Friday, March 31, 2017

DEALS: Cyberlink ActionDirector 2 with 360 video editing for FREE (?)

Cyberlink ActionDirector 2 is a video editor designed for action cameras, with 360 video editing capability.  Normally it is $49.99 but for a limited time, it is available for FREE. :-O  But please see the cautionary note below.
To get ActionDirector 2 for free, go to this site.  They won't ask for your credit card number or anything.  After submitting the form, you will receive a license key and you can download the file.

I'm not familiar with this website so I can't vouch for the safety of the software.  Their installer file is definitely different from the installer file from Cyberlink.  I downloaded the trial version directly from Cyberlink here and then I was planning to enter the license key from Sharewareonsale.  Unfortunately, I could not find any option to enter the license key in Cyberlink's trial version.  So...  I guess to get the ActionDirector2 for free you would have to install the version from Sharewareonsale.  Do so at your own risk (there could be spyware or other malware).  I've emailed Cyberlink to inquire if this is legit but it usually takes time (weeks) for them to respond.  Perhaps you can download without running or installing the file until we know for sure that it's ok.

UPDATE: Simon Miya of InFilm provided this helpful tip. Sharewareonsale has nagware.  Here's how to avoid it.

Thank you very much to Borna Filic for sharing this info!  You can check out his impressive Instagram feed here!

10 comments:

  1. Is this any different than the version that is supplied with the Gear360?

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    1. Hi Michael. The 360 capabilities appear to be similar or identical to those of the Gear 360 Action Director. Not sure about the action cam features (it might have more templates or effects).

      Best regards,
      Mic

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  2. The "License key" is provided by e-mail; I am downloading it right now in order to make the respective tests. Thank you very much!

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    1. CONFIRMATION: "Cyberlink Action Director 2" is working 100%

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    2. Thanks Marco. Even though it might seem that it installs ActionDirector 2, there's a possibility that the installer installed other files in the background, which is why I personally didn't install it. So you may want to see if you notice anything unusual.

      Best regards,
      Mic

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    3. @Mic Ty: The "SharewareOnSale Giveaway" installer can be easily uninstalled from the Windows Control Panel as well as its monitor application without compromising the main software (CyberLink ActionDirector Ultra 2)

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  3. Installed and noticed it places a one time popup for the shareware host company on the bottom right side of the screen on boot up. so my guess its running some sort of extra process on boot but hard to tell if its spying on you

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    1. Thanks Data2000! Just be extra careful...!

      Best regards,
      Mic

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    2. The "SharewareOnSale Giveaway" installer can be easily uninstalled from the Windows Control Panel as well as its monitor application without compromising the main software (CyberLink ActionDirector Ultra 2)

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