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!

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Powerdirector 12 Deluxe

PowerDirector 12 Deluxe provides the easiest and fastest way to create and share your home videos. No time to create videos? Let PowerDirector 12’s Theme Designer help you create professional-looking videos in minutes. Simply choose from an array of the built-in stylish 3D-animated templates, drag-and-drop your video footage and photos into the template of your choice and instantly turn your home videos into your all-time favorite home movies.<


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Take Video Creation to a Whole New Level

You love taking videos to preserve your precious memories and you want to share them in their best professional quality! PowerDirector 12's new Theme Designer will help you generate 3D animated videos with your videos and photos. And with Design Studio tools, you can easily add stylish effects to your videos.
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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 20 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 the template
  • Step 3: Produce and share!

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 DVD 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.

Video Creation Without Hassle

Whether you are skillful or novice video editor, PowerDirector 12 provides the easy yet powerful way to create videos. With over 100 video editing tools, you can fully control your video creation in a professional way. If you are new to video editing, you can also use the Easy Mode to create videos in minutes.
Video Creation Without Hassle
Easy-to-use Interface

Easy-to-use Interface

Intuitive, easy-to-learn and powerful

The NEW editing mode selection interface gives you total video editing control right upon starting PowerDirector.

  • Full Feature Editor: includes 100-track video editing interface
  • Easy Editor: features MagicMovie for instant video creation
  • Slideshow Creator: creates stylish photo slideshows

Even if you are not a skillful video editor, you can still create high-quality videos in minutes with PowerDirector's MagicMovie tools. Simply choose the videos and photos that you want to use, select a template and let PowerDirector handle the rest!

For beginners, it's easy to learn how to create your very first video project. Simply import your media, place them onto timeline, add some fancy titles and effects, arrange transitions between shots and you are ready to produce your videos!

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's complete range of editing tools and the most productive environment, providing the utmost efficiency when producing videos.

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100-track Timeline

Unleash your creativity with the 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 adjust the size of the thumbnail for easier organizing and searching of media content.

Effect & Transitions

Access over 300 built-in high-quality effects, transitions, titles and PiP objects to make your creations 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, action and speed before integrating 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.

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 video unique, or if you 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!

TrueTheater® HD

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

TrueTheater® Stabilizer

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

TrueTheater® Lighting

TrueTheater® Lighting fixes lighting issues in your footage, such as. white balance and back light 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 video editing engine. With OpenCL and multi-GPGPU support, you can fully optimize the hardware resource on your computer and experience the ultra fast rendering.
World’s Fastest Video Editing
Optimized for Intel AVX 2
Optimized for Intel AVX 2

PowerDirector 12 is optimized for AVX2 technology on Intel® 4th Generation Core Technology (Haswell), providing faster rendering speed with latest processor technology.

Hardware Acceleration
Hardware Acceleration

PowerDirector is optimized for the latest generation hardware from Intel ® Core Technology, AMD ® APU and nVidia ® GPU technology.


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.

Multi-GPGPU Acceleration
Multi-GPGPU Acceleration

With Multi-GPGPU support, you can maximize performance from both onboard GPU and external graphic card.

Many Ways to Share Your Creation

Now you are ready to share your creation. You can produce DVD discs with stylish menu, convert them for your mobile devices or share directly onto your Facebook page, YouTube or Vimeo channel!
Many Ways to Share Your Creation


Output to All Devices
Output to All Devices

Convert video files to formats that you can enjoy watching on mobile devices such as your iPad, iPhone or Android devices.

Produce Discs With Stylish Menus
Produce Discs With Stylish Menus

Produce high-quality DVD discs with stylish animated disc menus.

Share Directly to Social Sites
Share Directly to Social Sites

Upload videos and photo slideshows to Facebook, YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo and NicoNico Douga.


Browse thousands of free effects and templates, watch free tutorials on the largest video editing online community - DirectorZone.

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