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PowerDirector 12 Ultra

by CyberLink Corp
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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  • Theme designer - convert your videos and photos into stylish 3d-animated slideshow videos
  • design studio tools - personalize your video creations using different styles and templates
  • motion blur effect
  • design studio tools - personalize your video creations using different styles and templates
  • motion blur effect
  • productive working environment -the most intuitive user interface and productive working environment.
  • powerful editing tools - including precise keyframe control, chroma key, hand paint animation and time-lapse slideshow.
  • one-click color presets - apply some of the most popular stylized grades in movies today with built-in presets in colordirector.
  • world's fastest post-production
  • vast output formats

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  • Platform:   Windows 8
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

Platform: PC
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  • ASIN: B00FLKQX96
  • Release Date: 18 Oct. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 655 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC

Product Description

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.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good alternative to Adobe Premiere 20 Mar. 2014
Platform for Display:PC|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Up until recently I’ve only really used Adobe Premiere for my video editing needs, but I’ve found it to be consistently awful for many reasons, notably it is awkward, slow and unstable. In fact I’ve never created a video with Premiere without at least one major crash occurring. So, after another unsuccessful trial of the Creative Cloud version of Premiere I turned to Cyberlink’s PowerDirector as an alternative. I have to admit that I did not have high hopes. To my surprise, PowerDirector is, in fact, rather good. Not perfect, as I’ll get into, but good enough to put Premiere in the bin where it belongs.

So, what does PowerDirector get right? Well after 4 weeks of use, I would have said it has never crashed, but then it blotted its copy book with a single, minor crash. By comparison I’ve lost hours and hours of work using Premiere because of its propensity to bomb out and even junk projects.

Secondly, it has a nice, rich feature-set with a good mix of pre-set effects and user customisable transitions. The choice of title fonts and the movements you can apply to them is quite impressive. Overall PowerDirector offers a great variety of easily accessible visual effects for those who don’t want to have to learn all the bells and whistles of an application to get quite complex looking results.

The media formats supported for input is extensive and for output is acceptable. I’ve had no issues importing anything into the program.

On to the not so good stuff. Remember I said the software hardly crashes? Well, it does have some other annoying side effects when running, namely it appears to take full and exclusive control of the graphics card’s driver, preventing other applications (e.g. Photoshop, VLC) from running or functioning properly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Did not work out of the box! 11 Dec. 2014
By Mikeyb
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Note this applies to version 12. A comprehensive suite of video editing software with (too?) many features for most people. The reason for giving this product 3 stars is that it did not work out of the box with a bog standard PC ( Windows 8.1, Intel i5 core 8Gb RAM etc) the software could not produce any type of output file. Fixes, suggested by CyberLink, that drivers etc were not up to date, made no difference, but wasted a lot of time when I needed to produce a video to a deadline. Finally CyberLink issued a patch that worked and I've had no problems since. Lets hope that v13 includes this fix.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for the Novice 23 Feb. 2014
By P. G. Strachan VINE VOICE
Platform for Display:PC|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Hands up. I'm no professional...nor even semi-professional. At best I'm an amateur in this arena but I have used one or two of the software products that are out there (with varying degrees of success). So how does PowerDirector compare ? Well I have to say that it's difficult to find fault. The layout feels excellent....the easy editor is relatively, well, easy to get to grips with. That said I do sometimes wonder if the various software developers working in this field are pushing the boundaries to far for the likes of me. Do occasional dabblers really need all the advances laid before us ? Perhaps I crave the simple life....long for the days of cine films when pretty much all you could do was cut out the occasional bit of dodgy footage. I'm wittering. So my bottom line is that if you're gung ho for the most sophisticated software out there then this is for you.....if you're a novice I'd advise that you save yourself some money and go for an earlier iteration at a, hopefully, knockdown price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent upgrade 25 Feb. 2014
Platform for Display:PC|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
As a previous PowerDirector user I must say I am impressed with this package. PD10 bears a lot of similarities and older users should also feel right at home. Installation was simple and relatively quick. Personally the main draw for me were the new 3D and 4K options. This time we have 'real' 3D as used on a 3D tv, and it works well. This will of course at least double your hard-drive usage for a given length of video, and also rendering time. Personally I only mess about with small close-camera effects which are very short, but this software is undoubted capable of use for full-length videos as long as you have the PC to cope. Rendering times on my Win 7 SSD i7 16GB rig were acceptable.

I don't have any 4K native equipment yet, but it was able to handle some timelapse clips I'd made (in another package), although it was noticeably slower than in 3D use. I'm sure this will become standard in all editing software within the year.

The rest of the package is full-featured and at least as good as anything under £100. Cyberlink have fixed some of the smaller annoyances of old versions and everything is a little bit quicker in terms of interface (again assuming you have upgraded your PC in the past few years).

A beginner may find this software a little overwhelming at first, but like all video-editing applications the functions and layout will be quite familiar to anyone using a mainstream package in the past five years or so.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Movie Package 20 Mar. 2014
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I've been using the PowerDirector editing suites for a number of years now, though I skipped version 11 as it didn't really seem to offer me much additional functionality over version 10. With another year comes another refresh, with a bit of spit and polish added to the general user Interface. Whilst there is the usual broad palate of effects and filters to modify your movies with, what stood out most for me was the additional Windows 8 companion app. For those that use hybrid devices or swap between a desktop and a tablet, this will come in handy. However, it doesn't offer the full range of editing options as the main package and it isn't compatible with Windows 8 RT tablets. The installation of the full application is a little slow, but ultimately that's only something you need to do once. Whilst there may be more feature filled movie suites out there, in terms of its price range, this will give you an awful lot of mileage for your money.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very accurate thank you
Published 7 days ago by abdul karim
4.0 out of 5 stars mehh...
Everything was fine, but expect to get pop-ups saying how much faster their new one is, urghh how annoying. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Craig Burling
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good programme, easy to use and good price too!
Published 3 months ago by Frederick Crawford
5.0 out of 5 stars Really very, very good for the money.
I used PowerDirector 6 for 6+ years. Recently I have changed my PC and the OS is Windows 7, so PD6 is not compatible

Therefore I bought 12, cheap enough and works just... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. P. S. Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This editing program is easy to use. A great choice for beginners!
Published 4 months ago by masterMVJ Odei-Hanson
5.0 out of 5 stars Cyberlink's PowerDirector 12 Ultra
In the past I have had PowerDirector 7 and 9 Ultra and just upgraded to 12 Ultra as 12 had the facility to edit my camera's 50 fps movie shots as well as the usual 25fps. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Yorkie
3.0 out of 5 stars ... chance to practice yet but I'm sure it'll be fine.
Not really had a chance to practice yet but I'm sure it'll be fine.
Published 5 months ago by Marlene Power
5.0 out of 5 stars but have mastered it now and think it is brilliant.
I had a couple of hiccups with software, but have mastered it now and think it is brilliant.
Published 6 months ago by skipper
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing result.
Did not find much to rave about with this software, at present I use Magix prem deluxe and find this more stable. Read more
Published 6 months ago by MR M.J. MAHONEY
5.0 out of 5 stars Great software!
I am new to this game but Powerdirector has done everything I wanted it to do. Great software!
Published 7 months ago by GW
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