files
You can import PowerPoint files (*.ppt, *.pptx) files right to PowerDirector.

40% Faster H.264 Encoding
PowerDirector 12 speeds up H.264 rendering by 40% over version 11.

Up to 3x Faster with Intel AVX2
PowerDirector 12 is optimized for AVX2 technology on Intel 4th Generation Core Technology (Haswell), providing 3 times faster rendering speed compared to version 11.

Dolby Digital Plus
PowerDirector 12 now supports importing and editing 5.1 channel Dolby Digital Plus surround sound.
ALL FEATURES in PowerDirector 12
PowerDirector is a pro level system for the enthusiast or professional. It features 400+ effects, transitions, and titles; a dark-toned, colorful, engaging interface; an efficient rendering engine; and support for 4K UHD, 5.1 channel audio, and professional, mobile, web, and other formats.

100-Track Timeline
A 100-track timeline supports all types of content, such as music and effects, on the same timeline.

PiP Designer
Overlay graphics on your videos and design animations.

Title Designer
Customize titles with various fonts, color gradients, and effects.

Particle Designer
Design your own particle effects using your own graphics and built-in effects.

Menu Designer
Personalize disc menus with titles, chapters, and effects.

Multiple Editing Modes
Select from multiple editing modes, including Full Feature Editor, which uses a 100-track timeline and allows precise keyframe controls, and Easy Editor, which automatically creates a cut for you after you feed in the content you want edited and select a template.

Precise Keyframe
Time and synchronize all effects/etc. within your videos.

Hand-Paint Animation
Design hand-drawn artwork using an array of brushes, and then add effects.

Timelapse Slideshow
Create timelapse or stop motion videos, and customize slideshows with animations and music.

Dual Screen Support
Open a full HD preview window in a second monitor for a close-up view of every detail.

Customizable Hotkeys
Use existing shortcut keys or customize your own.

Ripple Editing
Insert or remove video clips to/from the timeline, and all other items on the track will remain aligned.

4K Ultra HD
PowerDirector 12 supports importing and editing 4K Ultra HD video.

3D Support
Import 3D videos, convert 2D videos to 3D, add 3D titles/transitions/particles, and create 3D movie discs with 3D menus.

Plug-In Support
PowerDirector supports plug-in effects from NewBlueFX. Bring a more cinematic tone to your videos with the built-in NewBlueFX Video Essentials I, II, and III. Furthermore, you can expand with more effects from NewBlueFX. Travel, Holiday, and Romance effects packs are also included.

TrueTheater HD
Upscale SD videos to HD-like quality.

TrueTheater Stabilizer
Automatically fixes shakiness in videos shot with a handheld camcorder.

TrueTheater Lighting
Fixes lighting issues, such as backlight problems.

TrueTheater De-Noise
Eliminates video noise to produce clean videos.

Multi-GPGPU & Hardware Acceleration
PowerDirector 12 is optimized for the latest generation hardware from Intel Core Technology, AMD APU, and NVIDIA GPU technology, allowing you to maximize performance.

Efficient Rendering
Once the output profile is chosen, your video renders as quick as possible using patented SVRT technology that renders only those portions of a clip that were changed.

Numerous Output Formats
You can output videos in just about every format, for burning Blu-ray discs, for mobile devices, and for other delivery methods.

Pro Quality Surround Sound
Make your videos professional with clear Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 channel surround sound.

Share Directly to Social Sites
Upload videos and photo slideshows directly Facebook, YouTube, and other sites.

PowerDirector Mobile
Create and share videos on-the-go on your touchscreen Windows mobile device.
KEY FEATURES in ColorDirector 2
Adjust tone, and enhance and stylize the colors within your videos to add a finishing polish.

Reduce Video Noise
ColorDirector helps you to improve the videos you've shot in poor light by reducing noise artifacts and grain while at the same time making the video look sharper without any amplification of noise.

HDR Video
Apply HDR to your videos to add more dynamic range to your scenes, bring out detail, and highlight the best parts of your footage.

Intelligent Motion Tracking
ColorDirector's intelligent motion tracking algorithm allows you to quickly select or isolate objects, accurately track their movements, and change or enhance their colors.

RGB Tonal Curves
Achieve exactly the look you're after by manually setting the tonal values of the shadows, mid-tones, and highlights.

Stylized Video Color Grades
A range of built-in, professionally designed presets will let you emulate well-known film looks, but you can also save any adjustments you make to a video as a preset and use it again on future projects.

Control the Color of Your Video
ColorDirector comes with a complete set of tools to correct white balance, adjust tonality, and enhance and stylize the colors within your videos.
KEY FEATURES in AudioDirector 4
AudioDirector features intuitive tools for meticulously editing various aspects of the audio tracks in your videos.

