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New Release of Award-Winning PowerDirector Series Brings Game-Changing Flexibility to Creative Video Editing
CyberLink’s flagship video editor uniquely overhauled to remove all major barriers to users’ creativity
COLOGNE, Germany — CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), the world’s leading consumer multimedia software company, today announced the new line-up of its popular video editor series, PowerDirector. Unveiled at Photokina 2014, the PowerDirector 13 series introduces a suite of more than 100 dynamic design tools and effects that users can adapt to their specific creative needs, including uniquely customizable transition, video and audio effects. For the first time, PowerDirector now also integrates the new CyberLink Cloud service, providing an easy way for users to backup and share their creative projects and templates. This new release maintains PowerDirector’s market-leading performance and remains the world’s fastest video editor.
“Much social expression and interaction today is done via sharing videos and images, and consumers – novice or expert – are demanding ways to create truly unique, personalized content. They want to tell their story without being held back by technological limitations,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “CyberLink’s new PowerDirector series is the first set of video editing tools in the market to remove barriers to creativity by offering the level of flexibility that users demand, without making any sacrifice on performance or ease-of-use.”
Key Features in the new PowerDirector 13 Series
PowerDirector 13 Ultimate Suite is comprised of three fully interoperable products capable of seamless round-trip video editing—PowerDirector, ColorDirector and AudioDirector. Highlights include:
PowerDirector 13—World’s fastest and most flexible video editor
• Comprehensive Video Editing Tools—Instantly create videos with Easy Editor mode, or take full control via the timeline interface in the Full Feature Editor.
• Stylish Effects & Templates—Access more than 400 pro-quality built-in effects and templates. Users also enjoy a huge quantity of free effects, templates, presets and tutorials at DirectorZone.
• Fully Customizable Design Tools—Users can design their own unique transitions, title effects and disc menus with CyberLink’s fully customizable Design Studio tools—Title Designer, PiP Designer, Transition Designer, Particle Designer, Menu Designer.
• Fastest Video Editing—Render HD videos at blazing speed with the world’s fastest 64-bit engine—TrueVelocity™ 4.
• Drag ‘n’ Drop to Create Pro-looking Video—Use over 30 stylishly animated design templates in Theme Designer to quickly create polished videos.
• Multi-Camera Editing—Sync via audio for simultaneous multicam shots and create multicam collages using up to 100 timeline tracks.
• Superb Quality 4K & HD Videos—Produce high-quality 3D and Blu-ray videos and even go beyond standard HD with amazing 4K Ultra HD. Enhance footage quality with embedded TrueTheater™ technologies, including new gyroscopic stabilization engine.
ColorDirector 3—Superior color grading and filters
• Intuitive Post-Production Color Grading—Offers a complete set of tools to correct white balance, adjust tonality, and enhance and stylize the colors within videos
• HDR Video—Unique CyberLink technology now brings the popular HDR effect to video, adding more dynamic range to scenes and highlighting the best parts of footage
• Intelligent Motion Tracking—Isolates and tracks the motion of any object in a video scene so that it can be color enhanced
AudioDirector 5—Audio editing and repair for videos
• Direct Soundtrack Editing—Easily edit any audio tracks embedded in videos with support for up to 7.1 multichannel sound and visually-referenced synchronization
• 5.1/7.1 Channel Surround Sound Panner—Enables sophisticated surround sound projects using dynamic panning technology on any existing mono or multichannel audio file
• Noise Reduction and Hum Removal—Effectively reduces both broadband and tonal background noise, along with low frequency hum and buzz from audio files for a clean, natural result that dramatically improves video quality
CyberLink Director Suite 3
Today, CyberLink also launches the latest version of its Director Suite comprised of four award-winning applications and valuable extras, available both as a perpetual and subscription purchase. Director Suite 3 is CyberLink’s complete video and photo production suite and includes PowerDirector, PhotoDirector, ColorDirector and AudioDirector.
Versions and Pricing
Director Suite 3
• Director Suite 3 (US$299.99): Includes PowerDirector 13, PhotoDirector 6, AudioDirector 5, ColorDirector 3, over $800 worth of premium content, 20GB CyberLink Cloud for 1 year PowerDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android) and PhotoDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android/iOS)
• Director Suite Live (US$99.99/12mo. or US$49.99/3mo.): Subscription version
• PowerDirector 13 Ultimate Suite ($249.99) : Includes PowerDirector 13, AudioDirector 5, ColorDirector 3, over $700 worth of premium content, 20GB on CyberLink Cloud and PowerDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android)
• PowerDirector 13 Ultimate ($129.99) : Includes PowerDirector 13, over $650 worth of premium content, 10GB on CyberLink Cloud and PowerDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android)
• PowerDirector 13 Ultra ($99.99): 100-track multicam, 4K and H.265 support, 10GB on CyberLink Cloud and PowerDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android)
• PowerDirector 13 Deluxe ($69.99)
• PhotoDirector 6 Suite ($149.99): Includes PhotoDirector 6, ColorDirector 3, 20GB on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year and PhotoDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android/iOS)
• PhotoDirector 6 Ultra ($99.99): Includes PhotoDirector 6 (Mac & Windows version), 10GB on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year and PhotoDirector Mobile (Windows 8/Android/iOS)
• PhotoDirector 6 Deluxe ($59.99): Windows version only
• ColorDirector 3 Ultra ($129.99)
• AudioDirector 5 Ultra ($129.99)
CyberLink PowerDirector 13, PhotoDirector 6, ColorDirector 3 and AudioDirector 5 are available today in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese and Korean. They can be purchased as stand-alone products or together in Director Suite 3 or Director Suite Live from the CyberLink online store and are also available via select retail stores.
CyberLink (5203.TW) is a world leader in multimedia software design. Since 1996, CyberLink has transformed how people enjoy and create media on PCs, mobile devices and in the Cloud. The company’s award-winning products are sold to all major PC manufacturers as well as millions of customers worldwide. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, CyberLink also runs regional operations through offices in the US, Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific territories. Further information about CyberLink can be found at cyberlink.com.