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Be vary wary
, 21 Nov. 2013
This review is from: PowerDirector 12 Ultimate Suite (PC) (CD-ROM)
This is a warning about the problems I have had with PowerDirector 11, Ultimate suite.
I have finally kicked it into touch.
There have been too many problems to list.
I did try the "free" version. The snag is the free version does not let you use the 3D editing facilities without buying the full version. I did buy.
WHAT A WASTE OF £150!
(If you buy through Top Casback don't expect a quick (or any) payout) Not the fault of Top Cashback, though.
The programme was installed on a brand new computer. New motherboard, i7 processor, 16g memory and a new graphics card.
No other software loaded other than PowerDirector and Power to Go 8 installed.
If I enter all the unedited video onto the timeline (1.6 hours) and select to show the SVRT information, with the video from a Sony HDR-TD20VE, it shows the a few bits of video would need rendering. I removed these from the timeline and set the programme to create a 3D Blu Ray disk.
This it would do.
I then tried editing the video with the only transition used being fades. Edited video is 36 mins. long.
It then fails to either create a 3D disc or to do a "produce" file.
The programe has a tendency to crash several times within an hour.
I soon learnt to change the automatic save to 2 mins.
I have even done several complete reloads of Windows 7, the motherboard drivers and Cyberlik crap. (AND I MEAN SEVERAL RELOADS.) And obviously several editing sessions.
Every time I have tried to do an edited video it has failed. At different places in the video. This is when trying to do a Blu Ray 3D disk or trying to do a "produce" file.
If you think I am quick to criticise, I have been tring to get this program to work since the beginning of August. I am retired so the humber of hours spent on this runs into the hundreds.
For £100 pounds I can upgrade to version 12. I wouldn't give 12p to upgrade.
I shall go back to 2d using PinnaclE DV500 which I had used for years without any problems.
If anyone knows a good reliable 3D editing program I would love to hear about it.
If you fancy trying Power Director 12 I wish you all the luck in the world. I think you will need it.
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