5-times PC MAG Editors’ Choice Winner – The Best Video Editing Software of the Year

PowerDirector has received multiple world-class awards since it’s introduction in September 2013, including the 5th PC Magazine Editors’ choice, CES 2014 CES innovation award. And is selected by PC Magazine as the Best Video Editing Software in 2013. Choose the best video editing software and bring your media creation to a whole new level!

Fastest and Intuitive Video Editing
Complete Solution With Color Grading & Audio Production


Powerdirector 12 Ultimate Suite

PowerDirector 12 Ultimate Suite includes 3 award-winning media creativity applications - PowerDirector 12, ColorDirector 2, and AudioDirector 4, offering the most complete video editing, color grading and audio-for-video solution designed for creative experts. With Round-trip-editing support, the 3 applications in PowerDirector Ultimate Suite work seamlessly with each other, providing the smoothest post-production environment for pro users.


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Take Video Creation to a Whole New Level

You are passionate about video creation, it's time to elevate your media creation to a whole new level! PowerDirector Ultimate Suite provides powerful tools for video editing, color grading and audio production. Edit videos with most complete toolset, bring cinematic quality color and audio to your production.
Powerdirector 12 Top New Features

Powerful Video Editing - PowerDirector

Unleash creativity with over 100 video editing tools

PowerDirector 12's new MultiCam Designer supports 4 camera editing. Easily import, sync and arrange MultiCam shots. The new Theme Designer help you generate 3D animated videos with your videos and photos.

MultiCam Designer NEW

Simulate 4 live camera switching by selecting and editing the best camera angle and sequence from an event that you have simultaneously captured with multiple devices. Synchronize the tracks by audio, timecode or time taken, switching between shots with hotkeys and instantly create multiclip track recording.

Theme Designer NEW

Provide an easy and powerful tool for converting your videos and photos into stylish 3D-animated slideshow videos. Simply drag and drop your videos and photos to a selection of over 30 built-in animated design templates, and you’re ready to showcase your creation!

Design Studio Tools

Enjoy more freedom to design and control the PiP, Title, Particle effects using in your video projects. Using the precise keyframe and full screen editing panel to create your own effects. When your video editing is done, you can produce them to Blu-ray, DVD or AVCHD discs with stylish menus.

Motion Blur Effect NEW

Add and control blur length and density when setting the motion animation of PiP objects and text titles. This feature enriches the sense of speed and direction of moving PiP objects in your videos, to make them more realistic.


Take videos in front of a green sheet or blue sheet and merge with other videos to create special effects like they do in weather broadcasts or Hollywood movies.

easy-to-use subtitle editing
Subtitle Room ENHANCED

Customize your subtitle design by setting font, color and position. With easy-to-use subtitle room tool, you can quickly insert subtitles, import and export to SRT format.

Advanced Color Grading - ColorDirector

Bringing a professional film-look to your videos

Adjust tone, enhance and stylize the colors within your videos. ColorDirector provides all the professional tools you need to get your videos looking better.


Apply HDR to your videos to add more dynamic range to your scenes, bring out the detail and highlight the best parts of your footage. 

Intelligent Motion Tracking

ColorDirector's intelligent motion tracking algorithm allows you to quickly select or isolate objects, accurately track their movements and of course change or enhance their color.

RGB Tonal Curves
RGB Tonal Curves NEW

Manually setting the tonal values of the shadows, mid-tones, and highlights in a video is a great way to achieve exactly the look you’re after. ColorDirector's RGB tonal curve adjustments can really be used to best effect.

Professional Audio Production - AudioDirector

Audio-in-video editing and cinematic quality surround sound

Great audio is half of the movie experience, and improving the audio in video projects can dramatically enhance the final result. AudioDirector demystifies the audio editing process by adding intuitive audio enhancement tools that make videos better.

Surround Sound Panning
Surround Sound Panning NEW

Create sophisticated surround sound projects using dynamic panning technology on any existing mono or multichannel audio file. Use the new Surround Sound Panner to create a 5.1/7.1 channel surround sound effect on any audio file with the virtual surround sound generator.  

Audio Keyframe Control
Audio Keyframe Control

AudioDirector's intuitive controls let you quickly add and adjust keyframe positions to change an audio track's volume or pan between L-R channels over time.

Seamless Track Transitions
Seamless Track Transitions NEW

Smart Transitions are effective way to move from one piece of background music to another without a glaring break. Choose from tempo, DJ scratch, or smooth repeat transitions.

Amazing Production Quality

4K, 3D and AVCHD 2.0 support

For a professional video creator, you are always looking for the best way to produce videos in best quality. PowerDirector Ultimate Suite supports end-to-end 4K and 3D editing right on your desktop. With the support of AVCHD 2.0, you can import and produce videos in 50/60p progressive profiles.

4K Ultra HD Video Editing
4K Ultra HD

PowerDirector is the most complete 4K video editing solution. Providing 4K video editing and color grading. Produce the crystal clear 4K videos right from your desktop!

