Cyberlink PowerDirector 12 Ultimate
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- Extra Creative Effects 2 professional effect packs from world-class NewBlueFX - Video Essentials II and III, plus 3 CyberLink Creative design Packs
- Intuitive Editing Environment: Easy-to-use Multiple Start-up Modes, Powerful Editing Tools, Subtitle Room, End-to-End 4K and 3D Editing, Productive Working Environment, Content-Aware Editing
- Stunning Effects: More Built-in High-Quality Effects, Motion Blur Effect, One-click Color Presets, Extra Creative Effects, etc
- World's Fastest Post-production: Native 64-bit Support, TrueVelocity 4 Engine, 40% Faster H; 264 Encoding, Optimized for Intel 4th Gen CoreTM
- PCMag Verdict - Its impressive performance, intuitive interface, and boatload of editing goodies make for PowerDirector's winning combination
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The Fastest Video Editing Software for Enthusiasts
PowerDirector 12 Ultimate provides the most comprehensive tools for high quality video productions, all with easy-to-use features. PowerDirector 12 boasts even faster processing and rendering speed compared to its predecessor. The new TrueVelocity 4 Engine is 40% faster in H.264 encoding, and also is optimized for Intel 4th Generation CoreTM Technology (Haswell) that allows users to enjoy 3 times faster rendering with AVX2 technology. PowerDirector 12 Ultimate also includes premium effects and templates to further enrich your video creation.
Take Video Creation to a Whole New Level
If you are passionate about video creation, it's time to elevate your creations to a whole new level. PowerDirector 12's new MultiCam Designer supports up to 4 camera editing, so you can easily import, sync, and arrange your MultiCam shots. The new Theme Designer help you to generate professional-looking 3D animated videos with your videos and photos.
New Multiple Camera Editing
The new MultiCam Designer allows you to simulate live camera switching from 4 cameras by selecting and editing the best camera angle and sequence from an event that you have simultaneously captured with your camcorder, DSLR, digital camera and Smartphone. Synchronize the tracks by audio, timecode or time taken. Easily switch between shots with hotkeys and instantly create multiclip track recording.
New Theme Designer
The new Theme Designer is an easy and powerful way to convert your videos and photos into stylish 3D animated slideshow videos. With this new feature in PowerDirector 12, all you need to do is: 1)choose your desired template from over 20 built-in animated design templates; 2) drag and drop your videos and photos to that template; 3) produce it. When done, you’re ready to showcase your wonderful creation!
TrueVelocity 4 Engine, 40% Faster H.264 Encoding
PowerDirector has been ranked the world's fastest video editing software since version 9, and we keep making it faster in every new release. In PowerDirector 12, we’ve added even more power under the TrueVelocity 4 editing engine. It provides unparalleled previewing and rendering speeds for high definition video. Spend less time producing your videos and more time enjoying them.
Professional Quality Video Production
You can produce next generation 4K videos, Blu-ray or DVD discs, or share videos directly onto your Facebook page, YouTube or Vimeo channel. You can output videos in just about every format. Create professional quality videos with clear Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 channel surround sound for a cinema-style movie production.
Complete Editing Tools & Effects
Comprehensive, powerful editing tools include precise Keyframe Control, Chroma Key, Hand Paint Animation, and Time-lapse slideshow. Users can also benefit from the 100-tracks timeline to freely express their imaginations. Enjoy more than 200 built-in video and transition effects, including the new Tilt-shift, Lens Flare, Magnifier, Water Reflection video effects, and over 100 professional-quality transitions.
Exclusive Effects & Templates for PowerDirector Ultimate
PowerDirector 12 Ultimate exclusively includes premium effects and templates to further enrich your video creation. These include two professional effect packs from world-class NewBlueFX — Video ESSENTIALS II & III — plus three CyberLink Creative Design Packs for your vacation, romance, and holiday video productions.
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There is something inherently wrong about a software suite that calls itself "Ultimate" that has grayed out, and adware functions. Try to edit audio, and you get prompted to buy another software package, try this or that other function, same garbage...
I know it is a marketing ploy, but let's face it, if you call your product ultimate, it had better be the ultimate, not Ultimate*(Some function may be added for additional costs, see inside the software after purchase for details.).
On the plus side, rendering is plenty fast with my AMD A8 laptop, it takes the funny JVC split mov sound and audio files just fine, allows me to work in a fashion very similiar to Macromedia Director that I learned so many years ago now (Macromedia got bought up by Adobe quite a while ago...).
Software install was a snap, activation was simple enough, and the software updates without too much hassle.
Output quality is somewhat quirky, at least in the demo version I used prior to my paid package coming in, it squished my video when I uploaded it to Youtube. I am not sure if Powerdirector or Youtube did that though.
Value and performance for the money, if it weren't for that stupid add this and that stuff in what is supposed to be an ultimate edition, would be 5 stars plus. But come on guys, either bundle the extra stuff in, or leave it out all together, don't do that stupid ad in my PAID app junk. I get enough of that from freeware.
I have an i7-4770K with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, 16GB of RAM, an SSD system drive, conventional HDD for massive storage and a decent video card even by today's standards (eVGA GTX 460). This machine is basically a beast that laughs at most anything thrown at it. But PowerDirector seems specially engineered to utilize resources in the most inefficient and disastrous ways possible. 90+% of my raw footage is not even full HD just 720p from action cameras. PowerDirector struggles to churn through minutes of footage and predictably crashes multiple times during the simplest of editing tasks.
I do not have issues with any other application on this machine and I run some pretty demanding scientific stuff: Oracle VM VirtualBox with Ubuntu and Windows 10 tech preview (before it was released), PTC Creo Elements 3.0, Folding@Home, Blender 3D, COMSOL and ANSYS v11 (both FEA programs), and generally all sorts of video transcoding applications like MakeMKV, and Handbrake. I can run FEA solutions for hours solving for well over 50,000 degrees of freedom, or render (ray trace) complex scenes in Blender without any hiccups so I know the issue is not with my computer. PowerDirector will crash half a dozen times before I can finish editing a 5-10 minute video clip. Simply stated: it is garbage.
- Came in a pretty box.
- Managed to produce a few projects by religiously saving every 5 seconds and eventually giving up on features that cause it to not render the project.
- Actually comes with a decent set of codecs for a variety of video formats.
- Can handle high speed footage and the resulting slow motion video is cool (if you can manage to get to a finished product that is).
- Crashing, freezing, hanging, being stuck in an infinite processing loop (this is so often that one starts to believe it's the main function of this program)
- Redraw: OMG!!! How can a piece of software not even properly redraw its own window elements in the year 2015????? This is coding 101 people!
- Clumsy interface, often not intuitive.
- Nagging you to spend more money by upgrading (LOL sure let me get right on that!)
- It will make you want to destroy your computer with a baseball bat
Of course, with the PD 13 Ultimate being 50% off right now (the newer upgraded version)....I'd recommend it or anything newer. But, if you're wanting a cheaper starting point to give it a test drive, then this software will get you in the door.
Most recent customer reviews
1Theres way too many extra unneeded gimmicks added on from the earlier simpler versions.Read more