Surround Sound Panning
Create sophisticated surround sound projects using dynamic panning technology on any existing mono or multichannel audio file. Use the new Surround Sound Panner to create a 5.1/7.1 channel surround sound effect on any audio file with the virtual surround sound generator.

Audio Keyframe Control
AudioDirector's intuitive controls allow you to quickly add and adjust keyframe positions to change an audio track's volume or pan between L-R channels over time.

Seamless Track Transitions
Smart Transitions let you effective move from one piece of background music to another without a glaring break. You can choose from tempo, DJ scratch, or smooth repeat transitions.

Audio Effects
An innovative display presents effects on a layered timeline below the audio waveform so you can see all applied effects at a glance. AudioDirector features 6 effects to instantly enrich audio with fine and granular controls.

Professional-Grade Visual Repair
Remove audio imperfections in sound recordings easily with AudioDirector's advanced visual restoration interface that accurately visualizes what your ears hear.

Remove Unwanted Noise
Quickly clean up video tainted soundtracks by applying noise reduction. Advanced noise profiling and precise controls adjust reduction and gating levels for a clean, punchy result.

AudioClipper
Quickly record interesting sound clips on your mobile devices whenever you hear them, so you can expand your library of sound clips to use on your video projects.

Burn Audio Projects to CD
Easily store and share audio projects with this Burn to CD feature, which lets you burn in MP3, WMA, M4A, and WAV formats, and in the lossless FLAC format.
Minimum System Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista (32-bit / 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit with Service Pack 3)
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768, 16-bit color or above
CPU PowerDirector 12 is optimized for CPUs with MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNow!, 3DNow! Extension, HyperThreading, and Intel AVX2 technology.

AVI Capture/Produce:
Profiles: Pentium 4 3.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2

DVD Quality MPEG-2 Profiles:
Pentium 4 3.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2

High Quality MPEG-4, Streaming WMV, and QuickTime Profiles:
Pentium 4 3.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2

Full HD Quality H.264 and MPEG2 Profiles:
Intel Core i5 / i7 or AMD Phenom II X4

AVCHD and BD Burning Profiles:
Pentium Core 2 Duo E6400, or AMD Phenom II X4

2K, 4K, 3D Video Editing Profiles:
Intel Core i7 or AMD FX series with 64 bit OS 6 GB RAM
Memory 2 GB required
3 GB or above recommended for 32-bit OS
6 GB or above recommended for 64-bit OS and 3D editing
Hard Disk Space 5 GB required (400 MB is for Magic Music Library)
10 GB required for DVD production (20 GB recommended)
60 GB required for Blu-ray Disc / AVCHD production (100 GB recommended)
Burning Drive A CD or DVD burner (CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, or DVD-R/RW) is required to burn VCD/DVD/SVCD/AVCHD titles
A Blu-ray disc recordable drive is required to burn Blu-ray discs
Graphics Card 128 MB VGA VRAM or higher (1 GB or higher VRAM and OpenCL capable are recommended)

Some options:

NVIDIA:

GeForce 8500GT/9800GT and above
GeForce GT/GTS/GTX 200/400/500/600 Series

AMD / ATI:

AMD APU Family with AMD Radeon HD Graphics:
A-Series, E2-Series, C-Series, E-Series, G-Series

AMD Radeon HD Graphics:
HD 7000 Series, HD 6000 Series

ATI Radeon HD Graphics:
5900 Series, 5800 Series, 5700 Series, 5600 Series, 5500 Series, 5400 Series

ATI FirePro Graphics

ATI Mobility Radeon HD:
5800 Series, 5700 Series, 5600 Series, 5400 Series

ATI Mobility FirePro:
M7820, M5800
Internet Connection Internet connection is required for activating some import/export formats, including AVCHD, Blu-ray Disc, DVD, H.264, and MPEG-2.
Other Requirements Windows Media Player 9 or above
Format & Device Support
Video File (Import) MVC (MTS), Side-by-Side Video, Top-Under Video, Dual-Stream AVI, FLV (H.264), MKV (multiple audio streams), 3GPP2, AVCHD (M2T, MTS), AVI, DAT, DivX, DV-AVI, DVR-MS, MOD, MOV, MOV (H.264), MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), MP4, TOD, VOB, WMV, WMV-HD, WTV in H.264/MPEG2 (multiple video and audio streams), DSLR video clip in H.264 format with LPCM audio

