Cyberlink PowerDirector 12 Ultra
- The 5 times Winner of PCMag Editor's Choice for Best Video Editing Software and Take Video Creation to a Whole New Level: MultiCam Designer, Theme Designer, Design Studio Tools, Motion Blur Effect
- 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, One-click Color Presets
- World's Fastest Post-production: Native 64-bit Support, TrueVelocity 4 Engine, 40% Faster H; 264 Encoding, Optimized for Intel 4th Gen CoreTM
- Pro-Quality Video Production: Vast Output Formats, TrueTheater Enhancement
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The Fastest Video Editing Software for Enthusiasts
CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Ultra is the fastest and most powerful video editing software. With over 100 editing tools and more than 400 built-in effects, video creators are fully empowered to freely express their imagination and create amazing videos. 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 is also optimized for Intel 4th Generation CoreTM Technology (Haswell) that allows users to enjoy 3 times faster rendering with AVX2 technology.
Take Your Video Creations to a Whole New Level
If you are passionate about video creation, it's time to elevate your video 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 helps you to generate professional-looking 3D animation with your videos and photos.
New MultiCam Designer
PowerDirector 12 supports MultiCam Editing with 4 cameras. This feature allows you to simulate live camera switching 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 and timecode. Easily switch between shots with hotkeys and 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 slideshows that will add excitement to your movies. 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. Then you’re ready to showcase your wonderful creation.
TrueVelocity 4 Engine delivers 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 to the TrueVelocity 4 editing engine, providing unparalleled previewing and rendering speeds for high definition video. Spend less time producing your videos and more time enjoying them.
TrueTheater Enhancement for best viewing experience
The award-winning TrueTheater technology enhances and fixes the not-so-perfect footage, by removing its shakiness using TrueTheater Stabilizer and video noise using TrueTheater De-noise or by enhancing the lighting with TrueTheater Lighting. You can even upscale SD videos to HD quality with TrueTheater HD, or convert 2D videos to 3D.
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.
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 pro-quality videos with clear Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 channel surround sound for a cinema-style movie production.
Cyberlink.Com Corp. Pdr-Ec00-Rpu0-00 Powerdirector 12 Ultra
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Would I recommend this software? Yes. But be aware that you may have issues down the road. Maybe not a big deal to someone wanting the full features it offers, but I need to work in a timely manner and restarting is not an option.
PowerDirector 12 made it pretty easy to get started, and if you watch some tutorials and such online you'll have basic knowledge to apply to the program immediately. I don't think anyone that doesn't do this sort of thing could use any program without some research and hands on experience though, so that's what I'm basing my review off of.
Once you do a little preparation (I watched a handful of tutorials ranging from 5-20 min each) it's very easy to make a simple video with this program. The layout makes sense for the most part and after you have the basics down it really just amounts to googling how to use certain effects or where to find certain effects you want to do in your video. All of these programs have daunting manuals so use this software in conjunction with the wealth of info the internet provides and you'll have a great time as long as you put some effort in.
All in all at a reasonable price like this I still felt like I had a pretty nice range of options when editing, and it's not hard to figure out the simple things you want to do. For the most part it's intuitive as an editing program realistically can be.
The program is a bit complex and took me a while to figure out. But having experience with other editing programs I figured it out eventually. It would be overwhelming for absolute beginners, but once you figure out the program it becomes simple to use. I use this for my youtube videos. (Mostly gaming).
Also, I've already upgraded to PD13. I have only had a couple of crashes, but that was only when I was using NewBlue Titler Pro. It could be the software, but it could also be my hardware. I'm uncertain yet. If I find out exactly what it is, I'll update this review.
I'm happy with it for what I paid. It doesn't seem to leverage hardware decoding quite as well as Premiere did and the preview playback can have artifacts and lag (especially with 1080p content, though this is obviously hardware dependent... I have a GeForce GTX 260 video card which is a bit dated by today's standards). It has some handy features like a solid title editor and the ability to apply fade transitions to all clips at once. It can reverse and change video speeds, supports plenty of video/audio tracks and has a solid exporter. The timeline editor controls can be a bit finicky, but it works well enough and is an easy transition for someone familiar with Premiere Pro.
In conclusion, PowerDirector 12 has the right set of features for my needs - nothing more, nothing less. It's powerful enough for me to do what I want to do, yet I don't feel like I paid for more features than I'll use.
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