Editor's Note: This information was taken directly from the manufacturer's website.

PowerDirector 12 System Requirements

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP (Windows XP Service Pack 3 is required for HDV capture).

Screen Resolution
1024 x 768, 16-bit color or above.

CPU Processor

  • PowerDirector 12 is optimized for CPUs with MMX/SSE/SSE2/3DNow!/3DNow! Extension/HyperThreading/ Intel AVX2 technology.
  • AVI Capture/Produce: Profiles: Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2.
  • DVD Quality (MPEG-2) Profiles: Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2.
  • High Quality MPEG-4 and Streaming WMV, QuickTime) Profiles: Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2.
  • Full-HD quality H.264 and MPEG2 Profiles: Intel Corei5/7 or AMD Phenom II X4


  • 2GB required.
  • 3GB or above recommended for 32 bit OS.

Hard Disk Space

  • 5 GB required minimum (note: 400 MB is for Magic Music Library).
  • 10 GB (20 GB recommended) for DVD production.

Burning Drive
A CD or DVD burner (CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW or DVD-R/RW) is required to burn VCD/DVD/SVCD/AVCHD titles.

Graphics Card
128 MB VGA VRAM or higher (1 GB or higher VRAM and OpenCL capable are recommended).


  • GeForce 8500GT/9800GT and above.
  • GeForce GT/GTS/GTX 200/400/500/600 Series.


  • AMD APU Family with AMD Radeon™ HD Graphics: A-Series, E2-Series, C-Series, E-Series, G-Series.
  • AMD Radeon™ HD Graphics: HD 7000 Series, HD 6000 Series.
  • ATI Radeon™ HD Graphics: 5900 Series, 5800 Series, 5700 Series, 5600 Series, 5500 Series, 5400 Series.
  • ATI FirePro™ Graphics.
  • ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD: 5800 Series, 5700 Series, 5600 Series, 5400 Series.
  • ATI Mobility FirePro™: M7820, M5800.

Internet Connection
Internet connection is required for activating some import/export formats, including DVD, H.264, & MPEG-2. The activation is quick and easy.

Windows Media Player 9 or above is required.

Video Format Support

  • MVC (MTS)
  • MOD
  • Dual-Stream AVI
  • MOV
  • FLV (H.264)
  • MOV (H.264)
  • MKV (multiple audio streams)
  • MPEG-1
  • 3GPP2
  • MPEG-2
  • AVCHD (M2T, MTS)
  • MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
  • AVI
  • MP4
  • DAT
  • TOD
  • DivX*
  • VOB
  • DV-AVI
  • WMV
  • DVR-MS
  • WMV-HD
  • WTV in H.264/MPEG2 (multiple video and audio streams).

* To enable DivX, please download the DiVX codec online. This is available for 32-bit Windows OS only.

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CyberLink PowerDirector 12 Deluxe

PowerDirector walks the delicate balance between casual user and expert with precision. The software is easy to use without sacrificing the tools and features needed to make it truly useful.

This video editing software is not available for Apple users.

The Verdict
: 9.75/10

Cyberlink’s latest incarnation of its signature product continues a decade-long tradition of excellence in design, powerful tools and intuitive workflows. PowerDirector will make any video editor happy.

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