CyberLink PowerDirector 18 Ultimate Software
CyberLink PowerDirector 18 Ultimate is an award-winning prosumer video editing software with a comprehensive set of tools. By this release of PowerDirector, the application has received over a dozen awards, including PCWorld's Best Prosumer Video Editing Software, and PCMag's Best Product of the Year.
PowerDirector 18 Ultimate provides virtually all standard video editing tools, from the basic to more advanced ones, such as frame-by-frame motion tracking. It also offers tools for 360° VR photo and video editing, green screen editing so you can replace backgrounds, 1:1 square video editing for Instagram and Facebook, vertical video editing for smartphone footage, picture-in-picture design, theme design, tools for correcting distortion, and much more.
The Ultimate version includes 14 CyberLink and third-party content packs and effects plug-ins (see Features section below), plus 50 background music tracks and 100+ clips. It also comes with 25GB of cloud storage for one year, allowing you to access your projects from anywhere.
New features include a shape designer, motion graphic titles, 1:1 square video editing, volume meter display, audio scrubbing, and 4K video editing preview, among many others. The shape designer, for example, allows you to create on-screen graphics such as text bubbles. This capability can be useful across many applications. For instance, if you're creating tutorial videos and vlogs, you can design shapes, such as arrows with text, to point out details in a shot.
Additionally, many existing features have been enhanced including the title, paint, and menu designers. Also, key new formats are supported. Among these are MXF, Apple ProRes, HDR10, and HLG. The software has also been optimized for faster performance with Intel Ice Lake and AMD Ryzen 3000 processors.
25GB of cloud storage included for 1 year.
Apply and edit completely customizable vector shapes to your videos, with auto-fit text and keyframe controls. Shape Designer is very useful for vloggers and tutorials videos.
Professional Format & Camera Support
Import and edit video shot on professional-grade cameras and in HEVC 10-bit HDR10 and HLG, ProRes 10-bit 4:2:2, XAVC 8-bit 4:2:0, and MXF AVC 8-bit 4:2:0 video compatibility.
4K Video Editing Preview
Preview your projects in 4K quality, and see what your video will look like before you produce.
Hear audio while dragging the playhead through a project so that you can quickly find the scene you need.
1:1 Square Video Editing & Production
Create, edit, and produce 1:1 square videos, so you can quickly produce content perfectly fit for social media.
Motion Graphic Titles
Combine animated motion title elements with your videos to make your projects stylish and modern.
Nested Projects as Adjustable PiP Objects
Repurpose previous project files in your new ones. Embed them into scenes with keyframe control to scale, skew, rotate, and even set opacity.
Reversible Timeline Track Order
Switch timeline track order between top-down and bottom-up orientations to suit your workflow.
CPU & GPU Performance Boosts
Supports transcoding of non-full frame video clips in a single timeline track. Enjoy better performance on 8+ core processors with improved multi-threading.
Improved Title Designer
Crop imported images in the Title Designer for even more creative options.
Enhanced Crop, Zoom, and Pan Tools
Improved crop, zoom, and pan tools give you more control over your video production process.
Extra-Large Thumbnail Option
Find content in your library faster with extra-large thumbnail previews.
Undock Media Library & Timeline
Control the look and feel of PowerDirector's interface for an enhanced video editing experience.
Volume Meter Display
Preview the audio volume in your final video with increased accuracy.
Improved Paint Designer
Move, resize, and rotate painted objects within your video frame for total control.
JPG/PNG Image Sequence
Save your image sequences in widely supported JPG or PNG formats.
Adjust Particle & PiP Display Speed
Now you can change your particle and picture-in-picture template's display speed, making them faster or slower, so they better suit your videos.
Customize Particle & PiP Ending Action
Three new options to set the action of a picture-in-picture or particle once the animation ends.
Better Multi-Screen Support
Dual-screen settings are now saved, so if you unplug and reconnect later you won't have to reconfigure everything again.
Improved Hotkey Customization
Three new hotkey options allow you to customize timeline scrolling and behavior by using a keyboard/mouse combination.
Make the video editing process even faster by previewing, marking, and trimming clips directly inside your project's Media Library.
Align or "snap" titles, masks, and objects to position them perfectly within your frame. Snap to vertical/horizontal axes or other objects.
