What Is CyberLink PowerDirector 10? And Do You Need It?

Mac and Windows users can now enjoy the top-notch PowerDirector 10 by CyberLink. PowerDirector is a quality video editor that has grown in popularity among Windows users. It is highly compatible with Windows and allows users to edit effortlessly.

Cyberlink PowerDirector 10 includes updated features and provides enough tools for content creators. By doing so, content creators can customize a wide range of options. It includes professional tools, upgraded sound effects, and templates.

To produce your desired content, you need top-notch design software or application. CyberLink PowerDirector 10 is one of the latest and best tools out there. I will be discussing how to maximize the application and why you need it.

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Why Do I Need CyberLink PowerDirector 10?

Before delving into its installation process and how it works, here are reasons why you need the updated CyberLink PowerDirector.

Asides from the updated features and improved compatibility with Windows operating system, it is less complex than several video editing rooms. Hence, a good option for both beginners and professionals.


Firstly, CyberLink PowerDirector 10 allows users to fully customize their content with a wide range of available styles and templates. Also, you can customize your work to monitor your skill progress. It creates room for inexperienced users to start with basic editing.

Multiple Projects

CyberLink PowerDirector 10 allows users to operate multiple projects on the main menu. More so, you can combine the projects to create a single copy. The feature is possible by importing and inserting another project into an already existing one.

Splitting Projects

When you have a single project, you can split it to create two versions of lesser space. For instance, you can trim your video to reduce its duration. As long as splitting is concerned, you can create multiple subsets from a single project.

Also, you can double trim if you want more than one copy. Trimming is mainly part of the editing process, which involves deleting unnecessary or unwanted parts. 

Audio and Image Editing

Interestingly, PowerDirectorOpens in a new tab. is not restricted to video editing only. It includes the wave editor feature, which allows users to make changes to audios. After editing your selected audio, it will automatically save to the main menu. At the same time, you can proceed to store it on your phone storage or cloud.

Moreso, the PowerDirector may require you to edit the image by changing its saturation, contrast, and other color features. 

Video Effect

After creating your video, increase the quality with the video effect feature. Here, you get to apply changes like slow motion, speed, or even crop the video. Your production is incomplete without using the right qualities.

When inputting your video effect, you can select the color to match the clothes and content meaning. For instance, you may want to go green when creating content for the New Year celebration.

Automatic Backup

Losing successful work is what every user does not want to go through. To avoid this, you can set up your PowerDirector 10 to automatically save. Hence, your projects are safe in power off and other unexpected situations.

I recommend you backup your projects before exporting, so you can edit them in the future from the main menu directly. Also, when exporting your work, choose a location that is not prone to virus attack.

How to Install CyberLink PowerDirector

Installing CyberLink PowerDirector is easy, as you need to follow the specific instructions. After downloading the CyberLink file, you will see three EXE inner files. Firstly, the content pack I, the content pack II, and the main program.

To activate the menu and templates, install the main program, then run the content pack I and II. From the PowerDirector library, you can identify the number of templates to run on your system.

In the content pack I, you would see all the templates available in the old PowerDirector version, while content pack II includes the latest version templates, which is PowerDirector 10. While at it, I recommend you backup your files in a hard drive or burn them to a disc.

Today, viruses and malware invade many computers, and there is a need to take appropriate measures. To prevent losing your data and vital information, you can store them in a backup device or on the cloud.

Another method to get the CyberLink PowerDirector running on your system, purchase a disc version from a trusted provider or distributor. You would need to insert the disc into your system and run the installation manually. As soon as you insert the disc, you will see an “autorun window” command.

Then, click on the install “PowerDirector” option, and watch as it downloads the templates and menu. If the command fails to run, explore the disc files and click on “setup.exe”. With this, you should have the PowerDirector running on your system.

However, you may not access the PowerDirector until you use the activation key, also known as a serial number. Often, you will see the activation key on the package or disc body. Take precautions, like closing open tabs or applications, during installation.

Likewise, use the activation key to upgrade to another version. In case you want to run multiple versions together, you can run the full PowerDirector 10 package.

How to Use CyberLink PowerDirector

After installing your PowerDirector, there is a need to know its application or usage.

Firstly, you should know the PowerDirector full feature editor. Hence, you can edit and produce your content after perfecting it to your taste.

On the main menu, select the full feature editor. Then go to the library window and choose your workspace. 

The various workspace you can choose from include:

  • Movie production
  • Importing photos and videos
  • Editing audios, photos, and videos
  • Creating menu
  • Burning your data into a disc

You’d see an “easy editor” option in the dashboard. Proceed to transport the media from the files and go-to styles. Styles include several templates where you choose your preferred theme, background, and color.

You can go ahead to add music or skip this process. After selecting the background music, you can adjust the volume and duration. To cross-check all that you have done, click the preview button. 

Then, you can make any changes before wrapping it up. You can create your video file by producing it. From here, you can begin to share it with friends and loved ones.

If you want a slideshow video, then follow the following process.

Go to the slideshow creator from your main menu, and transport the media to the main menu by importation. Before adding music, set your video to slideshow in the style menu. Add the music, and trim the video to your preferred slide option, including slow-mo, fade-in, and fade-out.

Wrap up your video by customizing and editing photos or clips. Go ahead to produce it and share it with friends.


After successfully creating your content, CyberLink PowerDirector allows you to transport your photos or videos via email, the internet, or other sharing applications. Hence, it is easy to reach target viewers.

Also, you can choose from any editing mode. The three major ones are Easy Editor, Full Feature Editor, and Slideshow Creator, which I explained above.


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