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CyberLink PowerDirector
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Initial release09/15/2021
Stable release
Operating systemWindows 11
Windows 10
Windows 8/8.1
Windows 7
Available inEnglish, French, German, Italian, Spanish (European), Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Dutch
TypeVideo editing software
LicenseProprietary commercial software

PowerDirector (Chinese: 威力導演; pinyin: Wēilì Dǎoyǎn) is a video editing program developed by CyberLink. PowerDirector runs on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 10, and 11 with 64-bit versions recommended.


PowerDirector has 5 different retail editions, including Director Suite, Ultimate Suite, Ultimate, Ultra and Deluxe (aka Standard in Japan).

Version history[edit]

Version Release Date Feature
4.0 2005/01
5.0 2005/11 Supports Creation of Widescreen High-Definition Movies and the Latest MPEG-4 Formats.
6.0 2007/03 DVD Menu Designer, slideshow and extra video templates, Support for MPEG-2 HD WMV HD video format.
7.0 2008/05 New web community with DirectorZone. Blu-ray Disc, AVCHD DVD authoring, Dolby5.1 support, up to 6 independent PiP tracks.[1]
8.0 2009/08 New timeline interface, Particle effects designer, Direct uploading of HD videos to Facebook.
9.0 2010/11 New TrueVelocity rendering engine with native 64-bit OS support.
10.0 2011/10 Upgraded TrueVelocity rendering engine with openCL support, Free access to more than 440,000 template for free on DirectorZone.
11.0 2012/09 TrueVelocity® 3 Engine/supporting multi-GPGPU acceleration and openCL, Support the latest 4K/2K standard,
ColorDirector,AudioDirector,PhotoDirector can work seamlessly with PowerDirector for efficient round-trip editing.
12.0 2013/09 MultiCam Designer, Theme Designer and TrueVelocity™ 4 Editing Engine with Intel AVX2 support.
13.0 2014/09 Suite of more than 100 dynamic design tools and effects, New XAVC S certification for the video from Sony devices.
14.0 2015/09 Action Camera Center, Motion Tracking, Express Projects, Screen Recording, ease-in/out for non-linear keyframe settings,
New support for 2K/4K, HEVC, FLAC and 120/240p HFR video.
15.0 2016/09 End-to-end 360 video editing with True360 technology.
16.0 2017/09 Intelligent Color Correction, Express Color Grading with LUTs, Video Collage Designer, Seamless 360° Titles and 360° Video Stabilization
17.0 2018/09 Round-trip editing support between applications, Simple point-of-use tutorials for quick guidance.
18.0 2019/09 Shape Designer, Motion Graphics & Animated Titles, 1:1 Square Video, Nested Projects as Adjustable PiP Objects, Audio Scrubbing,
Reversible Timeline Track Order, 4K Video Editing Preview, Professional Format & Camera Support.
19.0 2020/09 Anchor point, Vertex selection masks, Sketch Designer, Better color correcting, Enhanced Audio Mixing room.
20.0 2021/09 AI Sky Replacement, Auto Remix Audio to Fit Project Duration, Motion Graphics PiP Objects, Improved Media Library Management,
Enhanced Timeline and Clip Markers, 21:9 ultrawide aspect ratio support. Supports Windows 11.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ DirectorZone is a site for users to find and download resources for their video projects on PowerDirector.

Reviews (tested version in brackets):

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