CyberLink PowerDirector 18 Ultra (DVD)

CyberLink PowerDirector 18 Ultra (DVD)
Key Features
  • Feature-Packed Prosumer Video Editing
  • 13 New Features; 7 Content & FX Packs
  • 360°, Vertical & 1:1 Instagram Editing
  • Background Music/Clips & Cloud Storage
CyberLink PowerDirector 18 Ultra is an award-winning prosumer video editing software with a rich set of tools. By this release of PowerDirector, the application has received over a dozen awards, including PCWorld's Best Prosumer Video Editing Software, and PCMag's Best Product of the Year.
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CyberLink 18 Ultra Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Cloud Storage
  • 3New Features
  • 41:1 Square Video Editing & Production
  • 5Motion Graphic Titles
  • 6Nested Projects as Adjustable PiP Objects
  • 7Reversible Timeline Track Order
  • 8CPU & GPU Performance Boosts
  • 9Improved Title Designer
  • 10Enhanced Crop, Zoom, and Pan Tools
  • 11Extra-Large Thumbnail Option
  • 12Undock Media Library & Timeline
  • 13Improved Paint Designer
  • 14JPG/PNG Image Sequence
  • 15Adjust Particle & PiP Display Speed
  • 16Better Multi-Screen Support
  • 17Improved Hotkey Customization
  • 18Snap Alignment
  • 19All Features
  • 20Creative Editing Tools Made Easy
  • 21Precision Design Tools
  • 22Professional Video Editing Features
  • 23Performance & Formats
  • 24CyberLink Premium Content Packs
  • 253rd-Party Plug-Ins & Effects
  • 26Supported Video Import Files
  • 27Export Video Files
  • 28Supported Audio Import Files
  • 29Export Audio Files
  • 30Supported Audio Import Formats
  • 31Supported Photo Import Files
  • 32Supported Lookup Table (LUT) Import Files
  • 33Video Capture Device Support
  • 34Formats Supported for Disc Creation

CyberLink PowerDirector 18 Ultra is an award-winning prosumer video editing software with a rich set of tools. By this release of PowerDirector, the application has received over a dozen awards, including PCWorld's Best Prosumer Video Editing Software, and PCMag's Best Product of the Year.

PowerDirector 18 Ultra provides virtually all standard video editing tools, from the basic to more advanced ones, such as frame-by-frame motion tracking. It also offers tools for 360° VR photo and video editing, green screen editing so you can replace backgrounds, 1:1 square video editing for Instagram and Facebook, vertical video editing for smartphone footage, picture-in-picture design, theme design, tools for correcting distortion, and much more.

The Ultra version includes seven CyberLink and third-party content packs and effects plug-ins (see Features section below), plus 50 background music tracks and 100+ clips. It also comes with 25GB of cloud storage for one year, allowing you to access your projects from anywhere.

New features include motion graphic titles and 1:1 square video editing. Additionally, many existing features have been enhanced including the title, paint, and menu designers. The software has also been optimized for faster performance with Intel Ice Lake and AMD Ryzen 3000 processors.

Your order provides you with a box containing an installation DVD, as well as a download code for downloading and activating the software without a disc.

Cloud Storage

25GB of cloud storage included for 1 year.

New Features

1:1 Square Video Editing & Production

Create, edit, and produce 1:1 square videos, so you can quickly produce content perfectly fit for social media.

Motion Graphic Titles

Combine animated motion title elements with your videos to make your projects stylish and modern.

Nested Projects as Adjustable PiP Objects

Repurpose previous project files in your new ones. Embed them into scenes with keyframe control to scale, skew, rotate, and even set opacity.

Reversible Timeline Track Order

Switch timeline track order between top-down and bottom-up orientations to suit your workflow.

CPU & GPU Performance Boosts

Supports transcoding of non-full frame video clips in a single timeline track. Enjoy better performance on 8+ core processors with improved multi-threading.

Improved Title Designer

Crop imported images in the Title Designer for even more creative options.

Enhanced Crop, Zoom, and Pan Tools

Improved crop, zoom, and pan tools give you more control over your video production process.

Extra-Large Thumbnail Option

Find content in your library faster with extra-large thumbnail previews.

Undock Media Library & Timeline

Control the look and feel of PowerDirector's interface for an enhanced video editing experience.

Improved Paint Designer

Move, resize, and rotate painted objects within your video frame for total control.

JPG/PNG Image Sequence

Save your image sequences in widely supported JPG or PNG formats.

Adjust Particle & PiP Display Speed

Now you can change your particle and picture-in-picture template's display speed, making them faster or slower, so they better suit your videos.

Better Multi-Screen Support

Dual-screen settings are now saved, so if you unplug and reconnect later you won't have to reconfigure everything again.

Improved Hotkey Customization

Three new hotkey options allow you to customize timeline scrolling and behavior by using a keyboard/mouse combination.

Snap Alignment

Align or "snap" titles, masks, and objects to position them perfectly within your frame. Snap to vertical/horizontal axes or other objects.