To enable DivX, please download the DiVX codec online. It's available for 32-bit Windows OS only.
Audio File (Import) WAV, MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG
Audio Format (Import) AAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, WAVE, MPEG-1 Layer III
Photo File (Import) MPO, JPS, RAW, GIF, BMP, JPG, TIF, PNG, Animated GIF
Video Capturing Device Support Analog TV tuner; PCI or USB 1.0/2.0 capture device compliant with WDM standard
Video Camcorder Support DV camcorder connected via OHCI-compliant IEEE1394
Canon HF/HG/HR/XA series
DVD camcorder connected via USB 2.0
GoPro HERO series
Sony MicroMV/HDV camcorder
Hitachi DZ-BD series
JVC Everio camcorder
JVC GZ-HD/GZ-HM/GZ-X/GC/GS series
Panasonic MicroMV/HDV camcorder
Panasonic AG/HDC/HC/HX series
HDV capture (MPEG-2)
Sony HDR/HXR/Bloggie series
Mini DVD

The list above represents camcorders from major camcorder brands that were tested by CyberLink, however, the list is not comprehensive. If your camcorder or format is not on the list, it may still be compatible with PowerDirector.
Camera Support Canon:
EOS --
D30, D60, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 1D X, 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 300D, Digital Rebel, Kiss Digital, 350D, Digital Rebel XT, Kiss Digital N, 400D, Digital Rebel XTi, Kiss Digital X, 450D, Digital Rebel XSi, Kiss Digital X2, 500D, Digital Rebel T1i, Kiss Digital X3, 550D, Digital Rebel T2i, Kiss Digital X4, 600D, Digital Rebel T3i, Kiss Digital X5, 650D, 1000D, Digital Rebel XS, Kiss Digital F, 1100D, Digital Rebel T3, Kiss Digital X50, D2000C, EOS-1D, EOS-1DS, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS M

PowerShot --
600, A5, A5 Zoom, A50, Pro70, Pro90 IS, Pro1, G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G9, G10, G11, G12, G15, G1X, S30, S40, S45, S50, S60, S70, S90, S95, S100, S110, SX1 IS, SX 30 IS

Nikon:
D1, D1H, D1X, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D3s, D3X, D4, D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D600, D700, D3000, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D7000, E5000, E5400, E5700, E8400, E8700, E8800, Coolpix P6000, Coolpix P7000, CoolPix P7700, P7100 (decoded by Nikon SDK), 1 J1, 1 J2, 1 V1, 1 V2

Olympus:
C3030Z, C5050Z, C5060WZ, C7070WZ, C70Z, C7000Z, C740UZ, C770UZ, C8080WZ, X200, D560Z, C350Z, E-1, E-3, E-5, E-10, E-20, E-30, E-300, E-330, E-400, E-410, E-420, E-500, E-510, E-520, E-620, E-M5, E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PM1, E-PM-2, SP310, SP320, SP350, SP500UZ, SP510UZ, SP550UZ, SP560UZ, SP570UZ, XZ-1, XZ-2

Panasonic:
DMC-FZ8, DMC-FZ18, DMC-FZ28, DMC-FZ30, DMC-FZ35/FZ38, DMC-FZ40, DMC-FZ50, DMC-FZ100, DMC-FX150, DMC-FZ150, DMC-FZ200, DMC-G1, DMC-G2, DMC-G3, DMC-G5, DMC-GF1, DMC-GF2, DMC-GF3, DMC-GF5, DMC-GH1, DMC-GH2, DMC-GH3, DMC-GX1, DMC-L1, DMC-L10, DMC-LC1, DMC-LX1, DMC-LX2, DMC-LX3, DMC-LX5, DMC-LX7

Pentax:
*ist D, *ist DL, *ist DL2, *ist DS, *ist DS2, K10D, K20D, K100D, K100D Super, K200D, K2000/K-m, K-x, K-r, K-5, K-5II, K-7, Optio S, Optio S4, Optio 33WR, Optio 750Z, 645D

Samsung:
EX1, EX2F, GX-1S, GX10, GX20, NX10, NX11, NX20, NX100, NX200, NX210, NX1000, WB550, WB200

The list above represents cameras from major camcorder brands that were tested by CyberLink, however, the list is not comprehensive. If your camera or format is not on the list, it may still be compatible with PowerDirector.
Camera Support Sony:
DSC-F828, DSC-R1, DSC-V3, DSC-RX1, DSC-RX100, DSLR-A100, DSLR-A200, DSLR-A230, DSLR-A290, DSLR-A300, DSLR-A330, DSLR-A350, DSLR-A380, DSLR-A450, DSLR-A500, DSLR-A550, DSLR-A580, DSLR-A700, DSLR-A850, DSLR-A900, NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-F3, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-6, NEX-7, SLT-A33, SLT-A35, SLT-A37, SLT-A55V, SLT-A57, SLT-A65V, SLT-A77V, XCD-SX910CR

