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Free Video Editing Software Trial - PowerDirector Essential

File Size : 392.9 MB

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  • Language(s): English, Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), German, French, Italian, Dutch
  • Release Date: 2018-10-19
  • Free Software
  • File Size : 392.9 MB


PowerDirector Essential requires an x64 (64-bit) operating system to function. If you run a x86 (32-bit) operating system you can still purchase and use PowerDirector but with limitations. Some premium features are available to trial for 30 days only, after which you will need to purchase PowerDirector to continue using them. After 30 days, non-premium features will remain functional. Premium features limited to 30-day trial period are:
  • Full HD resolution output
  • Output to AVI, MPEG2, WMV, XAVCS, image sequence, audio, 3D and device formats.
  • 3D and 360 viewer modes
  • Video Collage Designer
  • MultiCam Designer
  • Theme Designer
  • Create Disc
  • Capture
  • Fix/Enhance
  • Mask Designer
  • View Designer
  • Action Camera Center
  • Content Aware Editing
  • Video in Reverse
  • Blending Effect
  • Motion Tracker
  • Magic Cut
  • Sync by audio
  • Audio Ducking
  • Audio Editor
Other limitations:
  • Watermark appears on the video
  • Limited templates and effects
  • Importing and producing H.264 video files is only supported on Windows 10/8.1/7 SP1 systems or hardware platforms offering independent H.264 encoding and decoding
  • 2K/4K resolution H.264 video files are not supported
  • Importing and producing H.265 video files is not available
  • Importing and producing Dolby or DTS 5.1ch audio files are not available

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PowerDirector 17 

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