Got a video to edit? Tired of reaching for software from Adobe
Here's another option, courtesy of CyberLink. The company most famous
for DVD/Blu-ray playback and burning software has just released a new
version of PowerDirector, PowerDirector 9. It's the world's first native
64-bit consumer video editing software, with the new TrueVelocity
engine being the spotlight piece that adds speed on 64-bit machines.
It's been designed with HD footage in mind, and it's specifically
tailored to maximize memory, optimize CPU utilization, and tap into the
power of Intel, AMD and NVIDIA video processors. There's also a suite of
TrueTheater technologies, SD-to-HD upscaling, video noise removal,
slow-motion playback, a WaveEditor for audio tweaks and Full HD
The best part is the price. the Ultra64 version is $99.95, and Deluxe is
$69.95. Definitely cheaper than some of those other options, right? Ah,
and if you need to upgrade, that's available starting at $59.95.
CyberLink Launches PowerDirector 9 – World’s First Native 64-bit Consumer Video Editing Software
PowerDirector 9’s new TrueVelocity rendering engine with native 64-bit OS support brings speed and efficiency to HD video editing
Taipei, Taiwan—November 18, 2010—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today released the latest version of its award-winning video editing software, PowerDirector 9. Designed with high usability for consumers and powerful, pro-like features for prosumers, PowerDirector 9 unleashes users’ full creative potential with performance-driven technologies including CyberLink’s new TrueVelocity Engine.
PowerDirector 9 is designed to make the editing process not only easier, but also faster. TrueVelocity editing technologies take advantage of native 64-bit OS support and leading CPU/GPU components to significantly reduce video processing time, while powerful, high quality tools such as the new unified keyframe control and a greatly improved timeline editor allow users to create even the most demanding and complex video productions.
“When designing PowerDirector 9 we focused on four fundamental aspects of the video editing process – speed, power, creativity and sharing,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “Through innovations like TrueVelocity and significant advancements to existing technologies we have been able to deliver a product that will dramatically improve consumers’ video editing experience.”
Key features of CyberLink PowerDirector 9 include:
? Maximizing the Memory -- TrueVelocity 64 takes advantage of PowerDirector’s 64-bit OS support to utilize a system’s entire memory resources reducing latency issues, improving system efficiency and enabling the simultaneous processing of multiple HD video files.
? Optimizing CPU Utilization -- TrueVelocity Parallel makes video processing smoother and faster by splitting tasks into smaller segments and simultaneously processing them across all available CPU threads.
? Harnessing the Power of the CPU/GPU -- TrueVelocity Accelerator taps into the power of Intel, AMD and NVIDIA video processing technology for hardware-enhanced video decoding and encoding.
? Video Enhancement Tools -- PowerDirector’s suite of advanced TrueTheater™ technologies improves the video quality of users’ projects, offering SD-to-HD quality up-scaling, video noise removal, smooth slow-motion playback, virtual surround sound, and lighting adjustment.
? Advanced Audio Editing – New WaveEditor® allows users to edit their audio tracks with effects and includes VST plug-in support for third party effects.
? Full HD Previews – Preview your video in real-time with full HD quality like never before.
? Timeline Interface – Up to 100 video and audio timeline tracks yields a more flexible workspace, easier media management, and more creative projects.
? Customized Particle Effects -- Particle effects expand the creative possibilities for adding animated objects to projects. Users can begin with PowerDirector 9’s built-in templates, and then customize to match their video content.
? MagicStyle Movie Wizard – Select existing photos and videos, choose a built-in 3D template and audio track, and MagicStyle puts it all together into an amazing 3D movie in seconds.
Sharing on all Media
? 100,000+ FREE Effects -- DirectorZone.com features uploaded content created by PowerDirector users, including customized effects, templates, tips, tutorials and DVD menus that can be downloaded for free.
? Publish to Social Networks -- Users can choose to upload to Facebook or YouTube in Full HD quality directly from PowerDirector.
? On-the-Go Media – Output videos directly to the iPad, iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, PSP, Zune and many other mobile devices. Simply select your device type and PowerDirector does the rest.
PowerDirector 9 is available online supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, and Korean. CyberLink offers OEM versions to PC and CE manufacturing customers, while a free trial download is also available from the CyberLink website.
CyberLink PowerDirector 9 Versions
PowerDirector 9 Ultra64: US $99.95
PowerDirector 9 Deluxe: US $69.95
Upgrades for previous PowerDirector versions are available starting at US $59.95.
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs, CEs and mobile devices through the use of video editing software, video player software, and other multimedia solutions. Backed by a group of high-caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our business partners include leaders in the PC industry: top-5 desktop and notebook providers, optical drive manufacturers and graphic-card makers. Today, CyberLink’s software solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Disc playback and creation; digital home entertainment; and touch-enabled media solution. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home users, CyberLink has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth leading to a record breaking IPO in 2000 on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). Currently, CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink's worldwide headquarters is located in Taipei. To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For more information, please visit CyberLink's website at www.cyberlink.com.