CyberLink PowerDirector Deluxe Review

Wondering how to start learning video editing, without having any knowledge in the matter, but with advanced tools and features? CyberLink PowerDirector Deluxe is the answer.

Cyberlink Powerdirector
Cyberlink PowerDirector

Tools & Features

You have many ways to view your footage content and flow. You have the well-known timeline, which is basically the more advanced way of showing you the flow and the presence of media tracks in your video, which you can, of course, edit and modifies. The software calls this mode Full Feature Editor. You will also be given audio-tuning and some green-screen features.

The other way is to use the storyboard, the more basic way that shows you and lets you do mainly everything the timeline does, being more suited to newcomers. In addition, you have many presets and templates that have already set media files and effects, which have more of a learning purpose. It familiarizes the user with both the timeline and storyboard.

Viewing Modes

Switching between modes offers different features and capabilities. Easy Editor is a feature that along with Magic Movie Wizard offers the very basic features needed to get a footage edited. Select the clips and media, put them in, order them, customize through the timeline if you want and you’re done.

Templates

There are many presets and templates you can use. The software will guide you when using them, so that you can learn how the main features work. Many of the tools don’t need tutorials for learning how to use them. PowerDirector does a great job at making the interface as intuitive and as friendly as possible.

Color

Color customization, such as contrast, saturation and hue are adjustable individually, but if you want to get the software to do the work for you, CyberLink offers True Theater Color, which does just that, a useful feature especially with short footage.

Accessibility

PowerDirector’s main strength is its accessibility to newcomers, since it doesn’t require any knowledge or skill in video editing thanks to features like Easy Editor. As I’ve already said, the software will guide through the main features and tools, if needed.

The software is available on machines that run Windows, lacking the compatibility with Mac.

Sharing Options

Once editing is done, only exporting and sharing remain. PowerDirector Deluxe offers different options based on which social network you want to share your video on. If you don’t want to share, you can burn a disc of your finished work.

Support

Even if it is an easy software to use, PowerDirector offers advanced features that may require you to look up on the internet how they work. CyberLink offers guides and resources thanks to its community. Simply visit DirectorZone and you’ll find everything needed there, or ask questions on the forum if you want.

Conclusion

An excellent editor, well furnished with tools and features fit for newcomers and veterans.

Pros

  • Great for learning how to video-edit
  • Many viewing modes to choose from
  • A lot of features

Cons

  • Available only on Windows, lacking Mac compatibility
  • No mobile application