If you record audio on its own separate track, you're screwed. After adding additional codecs and changing settings on advice in the forums still no luck. But the simplicity of it is great and saves time, the easily downloaded templets and transitions is something welcome. Whether you're an experienced user or trying out video editing for the first time, PowerDirector is the definitive video editing solution. Unique Cloud Storage CyberLink Cloud is designed to work perfectly with PowerDirector to safely store your media creations and system settings. I did not like the install process. I wish I could return this, but I downloaded it, so I can't get a refund.
Just remember who the market is for. It seems to work well and quick enough. Should users of PowerDirector 16 upgrade? I don't have time to spend weeks on end trying to figure out what should be ssome really simple video edits, and the support center leaves you hanging- a quick initial form reply, and then nothing. Also the lack of a consumer suggestion service for the software is disapionting. More than I will ever learn or use.
As for blending, you can use the PiP Designer to blend segments from different clips together. This is pretty much what Version 16 offered. Must be some sort of conflict, but there is no error message to work from. There really isn't much difference in performance between this version and last. There are also a lot of nagware things. I have nothing against editors like iMovie.
I've made videos of my elderly parents to show at their birthday celebrations. Hey, want this cool thing? As for learning curve, that depends on the user but the good news is that a lot of stuff can be found via tutorials online. PowerDirector also includes a wide array of useful professional sound effects that can help you add the finishing touches to any production. Much better than Adobe Premiere in almost every way. I am glad I went with PowerDirector 16.
They advertise the ability to match video to audio tracks, which you can do, but only if all your cameras have embedded audio on each camera. I would give it a 4 or 5 but until Cyberlink changes it so that you have a text box to edit frame rate, video resolution, and aspect ratio it will stay at a 3, or atleast give me the option of exporting 21:9 video. And wave editor for free is a nice feature to have because I always edit the audio to make sure it is the best possible. But if you're familiar with 16, there's not much of a learning curve in upgrading to 17. Unique One-click Color Correction TrueTheater® Color instantly optimizes hues and vibrancy in your video for a true-to-life appearance. I tried the more powerful Pinnacle for a while.
The interface is virtually identical to last year with no noticeable changes. I can't recommend it for anyone. There are also an extensive list of new features making this a must have upgrade for CyberLink PowerDirector v16 users. If this is not what you meant, please try posting your questions on our user forum, where we have many users with thousands of hours of experience with PowerDirector eager to assist. Filmora, for instance, has at least as many options and far better effects as Power Director, and I was up and running on it in a matter of minutes.
It has a good timeline and is optimized well but it has a big problem for any pros and that is that you cannot use any aspect ratios but 16:9 and 4:3. Learn how to rotate videos or photos in powerdirector. With a range of professional-grade tools built specifically for flawless precision editing, you can turn any footage into high-quality productions with minimal effort. Is it for profesional video editors? And it looks like they get my hundred bucks, and I go back to the free software I found that looks like it was designed by people who actually know what they are doing. Install time of 7 minutes. Most of the major changes are under the hood.
Cyberlink is competing with Corel and Pinnacle and all three do some things identically while having their own specialties. If you're a power user no pun intended who does a lot of multi-camera, 360 camera projects or any projects that will take advantage of the new features that include multiple chroma keys, brush masking and so on, the improvements may be worth it. Color Match lets you standardize color through different clips with the click of a button. Other than those two complaints and new to CyberLink products, I'm satisfied with PowerDirector 17 Ultimate. I can control the capture's resolution: Original Resolution, 1080p, 720p, or 480p.