PowerDirector 8


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PowerDirector 8
Powerful Video Editing With Unlimited Possibilities


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PowerDirector 8 Ultra

PowerDirector 8 Deluxe
Key Features
   
Particle Effects Designer NEW
16 track timeline with cut, copy & pasting features NEW
Workspace resizing IMPROVED
Power Tools: Reverse videos, Crop videos, Rotate videos NEW
Zoom-in Cut™ for microscopic frame level editing NEW
Faster performance with CPU/GPU optimization utlilizing Intel, NVIDIA & AMD IMPROVED
Quick videos and photos enhancement using TrueTheater Technology NEW
18,000+ effects at DirectorZone and growing! MORE
View and share timeline settings for video project NEW
Uploading videos directly to Facebook NEW
Quick launch with media dragged to desktop shortcut NEW
Advanced Editing Features
   
Special Effects: Design particle effects at different angles, speeds and motion paths NEW
End-to-end HD video production
Zoom-in Cut™ for microscopic frame level editing NEW
Faster performance with CPU/GPU optimization utlilizing Intel, NVIDIA & AMD IMPROVED
Timeline: Copying, cutting and pasting track settings NEW
Full screen preview NEW
Power Tools
   
Reverse direction of your videos NEW
Crop videos NEW
Rotate your videos NEW
Smooth out slow motion playback with TrueTheaterâ„¢ Technology NEW
Dual Monitor Display
   
Supporting dual monitors NEW
Preview in DV camcorder & secondary display NEW
Display panel zoom in and out NEW
Library
   
New files folder view NEW
Subfolders creation in Titles, Effects and PiP rooms NEW
PiP Effects

   
PiP tracks MORE
Up to 9 Up to 9
Number of PiP objects MORE
Unlimited* Unlimited*
Advanced preset motion, user-defined motion paths and key frame motion paths
Title designer
   
Number of effects MORE
Unlimited* Unlimited*
Dialog balloons, Multiple title layers, Animated text, and style format settings
Other Editing Features
   
Snapping outline feature for display panels & designers NEW
Auto-shutdown feature for saving power and time NEW

Workspace: Adjustable window, auto-scaling panes, sort and display tools for effects libraries, and 1-click compact timeline IMPROVED
Video subtitles: Subtitle track on timeline, text styling tools, displaying date/time info as text overlay
Create subtitles for discs IMPROVED
for Blu-ray Discs, AVCHDs, DVDs for DVDs
Video effects: 72 video effects, adjustable key frames, and support for multiple effects onscreen
Transition effects: 142 transition effects with adjustable duration
Name chapters on the timeline and track room & set chapters on timeline
4:3/16:9 aspect ratio settings (conversion)
Audio features: Audio mixing room, PiP audio track along with voice, video, and music tracks, waveform display and adjustable audio levels on timeline
Auto Editing Tools
   
Enhance video with TrueTheater™ Technology NEW
Reduce video noise automatically NEW
Magic Movie Wizard: time-saving editing guide
Magic Style: Themed templates for auto editing, particle effects with alpha-blended PiPs and advanced mode
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Magic Fix: Enhanced video stabilization, Photo sharpening and red-eye removal
Magic Cut: Auto-cut unwanted video
Magic Music: Auto fit soundtrack to video
Magic Motion: Preset motion paths for photos and auto animation of photos
Slideshow Designer

   
Advanced features to switch themes and manually arrange the sequence and framing NEW
Slideshow templates MORE
8 8
3D style, editable "cell" slideshow, and intelligent beat detection technology
Online Community
   
Embedded DirectorZone web pages for quick access NEW
On DirectorZone: Download and upload effects and templates and subscribe to other creators MORE
On Flickr™: Search for photos via tags, download photos to your media library
On Freesound: Search for sounds via tags, download sounds to your media library

Sharing and Exporting Videos
   
Blu-ray Disc authoring: with menus (BDMV)
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DVD authoring
   
Multiple titles disc structure display NEW
AVCHD on DVD
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Menu designer and subtitles button
Other authoring features
   
Number of menu templates
Unlimited* Unlimited*
Support for Dolby Digital 5.1, widescreen menus, and Play All, Play Scenes menus
Background music, motion menus and thumbnails
Publishing to YouTube™ in HD NEW
Publishing to Facebook™ NEW
Output for , iPod and PSP and formats MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DV-AVI, QuickTime
Output in 3GPP2 format for mobile phones NEW
Output AVCHD videos to SD Card NEW
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HD video formats: AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD, WMV-HD
Canon AVCHD camcorder support for SVRT NEW
Video and Audio Capturing
   
Video capture sources IMPROVED
DSLR cameras,
DV, HDV,
Audio, Digital &
Analog TV,
AVCHD disc
DSLR cameras,
DV, HDV,
Audio, Digital &
Analog TV
DV live mode
DV-->MPEG,
DV-AVI
DV-->MPEG,
DV-AVI
Analog to digital
DV, Audio,
Analog
DV, Audio,
Analog
Audio capture sources
Microphone,
Audio CD
Microphone,
Audio CD
Video file import formats IMPROVED
HD MPEG-2,
DVR-MS,
DV-AVI, DAT,
MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VOB,
VRO with Dolby
Digital 5.1/2.1,
WMV,
WMV-HD,
MOV, MOD, live
capture, TOD,
AVCHD (M2T),
MPEG-4 AVC
(H.264),
3GPP2, DivX
(on Window 7) ,
WTV in H.264/MPEG2
(multiple video
and audio
streams), DSLR
video in H.264
format with
LPCM audio
HD MPEG-2,
DVR-MS,
DV-AVI, DAT,
MPEG-1,
MPEG-2, VOB,
VRO with Dolby
Digital 5.1/2.1,
WMV,
WMV-HD,
MOV, MOD, live
capture, TOD,
AVCHD (M2T),
MPEG-4 AVC (H.264),
3GPP2, DivX
(on Windows 7),
WTV in
H.264/MPEG2
(multiple video
and audio
streams), DSLR
video in H.264
format with
LPCM audio
Image file import formats
GIF, BMP,
JPG, TIF, PNG
GIF, BMP,
JPG, TIF, PNG
Audio file import formats
WAV, MP3,
WMA, M4A
WAV, MP3,
WMA, M4A
 
 
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