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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 100-track timeline supports all types of content, such as music and effects, on the same timeline.
Overlay graphics on your videos and design animations.
Customize titles with various fonts, color gradients, and effects.
Design your own particle effects using your own graphics and built-in effects.
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.
Time and synchronize all effects/etc. within your videos.
Design hand-drawn artwork using an array of brushes, and then add effects.
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.
Use existing shortcut keys or customize your own.
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.
Import 3D videos, convert 2D videos to 3D, add 3D titles/transitions/particles, and create 3D movie discs with 3D menus.
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.
Upscale SD videos to HD-like quality.
Automatically fixes shakiness in videos shot with a handheld camcorder.
Fixes lighting issues, such as backlight problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.