CyberLink PowerDirector User Reviews

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  • 3.0 stars

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

    August 10, 2015  |   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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Another secret subscription program"

    August 9, 2015  |   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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  • 3.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 5.0 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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