CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerDirector 12.0

One of the most powerful software tools for video productions of high quality
3.7  (604 votes)
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CyberLink PowerDirector is one of the most powerful software tools for video productions of high quality. It provides an intuitive workspace where you can create stunning, pro-looking videos and presentations and embellish them with the hundreds of tools and options it offers. PowerDirector handles the whole video creating process; from basic video editing to addition of effects and subtitles, menu creation, and disc burning.

To begin with, CyberLink PowerDirector lets you choose the most appropriate editing mode according to your skill level; the Easy Editor uses the MagicStyle tool for automatic video creation out of selected media. The Full Feature Editor, on the other hand, displays the complete set of video editing tools, transitions, and effects with a timeline that supports up to 100 tracks; there you can simply drag and drop clips and start editing. Tools like the PiP Designer and Particle Designer let you overlay graphics and animations in your projects and have fun creating your own designs and experimenting with the possibilities these tools entail. Numerous other options are available: precise control of keyframes, TrueTheater® Enhancement, support for 3rd-party plug-ins, and more are among them.

One of the most outstanding new features of CyberLink PowerDirector 12 is MultiCam editing, a function that lets you work with video from 4 different cameras so you can switch among the best angles and obtain stunning, professional-looking creations. Other new additions of this version are the Motion Blur Effect and Subtitle Room. Version 12 also supports 4K editing.

Primarily conceived for the amateur video editor, CyberLink PoweDirector has evolved to become a powerful and sophisticated video editing solution that allows the home user to obtain impressive results with professional quality.

Mariel Rearte
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Review summary


  • Intuitive interface
  • Hundreds of effects, PiP objects, transitions, etc
  • Powerful new features
  • 3D-2D Conversion
  • Supports hardware acceleration


  • Probably a bit overwhelming for the novice user
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