Cybervision- a glitzy waste of time (and money)

Started Oct 21, 2017 | Discussions thread
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erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 6,182
Cybervision- a glitzy waste of time (and money)

I've been trying to use Cybervision (Power Director15 Ultra) to edit my videos for some time now, and am finally giving up, after repeatedly running into the symptoms of poorly-written, unstable, imcompletely de-bugged software. I recognize these from some personal programimng experience: windows not sizing properly, and also note that I am far from alone. Here`s a typical user comment from the Cybervision user forum on one of what seem to be many patches, of any of which, btw , Cybervision, which endlessly bombards Users with costly plug-ins, and is already pushing a PD 16 "upgrade" for nearly $100 on users, has never bothered to inform me, as a rwehistered user.

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A non-beta patch would be appreciated... I'm still using 2509 from February, and it is terribly unstable. I've owned PD15 for a mere 11 months. It seems that Cyberlink is more interested in taking money for annual upgrades than producing a stable, working product.

After 40+ years of photograph and do have some preferences about what a video editing program should provide. My type and style of video is mostly to record events, presentations and concerts, Here are a few of the public ones on YouTube:

public videos

They are hardly masterpieces,, but the latest, especially seem reasonably watchable. I enjoy taking them. However, trying to edit them in the most basic ways - WB and exposure correction, adding simple, tasteful titles in PD is extremely frustrating. There do, indeed, seem to be some worthwhile aspects to PD - multi-camera synching, etc, but the endless, garish eye candy and cheesy special effects on the one hand  and  the user-as-beta-tester instability of this software is causing me to regret ever buying it.

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Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.
- W. Eugene Smith, Dec 30, 1918 to Oct 15, 1978.

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