Power Director 11 Ultra Review


Wide variety of features, easy to use, content-aware editing speeds up the scene importing.


Content-aware editing can't be configured. New NewBlueFX effects are still somewhat crude & not ready for prime-time.


CyberLink PowerDirector 11 Ultimate is still as fast and just as easy to use. However, it lacks a real must-have new feature warranting upgrading to this latest version.

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Even great skill and camera equipment won't do if you lack the software to get the most out of the images captured. That is just the way it is. Without the proper tools, the images simply won't measure up to today's standards.

However, with PowerDirector Ultra at your disposal most problems can be solved. This image editing suite is jam-packed with all the latest high end options and tools, like advanced video effects, key frame control and even when it comes to video sharing too. Even with all the advanced tools available here, the program is still easy enough that even novice users can find their way around after putting in a little bit of learning time.

With the latest version, PowerDirector Ultra 11, new additions like content-aware editing, the new method to import files that has been included, and a wide variety of alterations to the GUI, make it easier to adjust to your specific needs. The software suite also comes with TrueVelocity 3 and other performance fixes that ensure the software will render your projects as fast as possible on your hardware.

All of this sounds great on paper but how do those features work out in real time?

Content-aware Editing

Everybody knows that starting a video project consists of a time consuming process of wading through footage, eliminating everything you don't need so only the interesting scenes remain.

The new content aware editing feature of PowerDirector Ultra will do the tedious work for you. Simply click on the "Content-aware editing" button and the software will scan the clip and attempt to identify the important scenes. In addition, it will also highlight problems, like shaking footage and bad lighting.

While this feature surely isn't the end all solution for video editing, it does speed up the sorting process, even though it didn't always select the proper scenes. The way you can sort through it does make the job a lot faster.

Raw Editing Power

When it comes to raw editing power PowerDirector Ultra builds on its previous releases with more support for effects using plug ins. This version contains 22 new effects in total.

PowerDirector Ultra also comes with a “Paint effects pack” filled with options, like water color, charcoal and many more effects. Most of them are crude but work in certain situations.


All things considered PowerDirector 11 Ultimate is by far not as essential an upgrade like the previous new versions were. However, there are enough new features to enjoy and these features that have been added do work well. In short, this new release will keep PowerDirector at the helm in terms of being the premier editing tool for video editing on the market.

General Information

  • Special Features  : Many
  • Supported OS(es)  : 4
  • Support  : 3

Video Editing Software Features

  • Special Effects  : 225+
  • Slideshow  : Yes
  • Add Music  : Yes
  • 3D Editing  : Yes
  • Movie Creation  : Yes
  • 4K / HD Editing  : Yes
  • Split / Join  : Yes
  • Trim / Crop  : Yes
  • Supported Formats  : Many
  • Menu Templates  : Yes
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