CyberLink announces PowerDirector 10, adds support for 3D video

cyberlink logo CyberLink announces PowerDirector 10, adds support for 3D video

One of the major problems with the new-fangled 3D cameras, beyond the fact that you preferably need a 3D display to watch the content on, is the issue of editing the 3D video. CyberLink is now coming to the rescue of consumers with PowerDirector 10 which is the first version of its editing software that supports 3D video.

One of the major problems with the new-fangled 3D cameras, beyond the fact that you preferably need a 3D display to watch the content on, is the issue of editing the 3D video. CyberLink is now coming to the rescue of consumers with PowerDirector 10 which is the first version of its editing software that supports 3D video.

Beyond support for 3D video editing CyberLink has also tweaked a lot of the features from PowerDirector 9 such as a further tweaked TrueVelocity engine (simply called TrueVelocity 2), GPU video rendering and further enhancements to its Smart Video Rendering Technology (SVRT). However, the two features that should appeal the most is an improved H.264 video encoder which CyberLink claims is over 38 percent faster than its previous encoder using a quad core CPU with eight threads, with the second new addition being OpenCL support. The OpenCL part is currently only used to accelerate various filters and effects; it's not part of the actual rendering which is still done using the various proprietary technologies from AMD, Intel and Nvidia.

The UI doesn't appear to have been given a major overhaul since version 9 and this could be a good or a bad thing depending on how much you liked the interface in version 9 in the first place. The Ultra version of PowerDirector 10 offers some additional features over the Deluxe version, just as with PowerDirector 9. The Ultra version will get you native 64-bit support; the option to import video directly from AVCHD camcorders and it has the option for Full HD video preview. You'll also have to splash out for the Ultra version if you want to be able to edit 3D video. CyberLink does at least support all standard 3D displays and HDMI 1.4 as well as various output formats depending on the device you want to play back the edited video on. There's even an option to upload 3D video directly to YouTube.

PowerDirector 10 is available for download from CyberLink now with the Deluxe version setting you back US$69.95 and the Ultra version US$99.95.

Source: CyberLink

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