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Version 17 build 2727
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2019
    • Fixes the issue that the dual preview settings are reset after reconnecting to a secondary monitor.
    • Fixes the issue that the program crashes when launching on specific platforms.
    • Fixes the issue that the timeline marker position is changes after adding a saved project to the timeline.
    • Fixes the issue that the disabled audio track is sometimes not muted in Batch Produce.
    • Fixes the issue that the input font size becomes incorrect after pressing the Enter key.
    • Fixes the issue that overlapped PiP objects cannot be moved by dragging the blue “+” icon on the object.
    • Fixes the issue that the incorrect path error displays when saving or sharing a particle template.
    • Fixes the issue that vocal removal applied in the Audio Editor does not apply to created DVD/BD discs.
    • Fixes the issue that produced HEVC video has incorrect aspect ratio with AMD hardware encoder enabled.
    • Fixes the issue that split video will continue playing in Selected Range tab of Video Speed Designer.
    • Fixes the issue that the preview of split video is incorrect in Crop/Zoom/Pan window.
    • Fixes the issue that the program sometimes crashes when seeking in a project that contains audio with the pitch effect applied.
    • Adds support for keyboard quick search for font types when the combo box is opened in the Title Designer and Subtitle Room.
    • Minor bug fixes.
Version 17 build 2514
  • Release Date: Feb 12, 2019
  • 2019-02-10
    Updates PowerDirector 17 to build 2514 
    Install this patch to enhance program stability and improve the compatibility of HEVC video.

    Release Notes
    Note: This patch is not for PowerDirector 365 subscription version, hardware bundled/pre-installed versions, volume license, educational editions, or versions purchased via the Microsoft Store and Steam.
    Adds an option in Preferences to set default insert project behavior.
    Improves the compatibility when previewing HEVC with AMD hardware video decoder and producing HEVC with NVIDIA hardware encoder.
    Improves the video quality when producing with Intel Quick Sync Video hardware encoder.
    Improves the audio compatibility for videos with linear PCM and FLAC audio, and specific MKV and DV-AVI videos.
    Improves the compatibility for shadow file creation and combined MP4 videos.
    Fixes the issue that disabled audio tracks are not muted when using Batch Produce and Create Disc.
    Fixes the issue that timeline markers offset when the project is inserted as a nested project.
    Fixes the issue that packed projects don’t include the Geometric transition.
    Fixes the issue that timeline preview shows incorrect frame when dragging the edges to trim a video on the timeline.
    Fixes the issue that the production stalls with hardware encoder and trimmed source videos or SVRT enabled and specific source videos.
    Fixes the issue that the preview becomes black when applying multiple video effects with OpenCL acceleration.
    Fixes the issue that the program sometimes crashes when deleting title text with special effects on the timeline preview.
    Fixes the issue that font preview in the Title Designer is truncated for some fonts.
    Fixes the issue that the color of the preview in the PiP Designer becomes incorrect if blending mode is changed.
    Fixes the issue that the program sometimes pops up incorrect disk space is insufficient message when capturing from a webcam with specific profile.
    Fixes the issue that the video speed adjustment is gone in Render Preview video.
    Minor bug fixes.
Version 17 build 2314
  • Release Date: Nov 26, 2018
    • Updates PowerDirector 17 to build 2314 
    • Install this patch update to enhance program stability and enabling NVIDIA NVENC hardware acceleration with driver version 416 or above
    • Adds sort by date modified in the Media Room.
    • Adds support for enabling OpenVINO* hardware acceleration for the AI Style Plugin.
    • Adds support for enabling NVIDIA NVENC hardware acceleration with driver version 416 or above**.
    • Improves the preview performance when using undo/redo and Special Effects in Title Designer.
    • Improves the program stability when editing with titles, video speed, lens correction and 360 video.
    • Fixes the issue that produced video is trimmed unexpectedly if the end of project is audio only.
    • Fixes the issue that variation of wave (frequency) is reset after previewing.
    • Fixes the issue that SVRT becomes 0% workload reduced after adding a clip to the timeline.
    • Fixes the issue that opacity modifications on the timeline cannot be undone.
    • Fixes the issue that applied audio effects in the Audio Editor are gone after opening a project.
    • Fixes the issue that sometimes opacity modifications on the timeline cannot be saved with the project.
    • Minor bug fixes.

