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CyberLink Unveils PowerDirector 15

CyberLink Corp. announced its new PowerDirector 15 series of video editing software.

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Unedited press release follows:

CyberLink Introduces PowerDirector 15 and Enables Complete Media Editing Software Series with 360-Degree Video Editing

New suite offers hobbyists and consumers a complete solution for editing, color grading and producing 360-degree videos

TAIPEI, Taiwan — CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), today launched the latest versions of its Director Series video editing software featuring the award-winning PowerDirector 15, ColorDirector 5, AudioDirector 7 and ActionDirector 2. Among a host of groundbreaking editing features across the new lineup of products, special buzz surrounds the unveiling of CyberLink’s True360™ technology, which provides users with the necessary tools to create immersive 360-degree videos.

True360™ technology enables editors to apply a full range of movie making tools to 360 footage including titles, transitions and animated particle effects, and adds powerful features to create dynamic conventional videos from 360 clips using the True360™ View Designer.

“The rollout of 360 and VR technologies is accelerating and is quickly becoming an industry-changing phenomenon. With multiple brands introducing affordable 360-degree cameras and accessories, as well as the strong push of platforms like Facebook, Youtube and Google, VR video will soon surpass gaming. We think user generated content will be the strongest driver of VR and 360 technologies,” said Dr. Jau Huang, CEO of CyberLink. “Our goal with PowerDirector 15, and with the entire Director Series video editing software, is to provide consumers with simple yet powerful tools to capture memories and tell stories using the power of 360-degree videos.”

For moviemakers who like to keep ahead of the creative curve, ColorDirector introduces color grading for 360-degree videos. The software allows users to apply global color grades to entire 360 scenes or use ColorDirector’s automatic tracking tools to isolate and enhance the color of moving objects, skies and landscapes. In a new addition to the Director series, ActionDirector 2—innovative video editing software specifically aimed at the needs of a booming action camera market—also features True360 technology.

New Product Features

PowerDirector 15 — Video Editing

• 360-Degree Video Editing — End-to-end 360 video editing with True360 technology: trim, add titles, effects and transitions.

• 360 to Standard Video Design — True360 View Designer enables users to dynamically pan between different FOVs in 360 footage, then output the composite result as a standard (non-360) video file.

• True-to-Life Color Enhancement — Automatically analyzes footage and applies smart optimizations to give videos a rich, cinematic appearance.

• Unmatched Video Editing Performance — New TrueVelocity™ 6 uses 64-bit power and patented SVRT technology to reduce latency and improve overall system efficiency for smooth, fast handling of HD footage.

• Customizable Design Tools — Brand new Mask Designer fuses video clips with selective transparencies to create impressive titles and special effects.

• Vertical Video Editing — Innovative new design mode for optimizing video shot in portrait orientation on mobile phones. Effectively removes letterboxing.

• Video Blending — Enables merging of video clips on different timelines to create a huge array of eye-catching effects.

• Premium Effects & Templates — A cutting-edge collection of video effects from leading plugin makers NewBlue and proDAD.

ColorDirector 5 — Color Grading

• 360 Video Color Grading — Applies motion tracking to accurately color grade objects moving thorough 360-degrees.

• Round-Trip 360 Editing — Together with PowerDirector, users can seamlessly round-trip their video projects for efficient editing, color grading and rendering.

• Color Splash — Draws the eye in videos by turning footage black and white, while keeping selected areas in color.

AudioDirector 7 — Audio Editing

• Native 64-bit Support — Accelerates previewing and production, utilizing the full potential of system memory.

• 4K Video Rendering — Even more support for the industry’s premier solution for editing video soundtracks.

• Intuitive Pitch Bending — Powerful new tool creates stand-out sound effects and artistic flourishes in audio.

ActionDirector 2 — Action Cam Editing

• 360-Degree Video Editing — End-to-end 360 video editing with True360 technology: trim, add titles, effects and transitions.

• Upload 360 Video Online — Output to YouTube and Facebook directly from within ActionDirector.

• Stop-Motion Creator — Apply the popular effect to normal footage to create time lapse-like images.

Versions and Pricing

Director Suite 5

• Director Suite 5 (US$299.99): Includes PowerDirector 15, PhotoDirector 8, AudioDirector 7, ColorDirector 5, over $1000 worth of premium content, and 50GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year.

• Director Suite Live (US$99.99/12mo. or US$49.99/3mo.): Subscription version.

PowerDirector 15

• PowerDirector 15 Ultimate Suite ($249.99): Includes AudioDirector 7, ColorDirector 5, over $1000 worth of premium content, and 50GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year.

• PowerDirector 15 Ultimate ($129.99): Includes over $800 worth of premium content, and 25GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year.

• PowerDirector 15 Ultra ($99.99): Includes 25GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year.

• PowerDirector 15 Deluxe ($69.99)

ColorDirector 5

• ColorDirector 5 ($129.99)

AudioDirector 7

• AudioDirector 7 ($129.99)

ActionDirector 2

• ActionDirector 2 ($49.99)

Product Availability
The above products are available online at the CyberLink Store and in selected retail outlets worldwide in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese and Korean.

About CyberLink
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.

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