- Number of options can make interface overwhelming
If you don’t need or want all these choices every time you start the program, a simple Always Enter Full Mode checkbox is for you. On this welcome screen, you can also choose your video project’s aspect ratio—16:9, 4:3, and a 9:16 tall mode. Many people still don’t think to hold their phones sideways for videos, and vertical videos just work better for some social media platforms.
The CyberLink PowerDirector Ultimate v22.0.1620.62 Crack editing interface maintains the traditional Source and Preview split panels on the top, with your track timeline along the whole width of the bottom of the screen. You can now have two video preview windows—one for the source and one for the movie, which saves you from having to switch a single preview window between those two functions.
The storyboard view is more than just clip thumbnails. You can drag transitions between clips, apply effects, and add audio clips without switching to timeline view. I like the search box for media and the buttons at the top of the source panel for showing just video, just photos, or just audio in the source panel. Buttons link to video tutorials that pop up in the upper-right corner based on your current activity.
Recent versions have dispensed with mode buttons for Capture, Edit, and Create Disc—the only one left is for Produce, and when you’re in that mode, you have a back-arrow button that makes getting back to editing clear and easy. You can quickly customize the timeline with a button for adding tracks, and the mouse wheel is your friend when it comes to zooming or moving in the timeline. You’re allowed up to 100 tracks each for video and audio. Vegas Movie Studio limits you to 10 tracks (200 if you upgrade to the Platinum level), which is already probably more than most people need, though not enough for high-end projects.
While editing, you can drag media directly onto its source panel or even onto the timeline from File Explorer. You can tag media, and each project retains its own set of content, but you don’t get bins as you do with the pro-level products and Pinnacle Studio. Bins bring together all the assets for your project, including transitions and effects. You can, however, pack project assets into a folder, and use the Nested Project capability, discussed below.
By default, you get three pairs of video and audio tracks with CyberLink PowerDirector Ultimate v22.0.1620.62 Crack , as well as effects, title, voice, and music tracks. You can switch the layer order of the tracks to your preference—in some video editing apps (including previous versions of PowerDirector), lower objects on the timeline appear on top of higher tracks, and on others it’s just the opposite. For me, it does make sense to have what appears on top in the video above in the timeline. Now you can choose whichever you’re more comfortable with. You can also lock, disable/enable view, or rename tracks from the left track-info area, and you can even use drag and drop to move them up and down on the timeline. Zooming the timeline in and out is also a snap, either with Ctrl-Mouse wheel or a slider control.
PowerDirector for Mac
Users of Apple’s Mac computers can finally take advantage of a good amount of CyberLink PowerDirector Ultimate v22.0.1620.62 Crack multitude of effects, editing tools, and format support. An annual subscription plan costs $69.99, which, just like the Windows version, is often discounted. Also as under Windows, you install the Application Manager app. Unfortunately, it’s not available from the Mac App Store—you have to go to Cyberlink’s site. The software runs on macOS 10.14 and later and on both Intel and ARM-based Macs with Rosetta support.
The interface is nearly identical to that of the Windows version, and you get a surprising number of editing and effect features. These include up to 100 tracks on the timeline, transitions, effects (including LUT support and lens profiles), speed changing, PiP Designer, Particles (think rain and falling leaves), and keyframe control. You get green screen chroma keying, voiceover recording, and titles and subtitles.
The feature set on CyberLink PowerDirector Ultimate v22.0.1620.62 Crack for Mac isn’t yet at parity with the Windows version, though. There’s no dedicated ColorDirector program, and you don’t get motion tracking, stabilization, 360-degree, 3D, or multicam capabilities. Which are some of the exception
The latest update does add features previously missing for the Mac: Shape Designer, Enhanced Masking and Blending, Color Match, and Lighting adjustments.
Performance on my test 3.1GHz MacBook with Intel Core i5 and 8GB RAM gave me nothing to complain about. Adding long clips, applying transitions, and previewing everything went well, without any noticeable delays. Even a PiP sequence with four overlaid clips previewed smoothly.
Output options are excellent, with support for HEVC, MKV, MP4, M2TS, and XAVC S, along with easy output formatting for YouTube and Vimeo. You get CyberLink’s fast video rendering technology with hardware acceleration, but there’s no DVD authoring or burning capabilities—things YouTubers could care less about, but wedding videographers and hobbyists may still want.
Basic Video Editing
As with most nonlinear video editing software, CyberLink PowerDirector Ultimate v22.0.1620.62 Crack lets you join and trim clips on the timeline. If you drag a clip to the end of the timeline, it firmly snaps next to the existing clip. If you drag a clip to the middle of the movie, you see a tooltip with five options: Overwrite, Insert, Insert and Move All Clips, and Replace. That last choice completely removes the existing clip, while Overwrite leaves parts of it that the new clip doesn’t cover. If you use the Insert button that appears below the source panel when you select a clip, you can get your clip lined up without any fuss.
The Trim tool (opened with a scissors icon) allows precise control (down to the individual frame) with two sliders, and the multi-trim tool lets you mark several In and Out points on your clip—a useful tool for cutting out the chaff.
The Precut tool lets you work on source clips before you add them to the timeline, as you can in Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro. This is how pro editors work, so it’s good to see CyberLink add the capability. In previous versions, you couldn’t do trimming until after you dropped a clip onto the timeline, which left professionally trained editors scratching their heads. You can either do a simple in-and-out trim to create a single trimmed clip or use PowerDirector’s wonderful Multi-Trim tool to create multiple Precut clips.
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Assisted Movie Making
One of the best things to come to home video editors in recent years was pioneered by Apple with the Trailers feature of the Mac’s included iMovie app. Premiere Elements has a similar Video Story feature. With either of these, you fill templates with video and photo content that meets the needs of a spot in the production, such as Group shot, Close-up, or Action shot. These are elaborated with transitions and background music that match your chosen theme.
Similarly, CyberLink PowerDirector Ultimate v22.0.1620.62 Crack offers Video Templates (in the Project Room left menu choice) with placeholders for your content. From DirectorZone.com, CyberLink’s Web resource site, you can download these templates, called Express Projects on the site. These are usually in separate opening, middle, and ending units. Business users also get Ad Templates for Facebook and Instagram Stories. Unlike the similar iMovie tool, PowerDirector requires you to add your own background music—there are no canned scores in the wizard or for Express Projects.
Steps of Express Project
An Express Project only requires two steps: Dragging an Opening, Middle, and Ending onto the timeline, and filling the resulting clip tracks with your media. It’s nowhere near as intuitive or clear as Apple iTunes’ Trailers feature or Adobe Premiere Elements’ Video Story feature. But it does offer guidance in crafting a digital movie, it is more customizable, and the results look pretty cool.
Another even easier creation tool is CyberLink PowerDirector Ultimate v22.0.1620.62 Crack Magic Movie Wizard. You get to this right from the startup menu’s Auto Mode option. This features a four-step process: importing source content, adjusting and enhancing that content, previewing, and producing. As with the templates you can download various Magic Styles from DirectorZone to use with this feature. It analyzes your content and delivers a project that you can output to a file, a disc, or to the main editor for tweaking. I found this last choice necessary, since the tool doesn’t know if two photos are nearly identical, and clips aren’t trimmed. I had better luck with Movavi Video Editor’s similar Montage Wizard feature.
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