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Cyberlink's Director Suite 2 remains a powerful set of media editing and production applications that handle video, images, and audio with aplomb. The new features. though welcome, form a relatively mild upgrade.
Games are better with friends (or at least when you're proving your chops to admiring strangers). These tools let you broadcast your gaming prowess. Now go out on the Net and get your game on.
The finest free multimedia player in the world is now even better, thanks to lots of improvements under the hood.
New features in Premiere Elements 12 will be great for beginning videographers, but existing Elements users can easily skip this version
Nero 2014 Platinum, the venerable optical disc and media creation suite offers an improved interface in some modules, as well as support for 4K video and Blu-ray movie playback.
If a free video converter won't cut it for you, Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate's speed and disc burning may be what you seek.
The debut Creative Cloud version of Flash posts a solid evolution of core features and functions without bold headliners.
For not much cash, ProDrenalin fixes nearly any problem with your home video: fish-eye, rolling shutter effect, or the shakes.
New features in After Effects CC such as a live 3D workflow with Cinema 4D Lite, now included with Creative Cloud, give motion-graphics artists and compositors much-needed integration with true 3D object animation.
Nothing about Premiere Pro CC screams "gotta have it," with the possible exception of the new closed-captioning capabilities, but Adobe certainly checked several things off of the request list. And if it has fully embraced the cloud, additional tweaks should be appearing frequently.
You don't have to scroll through all the subreddits looking for videos. This website corrals the YouTube gems posted to Reddit.
Sorenson Squeeze 9 is expensive, but it's also a best-of-breed video transcoding app that's multi-threaded fast and produces sterling output.
Smideo HD 2013 makes it (mostly) easy to create slick slideshows. You can add video and photos to the project, but Smideo doesn't always offer a lot of hand holding to users.
Minitube is a well-designed YouTube app that makes it easy to watch interesting videos quickly and continuously, with a viewing experience that's even better than get from YouTube's Web interface.
Fantashow offers an easy way to combine your own video clips and still photos into one polished video. You can save your video for viewing on a PC or TV, or share it online.