CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerDirector

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 399 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    13
  • Total Downloads:
    4,122,665
  • 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:
    2,354
  • 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

"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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1 stars

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

March 20, 2015  |  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

 |  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

 |  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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1 stars

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

January 17, 2015  |  By love2succeed

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Pros

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

Cons

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...

Summary

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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2 stars

"Not for commercial use."

October 24, 2014  |  By SoNic 67

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13.0

Pros

1. Plenty of features and effects for a home user.
2. Some level of GPU acceleration for effects and encoding (with some caveats).
3. Price.

Cons

1. GPU acceleration for nVidia is incompatible with newest drivers.
2. Licensing agreement states is not for commercial usage because licenses for the output video formats (MPEG2, MPEG4) are not included:
https://membership.cyberlink.com/support/product-faq-content.do?id=17447&prodId=4&prodVerId=1052

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5 stars

"For me, it is very suitable"

October 21, 2014  |  By SaverySoohoo

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13.0

Pros

Really easy to use even for beginner like me does what you want!

Cons

Nothing. just download and use it.

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1 stars

"Don't buy this product."

October 09, 2014  |  By tymothil

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13.0

Pros

It's affordable. When you can get it working properly, it's occasionally useful.

Cons

Very glitchy UI. Counter-intuitive UI. Crashes often. Slow processing. Product crippling bugs in version 13. Support is not helpful, and expensive if you want to actually talk to someone.

Summary

was using PowerDirector 12, and upgraded to PowerDirector 13. It was a mistake. The program, in general, has always had a lack of polish, including redraw problems (where all the UI interface elements disappear after completing an action), counter-intuitive interface design, random crashes, and weird bugs (occasionally all transitions in a project will suddenly switch which element is A and which is B, and many others). Those are all still present; in fact, the UI has managed to take a step backwards, never remembering window positions and sizes, and the redraw is even worse than before. Now, however, there is a bug where any AVI file imported will rotate the image 90 degrees, while leaving the image frame not rotated, so everything looks like it was taken on a vertical camera phone, but is also rotated the wrong direction. Contacting support resulted in a series of form-letter responses with occasional bits of unhelpful advice. And to actually talk to a live human is 30 dollars for 2 months of phone support. No official response on their forum after multiple people posted about the bug over a few weeks. I strongly advise against purchasing this program.

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1 stars

"ALERT!! AVOID!! Installed a Browser Hijacker!!"

October 07, 2014  |  By donderutoo

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13.0

Pros

Not much. I tried to create a picture show with music. Easily dragged over 8 pictures and added music, but couldn't figure out how to add more pics. Frustrated at the performance (slow!) and UI. Ended up starting a new project, but it choked on my 400+ pictures and took over 20 minutes to import them. Ended up not using what I tried to create as it took too long and I had to go.

Cons

It installed a browser hijacker that routes searches and your home page to a "trovi" (or something like that) site. PC slowed down tremendously, too. If you get this, anti-virus sw won't see it and Malwarebytes said they cleaned it, but didn't. Use the ad-blocker software, i.e. Superantispyware, adware, etc. and they will take care of it. You can also search on how to clean the trovi browser hijacker.

Summary

Slow sw package that installed a browser hijacker/virus. Wouldn't recommend

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1 stars

"Crashes, crashes and crashes again"

September 24, 2014  |  By Deyneko

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDirector 13

Pros

Low cost for such program

Cons

It just crashes every 5-10 min during editing (program doesn't respond...)
I have success one rendering from 3 (two files don't have video just black screen.

Summary

I hope that company will find what causes this continuously crashes.

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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 4,122,665
Downloads Last Week 2,354
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $74.99

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