Creative Editing Tools Made Easy
- (New) 1:1 square video editing and production
- Vertical video import, editing, and export
- Produce 120/240 fps high frame rate video
- Color presets and lookup table (LUT) support
- Audio ducking
- TrueTheater color and stabilizer
- Keyframe opacity adjustments
- Screen capture (Screen Recorder 2)
- Built-in audio editor
- Action camera editing tools
- Apply titles and images to motion path
- Point-of-use video tutorial
Precision Design Tools
- (New) Shape designer
- (New) Motion graphic titles
- (New) Audio scrubbing
- (Enhanced) Title designer
- (Enhanced) Paint designer
- (Enhanced) Menu designer
- (Enhanced) Crop, zoom, and pan tools
- Multicam designer
- Video collage designer
- Frame-by-frame motion tracking
- Transition designer
- Picture-in-picture designer
- Adjust particle and picture-in-picture display speed
- Customize particle and picture-in-picture ending action
- Snap alignment
- Theme designer
- Mask designer
- Subtitle room
- True360 view designer
Professional Video Editing Features
- (New) 4K video editing preview
- (New) Extra-large thumbnail preview
- (New) Reverse timeline order
- (New) Undock library and timeline
- (Enhanced) Nested project editing
- (Enhanced) Produce image sequence
- Video pre-cut
- Color match
- Multi-sample chroma key
- Split toning and HDR effect
- Video blending modes
- 360° video editing
- Advanced 360° video stabilizer
- Convert titles and picture-in-picture to 360° objects
- Correct distortions (lens, color)
- Library preview
- Hotkeys for timeline behavior
Performance & Formats
- (New) Import .MXF (8-bit 4:2:0 AVC/XAVC)
- (New) Import .MOV Apple ProRes (10-bit 4:2:2)
- (New) Import 10-bit and 10-bit HDR video (HDR10 and HLG)
- (New) Media Foundation GPGPU transcoding (non-full frame acceleration)
- (New) 10th Generation Intel Core processor (Ice Lake) optimization
- (New) AMD Ryzen 3000 processor optimization
- (New) Volume meter display
- Native 64-bit support
- Auto-save dual-screen settings
- TrueVelocity 8
- Multi-GPGPU acceleration with OpenCL support
- Best matched profile
- NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD H.265 (HEVC) hardware encoding and decoding
- WebM/VP9 support
- AVCHD 3D/progressive and XAVC-S camcorder support
- Import, edit, and produce 120/240 fps video
- DTS 5.1 import/export
- DVD, AVCHD, and Blu-ray authoring
CyberLink Premium Content Packs
- (New) Wedding Pack 10
- (New) Holiday Pack 10
- (New) Content Pack Premium 5
- Content Pack Premium 1, 2, 3, and 4
- 50 background music tracks and 100+ clips
3rd-Party Plug-Ins & Effects
- ProDAD Adorage 13 Lite
- ProDAD Adorage 10
- ProDAD VitaScene 3 LE
- NewBlue Essentials 1
- NewBlue Titler Pro v1.5
- BorisFX Film Style
- BorisFX Stylize
Supported Video Import Files
- (New) HDR (HEVC HDR10 and HLG)
- (New) ProRes 4:2:2
- (New) MXF AVC 4:2:0
- (New) XAVC 4:2:0
- H.265/HEVC (8-bit, 10-bit, and 10-bit with HDR10 and HLG)
- MVC (MTS)
- Side-by-Side Video
- Top-under Video
- Dual-Stream AVI
- FLV (H.264)
- MKV (multiple audio streams)
- AVCHD (M2T, MTS)
- WTV in H.264/MPEG2 (multiple video and audio streams)
- DSLR video clip in H.264 format with LPCM/AAC/Dolby Digital audio (Dolby Digital audio is only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
- WebM (VP9)
- MOV (H.264/HEVC/alpha PNG/Apple ProRes 10-bit 4:2:2)
- MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
- MP4 (XAVC S, XAVC 8-bit 4:2:0)
- MXR (8-bit 4:2:0 H.264)
- 360 Video: Equirectangular format MP4 (H.264) (PowerDirector supports editing in up to 4K resolution in 2:1 aspect ratio)
Export Video Files
- AVCHD 2.0 (3D/Progressive)
- MPEG-2 HD
- MKV H.264 AVC/H.265 HEVC (.MKV) with LPCM/AAC/DTS/Dolby Digital audio (Dolby Digital audio is only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
- M2TS H.264 AVC/H.265 HEVC (.M2TS) with LPCM/Dolby Digital audio (Dolby Digital audio is only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
- XAVC S (.MP4 with AAC audio)
- Windows AVI/DV-AVI (.AVI)
- 3GPP2 for 3G mobile phones
- Image sequence (JPG/PNG)
- 2K/4K resolution: H.264 AVC, WMV, H.265 HEVC, XAVC S
- MPEG-2 (.MPG) with LPCM/Dolby Digital audio (Dolby Digital audio is only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
- MPEG-4 H.264 AVC/H.265 HEVC (.MP4) with LPCM/AAC /Dolby Digital audio (Dolby Digital audio is only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
- Windows Media (.WMV)
- AVCHD 2.0 for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS memory card or flash memory
- 3D video: MVC, side-by-side, anaglyph
- 360 video: Equirectangular format MP4 (H.264 AVC/H.265 HEVC)
Supported Audio Import Files
Export Audio Files
- AAC (.M4A)
- LPCM (.WAV)
Supported Audio Import Formats
- Dolby Digital (only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
- Dolby Digital Plus (only supported on Windows 8/8.1/10)
- MPEG-1 Layer III
Supported Photo Import Files
- Animated GIF
- 360 Photo: Equirectangular format JPG/TIF in 2:1 aspect ratio
Supported Lookup Table (LUT) Import Files
Video Capture Device Support
- Analog TV tuner
- CI or USB capture device compliant with WDM standard
Formats Supported for Disc Creation
- 3D disc burning: DVD/AVCHD/BD
- Blu-ray: BDMV
- DVD and BDMV with LPCM 2-channel and DTS 5.1-channel audio
||DVD, Card with Download Activation Code
|Supported Operating Systems
||4 GB (6 GB Recommended)
||Intel Core i3 and Faster
AMD Phenom II and Faster
|Display Resolution Requirement
||1024 x 768
||128 MB (Minimum)
2 GB (Recommended)
|Internet Connection Required
- CyberLink PowerDirector 18 Ultimate (DVD and Download Code)
- Installation DVD (Also Includes Download Code)
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