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PowerDirector offers a unique combination of high-end performance and advanced editing features. It's remarkably easy to use, making video editing accessible to creators of all skill levels, and a huge selection of customizable design tools, including unique alpha transitions, animated titles, particles and PiP objects, provide the freedom to explore creativity and reflect it in unique video creations.

Trialware ($70)
OS:Windows
File size:1.4MB
Version history
6.1/10
46 votes
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Latest version

17 / 17 build 2514 (February 10, 2019)



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Download PowerDirector 17  1.4MB  Win




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Download PowerDirector 17 build 2514  ca 1.4MB  Win



Software License

Shareware (Free download but time limited software. Full version from $70.)



Supported operating systems

WinWindows




Version history / Release notes / Changelog


2019-02-10
Updates PowerDirector 17 to build 2514
Install this patch to enhance program stability and improve the compatibility of HEVC video.

Release Notes
Note: This patch is not for PowerDirector 365 subscription version, hardware bundled/pre-installed versions, volume license, educational editions, or versions purchased via the Microsoft Store and Steam.
Adds an option in Preferences to set default insert project behavior.
Improves the compatibility when previewing HEVC with AMD hardware video decoder and producing HEVC with NVIDIA hardware encoder.
Improves the video quality when producing with Intel Quick Sync Video hardware encoder.
Improves the audio compatibility for videos with linear PCM and FLAC audio, and specific MKV and DV-AVI videos.
Improves the compatibility for shadow file creation and combined MP4 videos.
Fixes the issue that disabled audio tracks are not muted when using Batch Produce and Create Disc.
Fixes the issue that timeline markers offset when the project is inserted as a nested project.
Fixes the issue that packed projects donít include the Geometric transition.
Fixes the issue that timeline preview shows incorrect frame when dragging the edges to trim a video on the timeline.
Fixes the issue that the production stalls with hardware encoder and trimmed source videos or SVRT enabled and specific source videos.
Fixes the issue that the preview becomes black when applying multiple video effects with OpenCL acceleration.
Fixes the issue that the program sometimes crashes when deleting title text with special effects on the timeline preview.
Fixes the issue that font preview in the Title Designer is truncated for some fonts.
Fixes the issue that the color of the preview in the PiP Designer becomes incorrect if blending mode is changed.
Fixes the issue that the program sometimes pops up incorrect disk space is insufficient message when capturing from a webcam with specific profile.
Fixes the issue that the video speed adjustment is gone in Render Preview video.
Minor bug fixes.

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PowerDirector, Power Director, Cyberlink PowerDirector




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46 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


Software seemed fine, then I started to have problems with it freezing while trying to record. Could not close the program or stop the recording. Had to kill it under the task manager.
Tried using support. They are useless.
Suggested my computer was not spec'd high enough.
Its a gaming machine. Highest spec available.
They obviously have no idea how to read debug files or how to do faults.... numpties.



Review by Henri on May 23, 2018 Version: powerDirector 15 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 2/10




"The previous post is theatrical and in my opinion is also inaccurate." - It's clear that nicksson hasn't used this tool in anger as this software is a triumph of style over substance which is exemplified by the grandiose statement that "It comes with over $650 worth of premium effects and templates to enrich your video creation"; in whose opinion is that? And another wopper is "use magic tools in your production?". No! the real test of a decent video tool is that it produces good quality video which is compatible with the widest range of other vendor's software & this tool produces video which continually causes other packages to crash. You can't not use the internal codecs either - their mpeg2 encoder produced some really ugly interlace artifacts when resampling from HD to DVD. It really ought to be able to offer a frameserver or a vfw (or equivalent) plug-in interface for third party encoders.

Two positives about PowerDirector is the multicam tool (synchronising seperate audio & video clips from the same scene) and that it is the only tool I found that at a reasonable price point that can author valid AVCHD-DVD discs.

So if you are not too fussed about overall quality & high bit rates this tool may suite you as a one stop package.


Review by panash on Mar 3, 2016 Version: 12 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 3/10 Overall: 1/10




The previous post is theatrical and in my opinion is also inaccurate. Cyberlink PD is a very easy to use software and without exaggerated needs. Of course, if you have a wood PC then for you PD will be for sure a CPU and RAM killer. Although PD is considered a "consumer" or a "prosumer" soft, you can do easily a lot of things, you have a lot of effects, transitions, tools, enchancements - right out of the box, and the final quality is very good for home-made videos. Yes, it have also a lot of issues and frecvently crashes for various reasons, but it is the best and most complete package in its price range and target. I have tryed not only PD from 10 to 13, but also many other video editors, inclusive Adobe and Sony products, but for my comfort and because of the multitude of EASY to use tools I constantly returned to PD.
So, if you are not satisfyed with PD, dont buy it, but for me definitively does WORTH to try and use it.


Review by nicksson on Sep 7, 2015 Version: 13.0.3130.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Final Decision

CYBERLINK it is a CPU and RAM KILLER,
also i tried version from 8 to 13
uninstal this shet and reinstal OS

DONT USE DONT WORTH


Review by DanRo on Sep 6, 2015 Version: 11 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 4/10




After last probes seems that a little more encoding speed (50% increase) and more time (lenght) of encoded video (20% more lenght) upon the CyberLink freez.
Solution execute:
1.presentation font cahe (wpf 3.0 also know as PresentationFontCahe.exe as is apear in task manager)from services (where apear like Windows Presentation Font Cache 3.0.0.0),
2.change logon account of Cyberlink RichVide Service (CVBS)from System to LocalService (also from Services of ControlPanel-Performance and Maintenance-Administrative Tools in XP

speed up but still freeez



Review by DanRo on Aug 31, 2015 Version: 11 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 8/10


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