CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerDirector

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 400 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    13
  • Total Downloads:
    4,137,251
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 09, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $74.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,131
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultra is a pro-level video production and editing suite that is well within the grasp of talented amateurs. PowerDirector specializes in speed, especially in 64-bit Windows systems. It creates themes, subtitles, slideshows, and 3D animated titles; supports end-to-end 4K and 3D; and bundles more than 100 video-editing tools and many extras, including unlimited free templates and other resources, in the DirectorZone. Version 13's improved MultiCam Editing auto-syncs more than 100 cameras. Other PowerDirector bundles are available, too.

Pros

Speed features: PowerDirector's blistering, 64-bit TrueVelocity four-video engine supports OpenGL and multiple graphics cards. Enabling shadow files of HD video downloads during the setup process speeds up editing but degrades previews, though the final video quality is unaffected.

User experience: PowerDirector's quick-launch screen let us choose the Full Feature Editor, Easy Editor, or Slideshow Creator. The Full Feature Editor packs a lot in an efficient, customizable layout topped by its four main tools: Capture, Edit, Produce, and Burn Disc. Rooms display content: Media Room, Particle Room, and so on.

Extras: The Ultra suite bundles many tools and extras, including SmartSound for audio tracks, Apple's QuickTime, and a menu of Magic Tools for quick fixes.

Cons

Download: PowerDirector 13's 6GB RAR file took a while to download and required third-party software to extract. Installation (and reinstallation) may be easier with the boxed CD edition.

Extra Startup entries: Choosing QuickTime's automatic Apple software update option adds an entry to your Startup Menu that can delay booting.

Bottom Line

CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultra is sophisticated and fun to use, and most similar tools can't compete with its great speed and features.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of CyberLink PowerDirector 13. The trial version has limited functionality.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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    3.1

    out of 400 votes

    • 5 star 143
    • 4 star 64
    • 3 star 31
    • 2 star 21
    • 1 star 141
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3 stars

"Missing Basic Functions"

July 18, 2015  |  By mudduckmusic

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Pros

Easy to import video, edit video, export video

Cons

Missing simple audio editing functions like panning an audio track. Have to export the track to an audio editor, pan it, import the panned track back into the timeline. LOTS of wasted time on something that should be a simple turn of the knob or slider.

Summary

Hasn't crashed yet, makes good final videos, but not sure if I can continue using it because I do a lot of audio panning and it's a pain in the neck.

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1 stars

"30 Day Trial Version Useless with my video"

May 19, 2015  |  By Nigel Orton

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Pros

There are no pros

Cons

All the videos I take are 4k format, and the 30 day trial version doesn't support this format. That's frustrating because it takes a LONG time to download and install the software, and nowhere does it say that the trial version does not support the same video formats as the purchased version. They wasted an hour of my time, so they get 1 star. I hope this rating and review will save someone else the hassle of downloading this software.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 13
Cloud Tools, Fully Customizable Design Tools, Over 60 New Features, Effects and Templates and Much More. Unleash your creativity with PowerDirector 13's customizable design tools - create your personalized transition, titles and disc menu, and edit up to 100 multicam clips. Need more effects and templates? PowerDirector includes over 50 new effects and templates to polish your video creations. When your creation is done, you can backup your projects using CyberLink Cloud service, or create movie discs with our new Menu Designer.
General
Publisher CyberLink
Publisher web site http://www.cyberlink.com
Release Date September 17, 2014
Date Added April 09, 2015
Version 13
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.15MB
File Name CyberLink_PowerDirector_Downloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,137,251
Downloads Last Week 1,131
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $74.99

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