CyberLink has announced the release of PowerDirector 13 (from $79.99), PhotoDirector 6, ColorDirector 3 and AudioDirector 5 ($129.99), all available individually or as a part of the new Director Suite 3 ($299.99).
PowerDirector 13 highlights include a new Transition Designer, which enables you to create your own custom transition from any image.
The Title Designer adds even more creative opportunities, with 120+ video effects on hand to help deliver the precise look you need.
Extended file format support means the program can handle H.265/HEVC, 2K/4K and XAVC-S video; an Android/ Windows 8 PowerDirector Mobile app delivers capable editing on the move; there’s better image stabilisation, a more powerful menu designer, and new support for automatically synchronising up to 100 camera clips on the timeline.
PhotoDirector 6 gains a Panorama tool, stitching together multiple images and intelligently filling in the background to spectacular effect.
The quirky “Face Swap” feature isn’t quite so useful. Give the program a series of group shots and it can now take the best faces from individual photos (the brightest smiles, the widest eyes) and automatically merge them into one. The results usually aren’t good, and they can’t be tweaked either, but it’s fun to try.
More conventional improvements include a Skin Tone tool, a Radial Filter and film-like Grain effect. The program gains 36 new lens profiles for improved image correction, and OpenCL support means editing performance should be better than ever.
Elsewhere, AudioDirector 5 gains a Voice Transformer, which changes voice recordings to sound like a man, woman, child, robot, duck, or some custom variation of your own.
ColorDirector 3 adds support for split toning, the ability to add a colour to the shadows and highlights of your movie.
All the packages now also benefit from integration with CyberLink Cloud, giving you 10GB – 20GB (depending on the product) of online storage speed, free for a year, to store your projects and access them from anywhere.
There are trial builds available of PhotoDirector 6, ColorDirector 3 and AudioDirector 5.
PowerDirector comes in various editions. PowerDirector 13 Ultra has all the core video editing functionality you need. PowerDirector 13 Ultimate extends the package with “$650 of premium effects”.
Alternatively, if you’re not ready to choose, installing Director Suite 3 will give you the most powerful edition of everything: maybe the best choice for a trial.
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