CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerDirector

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    Nov. 11, 2014
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $99.99 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


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.


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.


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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2 stars

"Very Disappointed"

January 26, 2015  |  By Hemodynamic

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13


Cost. Slide shows


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).


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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1 stars

"Does not cut the mustard.... (Not recommended)"

January 17, 2015  |  By love2succeed

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13


The pros are... I am using a real tool now - Adobe.


Waste of money. Performance is poor. Not built smart nor intuitive - still hanging on to old technology. The documentation was unintelligent - try following the steps. For example, in order to do Noise reduction - Cyberlink tells you to click the "noise reduction" (makes sense). However they leave out major details like...the noise reduction option is under the menu "Restore" Typically users are in the edit mode... meanwhile you are searching all over the screen for the "noise reduction button." You go to help ? button within their application... try clicking on the help links... and wha-la - that's broken also. And I should not use "Customer Service" in the same sentence with Cyberlink...


This tool is not for people who are serious about doing "nice" video editing and /or audio. If you have time to burn with a system that hangs - then so be it.

I am not interested in buying Cyberlink's products ever again. I am prefer Adobe's products, Final Cut. or a "real video editing software."

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Full Specifications

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 with the most powerful video editing software! 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!
Publisher CyberLink
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Release Date September 17, 2014
Date Added November 11, 2014
Version 13
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.24MB
File Name CyberLink_PowerDirector_Downloader.exe
Total Downloads 4,084,846
Downloads Last Week 3,367
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $99.99

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