PowerDirector specializes in speed, especially in bit Windows systems. It creates themes, subtitles, slideshows, and 3D animated titles; supports end-to-end 4K and 3D; and bundles more than video-editing tools and many extras, including unlimited free templates and other resources, in the DirectorZone.
Version 13's improved MultiCam Editing auto-syncs more than cameras. Other PowerDirector bundles are available, too. Pros Speed features: Enabling shadow files of HD video downloads during the setup process speeds up editing but degrades previews, though the final video quality is unaffected. User experience: The Full Feature Editor packs a lot in an efficient, customizable layout topped by its four main tools: Capture, Edit, Produce, and Burn Disc.
Rooms display content: Media Room, Particle Room, and so on. Cons Download: Installation and reinstallation may be easier with the boxed CD edition. Extra Startup entries: Choosing QuickTime's automatic Apple software update option adds an entry to your Startup Menu that can delay booting.
Bottom Line CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultra is sophisticated and fun to use, and most similar tools can't compete with its great speed and features. Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of CyberLink PowerDirector The trial version has limited functionality. What do you need to know about free software? Explore Further.
CyberLink PowerDirector 9 review Over the last couple of years we've seen PowerDirector evolve from an undistinguished application into a serious contender for the consumer video-editing crown. This latest update completes the transition with support for up to tracks, powerful keyframe automation and a significant overhaul behind the scenes to speed up operation. CyberLink makes a big fanfare over the fact that this is the first bit consumer video-editing software. While bit code brings only small improvements to most applications, it can make a big difference for video editing, as Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 has already demonstrated at the professional end. PowerDirector Ultra 8 took 1hr 24mins, while version 9 did it in just 31 minutes. The significant difference was CPU usage. Clearly, there's more to video rendering than and bit code, but the bottom line is PowerDirector 9 Ultra64 is the fastest consumer editing software we've seen. The downside was the fixed x preview resolution, which looked ugly and made precise edits tricky.