Render and Encode HD Video Faster with CPU/GPU Optimization
- Intel® Core i7™ Optimization: PowerDirector 7 optimized for Intel Core i7 technology enhances overall HD video editing performance. Intel Core i7 technology harnesses the full power of the CPU to deliver higher performance and energy efficiency while editing HD videos
- NVIDIA® CUDA™ Optimization: PowerDirector 7 optimized for NVIDIA CUDA technology delivers faster performance for encoding high-definition video into the H.264 format and rendering video effects. NVIDIA CUDA technology enables PowerDirector to provide an improved user experience by leveraging the power of the GPU to deliver significantly faster results.
- ATI® STREAM™ Optimization: PowerDirector 7 optimized for ATI Stream technology ensures faster video transcoding for high-definition content. ATI Stream helps accelerate the conversion of standard and HD video into multiple formats for use on differing consumer electronics devices.
Enhance Videos and Photos with Magic Tools
- Powerful Video Enhancements: Transform some of your worst mistakes into your best video content. Movie making software PowerDirector's video and photo enhancement tools let you adjust the degree of each fix then automatically create the results your are looking for.
- Automated Video Editing: Select a movie theme and let PowerDirector complete your video for you. No need to set a single edit point or add an effect. It's totally automatic!
- Professional Slideshows: Choose from 7 unique templates, including the new "3D" style and slideshows featuring beat-detection technology to automatically sync your photos to music. The "cell" style gives you complete control, letting you arrange each photo.
Acquire Online Resources Easily
- Direct Access to Photos on Flickr™: Retrieve photos you have already uploaded to Flickr™. Search for photos created by your contacts or available under common license agreements. Import directly to your PowerDirector projects.
- Unlimited Audio on Freesound: Never get stuck for a sound effect again. Search by tags and import to your media library.
Connect with other PowerDirector Users on DirectorZone
- Your PowerDirector Community: Enjoy free access to DirectorZone, PowerDirector's dedicated online community.
- Download Effects: Access new effects created by other PowerDirector users for your projects.
- Upload Effects: Share your effects and DVD templates with other users on DirectorZone. Learn about uploading your creations to DirectorZone.
- Subscribe to Other Creators: Make sure you always get the latest designs from your favorites.
NOTE: Output to Blu-ray Disc and support for AVCHD and other high-definition formats is available in the PowerDirector 7 Ultra version. Please check the version comparison for a complete outline of the features available.
Create High-Definition Videos
With movie making software PowerDirector your projects have never looked better. Achieve pro-like results in high-definition for videos and photos. Output projects to your medium of choice.
Advanced Video Editing Features
Throw yourself completely into the creative process with PowerDirector's advanced features and timeline tools. Improvements to usability puts the joy back into digital video editing.
- 6-track PiP effects: Create impressive animations, chroma-key effects, and masks, with up to 6 tracks of picture-in-picture objects. Select from our library of PiP graphics, or import a photo to create your own animated overlays.
- Advanced key-frame effects: Design unique animations by setting the key frames for effects and object animations.
- Video freeze frame: Create dramatic shots to highlight people, objects and moments in your videos. Add text directly on the screen or animate your shot to intensify the emotion even more.
- Disc menu designer: Take your disc production to a new level of sophistication. Include menu navigation that gives the option to play all scenes or make a scene selection. You can move buttons, include animated chapter thumbnails, even import images as backgrounds. The designs you create can be uploaded to DirectorZone to be shared with other creators. Check our tutorial about tips for creating great menu designs.
- Pro-like subtitles: Add video subtitles by importing .TXT or .SRT files, or manually typing in the Subtitle Room. You can imprint subtitles directly on your video to appear like captions, or set them as a selectable feature on your output DVDs.
- Time code and date stamp: Turn your time code and date stamp into a subtitle on your video (requires DV or HDV camera to support this feature). Different from time codes saved during the capturing process, PowerDirector allows you to disable (hide) your time code subtitle at any time before final production. Supports the display of EXIF information for photos too.
- Resizable Workspace: Change your workspace to suit your working style. Drag on your media libraries, the timeline, and preview window to give you more space to create.
- Better media management: Adapt the way you access photos, videos, and effects to your working style. Organize your media by creating new subfolders to sort and store photos and videos. Save your library for future use, or load an existing one for your new project.
- Easy sorting of media resources: Display your project content by name, duration, file size, date or type. View the details of your files, instead of thumbnails.
- Faster response times: Enjoy being more productive. You'll find importing photos and videos, and accessing effects libraries and DVD menu templates, is now quicker than ever.
Video Capturing and Production, Including High-Definition Content
- HD video editing : Native support for high-definition content ensures exceptional results from beginning to end. Import or capture, edit and produce, video in AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD and WMV-HD.
- Capture from anywhere: PowerDirector supports all kinds of content sources, including HDV camcorders, TV tuner cards, Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, webcams, CDs, and more.
- Blu-ray Discs and DVDs: Authoring discs is one of the best ways to preserve your home movies; now you can store high-definition AVCHD content too. Support for Blu-ray Discs gives you even greater capacity for your high-definition videos. PowerDirector adds the final pro touch to your discs with its built-in authoring tools for Blu-ray Discs and DVDs.
- Direct publishing to YouTube™: Get your movies online fast with direct uploading to YouTube. With easy steps you can name and tag your video so you are easily found by millions of viewers online.
- Output for iPod, iPhone or PSP: Produce movies that you can watch everywhere via iPod, iPhone or PSP. Output files are optimized in a size and resolution that plays best for each device.
- Writing back to HDV and DV tape: Camcorders don't just record, they are an extremely convenient way to connect to a TV, PC monitor, or projector, so you can show your movie to others. PowerDirector lets you write your finished movie directly back to your camcorder.