      * Intel Skylake or newer CPU, and Windows 10 64bit required.
      ** This update does not remove support for the NVIDIA NVENC hardware acceleration in the older VGA drivers
Version 17 build 2126
  • Release Date: Oct 10, 2018
  • 2018-10-09
    Updates PowerDirector 17 to build 2126 

    Install this patch update to enhance program stability.

    Release Notes
    Note: This patch is NOT for subscription version, OEM versions, UWP versions, volume license, or versions purchased via Steam.
    Fixes the issue that the program crashes when selecting title templates that include a backdrop effect on platforms without DirectX 11 support.
    Fixes the issue that the program crashes when right clicking on an empty storyboard.
    Fixes the issue that the program sometimes crashes when analyzing GPU capabilities.
Version 17
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2018
  • What’s New in PowerDirector 17

    MultiCam Designer & Collage Designer Interoperability
    Sync mutliple clips using MultiCam Designer then finish editing and producing in Video Collage Designer.

    Updated Video Collage Designer
    More border color and size controls, plus also make interclip border adjustments and save/download customized templates.

    Improved Title Designer
    Amazing animated title text effects, and quicker editing directly inside the preview window with background object support.
    Nested Project Editing
    Add and edit multiple projects in your timeline for effortless creativity.

    Video Pre-cut
    Pre-cut clips to save in your library and reuse throughout your projects.

    Create Brush Mask in Mask Designer
    Use the brush tool to create custom, irregular shaped masks to apply to video clips.
    Improved Motion Tracking Accuracy
    Track objects through your video with frame-by-frame control and title backgrounds. 
    Advanced Chroma Key
    Significant improvements to our Chroma Key engine and advanced multi-key sampling.
    Keyframe Opacity Editing
    Use keyframes to edit video opacity directly on the timeline.

    Redesigned Paint Designer
    A much-improved workflow allows animated painted effects to be overlayed on videos.

    Better 360˚ Video Stabilization
    Improved stabilization engine, plus the ability to adjust Temporal & Spatial ranges and Axis rotation.
    Expanded Format Support
    Import WebM (VP9 video & Opus audio), HEIC import, export JPG & PNG image sequences, produce MKV with DTS/AAC audio.

    Improved Subtitle Room
    Import & export SRTs with customized fonts, colors and styles.

    Capture Webcam While Recording
    Capture webcam footage as a PiP to screen recordings.

    Updated Capture Module
    Capture H.264 codec with preset or customized profiles.

    Integrated and Expanded Audio Editing
    Audio Editor integrated directly into the PowerDirector editing workflow allows for seamless audio editing, plus Vocal Transformer and Echo effects.

    Best Matched Profile
    Selects the production profile that best suits your video based on the source clips. 

