CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerDirector 6.5

Powerful tool to produce pro-like High Definition movies and slideshows
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Create high-definition movies and professional slideshows with CyberLink PowerDirector. Capture your own video recordings and create HD movies in AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD and WMV-HD. Design high-quality menus and burn the results to Blu-ray discs or DVDs. Improve the quality of your videos and photos with its built-in enhancement tools, and add surround sound to your raw videos with the Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator.

Editing your videos with PowerDirector can be as simple as select a movie theme and then leave all the work to this powerful tool. Or you can be as creative as you wish and make use of the many high-quality editing features included in the software. Drag all your photos and videos to its user-friendly timeline and enjoy designing your own animations, chroma-key effects, masks, and other animated overlays. Design professional-looking slideshows using any of the 7 different templates, including "3D" effects. However, PowerDirector will let you customize the way each photo will be presented. Besides, its beat-detection technology will perfectly synchronize your photos to the selected music.

Compose your own soundtrack using the Audio Mixing Room, and convert it to a true Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. Create professional-looking menus with chapter selection, animated chapter thumbnails, and even selectable subtitles! You can import SRT or TXT subtitle files or key in your own texts directly into the project. Either way, PowerDirector will always render the professional results you expect.

PowerDirector includes a suite of Magic Video editing tools that allow you to sit back and relax while the software edits and creates your movie. These powerful editing tools, though fully automatic, let you also decide the level of enhancement that you want for your project. With Magic Style, you have 12 different themes to chose from – select one of them and PowerDirector will insert a title, and will deal automatically with the scene transitions. You can also use the Magic Movie Wizard that will lead you, step by step, through the whole process. Magic Fix turns shaky images into stable movies, while Magic Motion brings still pictures to life, using any of the 21 existing templates. Finally, Magic Clean offers you then possibility of enhancing your photos and videos by adjusting the lighting, the colour, and the white balance.

PowerDirector also offers you extra online resources to help you make the most of this tool. You will have your own FlickrTM account, where you can store and retrieve your photos, perfectly tagged and organized, and download images from other users. You will also have access to Freesound, with thousands of audio clips that you can download and use. (Both Flickr and Freesound work with Creative Commons licenses.) Enjoy browsing its 4 effects libraries, with a large number of transitions, objects and titles to add to those already available in DirectorZone, the exclusive online area where you can also share ideas and knowledge with other users.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Extensive collection of templates and effects libraries.
  • HD support.
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 sound creator

Cons

  • None
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