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

PowerDirector 13 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 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


  • 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.

Software » Multimedia » Video Editing Software Review » CyberLink PowerDirector

CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Deluxe

PowerDirector makes pro-level tools accessible to novice users and hobbyists.

The software isn't available on Apple products.

The Verdict:

This is a professional-level application packaged into consumer software that can be used by anyone who wants to create.