    Improved Performance
    Improved architecture enables more hardware decoding instances and Intel 8th Gen. Core i CPU optimizations with TrueVelocity 8.
    Point-of-use Tutorials and Hotkeys
    Learn more and edit faster with point-of-use tutorials and hotkey support.
Version 16 build 2816
  • Release Date: May 1, 2018
    • Note: This patch is not for PowerDirector Live subscribers, OEM versions, or versions purchased via Steam.
    • Adds support for the CyberLink AI Style plugin that turns your videos into artwork.
    • Improves the program stability when using MultiCam Designer.
    • Improves the program stability when producing 9:16 video.
    • Improves the program stability when producing 3D video.
    • Fixes the issue that the program sometimes crashes when scanning devices with particular software installed.
    • Fixes the issue that 9:16 video sometimes gets stretched if applying multiple Fix/Enhance options or adjustments.
    • Fixes the issue that there is green line on the bottom of produced video in Full HD resolution.
    • Fixes the issue that the sometimes the audio waveform cannot be displayed on timeline.
Version 16 build 2524
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2018
    • Adds more lens correction profiles.
    • Adds more color presets.
    • Supports webcam to capture in 4K resolution.
    • Supports pasting keyframe settings to multiple clips on the timeline.
    • Supports ADPCM audio if QuickTime is installed.
    • Improves the compatibility with ADPCM audio format.
    • Improves the program stability when working on external displays.
    • Improves the video quality when applying 360 video stabilizer.
    • Reduces the memory usage in the Title Designer.
    • Fixes the issue that video produced by SVRT sometimes has no sound.
    • Fixes the issue that sometimes text starting/ending effects are not applied in Menu Designer.
    • Fixes the issue that aligning to vertical center doesn’t work for inserted image in the Title Designer.
    • Fixes the issue that program sometimes crashes after modifying transition settings.
    • Fixes the issue that program sometimes crashes or hangs when applying Magic Cut.
    • Fixes the issue that program sometimes crashes when selecting “Fit photos to music” then adjusting single photo duration.
    • Fixes the issue that there is sometimes a green line on produced video if it was edited with ColorDirector.
    • Fixes the issue that certain features cannot be used after installing the previous beta patch.
    • Fixes the issue that color look-up table (CLUT) does not work if imported filename extension is upper case.
    • Various other bug fixes and user experience improvements.
Version 16 build 2313
  • Release Date: Nov 27, 2017
    • Install this patch update to fix certain program crash and video editing issues. 
    • Note: This patch is not for PowerDirector Live subscribers, OEM versions, or versions purchased via Steam.
    • Release Notes
    • Adds support for .CMS LUT files.
    • Adds supports for adjusting the opacity of multiple selected timeline clips simultaneously.
    • Improves the compatibility with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
    • Improves the program stability when editing 360° video.
    • Improves the hardware decoding performance when there are transitions on the timeline.
    • Improves the compatibility with .MOV and .MKV video.
    • Improves the program stability of the View Designer after resuming from S3.
    • Fixes the issue that chroma key sometimes does not apply to whole clip.
    • Fixes the issue that the program stops working after exiting the Video Collage Designer and then opening a new project.
    • Fixes the issue that inserted particle objects look broken after returning to the Edit page.
    • Fixes the issue that the program stops working after canceling color preset on a stabilized 360 video.
    • Fixes the issue that 360 Start View Setting changes are not saved with project.
    • Fixes the issue that selection highlight of 360 title is sometimes distorted when adjusting view angle.
    • Fixes the issue that alpha channel is gone when taking a snapshot of a .PNG image from the timeline.
    • Various other bug fixes and user experience improvements
Version 16
  • Release Date: Sep 21, 2017
Version 15 build 2820
  • Release Date: May 18, 2017
    • Install this patch update enhances the program stability. 
    • Note: This patch is not for PowerDirector Live subscribers, OEM versions, or versions purchased via Steam.
    • Release Notes
    • Improves AAC audio encoding quality.
    • Increases the smoothness of the scaling motion in keyframed titles.
    • Improves compatibility of H.264 MPEG-4 and AVI video clips.
    • Improves AMD graphics card compatibility when using OpenCL accelerated effects.
    • Fixes variable opacity when previewing in Title Designer.
    • Fixes the animated GIF duration issue on timeline.
    • Fixes the malfunction of Facebook uploading.
    • Fixes the malfunction of Color Enhancement.
    • Enables keyboard input of Color Temperature and Tint.
Version 15 build 2509
  • Release Date: Feb 15, 2017
    • Install this patch update enhances the program stability. 
    • Note: This patch is not for PowerDirector Live subscribers, OEM versions, or versions purchased via Steam.
    • Release Notes
    • Adds additional font sizes in Title and Menu Designer.
    • Adds support for Nikon KeyMission 360 camera.
    • Adds fade-in and fade-out options for videos and images in the context menu.
    • Adds support for choosing which SVRT profile to use when there are multiple available.
    • Fixes the audio distortion issue when capturing with the Screen Recorder.
    • Fixes the issue that the chroma key tolerance controls sometimes do not work in the PiP Designer.
    • Fixes the issue that hardware decoding sometimes malfunctions.
    • Fixes the issue that Color Enhancement is disabled after backing out from the Produce page.
Version 15 build 2309
  • Release Date: Nov 25, 2016
    • Install this patch update enhances the program stability. 
    • Note: This patch is not for PowerDirector Live subscribers, OEM versions, or versions purchased via Steam.
    • Release Notes
    • Adds ability to apply My Favorite transition to all videos.
    • Adds mask type options for the mosaic effect in the Motion Tracker.
    • Adds 9:16 project support from PowerDirector Android.
    • Adds recording custom area from the secondary monitor in Screen Recorder.
    • Fixes the issue that templates created in old versions cannot be found in PowerDirector 15.
    • Fixes the issue that SVRT malfunctions after splitting a video.
    • Fixes the issue that shadow files are not generated to the defined export folder.
    • Fixes the issue that thumbnails are incorrect after detecting 9:16 video in Scene Detection.
    • Fixes the issue that parts of waveforms disappear from the timeline after applying transitions.
Version 15
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2016
Version 14 Build 2820
  • Release Date: May 17, 2016
    • Adds support for editing ActionDirector projects.
    • Adds the updated Nico Nico Douga sign-in mechanism.
    • Fixes the issue that the video speed is slow motion when previewing AVI video captured by PowerDirector.
    • Enhances usability to integrate default keyframes for the “Zoom In” and “Zoom Out” effects.
    • Fixes the issue that the capture device resolution drop down list is empty when using webcam to capture video.
    • Fixes the issue that the shadow file can’t be generated when the source video is MJPG AVI format.
    • Fixes the issue that the Screen Recorder captured 1920x1080 video is blurry when previewing the video on the timeline.
    • Fixes the crash issue encountered when producing a 2K/4K video that contain specific effects.
    • Fixes the crash issue encountered when opening a transition dialog in the Theme Designer.

