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CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Amazingly for software starting at $69, CyberLink PowerDirector 13 is not anybody's idea of "consumer" level video editing -- in fact, it's not really even "enthusiast" level either.

Instead, PowerDirector offers serious, professional toolkit editing -- including 2K/4K resolution, 100 tracks, titles and subtitles, customizable effects, overlay animation with motion blur, multicam, hardware acceleration, and much more.

Plus, CyberLink offers an entire suite of this kind of professional-level tools for Windows to work in concert with PowerDirector:

- PhotoDirector 6 provides photo editing and adjustment and background removal, including 64-bit support for RAW images, and adds a clever Face Swap tool to merge multiple group shots and automatically pick the best faces.

- AudioDirector 5 provides round-trip audio editing, noise reduction and repair, including visual editing in frequency spectrum view, and adds an amazing vocal transformer tool to alter vocals by gender and age (or like a robot or a duck).

- And for even more pro-quality results, there's also ColorDirector 3 for color grading, adjustments, and effects. At consumer level pricing, you can isolate objects, apply motion tracking, and then change or enhance color. This release also adds split toning color to adjust shadows and highlights.

The basic PowerDirector 13 Deluxe is priced at $69 for up to 2K editing, and the full PowerDirector 13 Ultra is $99, adding 4K and 3D support, Blu-ray authoring, multicam, content-aware editing, full HD quality previews, and CyberLink Cloud support. Then PowerDirector 13 Ultimate for $129 adds additional NewBlue Video and other effects and templates.

The PowerDirector 13 Ultimate Suite for video editing for $249 adds ColorDirector, AudioDirector, and additional cloud storage. The full Director Suite 3 for $299 also adds PhotoDirector.

Download a 30-day trial and try these out for yourself.

See full review article for Videomaker magazine.

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