Download the PowerDirector app on your PC. Whether you’re creating cinematic-style movies, videos of your latest adventure, or combining clips to share exciting, memorable moments, PowerDirector is the perfect mobile editing app.
What is the PowerDirector PC app?
Smartphones have seemingly made point-and-shoot cameras extinct, due to the vast improvements that have closed the gap between their performances.
Even more impressive, today’s modern smartphones are increasingly becoming just as good at recording videos, as many of them are riddled with rich features, 4K capture, and manual modes that deliver depth that we haven’t seen before.
Whether you’re a first-time user, or familiar with using desktop-level video editing software, the PowerDirector for PC app makes it easy to quickly produce high-quality videos in no time at all. Using footage captured by the LG V10, we’re able to place videos and photos into PowerDirector’s timeline.
Speaking of the timeline, it’s a linear one, which poses some challenges on its own because we’re forced to carefully think about how to stitch our video. In particular, the lack of layers means that we can’t have stock footage running on one layer – only to have a scene switch quickly to some b-roll footage.
How does it Work?
Once everything is done and done to our liking, we can then proceed to produce the final video. Currently, PowerDirector for Windows offers output in 720p or 1080p. This isn’t a big deal per se, considering it outputs at a steady 30FPS, however, it would’ve been sweeter to support 4K output as well.
Most of today’s high-end phones offer 4K UHD capture, but there are no mobile video editing apps that can output in 4K. Technically, we’re able to utilize the 4K videos captured by the LG V10 in the editing process, but PowerDirector will simply convert them to 1080p.
How much does it cost?
You can try out the software with a 30-day downloadable trial version that adds brand watermarks and doesn’t support 4K. Two editions of the standalone video editor are available, the $99.99 Ultra and the $129.99 Ultimate, reviewed here. (Note that those prices are often discounted.)
Another option is to bundle it with CyberLink’s ColorDirector, AudioDirector, and PhotoDirector in the Director Suite bundle, which is only available as a subscription for $29.99 per month or $129.99 for a year.
Finally, you can get the app alone as a $69.99-per-year or $19.99-per-month subscription (often discounted). Both subscriptions get you regular updates with new effects, plug-ins, and music samples.
|Category||Video Players & Editors|
|Price||Free with in app purchases|
PowerDirector runs on Windows 7 through Windows 10, with 64-bit versions required; you’ll need a minimum of 4GB RAM and at least a 128 MB VGA VRAM graphics card. A macOS version arrived in 2021, which I discuss below; it requires OS X 10.14 or later and runs on both Intel and Apple Silicon M1-based Macs.
How to Install the PowerDirector app on Windows and Mac
- You will need an Android emulator on your PC Install the BlueStacks emulator on your PC.
- Complete the installation of the emulator by following the on-screen instructions
- After the installation is complete open the PlayStore app from the home screen of the emulator.
- Search for the PowerDirector app
- Click on the install button, and log in using your Google ID to start the download process.
You can use the PowerDirector app on your smartphone as well
Is the app free?
The app is a free ‘Multimedia’ app developed by CyberLink.com. The app functions like the desktop software version of the app but is optimized for mobile devices.
Is PowerDirector better than KineMaster?
In my opinion, it is the best alternative to KineMaster for video editing. It is a popular and powerful video editor App with video layer support. The application also has other popular video effects like slow motion, reverse video, background edit, and more.
How much does PowerDirector cost?
PowerDirector pricing starts at $19.99 as a flat rate, per month. They do not have a free version. PowerDirector offers a free trial.