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 Powerful Video Editing Software
With Intuitive MultiCam Editing and Premium Effects


Powerdirector 12 Ultimate

PowerDirector 12 Ultimate provides the most comprehensive tools for high quality video productions, all with easy-to-use features. The new MultiCam editing support allows you to import up to 4 videos taken by different devices, and sync them by audio tracks so that you can easily pick the best shots. Theme Designer allows you to create 3D animated slideshows with your videos and photos. PowerDirector 12 Ultimate also includes worth over $400 in premium effects and templates to further enrich your video creation.


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Take Video Creation to a Whole New Level

You are passionate about video creation, it's time to elevate your video creations to a whole new level! PowerDirector 12's new MultiCam Designer supports up to 4 camera editing, so you can easily import, sync and arrange your MultiCam shots. The new Theme Designer help you to generate pro-looking 3D animated videos with your videos and photos.
Powerdirector 12 Top New Features
MultiCam Designer

MultiCam Designer NEW

Import, sync and edit videos from 4 cameras

The NEW MultiCam Designer allows you to simulate live camera switching from 4 cameras by selecting and editing the best camera angle and sequence from an event that you have simultaneously captured with your camcorder, DSLR, digital camera and Smartphone. Synchronize the tracks by audio, timecode or time taken. Easily switch between shots with hotkeys and instantly create multiclip track recording.


edit videos from 4 cameras
3D Theme Designer

Theme Designer NEW

Create videos with 3D animated themes

The NEW Theme Designer is 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!

  • Step 1: Select a template
  • Step 2: Drag-and-drop media to your template
  • Step 3: Produce and share!
Film Strip
Wallet of Media
Picture Frames

Design Studio Tools

Bring stylish design to your video creation

PowerDirector's Design Studio tools give your more freedom to design and control the PiP, Title, Particle effects in your video projects. Use the precise keyframe controls and maximize on 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.

PiP Designer

Overlay graphics on your videos and design its animation with the convenient timeline interface.

Title Designer

Customize title designs with various font types, color gradients and animated effects.

Particle Designer

Design your own particle effects using your own graphic objects and use the built-in animated effects.

Menu Designer

Personalize menus with titles, chapters, particles and PiP objects to suite your own unique flair.

Motion Blur Effect

Motion Blur Effect NEW

Showcase the true speed of animated PiP and titles

The NEW Motion Blur tool allows you to 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.

Intuitive Editing Environment

Whether you are skillful or novice video editor, PowerDirector 12 provides an easy yet powerful way to create video. With over 100 video editing tools, you can fully control your video creations in a professional way. If you are new to video editing, you can use the Easy Mode to create videos in minutes.
Easy-to-Use Video Editing Software
multiple editing modes

Start Your Creation the Way You Like

Full editing control right from start with multiple editing modes

Upon starting PowerDirector, you can select from multiple editing modes to create your video. If you are skillful user and want to have more control of editing, you can choose the Full Feature Editor to use the 100-track timeline editing interface with precise keyframe control.


If you are not a skillful video editor, or if you got no time to edit video, choose the Easy Editor mode to start editing with MagicStyle tool. Simply choose the videos and photos you want to use, select a template, then PowerDirector will handle the rest!

Powerful Editing Tools

The most complete editing tools to unleash your creativity

If you are a skillful video editor, you will be happy with PowerDirector 12's complete range of powerful editing tools that are set in the most productive environment, providing you the utmost efficiency when producing videos.

powerful video editor

100-track Timeline

Unleash your creativity using the 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 of each effect on the video timeline. A must-have tool for creating unique visual effects.

Media Library

When viewing content from Media library, you can freely modify the size of the thumbnail to easily search for your media content.

Effect & Transitions

Access over 400 built-in high-quality effects, transitions, titles and PiP objects to make your creation stand out.


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.

Hand-paint Animation

Design your own hand-drawn artwork using an array of brushes, then record them or apply distortion effects and action speeds before integrating them into your video projects.

easy-to-use subtitle editing
Subtitle Room NEW

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.

Time-lapse Slideshow

Create amazing time-lapse or stop motion videos. Also includes complete tools to customize photo slideshows with animations and background music.

Productive Workspace

Smoothest video editing workflow

PowerDirector 12 provides the most intuitive user interface, providing productive working environment that suits hobbyists and serious video editors.

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

Undock the preview window and bring it to a full HD preview window in second monitor for 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 also customize your own hotkeys.

Ripple Editing
Ripple Editing

With ripple editing, you can easily insert or remove video clips on the timeline while keeping all other items on the track aligned.

Fade Transition
Auto cross-fade

Automatically insert fade transition when overlaying 2 clips on timeline tracks.

