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Summary: CyberLink PowerDirector 6

CyberLink PowerDirector 6 is designed to make video editing straightforward and simple, especially for home users who want good results quickly and with a minimum of fuss.

While PowerDirector supports higher-end features like the new high-def formats and widescreen DVD, its focus is on "magic" automated assists for video editing, and sharing through portable devices (Apple iPod and Sony PSP) and the Web (YouTube).

Key new features include improved Magic editing tools, advanced options for PiP overlays, support for high-definition video and widescreen aspect ratios, a new DVD template designer, and easy publishing on the web.

There's now just a single version of PowerDirector priced at $89. Released in March 2007, it's available as a boxed retail product, or as a 417 MB download.

You can try out CyberLink PowerDirector for yourself by downloading the trial version from the CyberLink website -- it's a 30-day trial with some other limitations, and 192 MB.

The PowerDirector interface is built around a four-step workflow, using the Mode buttons at the top of the screen:

Capture mode: Capture from camcorders (DV, HDV), TV, PC cameras, CD, DVD
- Batch capture, Detect scenes
Edit mode: Import Media, Trim, Fix/Enhance with Magic Tools
- Add Effects, PiP Picture in Picture Objects, Titles, Transitions,
- Audio Mixing, Voice-Over Recording, DVD Chapters, DVD Subtitles
Produce mode: Export to Video File, Streaming Video
- Write to DV/HDV Tape, Upload to YouTube/MediaMax
Create Disc mode: Author and burn DVD, Design menus

See full article: Summary: CyberLink PowerDirector 6, on these workflow modes and highlighting the new features.

See the Video Editing Software Gallery with related products, consumer and professional.

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This entry posted on July 2, 2007.

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