All Features

Creative Editing Tools Made Easy

  • (New) 1:1 square video editing and production
  • Vertical video import, editing, and export
  • Produce 120/240 fps high frame rate video
  • Color presets and lookup table (LUT) support
  • Audio ducking
  • TrueTheater color and stabilizer
  • Keyframe opacity adjustments
  • Screen capture (Screen Recorder 2)
  • Built-in audio editor
  • Action camera editing tools
  • Apply titles and images to motion path
  • Point-of-use video tutorial

Precision Design Tools

  • (New) Motion graphic titles
  • (Enhanced) Title designer
  • (Enhanced) Paint designer
  • (Enhanced) Menu designer
  • (Enhanced) Crop, zoom, and pan tools
  • Multicam designer
  • Video collage designer
  • Frame-by-frame motion tracking
  • Transition designer
  • Picture-in-picture designer
  • Adjust particle and picture-in-picture display speed
  • Snap alignment
  • Theme designer
  • Mask designer
  • Subtitle room
  • True360 view designer

Professional Video Editing Features

  • (New) Extra-large thumbnail preview
  • (New) Reverse timeline order
  • (Enhanced) Nested project editing
  • (Enhanced) Produce image sequence
  • Video pre-cut
  • Color match
  • Multi-sample chroma key
  • Split toning and HDR effect
  • Video blending modes
  • 360° video editing
  • Advanced 360° video stabilizer
  • Convert titles and picture-in-picture to 360° objects
  • Correct distortions (lens, color)
  • Hotkeys for timeline behavior

Performance & Formats

  • (New) Media Foundation GPGPU transcoding (non-full frame acceleration)
  • (New) 10th Generation Intel Core processor (Ice Lake) optimization
  • (New) AMD Ryzen 3000 processor optimization
  • Native 64-bit support
  • Auto-save dual-screen settings
  • TrueVelocity 8
  • Multi-GPGPU acceleration with OpenCL support
  • Best matched profile
  • NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD H.265 (HEVC) hardware encoding and decoding
  • WebM/VP9 support
  • AVCHD 3D/progressive and XAVC-S camcorder support
  • Import, edit, and produce 120/240 fps video
  • DTS 5.1 import/export
  • DVD, AVCHD, and Blu-ray authoring

CyberLink Premium Content Packs

  • (New) Content Pack Premium 5
  • Content Pack Premium 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • 50 background music tracks and 100+ clips

3rd-Party Plug-Ins & Effects

  • ProDAD Adorage 13 Lite
  • NewBlue Essentials 1

Supported Video Import Files

  • (New) XAVC 4:2:0
  • H.265/HEVC (8-bit, 10-bit, and 10-bit with HDR10 and HLG)
  • 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
  • WTV in H.264/MPEG2 (multiple video and audio streams)
  • DSLR video clip in H.264 format with LPCM/AAC/Dolby Digital audio (Dolby Digital audio is only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
  • WebM (VP9)
  • MOD
  • MOV (H.264/HEVC/alpha PNG/Apple ProRes 10-bit 4:2:2)
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
  • MP4 (XAVC S, XAVC 8-bit 4:2:0)
  • TOD
  • VOB
  • VRO
  • WMV
  • WMV-HD
  • DV-AVI
  • DVR-MS
  • MXR (8-bit 4:2:0 H.264)
  • 360 Video: Equirectangular format MP4 (H.264) (PowerDirector supports editing in up to 4K resolution in 2:1 aspect ratio)

Export Video Files

  • AVCHD 2.0 (3D/Progressive)
  • MPEG-2 HD
  • WMV-HD
  • MKV H.264 AVC/H.265 HEVC (.MKV) with LPCM/AAC/DTS/Dolby Digital audio (Dolby Digital audio is only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
  • M2TS H.264 AVC/H.265 HEVC (.M2TS) with LPCM/Dolby Digital audio (Dolby Digital audio is only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
  • XAVC S (.MP4 with AAC audio)
  • Windows AVI/DV-AVI (.AVI)
  • 3GPP2 for 3G mobile phones
  • Image sequence (JPG/PNG)
  • 2K/4K resolution: H.264 AVC, WMV, H.265 HEVC, XAVC S
  • MPEG-2 (.MPG) with LPCM/Dolby Digital audio (Dolby Digital audio is only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
  • MPEG-4 H.264 AVC/H.265 HEVC (.MP4) with LPCM/AAC /Dolby Digital audio (Dolby Digital audio is only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
  • Windows Media (.WMV)
  • AVCHD 2.0 for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS memory card or flash memory
  • 3D video: MVC, side-by-side, anaglyph
  • 360 video: Equirectangular format MP4 (H.264 AVC/H.265 HEVC)

Supported Audio Import Files

  • WAV
  • MP3
  • WMA
  • M4A
  • OGG
  • FLAC
  • AAC
  • AMR-NB
  • Opus

Export Audio Files

  • AAC (.M4A)
  • WMA
  • LPCM (.WAV)

Supported Audio Import Formats

  • AAC
  • Dolby Digital (only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
  • Dolby Digital Plus (only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
  • DTS
  • WAVE
  • MPEG-1 Layer III
  • FLAC
  • ALAC

Supported Photo Import Files

  • MPO
  • JPS
  • Raw
  • GIF
  • BMP
  • JPG
  • TIF
  • PNG
  • Animated GIF
  • HEIC
  • 360 Photo: Equirectangular format JPG/TIF in 2:1 aspect ratio

Supported Lookup Table (LUT) Import Files

  • 3DL
  • MGA
  • M3D
  • CUBE
  • CSP
  • CMS
  • VF

Video Capture Device Support

  • Analog TV tuner
  • CI or USB capture device compliant with WDM standard

Formats Supported for Disc Creation

  • 3D disc burning: DVD/AVCHD/BD
  • DVD
  • Blu-ray: BDMV
  • DVD and BDMV with LPCM 2-channel and DTS 5.1-channel audio
UPC: 884799004759

CyberLink 18 Ultra Specs

Delivery MethodDVD, Card with Download Activation Code
License TypeStandard
License LengthPerpetual License
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Memory Requirement4 GB (6 GB Recommended)
Storage Requirement7 GB
CPU RequirementIntel Core i3 and Faster  
AMD Phenom II and Faster  
Display Resolution Requirement1024 x 768
VRAM Requirement128 MB (Minimum)
2 GB (Recommended)
Supported LanguagesDutch
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Internet Connection RequiredYes
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.295 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.6 x 5.4 x 1.5"
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