Wedding Video Editing

Content-Aware Editing UNIQUE

Magically Analyze and Enhance Footage

Content-Aware Editing analyzes your entire footage and identifies major scenes, such as those with faces, motion, zoom, speech or pan. It then hones in on imperfections in these shots (such as poor lighting, and shakiness) and magically enhances them using TrueTheater® technology. Editing videos is now easier, faster and more efficient than ever.

Content-Aware Editing

Save time tacking hours of footage. Content-Aware Editing quickly and efficiently pinpoints the best scenes automatically.


Automatically finds the best scenes with faces, zoom, pan, speech and motion and pinpoints scenes that require enhancements.


Correct all imperfect parts of the entire footage, such as poor lighting and shaky videos using TrueTheater Technology.


Gather enhanced footage into the timeline of Content-Aware Editing control panel and apply "across-the-board" editing in one go.

4K Ultra HD Video Editing

Crystal Clear 4K Ultra HD

Experience quality beyond HD

PowerDirector 12  supports end-to-end editing of 4K ultra HD video format. Import 4K videos from the latest camera devices, edit them more efficiently with TrueVelocity and produce breathtaking 4K movies on disc or publish online right from your desktop.

Eye Stunning 3D Video Editor

Eye Stunning 3D

Create 3D Movies Right from Your PC

Import 3D videos or convert your 2D videos to 3D, add 3D titles, transition effects, particles and produce 3D movie discs with 3D menu!

  • 2D to 3D: convert 2D videos and photos to 3D
  • 3D titles: add 3D title design to your video creation
  • 3D transition: apply 3D transition effects
  • 3D menus: add 3D menus to your Blu-ray, DVD and AVCHD discs

Stunning Effects

PowerDirector 12 Ultimate includes premium effects and templates that have a total value of over $400. It also includes over 400 built-in professional-quality effects and transitions, allowing you to easily achieve pro-quality results. With ColorDirector color presets, you can now apply one-click-presets to instantly bring film-style color tone to your videos.
400 Built-in Effects
Premium Effects & Templates

Bonus Effects & Templates

Over $400 in total value added in PowerDirector 12!

PowerDirector 12 Ultimate 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!

NewBlueFX Essentials
NewBlueFX Essentials NEW

Including 2 premium effect packs - NewBlueFX Essentials II & III - from world class NewBlueFX, a total of 20 high-quality effects.

Travel Pack 2
Travel Pack 2

Use this superb set of vacation-theme designs to turn your vacation footage into inspiring movies that you'd want to play over again and again!

Romance Pack 3
Romance Pack 3

Animated DVD menus featuring elegant scenes to present your stories in the most romantic theme.

Holiday Pack 4
Holiday Pack 4 NEW

A comprehensive collection of unique festive designs is truly a must-have add-on for your holiday videos.

Pro Quality Video Effects

Pro-Quality Video Effects NEW

Unleash your creativity with professional effects

PowerDirector 12 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.

Lens Flare
Water Reflection
NewBlueFX Effects

3rd-party Plug-in Support

PowerDirector 12 supports plug-in effects from world class NewBlueFX. With the built-in NewBlueFX Video Essential I, you can bring in more cinematic tone to your videos. Furthermore, you can expand more effects from NewBlueFX. Find more NewBlueFX effects from CyberStore

DirectorZone Free Resources

Unlimited Free Resources UNIQUE

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 want to learn more about PowerDirector, you can always find free resources contributed by video creators all over the world on CyberLink's DirectorZone, the world's largest video creator online community!

TrueTheater® Enhancement

Enhance your video for best viewing experience

The award-winning TrueTheater® technology enhances and fixes the not-so-perfect footage, by removing its shakiness and video noise or by enhancing the lighting. You can even upscale SD videos to HD quality, or convert 2D videos to 3D!

TrueTheater® HD

Upscale videos captured from your SD camcorders to HD-like quality with CyberLink’s TrueTheater® HD technology.

TrueTheater® Stabilizer

TrueTheater® Stabilizer technology automatically fixes shakiness of footage taken from a handheld camcorder.

TrueTheater® Lighting

TrueTheater® Lighting fixes lighting issues in your footage, such as. white balance and backlight problems.

TrueTheater® De-noise

Use TrueTheater® De-noise to eliminate video noise, such as for night shots, to produce clean, smooth visuals.

World’s Fastest Video Editing

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

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)

Multi-GPGPU & Hardware Acceleration

Optimized for latest hardware

PowerDirector 12 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.

Multi-GPGPU & Hardware Acceleration
Render video in an efficient way


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.


Once the output profile is chosen, your video is rendered in the shortest possible time using patented SVRT technology that recognizes the portions of a movie clip that have been modified and only renders those portions during production and not the entire clip.

Pro Quality Video Production

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!
Pro Quality Video Production
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.

PowerDirector Mobile
PowerDirector MobileBONUS

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

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