CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra (Windows)

CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra (Windows)

CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra (Windows)

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Product Highlights

  • Professional Level Video Editing System
  • NewBlueFX Video Essentials I Integrated
  • Supports 4K Ultra HD and 3D Footage
  • Supports 5.1 Ch Surround Sound Audio
  • 400+ Effects, Transitions, and Titles
  • Dark-Toned, Colorful, Engaging Interface
  • Efficient Rendering Engine
  • Support for Most Formats, Including Web
  • Multiple Editing Modes, Including "Easy"
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  • 1Description

CyberLink's PowerDirector 12 Ultra (Windows) is a pro level video editing 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 Ultra version also includes NewBlueFX's Video Essentials I effects kit integrated in. Essentials I is made up of 10 sophisticated plug-ins that will help you crop borders, enhance details, tint your videos, and create soft focus looks. 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.

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. Furthermore, you can expand with more effects from NewBlueFX.

Free Resources
CyberLink's DirectorZone online community offers free effects, templates, color presets, and how-to tips.

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.
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CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra (Windows)
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    • 1Description
    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:


    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

    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

    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


    *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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    KD-400z, KD510z

    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

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

    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+


    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
    MPEG-4 AVC
    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
    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
    BD burning: BDMV
    AVCHD disc burning
    DVD and BD disc burning with DTS audio
    Languages Supported English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (European)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 5.4 x 1.5"
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