If you've been licking your chops for one of those editing suites with long lists of included programs, but you just need video and photo, make sure the Video & Photo Creative Collection from CyberLink Corp. is considered. The combination of video and photo editing software is the staple of many video producers, and both put professional level work at your fingertips.
The process after production and through distribution is covered with the Creative Collection. Fast video editing is the emphasis of PowerDirector 10 which utilizes TrueVelocity 2, a rendering engine designed to speed up editing. There are separate modes for editing including 3D, hundreds of features, professional plug-ins, free-hand paint tools, keyframing and TrueTheater enhancements. Automatic functions and disc burning add to the host of features in PowerDirector 10.
Notable additions from PowerDirector 9 are one-click audio normalizing, smart rendering technology, time-lapse and uploading to Vimeo and Dailymotion. As for PhotoDirector 2011, those still images used in your Ken Burns effect will be well touched with features focused on manipulating camera functions. Your photos can stay as pristine as possible with native rendering of RAW files.
Among the controls included are sharpness, noise, white balance and targeted regional adjustments. Both halves of the collection share well with social networking sites and connect you to upwards of 225,000 effects through DirectorZone. The supported file formats include the most popular ones such as AVCHD, FLV, MOV, MPEG, and WMV for video and for photos, MPO, JPS, RAW, GIF, BMP, JPG, TIF, and PNG.
Video & Photo Creative Collection is a complete package that is about the same cost as an upgrade for other software programs, but its features quickly add up to make it a very comparable option for consumers. Expect to get a lot done with this collection and outfit your productions to look their best with versatile and award winning software.
The Video & Photo Creative Collection is listed at $150.