CyberLink's Windows 8-based PowerDirector app demoed

Earlier this month, the media software company CyberLink announced it would release Windows 8 "Modern" UI versions of three of its software programs. One of them will be PowerDirector 10, the latest installment of its video editing software product.

Engadget got a chance recently to check out a hands-on demo of the PowerDirector Windows 8 app. It will support the editing of a number of video file formats and will allow users to make cuts and changes to videos simply by accessing the app's touch screen interface; it will also support adding audio files to your video creation.

The Windows 8 version of PowerDirector will also give users a number of different templates to enhance videos. Finally, once you are ready to launch your latest and greatest movie creation, PowerDirector will let you do so by uploading it to YouTube or Facebook.

If you want to use the full featured PC desktop version of PowerDirector, the Windows 8 app will allow users to import their creations to the desktop for that purpose. CyberLink will launch the Windows 8 version of PowerDirector on October 26th on the Windows Store for between $10 to $15. If you purchase the full featured version of PowerDirector, CyberLink will let you download the Windows 8 app for free.

Source: Engadget | Image via Engadget

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I do a lot of video work and there is no way I could see myself working with a touch screen video editor.. Not something to do real work on IMO

windows95isg8 said,
I do a lot of video work and there is no way I could see myself working with a touch screen video editor.. Not something to do real work on IMO

Ding ding ding... the keyword here is real work.

windows95isg8 said,
I do a lot of video work and there is no way I could see myself working with a touch screen video editor.. Not something to do real work on IMO

Exactly. Personally I find tablets good at looking at stuff, but for doing really work they are quite worthless. People will soon find this out when they get a windows 8 pro tablet. I think a lot of people will be craving a laptop (Yes I know most tablets will have a keyboard available)

Personally, I think tablets are about as productive as touch pads on laptops. My productivity when using one plummets.

windows95isg8 said,
I do a lot of video work and there is no way I could see myself working with a touch screen video editor.. Not something to do real work on IMO

Well it's not meant to be used for advanced video editing, it's in the realm of Windows Movie Maker which I doubt you'd use for "real work" even though it's a desktop app and has zero to do with touch.

Until Adobe tries to make something like premier a winrt app most of these will be on the "lite" side, and not everyone needs a heavy professional app to do some simple home movie edits.

windows95isg8 said,
I do a lot of video work and there is no way I could see myself working with a touch screen video editor.. Not something to do real work on IMO

When Apple released iVideo of the iPhone, fans cheered. You could edit video directly on a 4" screen! Mobile editing from anywhere! I can sit on a bus on my way to work and edit all my videos! It shows how powerful iOS and iPhone/iPad is.

A video editor is released for Win8: it is crap and so is Win8.

warwagon said,

Exactly. Personally I find tablets good at looking at stuff, but for doing really work they are quite worthless. People will soon find this out when they get a windows 8 pro tablet. I think a lot of people will be craving a laptop (Yes I know most tablets will have a keyboard available)

Personally, I think tablets are about as productive as touch pads on laptops. My productivity when using one plummets.

I too agree that tablets are not really productive and for anything multitask oriented a professional would do. The primary reason I see Windows 8 being better than either iOS or Android is that I don't have to carry a laptop with me too to get anything productive completed. Hybrids like the Asus, Lenovo, etc. like Transformer Book devices give you the option to be a tablet user or be productive with their keyboard docks. If MS can get the WinRT app ecosystem going, it could be the complete solution people are looking for. If they price both x86 and Windows RT solutions right they could do well.

nohone said,

When Apple released iVideo of the iPhone, fans cheered. You could edit video directly on a 4" screen! Mobile editing from anywhere! I can sit on a bus on my way to work and edit all my videos! It shows how powerful iOS and iPhone/iPad is.

A video editor is released for Win8: it is crap and so is Win8.

No IOS was **** for Pro editing as will this be. Now I am not sure many amateurs ever seriously edit their videos if YouTube and FB is anything to go by.

Yes I would use a tablet to show off my Photo work without a doubt.. They are good for that sort of thing for sure as its better then showing them a photo from a 5' camera screen, but yer video work is a no go for me..

warwagon said,

Exactly. Personally I find tablets good at looking at stuff, but for doing really work they are quite worthless. People will soon find this out when they get a windows 8 pro tablet. I think a lot of people will be craving a laptop (Yes I know most tablets will have a keyboard available)

Personally, I think tablets are about as productive as touch pads on laptops. My productivity when using one plummets.

Yes it is aimed at the amateur market I know, its like you said more like movie maker. But yes I still find to idea of any amount of video editing funny on a touch screen.. But yes Apple have shown there is a small market for it I guess

GP007 said,

Well it's not meant to be used for advanced video editing, it's in the realm of Windows Movie Maker which I doubt you'd use for "real work" even though it's a desktop app and has zero to do with touch.

Until Adobe tries to make something like premier a winrt app most of these will be on the "lite" side, and not everyone needs a heavy professional app to do some simple home movie edits.

Depicus said,

No IOS was **** for Pro editing as will this be. Now I am not sure many amateurs ever seriously edit their videos if YouTube and FB is anything to go by.

No, when iMovie was announced it was just another part of the system that Apple developed that put them ahead of the competition and showed how great iOS/iPhone/iPad is. It may not have been the resulting experience, but it made the iEcosystem the best there is.

I doubt Cyperlink is positioning the WinRT version of this as a pro video editing, but rather a quick, on the go way of editing videos. No pro would want to edit video on an ARM chip, it will be too slow to produce professional videos.

warwagon said,
....tablets good at looking at stuff, but for doing really work they are quite worthless. People will soon find this out when they get a windows 8 pro tablet. ....

I have no issue using RTM eval on my HP touchsmart tablet in touch mode with stylus.
I prefer the form factor to keyboard/mouse input.
There may be some people who will find that their Surface Pro tablets are more usable

Drossel said,
Crapware makeover

I think we've seen this video before, but with the changes to win8, some people will need this or the media center plugin to watch dvd's.. so its not crapware to the fullest