Eye Stunning 3D Video Editor
Eye-stunning 3D

PowerDirector included provides the end-to-end 3D solution! Import 3D videos or convert you4 2D videos to 3D, add 3D titles, transition effects, particles and produce 3D movie discs with 3D menu!


PowerDirector is certified for both AVCHD 2.0 3D and 50/60p progressive profiles. You can import the 50/60p or 3D videos captured from your cameras and camcorders, and produce AVCHD discs and watch on your multiple devices.

Stunning Effects, Splendid Color & Pristine Audio

For professional creator, you are always looking for more effects to make your creation impressive. PowerDirector Ultimate Suite provides over 400 video effects, plus tools to bring your video color tone and audio to the best quality.
400 Built-in Effects

Stunning Video Effects

Professional-quality effects for your video creation

Make your video creation more impressive by adding stunning effects. PowerDirector Ultimate Suite comes with over 400 built-in video effects, plus over $400 worth of premium effects and templates. Moreover, you can also purchase extra effects from world's leading NewBlueFX Effects, to make your videos more attractive.

Extra Premium Content
Bonus Premium Content NEW

PowerDirector 12 Ultimate Suite also includes premium effects and templates worth $400 in total value. Two professional effect packs from world-class NewBlueFX – Video ESSENTIALS II & III, plus three CyberLink Creative Design Packs for your vacation, romance and holiday video productions!

400 Built-in Effects
Pro Quality Built-in Effects

PowerDirector Ultimate Suite includes more than 400 built-in video effects and transition effects, including the NEW Tilt-shift, Lens Flare, Magnifier, Water Reflection video effects, and tons of professional quality transitions.

3rd-party Plug-in
3rd-party Plug-in NEW

PowerDirector supports plug-in effects from world class NewBlueFX. Bring more cinematic tone to your videos with the built-in NewBlueFX Video Essential I . Furthermore, you can explore more effects from NewBlueFX.

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Splendid Colors for Your Videos

Complete video color correction tools

To achieve professional quality color in your video creation, use ColorDirector's advanced color grading tools to make your videos look even better.

Stylized Video Color Grades
Stylized Video Color Grades

ColorDirector comes with a range of built-in, professionally designed presets that emulate well-known film looks, but you can also save any adjustments you make to a video as a preset and use it again on future projects.

Control the Color of Your Video
Control the Color of Your Video

ColorDirector comes with a complete set of tools to correct white balance, adjust tonality, and enhance and stylize the colors within your videos. All the professional tools you need to get your videos looking better.

Reduce Video Noise NEW

ColorDirector helps you to improve the videos you’ve shot in poor light by reducing noise artifacts and grain while at the same time making the video look sharper without any amplification of noise.

Pristine Audio for Your Video Creation

Pro-level audio restoration and repair tools

Repair audio problems using a comprehensive set of technologies in AudioDirector. Remove unwanted noise or the humming voice in your video recording.

Audio Effects
Audio Effects

An innovative display presents effects on a layered timeline below the audio waveform so you can see all applied effects at a glance. AudioDirector contains 6 new effects to instantly enrich audio with fine & granular controls.

Professional-Grade Visual Repair
Professional-Grade Visual Repair

Remove audio imperfections in sound recordings easily with AudioDirector's advanced visual restoration interface that accurately visualizes what your ears hear.

Remove Unwanted Noise
Remove Unwanted Noise

Quickly clean up video tainted soundtracks by applying noise reduction. Advanced noise profiling and precise controls adjust reduction and gating levels for a clean, punchy result.

DirectorZone Free Resources

Unlimited Free Resources FREE

Free effects, templates, color presets and tutorial

If you need more free effects, PiP, templates and color presets to make your videos unique, or if you want more tips on using PowerDirector, you can always find free resources that are contributed by video creators all over the world on CyberLink's DirectorZone, the world's largest video creator online community!

Productive Video Editing Environment

PowerDirector Ultimate Suite provides the smoothest video editing workflow for creative experts. Round-trip editing provides seamless workflow between applications via PowerDirector, providing the most productive editing environment to optimize your production efficiency.
Productive Video Editing Environment

Round-trip Editing

Seamless cross-application editing

For optimal video editing workflow, use PowerDirector to import and edit your video footage. Launch ColorDirector and AudioDirector directly from PowerDirector’s interface for color grading and audio editing and then send the footage or photo back to PowerDirector for video rendering and production.

Round-trip Editing

Powerful Editing Tools

The most complete editing toolset to unleash your creativity

If you are a skillful video editor, you will be happy with PowerDirector's complete range of editing tools set in the most productive environment, providing the most efficiency when producing videos.

Powerful Editing Tools
100-track Timeline

Unleash your creativity with extensive 100-track timeline. Overlay footage, PiP objects, titles and particles to design unique visual effects.

Precise Keyframe

Edit effects within a single interface for easy timing and synchronization on the video timeline. A must-have tool to create unique visual effects.

Media Library

When viewing content from Media Library, you can easily adjust the size of thumbnail to locate or organize your media content.

