CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultra is a pro-level video production and editing suite that is well within the grasp of talented amateurs. PowerDirector
Pros Speed features: PowerDirector's blistering, 64-bit TrueVelocity four-video engine supports OpenGL and multiple graphics cards. Enabling shadow files of HD video downloads during the setup process speeds up editing but degrades previews, though the final video quality is unaffected.
User experience: PowerDirector's quick-launch screen let us choose the Full Feature Editor, Easy Editor, or Slideshow Creator. The Full Feature Editor packs a lot in an efficient, customizable layout topped by its four main tools: Capture, Edit, Produce, and Burn Disc. Rooms display content: Media Room, Particle Room, and so on.
Extras: The Ultra suite bundles many tools and extras, including SmartSound for audio tracks, Apple's QuickTime, and a menu of Magic Tools for quick fixes.
Cons Download: PowerDirector 13's 6GB RAR file took a while to download and required third-party software to extract. Installation (and reinstallation) may be easier with the boxed CD edition.
Extra Startup entries: Choosing QuickTime's automatic Apple software update option adds an entry to your Startup Menu that can delay booting.
Bottom Line CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultra is sophisticated and fun to use, and most similar tools can't compete with its great speed and features.
Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of CyberLink PowerDirector 13. The trial version has limited functionality.
From CyberLink: PowerDirector15 offers a unique combination of high-end performance and advanced editing features. It's remarkably easy to use, making video editing accessible to creators of all skill levels, and a huge selection of customizable design tools, including unique alpha transitions, animated titles, particles and PiP objects, provide the freedom to explore creativity and reflect it in unique video creations. What's new in this version:
Screen Recorder Now with 360 Video Tea Action Camera Center Motion Tracking Import, Edit and Export High Frame Rate Video Express Projects TrueVelocity 5 Engine
Date Added:Sep. 15, 2016
Price:Free to try (30-day trial); $99.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Downloads Last Week:2,400
|Publisher web site||http://www.cyberlink.com|
|Release Date||September 13, 2016|
|Date Added||September 15, 2016|
|Subcategory||Video Editing Software|
|Operating Systems||Windows Vista/7/8/10|
|Downloads Last Week||2,400|
|License Model||Free to try|