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What are the limitations of CyberLink PowerDirector Essential?
Applied to: PowerDirector 365 for Windows (Subscription)

PowerDirector Essential requires an x64 (64-bit) operating system to function. Some premium features are available for the 30-day trial, after which you will need to buy PowerDirector to continue using them. After 30 days, non-premium features will continue to work.

Premium features limited to the 30-day period are:

  • FullHD resolution output
  • 2:1 and 1:1 project aspect ratio
  • Import MXF, ProRes and 10bit video
  • 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
  • Shape Designer
  • Action Camera Center
  • Content Aware Editing
  • Video in Reverse
  • Blending Effect
  • Motion Tracker
  • Motion Graphics Title
  • Magic Cut
  • Ultra HD preview quality
  • Library preview window
  • Sync by audio
  • Volume meter
  • Audio Ducking
  • Audio Editor
  • Audio scrubbing

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 Digital/Dolby Digital Plus audio is only supported on Windows 10/8.1 systems
  • Shutterstock & iStock
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