Full HD Preview With Dual Screen Support
Full HD Preview With Dual Screen

Undock the preview window and bring a full HD preview window in second monitor for a better close-up view of every detail.

Customizable Hotkeys
Customizable Hotkeys

Speed up your video editing skills with several sets of hotkeys to instantly perform commands. You can even customize your own hotkeys.

Content-Aware Editing
Content-Aware Editing

This algorithm analyzes your entire footage and identifies major scenes with faces, motion, zoom, speech or pan, and correct the poor lighting, and shakiness using TrueTheater® technology.

Experience the World’s Fastest Post-production

TrueVelocity 4 is the world’s fastest 64-bit video editing engine. With OpenCL and multi-GPGPU support, you can fully optimize the hardware resource on your computer and experience ultra fast rendering.
World’s Fastest Post-production

Unbeatable Video Editing Speed. Again.

The world’s fastest consumer video editing software

PowerDirector has been ranked the world's fastest video editing software since version 9*, and we keep on making it faster in every new release. In PowerDirector 12, we’ve added even more power under the hood to the TrueVelocity 4 editing engine, providing unparalleled previewing and rendering speeds for high definition video. Spend less time producing your videos and more time enjoying them!

Unbeatable Video Editing Speed
Testing case
Source clip: 4x4 TV wall /1min Full HD AVCHD (29.97FPS)
Output: AVC 1920x1080p (18M)
*CyberLink PowerDirector 12, vendor S, vendor M, vendor C with hardware encode.
*Vendor A does not support hardware encode, tested with software encode
Testing platform
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4430 3.00GHz
Memory: 8GB
VGA: Intel® HD Graphics 4600 (driver version
OS: Windows 7 64-bit with SP1
* "PowerDirector 9 Ultra64 is the fastest consumer editing software we've seen." PC Pro, 2011
** "Not only is CyberLink PowerDirector 11 the fastest video editing software to use, but it also can boast the deepest arsenal of tools and yet remain among the easiest to use, with a clear, intuitive interface.” PCMag, US, 01/2013
40% Faster H.264 Encoding

40% Faster H.264 encoding

Fastest rendering engine got even faster

PowerDirector 12 greatly enhances the H.264 rendering speed, providing 40% faster rendering speed compared to version 11.

Testing platform
Intel® Core™ i5-4430 3.00GHz/ 8GM RAM
Intel® HD Graphics 4600/ Windows 7 64-bit with SP1
MPEG 4 1280 x 720/60p (24Mbps)
Up to 3x Faster with Intel AVX2

Up to 3x Faster with Intel AVX2

Optimized for Intel 4th Gen Core's AVX2 technology

PowerDirector 12 is optimized for AVX2 technology on Intel® 4th Generation Core Technology (Haswell), providing 3 times faster rendering speed compared to version 11.

Testing platform
Intel® Core™ i5-4430 3.00GHz/ 8GM RAM
Intel® HD Graphics 4600/ Windows 7 64-bit with SP1
MPEG 4 1920 x 1080/30p (13Mbps)
64-bit Ready
64-bit Ready

PowerDirector and ColorDirector support native 64-bit OS. Experience super fast video processing offered by the 64-bit architecture and enjoy larger system memory.

Multi-GPGPU & Hardware Acceleration
Multi-GPGPU & Hardware Acceleration

PowerDirector Ultimate Suite is optimized for the latest generation hardware from Intel ® Core Technology, AMD ® APU and nVidia ® GPU technology. With the support of Multi-GPGPU, you can maximize performance from both onboard GPU and external graphic card.

Render video in an efficient way

Intelligent Smart Video Rendering Technology (SVRT) analyzes an entire project to assess the types of media and formats used, then selects the best output profile for optimal production speed.

More Ways to Share and Publish Your Creation

Now you are ready to share your creation. You can produce next generation 4K videos, produce Blu-ray or DVD discs, or share directly onto your Facebook page, YouTube or Vimeo channel!
More Ways to Share and Publish Your Creation
Vast Video Output Formats
Vast Output Formats

From burning videos to Blu-ray or DVDs, creating video files to watch on mobile devices to sharing on social sites, you can output videos in just about every format.

Pro Quality Surround Sound
Pro Quality Surround Sound

Create pro-quality videos with clear Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 channel surround sound for a cinema-style movie production.

Share Video to Social Sites
Share Directly to Social Sites

Upload videos and photo slideshows directly to a host of popular video websites including Facebook, YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo and NicoNico Douga.

Burn Audio projects to CD
Burn Audio projects to CD NEW

Easier storage and sharing of audio projects with the new Burn to CD capability. Burn in popular formats MP3, WMA, M4A, WAV and now new lossless FLAC.

PowerDirector Mobile
PowerDirector Mobile BONUS

Create and share videos on-the-go with touch-friendly Windows 8 Modern UI. BONUS app for PowerDirector Ultimate Suite!

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AudioClipper FREE

Quickly record interesting sound clips on your mobile devices whenever you hear them, so you can expand your library of sound clips to use on your video projects.

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