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New PowerDirector 16 and Director Suite 6 Suite Are For the 360 Camera Editor

Cyberlink today released the latest version of its Director series video editing software featuring PowerDirector 16ColorDirector 6, and AudioDirector 8. Along with major updates to CyberLink’s True360 editing technology, which enables the creation of immersive 360° videos, PowerDirector 16 features the world’s first consumer-level 360° video stabilizer.

Traditional video stabilization is designed for narrow fields-of-view, unable to extend to the 360° space, and commercial-grade 360° video stabilization software options are limited and costing several hundred dollars. Consumers filming 360° video from handheld or mounted cameras have been forced to endure shaky footage. PowerDirector 16 now enables users to quickly remove this shakiness with a unique stabilization algorithm that is able to identify and correct both rotational and translational camera motion.

The Director series’ 360° video editing capability extends to both its color grading solution, ColorDirector, and its audio editing studio, AudioDirector. Users can import 360° footage, apply and preview global color grades, or use ColorDirector’s automatic tracking tools to enhance specific sections of a scene, then export the video. AudioDirector also allows users to import and edit audio for 360° projects, before round-tripping it back to PowerDirector for final production.

“The 360° camera industry is forecasting growth of 5,000% over the next 6 years,” said Dr. Jau Huang, CEO of CyberLink. “With the substantial increase in the volume of 360° video being recorded, it’s important that people have access to tools that transform raw footage into creative art. Our Director series is the first – and currently, only – software that takes them from start to finish through that process.”

New Product Features

PowerDirector 16—Video Editing

  • 360° Video Stabilization — Fixes shaky 360° footage instantly for smooth, flowing video from any angle
  • 360° Video Titles and Transitions — 360°-ready content enables creation of 360° projects without warping and distortion
  • Video Collage Designer — Combine up to seven different video clips into a single customizable collage complete with animated openings
  • Color Matching — Automatically adjusts lighting, saturation, and color variables of clips to achieve a consistent look across an entire project
  • LUT Support — Allows users to apply color tables to footage to achieve instant film-grade looks
  • Premium Effects & Templates — Create cutting-edge video effects from leading plugin makers, NewBlue, proDAD and BorisFX

ColorDirector 6—Color Grading

  • 360° Video Color Grading — Import, color grade, preview, and export 360° video footage
  • One-Click Tone Adjustment — Automatically keyframes scenes in your footage and adjusts video tone accordingly
  • Dehazing — Instantly removes fog, smog, and haze from footage for significantly clearer videos
  • Noise Reduction — Reduces extraneous visible artifacts including luminance (grain) and color noise, which degrades video quality

AudioDirector 8—Audio Editing

  • 360° Video Audio Editing — Import 360° videos for audio editing
  • Codec Preview — Previews the result of lossy encoding before production to enable smart processing decisions and better sounding audio tracks
  • Ambience Creator — Instantly generates ambient noise for soundless clips to blend seamlessly with neighboring footage
  • Auto-Fit Music — Adjusts backing music tracks to fit the length of your video

Versions and Pricing

Director Suite 6

  • Director Suite 6 (US$299.99): Includes PowerDirector 16, PhotoDirector 9, AudioDirector 8, ColorDirector 6, over $1000 worth of premium content, and 50GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year
  • Director Suite Live (US$99.99/12mo. or US$49.99/3mo.): Subscription version

PowerDirector 16

  • PowerDirector 16 Ultimate Suite ($249.99): Includes AudioDirector 8, ColorDirector 6, over $900 worth of premium content, and 50GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year
  • PowerDirector 16 Ultimate ($129.99): Includes over $800 worth of premium content, and 25GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year
  • PowerDirector 16 Ultra ($99.99): Includes 25GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year
  • PowerDirector 16 Deluxe ($69.99)

 

PowerDirector 16 & PhotoDirector 9

  • PowerDirector 16 & PhotoDirector 9 ($139.99) ): Includes PowerDirector 16 Ultra, PhotoDirector 9 Ultra, and 50GB of space on CyberLink Cloud for 1 year

ColorDirector 6

  • ColorDirector 6 ($129.99)

AudioDirector 8

  • AudioDirector 8 ($129.99)

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