CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerDirector
  • Company CyberLink
  • Version 365
  • Platforms
    AndroidiOSMacWindows
  • License Commercial
  • Category Video
Rating:
2.7 / 5 (73 votes)

1. Main Features

  • Professional-grade video editor packaged with storyboard and slideshow creators
  • Action Camera Center helps filmmakers correct footage quickly
  • Easy-to-learn visual effects tools, including mask designer, keyframe controls, and graphic overlays
  • Quickly publish videos to file, disc, YouTube, or Vimeo
  • Subscription-based users gain additional assets, tools, and features

2. Software Overview

CyberLink PowerDirector is a professional video editing application that allows Windows- and macOS-based filmmakers to combine video, audio, images, and other elements into polished movies. The software includes advanced editing, motion tracking, and visual effects tools that moviemakers can use to correct footage and enhance their movies, as well as publishing tools that make it easy to share videos via YouTube, Vimeo, DVD, and Blu-ray discs. PowerDirector is offered as both a standalone and subscription-based application, with the subscription-based version including additional features.

PowerDirector users can import video, images, and audio saved in most common file formats into the program's video editing interface. Then, they can clip, correct, and combine those files to create basic movies, as well as slideshows and storyboards. Subscription-based PowerDirector users gain the ability to import stock video, photos, and audio from Shutterstock and add them to PowerDirector projects, alongside their own, original content.

As filmmakers finalize their movies, they can use PowerDirector's visual effects and enhancement features to push their films further. The program's mask designer, dynamic keyframe controls, and motion graphic overlays allow even amateur filmmakers to produce professional-grade films. Those with a PowerDirector 365 subscription will, again, gain access to advanced versions of these features, as well as unique effects and templates available only to subscribers.

When you're ready to publish your movie, you can:

Those who also use CyberLink PhotoDirector will be pleased to know that PhotoDirector integrates with PowerDirector, allowing you to easily export PhotoDirector assets to PowerDirector.

CyberLink PowerDirector is a good option for those who are dipping their toes into the world of professional video editing. It provides a solid feature set that, in the subscription-based version of the program, is backed up by stock assets, templates, and effects that can make your movies look good with minimal effort. If you're an experienced filmmaker, you should likely look elsewhere, but those who are just starting to make and share high-quality movies may want to give PowerDirector a try.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.PDS - PowerDirector Script File
Other file extensions used by CyberLink PowerDirector:

Updated: February 21, 2021

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