PowerDirector

Video editing tool for publishing and sharing videos

About PowerDirector

PowerDirector is a video editing tool designed to help professionals cut, edit, refine, publish and share videos. Artists can layer, blend and shape to create artistic scenes, add text or graphics to footage and use a drag-and-drop interface to adjust transitions.

PowerDirector allows professionals to add titles and shapes to videos using templates and keyframe controls. Content creators can shoot, edit and share videos across multiple social media platforms such as TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, and more.

PowerDirector enables users to customize the system according to requirements for a personalized video experience.

Pricing starting from:

US$19.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Taiwan

Pricing starting from:

US$19.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Features

Total features of PowerDirector: 6

  • Audio Capture
  • Media Library
  • Split / Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Video Capture
  • Video Stabilisation

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(59)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.0/5

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Gabriella N. Gabriella N.
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A beginner-friendly review after using PowerDirector for 3 years+

Reviewed on 19/1/2021

My experience with PowerDirector has been good, starting off and learning it has helped me to be...

My experience with PowerDirector has been good, starting off and learning it has helped me to be able to use other video editing software. I switched from using PowerDirector as I need basic video editing functionality and I have found a free alternative program.

Pros

PowerDirector was the first video editing software I started with and I used it for over three. It's intuitive to learn even when you do not have any experience. It takes some effort and getting used to but I was able to start without online tutorials or a manual.
Additionally, If you learn it you will be able to use most video editors with minimal challenges. The sample videos that come with it are helpful more especially when you are starting and you are not sure how to import media.
The user interface is polished and has a premium feel about it, this makes for a positive user experience, encouraging you to explore more, and as a result, being familiar and learning the software.
One of the most important beginner-friendly functionality that I found useful when I was starting was the preview window. In the preview window, you can see your video playing, in PowerDirector the track slider/ seek bar is functional, this is not always the case in other editors.
Since the preview window is similar to most video players it feels familiar and starting to edit from there (vs on the tracks) gets you started quicker. This allowed me to do edits while still familiarize myself with more functionality.
PowerDirector also has a mobile version on Playstore, that I have used recently. It's very easy to start with, you do not need to register, and it's free with an optional upgrade.

Cons

I like PowerDirector’s user interface but its a bit on the heavy side, it can run on an entry-level processor with 4GBs of RAM but with a struggle.
Another note is that installation and rendering on an entry-level machine can take a lot of time.

I feel PowerDirector is a mid-range video editor, and has a reasonable price point compared to advance video editing software however if you are a beginner and/or just need basic editing functionality it's not ideal.

Mark A. Mark A.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Easy Video Editing

Reviewed on 30/6/2021

After developing a good workflow, PowerDirector enabes me to efficiently edit and upload videos to...

After developing a good workflow, PowerDirector enabes me to efficiently edit and upload videos to YouTube. I feel very comfortable with its interface and I'm keen to learn more videoing skills.

Pros

I came to video editing with absolutely no experience as a result of the COVID pandemic and the need to produce a video and upload to YouTube. After researching other products, I setted on Cyberlink's PowerDirector 365. The product has a relatively easy learning curve. I like the uncluttered user interface and everything logically organised on the monitor. The use of the GPU when rendering videos saves lots of time.

Cons

More advanced sound editing requires the purchase of the separate application AudioDirector which requires PowerDirector to close and open this app.

Alternatives Considered

Lightworks, OpenShot Video Editor and Filmora

Reasons for Switching to PowerDirector

Much easier learning curve and range of editing options
Matt C. Matt C.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

PowerDirector : The Best Video Editor Software for Beginners

Reviewed on 13/11/2021

Quite an impressive experience. I love the mobile app; it makes me productive when I am on the go....

Quite an impressive experience. I love the mobile app; it makes me productive when I am on the go. I can count a thousand times that PowerDirector had helped me when I needed a quick and easy way to edit my videos. PowerDirector also offers a vast range of tools, and I could download packs - special effects, titles, background music, and cool AI Style Packs.

Pros

It is intuitively user-friendly, highly functional, and you get excellent quality. The mobile app is my go-to video editor when I am on the go and when I want to edit and send something quickly. I am also able to import, export and edit 4K videos which is a huge plus.

Cons

Sometimes it's difficult to trim voice-over clips accurately, making it difficult to synchronise audio and video. Also, render preview can be slow; it takes a lot of time. Other than that, everything is impressive for a beginner.

Luis M. Luis M.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Easy to use to get good results, good software if you are a beginner.

Reviewed on 29/7/2021

Powerdirector is an awesome software for small video edits, things that require less time or if you...

Powerdirector is an awesome software for small video edits, things that require less time or if you are just starting out in the editing field.

Pros

It has very good tools and powerful enough to get a professional result, if you are new to editing and want to progress while learning, this software is quite useful to get into the world of editing.

Depending on the plan and the price chosen, features can be obtained according to the needs of the publisher or the project in progress.

Cons

If the trial or free version is used, the final video ends with a watermark that can only be removed by purchasing a plan or subscription.

Erica N. Erica N.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Powerdirector is second to none

Reviewed on 28/3/2020

It is the best I have used so far and I have used a lot of them

It is the best I have used so far and I have used a lot of them

Pros

First of all this video editing software comes with so many good features that I find very commendable. It suits almost all your editing needs. A wide range of video formats is supported including 4k. It is also fast in rendering but you can make it even faster by optimising GPU hardware acceleration. What I really like about it is that it is compatible with Chromebook

Cons

As with most video editors you need a high-end video graphics card to enjoy it and that depends on your pocket. This takes nothing away from this amazing software

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PowerDirector offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$19.99/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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