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PowerDirector 17

PowerDirector 17

Push the limits of creative possibilities.
  • Be Creative! - Create impressive videos with PowerDirector. It’s easy for anyone – pros and beginners alike – to create anything they can imagine.
  • World Leader in 360º Video Editing - Immersive video editing is at your fingertips with CyberLink's True360 technology. Import, edit, stabilize and export your 360 video.
  • Precision Video Editing - The refinements we’ve made to our editing tools allow users of all levels to take greater control when editing their videos.
  • Creativity Made Easy - The shortcut to creating impressive, engaging videos with dynamic multi-cam video collages, and drag 'n' drop express projects.
  • Eliminate the Learning Curve - With a host of new point-of-use video tutorials you’ll never find yourself struggling to fulfill your creative visions.

Award of PowerDirector

The Best Product of 2018

“CyberLink's PowerDirector video editing software bridges the gap between professional editing and consumer ease-of-use.” “CyberLink is always ahead of the curve when it comes to new standards and techniques in video editing.”

PowerDirector 17 wins PCMag Editors' Choice
10-Time Winner of PCMag Editors' Choice

"PowerDirector continues to lead the way among consumer video editing software. The latest version's Precut, Nested Projects, and advanced titling features bring it closer to the professional level." PCMag, US, 09/2018

“The Best Prosumer Video Editing Software” by PCWorld

“Cyberlink PowerDirector 16 Ultra is a prosumer video editor that aims to bring every feature under the sun, including multiple versions of the proverbial kitchen sink, to a video editor that is accessible and affordable. It’s largely successful—there’s nothing else in this price range that brings you this many well-implemented features.” PCWorld, US, 02/2018

PowerDirector selected as “The Best Video Editor of 2018” by TechRadar

“PowerDirector is a premium, feature-packed video editor, it's also very forgiving, and offers a gentle introduction to post production that won't faze complete beginners.” TechRadar.com, UK, 2/2018

5-Star Rating & Highly Recommended from TechRadar

"CyberLink PowerDirector 16 makes it possible for anyone to turn clips, photos and direct recordings into something truly impressive, and it's completely adaptable to suit your level of confidence and experience." Cat Ellis/ TechRadar/ UK/ 2017/12

PC Mag The Best Product of 2017

“Time and time again, CyberLink beats the competition at introducing new technology to its ultra-powerful video editing software. With this version, you get more 360-degree VR editing capabilities than anyone else offers, including stabilization, motion tracking, and VR titling.”

PowerDirector win “Gold Award” by Top Ten Reviews

“PowerDirector by CyberLink has topped our rankings of the best video editing software since we started reviewing the category. It does so because it strikes the delicate balance of making the program accessible to new and novice users without sacrificing the functionality and tools that hobbyists, prosumers and professionals demand.” Top Ten Reviews, US, 11/2017

Editors' Choice, PCMag, USA

"Fast rendering. Clear interface. Loads of effects. The most 360-degree video capabilities of any video editor."PCMag, USA, 10/2017

Editors' Choice, PCMag, USA

“PowerDirector is the fastest and most capable consumer-level video editing software for Windows around, and it's the first to support 360-degree VR footage.” PCMag, USA, 1/2017

Editors' Choice, PCMag, USA

PowerDirector continues to outflank the competition, with top rendering speed, a massive set of video editing tools, the latest file-standard support, and a wealth of new features in its latest update. PCMag, USA, 9/2015

Editors' Choice
Editors' Choice, PCMag, USA

"[PowerDirector] consistently outpaces the competition in speed, features, and ease of use, [but] CyberLink hasn't sat still, adding an impressive 60 new features, effects and templates...” PCMag, USA, 11/2014

Best Video Editor of the Year

"PowerDirector 12 is a longtime favorite among prosumer video editors. It offers impressive performance, an intuitive interface, and lots of editing goodies. The latest version now has multicam viewing (up to four angles), 3D and 4K editing and output, direct uploading to sharing sites, and can even author a Blu-Ray disc. Considering its price, even serious video editors should look no further." PC Mag, US, 11/2013

2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award

PowerDirector 12 is selected as a 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the Software & Mobile Apps product category. US, 11/2013

PC Magazine Video Review
PC Magazine Video Review

Watch the video review from PC Mag editor Michael Muchmore. USA. 10/2013

Editors' Choice, PCMag, USA

“PowerDirector ups the ante, making even more professional-level digital movie editing techniques accessible to video enthusiasts.” PCMag, USA, 9/2013

Editors' Choice, PCMag, US

"CyberLink continues to impress with our Editors' Choice video editor, PowerDirector." PCMag, US, 04/2013

5 Stars Award, Uptodown, Spain

"PowerDirector is probably one of the best tool suites to edit videos that you can find." Uptodown, Spain, 9/2016

Excellent, Software.informer, US

Excellent, Software.informer, US

Editor's Pick Award, Software.informer, US

"CyberLink PowerDirector is one of the most powerful software tools for video productions of high quality." Software.informer, US, 04/2014

Editor's Choice, PCMag, US

"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

4.5 Stars Award, CNET, USA
4.5 Stars Award, CNET, USA

"CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultra is sophisticated and fun to use, and most similar tools can't compete with its great speed and features." CNET Download.com, USA, 09/17/2014