Superior Color Grading for Videos
Color grading is an essential tool for making impressions, telling stories, and evoking responses from your video viewers. In ColorDirector this pro-level editing technique is available in an intuitive suite that makes it simple for anyone to master.
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Get That Movie Look!
Color Filters to Stylize Your Videos
If you’re looking to give your video production a cinematic edge, there’s no quicker or easier way than using ColorDirector's wide range of manual and one-click features.
Popular Film-Style Grades
ColorDirector comes with a range of built-in, professionally designed presets that emulate the styles of well-known films. You can also save any manual adjustments you make to a video as a preset and use it again on future projects.
You can also download a huge collection of free presets—including presets made using both ColorDirector & PhotoDirector—on DirectorZone.
HDR Video: From Ordinary to Extraordinary
Apply HDR to your videos to add more dynamic range to your scenes, bring out the detail and highlight the best parts of your footage.
HDR is perfect for landscape scenes where there’s a lot of contrast between the sky and the land and you want to capture the sky’s detail without making the land look too dark, scenes of people in harsh sunlight where there can be too much bright glare and dark shadows, and even low-light scenes where you need to brighten the foreground.
Split Toning for VideoNEW
Split toning involves adding a color to the shadows and highlights of a video. It's an old photography technique, but is a more recent (and very effective) addition to the video editor’s toolkit. It's a great way to evoke a certain feeling from your video footage, or even achieve a dramatic effect that leaves a lasting impression with your watchers.
Tinting Your VideoNEW
Applying tints is an easy way to change the mood of your video. A cold wash of blue can make a video look cooler or more atmospheric, while a warm sepia tint can give a video a retro romantic look. It's also a great way to get that digital-green Matrix look.
To effectively use tinting in your videos, try to apply a subtle tint that keeps the brightest whites and darkest shadows un-tinted.
Intelligent Motion Tracking
ColorDirector's intelligent motion tracking algoritm tracks motion by matching image data from a selected area in a frame to image data in each succeeding frame, so you can isolate objects, accurately track their movements and of course change or enhance their color.
Easy Color Replacement
An easy-to-use eye dropper is used to select any color in a video you want to replace. You can also click in the Original Color section and choose the color you want to replace.
Look-up Table (LUT) Conversion
LUTs are useful for matching footage from one source to another, for visual effect, or for output previewing. ColorDirector supports .3dl, .mga, .m3d, .cube and .csp format LUT files.
Precise Selection Masks
The Selection Mask can be used to precisely isolate any image in a frame for color grading and then, on a frame-by-frame level, track that object's motion over time.
Color Grading without the Complexity & Struggle
While color grading is a pro-level editing technique, it doesn’t have to be so complex. ColorDirector offers creative video-makers of all skill levels, the means to dramatically improve their projects through use of tools to control color.
Round-trip Editing with PowerDirector
For an optimal video editing workflow and to cut down on your video editing time, use PowerDirector to import and edit your raw video footage, launch ColorDirector directly from PowerDirector’s interface for color grading, then send the footage back to PowerDirector for video rendering and production.
And with the 64-bit, TrueVelocity 4-powered color grading engine, ColorDirector can handle even the highest quality 4K video files with ease
Popular Format Support incl. H.265NEW
Import a wide range of popular formats for recorded video, including MP4, WMV, FLV, AVI, MPEG-2, AVCHD, ultra high def 4K files and now next-gen H.265 video.
64-bit TrueVelocity 4 Grading Engine
ColorDirector offers native 64-bit support and the award-winning TrueVelocity editing engine for improved system efficiency and faster loading of HD video footage.
Automatic Scene Detection
ColorDirector detects the individual scenes contained within a video clip, separates them into multiple clips then adds them to the storyboard panel like any other video clip.
Cloud Services for your Video ProjectsNEW
Integration of the new CyberLink Cloud service in ColorDirector means you can save videos, color grading projects, and back-up settings information to the cloud so that you can access and download them whenever and wherever you need them.
Grade "A" Videos
Improve & Enhance Color & Lighting Problems
ColorDirector comes with a complete set of tools to correct white balance, adjust tonality, and reduce artifact noise within your videos. All the professional tools you need to get your videos looking better.
Modify Contrast & Tint with RGB Tonal Curves
Manually setting the tonal values of the shadows, midtones, and highlights in a video is a great way to achieve exactly the look you’re after.
Adding bit more blue to the shadow areas while tinting the highlights to warmer tones and removing green from the midtones is where RGB tonal curve adjustments can really be used to best effect.
See at a glance where all of the brightness levels contained in a scene are found. Values are arrayed across the bottom of the graph from left (darkest) to right (brightest).
ColorDirector's powerful and intuitive keyframe features let you quickly adjust color effects and dynamically animate selection masks with great detail and precision.
Video Noise Reduction
Noise Reduction reduces extraneous visible artifacts that degrade image quality. Noise includes luminance noise that makes images look grainy, and color noise that shows as colored artifacts in the image.
Sharpness is applied to edges in your footage to enhance the details in the video clip. Applying sharpness may result in some image noise, which can be removed with the Noise Reduction tool.