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

S M L

Markets

Taiwan

Supported Languages

Portuguese

Pricing starting from:

US$19.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of PowerDirector: 34

  • 3D Video Editing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Audio Capture
  • Audio Library
  • Brand Overlay
  • Color Grading
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Filtering
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Media Library
  • Motion Tracking
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Preview Functionality
  • Project Templates
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Template Management
  • Text Overlay
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Capture
  • Video Editing
  • Video Stabilisation
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Watermarking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(72)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.0/5

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Eero L.
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  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

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

Good editor for simple quick edits

Reviewed on 18/5/2022

I bought it on my phone first to edit some phone videos for fun. I liked it, so I bought the...

I bought it on my phone first to edit some phone videos for fun. I liked it, so I bought the computer version. I am using it for quick edits and video combining, but I feel that for color-grading, video stabilization and some other tasks it is not robust enough. For those tasks I am using Da Vinci Resolve. It is much better, and it is also free. This is why I rate PowerDirector a bit expensive.

Pros

Powerdirector is light-weight when comparing to the more robust video editing software out there, so it can be used with a slightly less powerful computer. It also has much less functionalities and confusing buttons, so it is a good starting point for someone wanting to learn video editing.

Cons

There are some limitations that I have encountered - however, those missing functionalities might be added in the most recent version. A basic user is most likely not going to miss anything. Another thing I don't like is their move to the software as a service pricing model. This is why I stopped buying their products.

Reasons for Choosing PowerDirector

I had a Premiere version that just started to get too old, and didn't want to go forward and start paying Adobe monthly to use their software, as I was rarely using it.

Switched From

Adobe Premiere Pro

Reasons for Switching to PowerDirector

I had good experiences with PowerDirector on my phone so after testing some of the other "lighter" video editors, I chose to buy PowerDirector.
Luis M.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • 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.

John C.
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

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

PowerDirector is a good-value robust editor with lots of features and many available tutorials.

Reviewed on 18/5/2022

I became quite comfortable with editing and putting together a weekly YouTube video for the past...

I became quite comfortable with editing and putting together a weekly YouTube video for the past few years. I have no reason to change at present.

Pros

It is robust and rarely crashes unless you try to rush it beyond your hardware capabilities. It also seems very efficient at processing the final video.

Cons

Sound editing has limitation unless you opt for the Power Director Suites that includes Audio Director. You probably save time and get the most value by using one of the Suites. Personally, I use other sound editing software and don't need Audio Director.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Premiere Pro

Reasons for Choosing PowerDirector

I considered an upgrade to existing software but Power Director offered better value and proved to be very robust after doing a trial.

Reasons for Switching to PowerDirector

Power Director 365 was a less expensive and feature packed option
Erica N.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • 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

Stella G.
Overall rating
  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

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

This is the best video editing software

Reviewed on 5/5/2022

This is the best video editing software

This is the best video editing software

Pros

I could say the best feature of this software is its price. I could be starting editing my videos in a short time so I could say this is a very user-friendly app with basic and premium features including overlay effects. I also appreciate its capacity of storing the videos on the Cloud

Cons

There is no relevant I could say badly about this software and I congratulate the developers.

Alternatives Considered

HitFilm Express

Switched From

Final Cut Pro
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PowerDirector offers the following pricing plans:

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

PowerDirector has the following typical customers:

Self Employed

PowerDirector supports the following languages:

Portuguese

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