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

PowerDirector 14 System Requirements

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista (SP2)

Screen Resolution

  • 1024 x 768, 16-bit color or above

CPU Processor

  • PowerDirector 13 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
  • AVCHD and BD burning Profiles: Pentium Core 2 Duo E6400, or AMD Phenom II X4
  • 2K/4K/3D video editing profile: Intel Corei7 or AMD FX series with 64 bit OS 6 GB RAM


  • 2GB required
  • 3GB or above recommended for 32 bit OS
  • 6GB or above recommended for 64 bit OS & 3D editing

Hard Disk Space

  • 7GB required minimum (note: 400 MB is for Magic Music Library)
  • 10 GB (20 GB recommended) for DVD production
  • 60 GB (100 GB recommended) for Blu-ray Disc/AVCHD 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
  • A Blu-ray disc recordable drive is required to burn Blu-ray Discs

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

PLEASE NOTE: For users of NVIDIA cards who have updated to graphics driver 340.43 or later, the video hardware acceleration feature in PowerDirector is no longer available. To re-enable hardware acceleration, please download and install an earlier driver.

  • 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 AVCHD, Blu-ray Disc, DVD, H.264, & MPEG-2. Activation is quick and easy.


  • Windows Media Player 9 or above is required
Software » Multimedia » Video Editing Software Review » CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerDirector 14 Deluxe

This program helps users learn the basics of video editing without sacrificing the needs of more advanced users.

There is no Mac version of this software. Apple customers would be well served by having an alternative to iMovie.

The Verdict:

PowerDirector Deluxe is an ideal program for beginners and casual users who want the power of a full-featured editor with the ease of an entry-level program.