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Cyberlink Editing Software Supporting GoPro HD Hero3 Video Format

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The GoPro Hero 3 HD video camera is capable of recording in cinematic 4K resolution, but some editing software will force users to downscale to a lower resolution, such as 1080p. Cyberlink’s PowerDirector 11 software will allow GoPro users to edit the video they shoot while maintaining the 4K resolution. (Photo courtesy GoPro.)

Cyberlink, maker of PowerDirector video editing software, has announced its support of the 4K video format used by the GoPro HD Hero3, the world’s smallest camera with 4K video capability and a popular tool for those wanting to record track day videos.

According to the Cyberlink press release, the support for 4K formatting will allow users to maintain the format’s high resolution throughout the editing process. Cyberlink CEO Alice H. Chang said, “Sports-action cameras are hugely popular as they allow professional and amateur athletes to easily capture their activities in high-resolution stills and high-definition 4K video. However, if users are to fully enjoy the benefits of 4K video, then they need editing software that can support it. CyberLink PowerDirector 11’s support for 4K video files from the GoPro HD Hero3 mean they can now easily edit, preserve and share their unique experiences.”

Existing users of PowerDirector software can download the update for free via the CyberLink Update Center. Those who don’t currently own a release of PowerDirector have to purchase the software to get the 4K video resolution support during editing.

4K resolution is commonly found in cinema applications and offers far more detail than even home-standard 1080p high definition TVs can handle– it’s roughly twice the resolution of your 1080p TV set, with four times as many pixels total. According to Wikipedia, the name refers to the horizontal resolution of the various 4K formats, all of which are on the order of 4,000 pixels wide.

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