Saturday, November 30, 2019

Director Suite 365 – something for everyone when editing photos or video

 If you’re after a way to splice video clips together, there are a raft of programs to do that. Same for cropping digital photos before printing – lots to pick from. But if you really enjoy spicing them up with special effects, professional transitions, and creating movies or DVD’s with them – you won’t find a more affordable option than Director Suite 365. It’s a complete editing suite for video, stills and audio.

It’s already a bargain at $129.99 per year, but you can try it for free for 30 days. After that, you can also dip your toes in the editing waters for only $29.99 per month.  Let’s say you only produce a video once a year at Christmas time, you could get the use of an entire editing suite for under $30. Then the following year you could do it again.

Special notice to my readers…

Black Friday special (thru December 1, 2019)

The annual subscription is only $89.99

(That’s a 30% savings)

However, I’m banking on the fact that after you see what can be done, you won’t want to stop, and you’ll opt for the full year’s worth of fun for $129.99.

So what do you get with the full year’s subscription?  Gobs and Gobs, or should I say Gigs and Gigabytes of special effects, transitions, templates, presets, profiles, overlays, collages, particles, scenes, titles, and so much more.  As of this writing (November 2019) there are 784,169 free items for you to choose from in the Director Zone catalog. AND, they add more each month. No extra charge – they just keep showing up.

Just for example, take a look at these motion graphic templates that come at no extra charge with Director Suite 365. To create these, you’d formerly need a program like Premiere or After Effects and the learning curve is seriously steep.  With Director Suite 365, they are simply drag and drop onto your timeline.  Then simply change the words to suit your video and viola – professional results in almost no time.

Lastly, while the price is strangely affordable, especially compared to the competition, the software is anything but low grade. It can handle just about anything you throw at it, including:

  • 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 editing formats
  • 4K video
  • 360-degree video
  • Professional 10 bit format
  • HDR support
  • GPGPU Transcoding
  • 10-Core CPU performance boost
  • Vector shapes on video or stills
  • Shaky footage stabilization
  • Color corrections
  • Green screen
  • Nested projects as Picture-in-Picture
  • Audio scrubbing
  • Full suite of audio editing tools
  • Full suite of still image editing tools
  • Professional color correction suite

Dare we say anything else?  The value is there is you have the need.  Check out their monthly or yearly subscription models and then go forth and create awesomeness.

Doug Bardwell

Doug Bardwell

Writer & photographer – in print and online

Proud husband, father & grandfather. World traveler and tester of the gadgets we take along. Engaged volunteer with the American Red Cross, human trafficking prevention & social concerns. See more of my writing on

Disclosure:  Cyberlink provided us with a subscription to Director Suite 365 so we could perform this evaluation.  Our opinions and comments, are and always have been, strictly our own.

Originally published on  11/29/19

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