Casio:
QV-2000UX, QV-3000EX, QV-3500EX, QV-4000, QV-5700, QV-R41, QV-R51, QV-R61, EX-S20, EX-S100, EX-Z4, EX-Z8, EX-Z50, EX-Z55, EX-Z60, EX-Z75, EX-Z750, EX-Z850, EX-Z1050, EX-Z1080, Exlim Pro 505, Exlim Pro 600, Exlim Pro 700

Fujifilm:
E550, E900, F600EXR, F700, F710, F770EXR, F800, F800EXR, F810, HS30EXR, S2Pro, S3Pro, S5Pro, S20Pro, S100FS, S5000, S5100/S5500, S5200/S5600, S6000fd, S7000, S9000/S9500, S9100/S9600, S200EXR, HS10/HS11, HS20EXR, F550EXR, X10, X100, X-Pro1, X-E1, X-F1, X-S1 IS-1

Kodak:
DC20, DC25, DC40, DC50, DCS200, DCS315C, DCS330C, DCS420, DCS460, DCS460A, DCS520C, DCS560C, DCS620C, DCS620X, DCS660C, DCS660M, DCS720X, DCS760C, DCS760M, EOSDCS1, EOSDCS3B, NC2000F, ProBack, PB645C, PB645H, PB645M, DCS Pro 14n, DCS Pro 14nx, DCS Pro SLR/c, DCS Pro SLR/n, C330, C603, P850, P880, Z980, Z981, Z990, Z1015, KAI-0340

Konica:
KD-400z, KD510z

Leaf:
AFi 7, AFi-II 12, Aptus 17, Aptus 22, Aptus 54S, Aptus 65, Aptus 75, Aptus 75S, Cantare, CatchLight, CMost, DCB2, Valeo 6, Valeo 11, Valeo 17, Valeo 22, Volare

Leica:
Digilux 2, Digilux 3, D-LUX2, D-LUX3, D-LUX4, D-LUX 5, V-LUX1, V-LUX 2

Minolta:
RD175, DiMAGE 5, DiMAGE 7, DiMAGE 7i, DiMAGE 7Hi, DiMAGE A1, DiMAGE A2, DiMAGE A200, DiMAGE G400, DiMAGE G500, DiMAGE G530, DiMAGE G600, DiMAGE Z2, Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum 5D, Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum 7D

Phase One:
H 20, H 25, P 20, P 25, P 30, P 45, P 45+

Others:

AgfaPhoto DC-833m, Apple QuickTake 100, Apple QuickTake 150, Apple QuickTake 200, AVT F-080C, AVT F-145C, AVT F-201C, AVT F-510C, AVT F-810C, Contax N Digital, Creative PC-CAM 600, Epson R-D1, Foculus 531C, Hasselblad CFV, Hasselblad H3D, Hasselblad H4D, Hasselblad V96C, Imacon Ixpress 16-megapixel, Imacon Ixpress 22-megapixel, Imacon Ixpress 39-megapixel, ISG 2020x1520, Logitech Fotoman Pixtura, Mamiya ZD, Micron 2010, Motorola PIXL, Nokia N95, Nokia X2, Pixelink A782, Polaroid x530, Rollei d530flex, RoverShot 3320af, Sarnoff 4096x5440, Sinar 3072x2048, Sinar 4080x4080, Sinar 4080x5440, Sinar STI format, SMaL Ultra-Pocket 3, SMaL Ultra-Pocket 4, SMaL Ultra-Pocket 5, STV680 VGA

The list above represents cameras from major camcorder brands that were tested by CyberLink, however, the list is not comprehensive. If your camera or format is not on the list, it may still be compatible with PowerDirector.
Video File Exporting (Production) 3D Video: MVC, Side-by-Side, Anaglyph
HD: AVCHD, AVCHD 2.0 (3D/ Progressive), MPEG-2 HD, WMV-HD
2K/4K resolution: H.264 AVC, WMV, MPEG-4, MKV
MKV
MPEG-2
MPEG-4
MPEG-4 AVC
WMV
DV-AVI
QuickTime
AVCHD 2.0 for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS memory card or flash memory
3GPP2 for 3G mobile phones
Output Device Support iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPod Classic
Android phones
BlackBerry
PlayStation Portable (PSP), PlayStation 3 , PlayStation VITA
XBox 360, Zune
Casio Hitachi mobile phones (in 3GPP2 format)

The list above consists of devices from major brands that were tested by CyberLink, however, the list is not comprehensive. If your device is not on the list, it may still be compatible with PowerDirector.
Formats Supported for Disc Creation 3D disc burning: DVD/AVCHD/BD
SVCD, VCD, DVD
BD burning: BDMV
AVCHD disc burning
DVD and BD disc burning with DTS audio
Language
Languages Supported English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (European)
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