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CyberLink PowerDirector

$99.99
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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14
  • Total Downloads:
    4,287,458
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 25, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $99.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1007.43KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,143
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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1 stars

"Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate is the worst, hands down."

February 21, 2016  |  By rlm98253

2016-02-21 19:04:26  |  By rlm98253

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 14

Pros

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Cons

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2 stars

"Not recommend it"

November 14, 2015  |  By YMichurin

2015-11-14 10:32:02  |  By YMichurin

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 14

Pros

not the worst at least

Cons

It's one of the slowest amount all 6 editors I tested, and one with the less convenient and intuitive user interface. Other problem is lack of editing features many other editors provide

Summary

I would consider this editor to be one of the worst on the market, at least one of the worst of 6 other editors I tested recently.

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1 stars

"Stay away!"

September 03, 2015  |  By jeffb60

2015-09-03 13:52:43  |  By jeffb60

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Pros

None that I could find

Cons

Buggy
support sucks
customer service is a joke

Summary

Horrible experience! Software was buggy and support sucks! Less than 2 weeks after the purchase I asked for a refund. No can do, they say. You can buy another, more expensive product and we''l apply the original to that, but no money back. And the woman in customer service I dealt with was rude and condescending. I would advise staying far away from this company. (I'm still a little pissed. or is it obvious?)

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3 stars

"EVERY TIME I START UP IT IS AN UPGRADE ASKING FOR MORE"

August 10, 2015  |  By Jcat Board

2015-08-10 03:47:26  |  By Jcat Board

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Pros

I find CyberLink a great programme but I timelessly dislike their constant updates and asking for more money (and not cheap). I purchased full out the Ultra version and even before (if I had taken the 30 days trail) I had time to evaluate what I had pruchased the start up was BUY THIS - BUY THAT - UPDATE - UPGRADE - TRAIL THIS - TRAIL THAT - BUY NOW etc.etc.etc. I am seriously now considering scrapping this programme and get a NONE MONEY GRABBING Software....

Cons

I find CyberLink a great programme but I timelessly dislike their constant updates and asking for more money (and not cheap). I purchased full out the Ultra version and even before (if I had taken the 30 days trail) I had time to evaluate what I had pruchased the start up was BUY THIS - BUY THAT - UPDATE - UPGRADE - TRAIL THIS - TRAIL THAT - BUY NOW etc.etc.etc. I am seriously now considering scrapping this programme and get a NONE MONEY GRABBING Software....

Summary

I find CyberLink a great programme but I timelessly dislike their constant updates and asking for more money (and not cheap). I purchased full out the Ultra version and even before (if I had taken the 30 days trail) I had time to evaluate what I had pruchased the start up was BUY THIS - BUY THAT - UPDATE - UPGRADE - TRAIL THIS - TRAIL THAT - BUY NOW etc.etc.etc. I am seriously now considering scrapping this programme and get a NONE MONEY GRABBING Software....

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3 stars

"Another secret subscription program"

August 09, 2015  |  By wburychka

2015-08-09 13:33:21  |  By wburychka

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Pros

Fast loading, opens most file types

Cons

Not very intuitive compared to other amateur editors I've used. New versions every six months? Help for other than latest version gone.

Summary

It's almost like Adobe subscription software, except they don't call it that. If you don't keep upgrading, you have no online help. The old Studio editor was much better, but Corel wrecked it...like they do everything. Still looking for the right editor.

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3 stars

"Missing Basic Functions"

July 18, 2015  |  By mudduckmusic

2015-07-18 12:17:21  |  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

2015-05-19 14:52:20  |  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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1 stars

"Terrible. Crashes often, and causes lost work."

March 20, 2015  |  By jherbicide

2015-03-20 06:17:46  |  By jherbicide

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 10

Pros

None that I can think of, unless you enjoy wasting your time

Cons

Crashes
loses work
learning curve is steep

Summary

Do not buy, do not even accept if given freely.

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1 stars

"STAY AWAY... bad choice"

March 13, 2015  |  By PaulonC-Net

2015-03-13 10:16:35  |  By PaulonC-Net

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Pros

NONENONE NONE NONE

Cons

Slow and no support and missing the expected.
CyberLink is horrible software. It is S..L..O..W.... keep waiting.
And once I've built a production I can't export it to mp4 - just one of the most used media formats - if its possible they hide it well.
Take the advice of a user that wanted to get something done fast.
No support to be found... just a link back and forth on their website .
Be wise STAY AWAY

Summary

BAD choice.
CyberLink is horrible software. It is S..L..O..W.... keep waiting.
And once I've built a production I can't export it to mp4 - just one of the most used media formats - if its possible they hide it well.
Take the advice of a user that wanted to get something done fast.
No support to be found... just a link back and forth on their website .
Be wise STAY AWAY

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2 stars

"Very Disappointed"

January 26, 2015  |  By Hemodynamic

2015-01-26 08:47:20  |  By Hemodynamic

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Pros

Cost. Slide shows

Cons

Regarding Video making all my computer has done is stall and create saccadic playbacks with every video I have made if I add any changes to the original video (time lapse, reverse, rotate )
I searched multiple forums and there are a lot of people having problems.
I recently purchased Adobe cloud and downloaded Adobe Premier Pro CC and have had no problems what so ever on the same computer.
Intel Core 2 Duo ProV 2.66 Ghz, Windows 7 65 bit Pro, 8 GB 800 Mhz Ram, NVidia 2GB GT 610, 150 GB HDD (7500 rpm).

Summary

Don't believe the hype! PowerDirector is a dog and very frustrating for video editing.
If you don't want to be frustrated with making video productions, even small home type stuff then get the Creative cloud and download Premier Pro. It's totally worth it!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14
  • Screen Recorder
  • Tea
  • Action Camera Center
  • Motion Tracking
  • Import, Edit and Export High Frame Rate Video
  • Express Projects
  • TrueVelocity 5 Engine
General
Publisher CyberLink
Publisher web site http://www.cyberlink.com
Release Date September 15, 2015
Date Added July 25, 2016
Version 14
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1007.43KB
File Name CyberLink_PowerDirector_Downloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,287,458
Downloads Last Week 3,143
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $99.99

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