Powerful multimedia video editing suite
- Nicely organized interface
- Includes sample materials
- Very well documented
- Works with Blu-Ray
- Exports to YouTube, Facebook, and more
- Lets you share creations via DirectorZone
- 3D editing
- Some themes look a bit cheap
- Some of the effects are very similar
CyberLink PowerDirector is a complete video editing suite with which you can create professional looking videos by mixing all sorts of multimedia elements including videos, images, transition effects, clipart, text layers all with a custom background soundtrack.
Powerful but easy to use editing suite
CyberLink PowerDirector claims to be the fastest video editor around and while this is a bold claim, it does have a simplified, streamlined editing workflow which makes creating quality videos surprisingly easy. There are many templates to choose from which do much of the hard work and the rest is just a case of dragging and dropping footage as you please. It also includes a 3D Theme Designer that allows you to create 3D themes for your videos although some of these do look a bit cheap.
Other than that, CyberLink PowerDirector includes all of the necessary tools to get creative with your videos, from assisting you in with the very first step (capturing video from several different sources) to adding the final touches to your creation via a customizable DVD-style menu.
Most recently, CyberLink PowerDirector has been updated with enhanced 3D features and includes new ways to share creations with other Cyberlink users via Cyberlink's DirectorZone plus a few new 3D editing tools to complement to the 3D Theme Designer. If you want more effects, you can also download them from DirectorZone.
Drag and drop video timeline interface
The interface in CyberLink PowerDirector is divided into four main tabs (Capture, Edit, Produce and Create Disc), all of them pretty self-explanatory. The layout is that of a standard video editor with raw footage divided from the editing timeline below.
The editor in CyberLink PowerDirector includes all the essential video editing tools, with a library window to browse your media collection, a timeline to drag and drop elements and a preview window to check what your creation looks like when you put all the elements together.
The Theme Creator uses a wizard style system to help you create your own theme and is easy to follow although the results can look quite cheap.
A solid multimedia presentation suite
With CyberLink PowerDirector you can easily create multimedia presentations with video, photos and music. Whatever your presentation needs, Cyberlink PowerDirector is an excellent choice. Cyberlink Corporation offers a wide range of similar programs, and if you are looking for free alternatives we recommend you to download VideoPad Video Editing Software Plus and Free Video Editor as well.