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PowerDirector 14: extreme power, simple workflow

Cyberlink introduced the all new Director Series, rethinking editing models to video and photo workflows, to make them simpler.

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Extreme editing is the term used by Cyberlink to present the new version of their multimedia editing software. The concept is applied through major updates to PowerDirector and PhotoDirector, making video and photo editing faster and simpler with both programs.

The launch of the latest versions of Cyberlink’s Director series multimedia editing software, PowerDirector 14, AudioDirector 6, ColorDirector 4 and PhotoDirector 7, unveils the concept of “extreme editing”— an approach that pushes beyond traditional video making boundaries to offer something truly new: a unique combination of the high-end performance and features found in pro-level software, wrapped in the easy-to-use design of consumer products, making it accessible to everyone from complete beginners through to expert video editors.

One of the most important changes in the new release of PowerDirector is present in the Action Cam Center. The changes add a completely new dimension to video editing. This intuitive tool designed for sports and adventure enthusiasts, combines some of the software’s most powerful capabilities into one simple workflow. In addition, performance gets a boost with enhancements to the patented SVRT rendering technology, and ready-to-go templates help users instantly create expert-looking videos. PhotoDirector introduces an exciting approach to working with layers, rendering a tool many users find challenging, simple and intuitive even for beginners.

“Our goal with the Director series is two-fold: we want to make video and photo editing accessible to consumers of all skill levels, while offering all the powerful features and exceptional flexibility sought by advanced editors” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “We design software that rejects compromise and delivers a perfect balance between high performance, advanced features and simplicity, resulting in a unique, extreme, video and photo editing suite.”

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Complete Video and Photo Editing

PowerDirector 14, AudioDirector 6, ColorDirector 4 and PhotoDirector 7 are sold separately as standalone products, or collectively as part of Director Suite 4—a comprehensive set of multimedia editing tools providing a seamless round-trip editing experience for creative video and photo makers.

PowerDirector 14—Fast & Flexible Video Editing

Flexible Video Editing Modes [ENHANCED]—Create videos instantly using Easy Editor mode, or take full control via the timeline interface in the Full Feature Editor.

500+ Effects & Templates [NEW]—Classic pro-quality built-in effects and templates combine with new hyper-realistic animations and alpha transitions to deliver an expert touch to videos.

Fully Customizable Design Tools—Design unique transitions, title effects and disc menus with CyberLink’s customizable Title Designer, PiP Designer, Transition Designer, Particle Designer, Menu Designer and Theme Designer.

Fastest Video Editing [NEW]—TrueVelocity 5 is a 64-bit video rendering powerhouse that reduces latency and improves overall system efficiency for smooth, fast handling of HD footage.

Action Camera Center [NEW]—Brings together all the ultra-powered features action enthusiasts need to create high impact videos; stabilize shaky video, correct color and distortion issues, apply slow motion effects, and more.

Precision Motion Tracking [NEW]—Simplified motion tracking that enables easy tracking and enhancement of objects and people in video footage.

AudioDirector 6—Complete Audio Editing Studio

Video Soundtrack Editing—Perfect the soundtracks in videos with real-time adjustment of track attributes in a full-featured, intuitive mixing studio.

5.1/7.1 Channel Surround Sound Panner—Create sophisticated surround sound projects using dynamic panning technology on any audio file.

Auto Voice Dub Syncing [NEW]—Accurately align recorded voice-overs to pre-recorded video at the click of a button.

Frequency and Visual Audio Repair—Remove audio imperfections using a range of powerful restoration tools and an interface that visualizes waveforms and unwanted sounds to make identifying problems and repairing audio easy.

ColorDirector 4—Easy Color Grading. Pro Results

Intuitive Post-Production Color Grading—A complete set of tools to correct white balance, adjust tonality, and enhance and stylize the colors in videos.

HDR Video—Unique technology brings the popular HDR effect to video, adding more dynamic range to scenes and highlighting the best parts of footage.

Intelligent Motion Tracking—Advanced tracking algorithm matches image data from a selected area to image data in each succeeding frame, enabling accurate—and automatic—object tracking that removes the need for time-consuming frame-by-frame adjustments.

PhotoDirector 7—Complete Photo Adjustment & Design

Latest Camera and Format Support [NEW]—Extensive range of popular and proprietary RAW file formats and camera model profiles ensures optimal image quality.

Photo Merge: Panorama—Use intelligent content-aware auto-fill to create seamless panorama images without the need for cropping.

Face and Body Beautification [NEW]—Techniques and tools used by top magazines on cover models have been included in a design that makes photo retouching quick and intuitive.

Intuitive Layer Editing [NEW]—Fresh approach to layer editing makes it simple for even novices to add text, fills and gradients to photos with a variety of tools and 14 essential blending modes.

Content-Aware Object Removal—Quickly and easily remove unwanted people or objects from photos at the click of a button.

Versions and Pricing

Director Suite 4   PowerDirector 14  
Director Suite 4 (US$299.99): Includes PowerDirector 14, PhotoDirector 7, AudioDirector 6, ColorDirector 4, over $900 worth of premium content, and 40GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year.   PowerDirector 14 Ultimate Suite ($249.99): Includes AudioDirector 6, ColorDirector 4, over $800 worth of premium content, and 40GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year.  
Director Suite Live (US$99.99/12mo. or US$49.99/3mo.): Subscription version.   PowerDirector 14 Ultimate ($129.99): Includes over $650 worth of premium content, and 20GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year.  
 PhotoDirector 7   PowerDirector 14 Ultra ($99.99): Includes 20GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year.  
 PhotoDirector 7 Suite ($149.99): Includes ColorDirector 4, 40GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year.   PowerDirector 14 Deluxe ($69.99)  
 PhotoDirector 7 Ultra ($99.99): Includes both Mac & Windows version, 20GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year.    ColorDirector 4  
 PhotoDirector 7 Deluxe ($59.99): Windows version only.    ColorDirector 4 Ultra ($129.99)  
     AudioDirector 6  
     AudioDirector 6 Ultra ($129.99)  

 

Product Availability

The above products are available online at the CyberLink Store and in selected retail outlets worldwide in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese and Korean.


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