PowerDirector Plugins & Add-ons
So, what the heck is a plugin anyway? It is a software component that adds functionality or specific features to an existing program. Most video editing programs support them because they provide a simple, effective, and integrated means of expanding the capabilities of the program. Most are developed by third-parties. Some of the add-ons for PowerDirector Ultimate are shipped with the program, while others are sold separately via download or boxed version.
Several software developers offer these tools for CyberLink PowerDirector. The big three are NewBlueFX, ProDAD, and Pixelan. Boris FX only has one plugin for PD but, its' definitely worth mentioning so we gave it a shout out at the bottom of this page. On the pages that follow we will provide you the names of the most popular add-ons for PowerDirector and expand your knowledge on what each one can do for you.
ProDAD Gmbh is a software developer based out of Germany with US offices in Manteca, CA. Founded in 1990, the company has vast experience creating quality software which they have done religiously for many years. ProDAD specializes in creating top of the line video effect and video correction plugins. The company's products have won many awards for their ease of use and professional results. The company specializes in creating plugins but they have also added a wide range of stand-a-lone products over the years. ProDAD products which are compatible with PowerDirector include ADORAGE & VITASCENE video transitions, effects, and filters. Take a look at our ProDAD page to get product specific information on their fantastic line up of products.
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NewBlue, Inc. which sells its' products under the NewBlueFX brand, is a software developer based out of La Jolla, CA. The company entered the world of add-ons in 2001. The organization has created several plugins and stand-a-lone products that match and even surpass the quality of most of the players in the game. The company creates add-ons for audio and video filters, tools, transitions, color correction, effects, and more. The wide array of products offered by NewBlue continues to grow. The products which are compatible with PowerDirector include Titler Pro I, Art Effects, Motion Effects, Paint Effects, and the Video Essentials line. Check out our NewBlueFX page to gobble up more information on the products offered by this software giant.
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Anyone looking to create professional titles and amazing graphics with PowerDirector ought pay close attention to Boris FX. The software developer based out of Boston, MA. offers several jaw dropping add-ons for multiple video editing programs. Regrettably, the company currently offers only one product that is compatible with PowerDirector. That product is a powerful and comprehensive filter and transition plugin called Boris Continuum. The software accomplishes some amazing things with transitions and filters that truly impresses. The interface is a little complex and can take some getting used to but after you use it a few times it'll be old hat.
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If you're looking to get the most bang for your buck I recommend giving Pixelan a really close look. This Washington based company specializes in creating feature rich robust plugins at extremely affordable prices. Founded in 1996 by Michael Feerer, Pixelan is one of the longest-established video effects plugin software developers in the world. The company makes a wide range of add-ons with extreme,,y simple user interfaces that have a lot of punch and really add a lot of creativity to your projects. Their products have been used by consumers level editors, professional editors, videographers, animators, and filmmakers worldwide.
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Stock footage adds a lot of flexibility to your projects, productions, documentaries, films, and marketing videos. The footage consists of videos or pictures that have been taken from a previous production, shot for a previous production but not used, or made specifically to be utilized as footage for others. Stock footage comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Some examples are cities, time lapse videos, nature, animals, people doing activities, fire, lightning, explosions, muzzles flashes, and more. And what's great about this page is that it has a list of some of the best sites on the internet for you yo go and grab some footage for your own productions.
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