PowerDirector

Video editing tool for publishing and sharing videos

About PowerDirector

PowerDirector is a video editing tool designed to help professionals cut, edit, refine, publish and share videos. Artists can layer, blend and shape to create artistic scenes, add text or graphics to footage and use a drag-and-drop interface to adjust transitions.

PowerDirector allows professionals to add titles and shapes to videos using templates and keyframe controls. Content creators can shoot, edit and share videos across multiple social media platforms such as TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, and more.

PowerDirector enables users to customize the system according to requirements for a personalized video experience.

Pricing starting from:

US$99.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

Not provided by vendor

Markets

Taiwan

Supported Languages

Portuguese

Pricing starting from:

US$99.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of PowerDirector: 34

  • 3D Video Editing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Audio Capture
  • Audio Library
  • Brand Overlay
  • Color Grading
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Filtering
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Media Library
  • Motion Tracking
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Preview Functionality
  • Project Templates
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Template Management
  • Text Overlay
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Capture
  • Video Editing
  • Video Stabilization
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Watermarking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(85)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.0/5

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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Highly recommended!!

Reviewed on 04/11/2022

Pros

I just recently started a youtube channel - making a lyrics video. Initially I started with subtitle edit software which took me almost half days to complete a single one! Since start editing with powerdirector, it saves a lot of time in creating music videos and I am also satisfied with all the features offered by this. Unbelievably, it is super easy - a very good platform for a beginner like me in this field. The most important is due to the high quality video outputs, I have now significant amount of viewers! Thanks PowerDirector.

Cons

Not really much to say the drawback of this software - probably the cost? But again, it is much cheaper and reasonable in compared with others.

Anthony
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  • Industry: Broadcast Media
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

This is one of my favorite video editing apps

Reviewed on 18/10/2022

Pretty great software it is one I have recommended to a lot of family and friends

Pretty great software it is one I have recommended to a lot of family and friends

Pros

It is easy to use and there are plenty of great tools to use with it, for example there is a subtitle section and you can make chapters on it too!

Cons

The chromakey although it is relatively good takes some getting used to adjusting it properly.

Eero
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  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Good editor for simple quick edits

Reviewed on 18/05/2022

I bought it on my phone first to edit some phone videos for fun. I liked it, so I bought the...

I bought it on my phone first to edit some phone videos for fun. I liked it, so I bought the computer version. I am using it for quick edits and video combining, but I feel that for color-grading, video stabilization and some other tasks it is not robust enough. For those tasks I am using Da Vinci Resolve. It is much better, and it is also free. This is why I rate PowerDirector a bit expensive.

Pros

Powerdirector is light-weight when comparing to the more robust video editing software out there, so it can be used with a slightly less powerful computer. It also has much less functionalities and confusing buttons, so it is a good starting point for someone wanting to learn video editing.

Cons

There are some limitations that I have encountered - however, those missing functionalities might be added in the most recent version. A basic user is most likely not going to miss anything. Another thing I don't like is their move to the software as a service pricing model. This is why I stopped buying their products.

Reasons for Choosing PowerDirector

I had a Premiere version that just started to get too old, and didn't want to go forward and start paying Adobe monthly to use their software, as I was rarely using it.

Switched From

Adobe Premiere Pro

Reasons for Switching to PowerDirector

I had good experiences with PowerDirector on my phone so after testing some of the other "lighter" video editors, I chose to buy PowerDirector.
Gabriella
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A beginner-friendly review after using PowerDirector for 3 years+

Reviewed on 19/01/2021

My experience with PowerDirector has been good, starting off and learning it has helped me to be...

My experience with PowerDirector has been good, starting off and learning it has helped me to be able to use other video editing software. I switched from using PowerDirector as I need basic video editing functionality and I have found a free alternative program.

Pros

PowerDirector was the first video editing software I started with and I used it for over three. It's intuitive to learn even when you do not have any experience. It takes some effort and getting used to but I was able to start without online tutorials or a manual.
Additionally, If you learn it you will be able to use most video editors with minimal challenges. The sample videos that come with it are helpful more especially when you are starting and you are not sure how to import media.
The user interface is polished and has a premium feel about it, this makes for a positive user experience, encouraging you to explore more, and as a result, being familiar and learning the software.
One of the most important beginner-friendly functionality that I found useful when I was starting was the preview window. In the preview window, you can see your video playing, in PowerDirector the track slider/ seek bar is functional, this is not always the case in other editors.
Since the preview window is similar to most video players it feels familiar and starting to edit from there (vs on the tracks) gets you started quicker. This allowed me to do edits while still familiarize myself with more functionality.
PowerDirector also has a mobile version on Playstore, that I have used recently. It's very easy to start with, you do not need to register, and it's free with an optional upgrade.

Cons

I like PowerDirector’s user interface but its a bit on the heavy side, it can run on an entry-level processor with 4GBs of RAM but with a struggle.
Another note is that installation and rendering on an entry-level machine can take a lot of time.

I feel PowerDirector is a mid-range video editor, and has a reasonable price point compared to advance video editing software however if you are a beginner and/or just need basic editing functionality it's not ideal.

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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A Content Creator's Wet Dream! 📹

Reviewed on 24/10/2020

It's an exceptionally well-crafted piece of software, it works well with most devices, and a person...

It's an exceptionally well-crafted piece of software, it works well with most devices, and a person who has never edited software a day in his/her life can navigate and utilize the software. All and all, it's pretty awesome!

Pros

There is a whole bunch of editing software out there. Trust me, I know! The worst thing I had to do when I decided to start a youtube channel was finding the right editing software. I spent months searching for something that didn't confuse the hell out of me! Finally, I came across PowerDirector. Now the first thing you need to know is that PowerDirector is super easy to use. It's incredibly helpful, user-friendly, and flexible. Copy and pasting pictures, as well as downloading music is awesome. It also has filters, background color choices, video transition options, opening and end credits options that you can edit to your specifications, also a myriad of fonts and colors. Volume and audio editing features, as well as skin smoothing, panning, (that's when you do a close up then back to the regular video, for those who don't know). The saving feature varies from saving on your device to your gallery, as well as your dropbox, or social media.

Cons

There is no clear way to overlay. The feature is hard to come by. In case you don't what I am talking about, it means that if you want a video over another video for some reason you can't get that. When you add a video clip it goes to the end of your video, no matter if you put it in the position you want.

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PowerDirector offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$99.99/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

PowerDirector has the following typical customers:

Self Employed

PowerDirector supports the following languages:

Portuguese

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