Version 14 Build 2707
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2016
    • Fixes the crash issue encountered intermittently after applying patch v2527.
    • Adds support for 360 degree PiP rotation in a single keyframe.
    • Enhances the program performance when generating shadow files.
    • Enhances the compatibility of AVI and MOV video as a source video in Windows 10.
    • Enhance the stability of Title/PiP/Particle designer.
    • Enhance the stability of Desktop Capture.
    • Enhances software performance when previewing video clips with speed adjustment applied.
    • Fixes the issue that SVRT doesn’t work on MOV videos.
    • Fixes the issues when upload video to Facebook and Youtube.
    • Fixes the crash issue encountered when applying a color preset in the Action Camera Center.
    • Fixes the crash issue encountered when using the Fish Eye effect to produce a 4:3 HD, Full-HD or 4K WMV video.
Version 14 Build 2527
  • Release Date: Feb 18, 2016
    • Adds support for 360 degree PiP rotation in a single keyframe.
    • Enhances the program performance when generating shadow files.
    • Enhances the compatibility of AVI and MOV video as a source video in Windows 10.
    • Enhance the stability of Title/PiP/Particle designer.
    • Enhance the stability of Desktop Capture.
    • Enhances software performance when previewing video clips with speed adjustment applied.
    • Fixes the issue that SVRT doesn’t work on MOV videos.
    • Fixes the issues when upload video to Facebook and Youtube.
    • Fixes the crash issue encountered when applying a color preset in the Action Camera Center.
    • Fixes the crash issue encountered when using the Fish Eye effect to produce a 4:3 HD, Full-HD or 4K WMV video.
Version 14
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2015
Version 12
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 2013
Version 11
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2012
Version 10
  • Release Date: Oct 12, 2011
Version 9.0
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2010
Version 8.0
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 2009
  • Please refer to this page for a list of what's new
Version 7.0
  • Release Date: May 7, 2008
  • Please refer to this page for a list of what's new
Version 6.0
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2007
  • Improved Magic Tools: Magic Style, Magic Fix and Magic Clean
  • All new DVD template designer for creating DVDs
  • All new Slideshow Wizard for creating dynamic slideshows
  • PiP designer for animating photos and objects on the screen with audio
  • Video subtitle room permitting easy addition of subtitles to videos
  • Improved transitions, titles and effects
  • Support for high-definition video
  • Support for 16:9 aspect ratio video content and menus
  • Video publishing or storage through YouTube and MediaMax
  • Write back to HDV Tape
  • Output of video files in iPod or PSP formats
Version 3.0
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2003

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