Advancements in technology have literally changed the way we live our lives today. Besides the numerous functional (and remarkable) changes to our business or profession, these advancements have especially enhanced the world of entertainment. Invention of High Definition (HD) media (audio and video) is one of the greatest leaps in the history of entertainment technology. HD video format is by far the best format available today in the movie industry. The trendy HD movies are becoming more popular and available to the consumers all around the world.Recording or making your own HD movie could be a troublesome affair unless you have proper hardware and software support. While there are good number of HD recording devices available in the consumer market, unfortunately the number of software that allows you to make your own HD movie are comparatively less.
As a home user, you would probably prefer recording your own movie in the popular Blue-ray HD format. You may also wish to make your movies in a multi-format environment for sharing them with more people. Whatever format you decide, you need a HD movie maker software. Finding the suitable software application which will satisfy all your requirements could be tricky. The software must be easy to use and should deliver good quality HD video output. It should also support maximum popular video formats like Blue-ray, DVCPRO HD, HDCAM, HDV, HDCAM-SR, XDCAM HD, D5 HD, and AVCHD. Another desirable feature should be the ability to convert videos in other Standard Definition (SD) video formats. You should also look for other additional features that the software promises.Two such popular and highly functional software products you may consider are Sothink HD Movie Maker from SourceTec Software and PowerDirector 8 Deluxe from CyberLink Corp. Both the software are rich in features and yields high quality HD video in making a home movie.Sothink HD Movie Maker supports almost all HD and SD formats. Included HD camera support (*.m2ts, *.m2t and *.mts) makes it ideal for recording movies direct from HD cameras/camcorders. Video resolutions supported are 1280x720p, 1440x1080p and 1920x1080p. You can also make your movies in PAL or NTSC system. Recording can be made with 5.1 surround sound. The software supports multi-core and multiple CPUs.
PowerDirector 8 Deluxe is also a HD movie maker that supports almost all video input/output formats. Its standard and advanced editing features together with a number of special effects tools make it a perfect choice for HD movie authoring at home. As capture sources, the tool supports HDV, DV, DSLR cameras, Digital and Analog TV. Although costlier than Sothink HD Movie Maker, PowerDirector 8 Deluxe has many features that make it worth choosing between the two.