PowerDirector offers an isolated combination of high-end performance and advanced editing features. It’s remarkably easy to use, making video editing accessible to creators of all skill levels, and a huge selection of customizable design tools, including unique alpha transitions, animated titles, particles, and PiP objects, provides the freedom to explore creativity and reflect it in unique video creations. This program is an amazing video editing software for PC that provides easy-to-use and powerful tools for high-quality video productions.
Take your video editing skills to the next level with PowerDirector for PC – the fastest and most capable editing software to date. With a range of professional-grade tools built specifically for flawless precision editing, you can turn any footage into high-quality productions with minimal effort. Whether you’re an experienced user or trying out video editing for the first time, this software is the definitive video editing solution.
PowerDirector Pros & Cons
|Quickly renders video while you edit||The number of editing options can be overwhelming when using the interface|
|The clear user interface makes the video editing tools easy to use||Only has compatibility with Windows devices|
|Some of the best 360-degree video editing tools compared to other video editing software||Lacks the ability to trim video within the source panel|
|Allows for multi-cam editing, and has the capability for 3D and 4K technology||Some tables for the color lookup are not compatible with the software|
|Makes it easy for beginner video editors to create beautiful videos|
|Includes a lot of special features for professional and experienced video editors, including color matching, a ton of special effects, and toning tools|
PowerDirector System Requirements
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7 Service Pack 1 (64 bit OS recommended)|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core™ i-series or AMD Phenom® II and above|
|Graphics Processor (GPU)||Standard Video: 128 MB VGA VRAM or higher
360-video: DirectX 11 compatible
AI Plugin: 2GB VGA VRAM or higher. Please see our FAQ for a detailed list of supported graphics cards for your movie editing specifications.
|Memory||2GB required (6GB or above recommended)|
|Hard Disk Space||10GB|
|Burning Device||The burning drive is required for disc burning purpose|
|Sound Card||Windows compatible sound card is required|
|Internet Connection||Internet connection also required for initial software, file formats activation, and subscription services.|
|Screen Resolution||1024 x 768, 16-bit color or above|
|Language Support||English, French, German, Italian, Spanish(European), Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Dutch|
Format and Device Support
|Video File (Import)||
360 Video: Equirectangular format MP4 (H.264). PowerDirector supports your movie editing specifications up to 4K resolution in a 2:1 aspect ratio.
|Audio File (Import)||WAV, MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG, FLAC, AAC, AMR-NB, Opus NEW|
|Audio Format (Import)||AAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, WAVE, MPEG-1 Layer III, FLAC, ALAC|
Photo File (Import)
|▪ MPO, JPS, RAW, GIF, BMP, JPG, TIF, PNG, Animated GIF, HEIC NEW
360 Photo: Equirectangular format JPG/TIF in a 2:1 aspect ratio.
|Look-up Table (Import)||3DL, MGA, M3D, CUBE, CSP, CMS, RV3DLUT, VF|
|Video Capturing Device Support||▪ Analog TV tuner
|Video File Exporting (Production)||
360 Video: Equirectangular format MP4 (H.264, H.265 NEW)
|Audio File Exporting (Production)||
|Output Device Support
|The list below consists of devices from major brands that were tested by Cyber Link with your movie editing specifications in mind. However, the list is not comprehensive. If your device is not on the list, it may still be compatible with PowerDirector. Please feel free to download the free trial to test it out. Free trial
Formats Supported for Disc Creation
Official Video Intro PowerDirector
How Do I Move PowerDirector and All of My Effects/Templates to Another Computer?
Once you have backed up your projects and templates, 365 subscribers can install PowerDirector on the new computer using the CyberLink Application Manager (CAM). All of the effect packs and stock media can be reinstalled using CAM as well.
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What’s New in PowerDirector
- MultiCam Designer & Collage Designer Interoperability: Sync multiple clips using MultiCam Designer then finish editing and producing in Video Collage Designer.
- Updated Video Collage Designer: More border color and size controls, plus also make inter-clip border adjustments and save/download customized templates.
- Improved Title Designer: Amazing animated title text effects, and quicker editing directly inside the preview window with background object support.
- Nested Project Editing: Add and edit multiple projects in your timeline for effortless creativity.
- Video Pre-cut: Pre-cut clips to save in your library and reuse throughout your projects.
- Create Brush Mask in Mask Designer: Use the brush tool to create custom, irregular shaped masks to apply to video clips.
- Improved Motion Tracking Accuracy: Track objects through your video with frame-by-frame control and title backgrounds.
- Advanced Chroma Key: Significant improvements to Chroma Key engine and advanced multi-key sampling.
- Keyframe Opacity Editing: Use keyframes to edit video opacity directly on the timeline.
- Redesigned Paint Designer: A much-improved workflow allows animated painted effects to be overlayed on videos.
- Better 360˚ Video Stabilization: Improved stabilization engine, plus the ability to adjust Temporal & Spatial ranges and Axis rotation.
- Expanded Format Support: Import WebM (VP9 video & Opus audio), HEIC import, export JPG & PNG image sequences, produce MKV with DTS/AAC audio.
- Capture Webcam While Recording: Capture webcam footage as a PiP to screen recordings.
- Integrated and Expanded Audio Editing: Audio Editor integrated directly into the PowerDirector editing workflow allows for seamless audio editing, plus Vocal Transformer and Echo effects.
- Improved Performance: The improved architecture enables more hardware decoding instances and Intel 8th Gen Core I CPU optimizations with TrueVelocity 8.
|File Size||1.10 MB|
|Languages||English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese|