CyberLink loaned me a copy of PowerDirector to test with RICOH THETA S images and videos. It's an excellent tool for professionals and hobbyists. See more details of PowerDirector15. Although I've only used it for less than a day, I can say that it compares favorably to Adobe Premiere Pro VR Mode at much lower cost. I'm using the full version of PowerDirector15 Ultra. The Director Suite is available on their site now for $159.99. The Ultra version is $59.99.
CyberLink has donated a copy of PowerDirector Ultra to Unofficial Guide members.
Great 360 Video Editing Experience with THETA and PowerDirector
Mouse Navigation works in 360 view on a THETA S video clip
Equirectangular View of THETA S video clip
THETA Image in PowerDirector with 360 Navigation. Both Mouse and navigation icon work.
360 title placement
Application of Noise Effect
Particle Effect Templates
With Maple Leaves Overlay
Export to MP4
The export was very fast on my low-end machine.
360 video navigation works with the default Movies & TV applications in Windows 10 Creators Update.
Upload to YouTube
Uploading to YouTube is easy and the video worked great in 360.
Clicking on 360 Editor gives this information.
Help shows this information
Features Not Available in 360 Projects
The follow is a list of PowerDirector features that are not available when editing a 360° video project:
•2D to 3D in PowerTools
•Content Aware Editing
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