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PowerDirector 15 LE Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — PowerDirector 15 LE

PowerDirector makes your home movies more engaging!
$49.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 57 (66%) 29 (34%) 32 comments

PowerDirector 15 LE was available as a giveaway on February 9, 2018!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$15.00
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It's the fastest and easiest way to make your photos automatically great.

PowerDirector makes your home movies more engaging! A range of quick-to-learn and easy-to-use creation modes put you on the fast track to video editing, so you spend less time learning and more time creating.

This version includes:

  • Importing Formats: MP4/H.264 (with Windows 7/8/10 in-box MP4 codec), AVI, WMV (Doesn’t support MKV, MOV, FLV);
  • Exporting Formats: MP4/H.264 (with Windows 7/8/10 in-box MP4 codec), AVI, WMV (Doesn’t support MKV, M2TS, XAVC-S);
  • Aspect Ratio/ Resolution: 16:9, Up to 1080/30fps (Doesn’t support 9:16 & 360-degree);
  • Timeline Tracks: 4;
  • Video editing tools: Basic tools (trim, cut, title, transition, PiP, Chroma key, MagicStyle, Slideshow).

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

CyberLink Corp.

Homepage:

http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/edms/Giveaway/GOTD/PDR15LE/index.jsp

File Size:

684 KB

Price:

$49.99

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#11

I have the paid version of PowerDirector 14 and have a couple of questions for the developer.

1. Would I gain anything by installing the limited edition of version 15?
2. Would they both exist on my computer and play fair, or would this overwrite my aid version?

Thanks,
Mike

Reply   |   Comment by Mike McClellan  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Downloaded and installed the program. After installation it just asked to open without any form to fill out and without any options to get a registration key. This is not a value if it does not work.

Reply   |   Comment by JDK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#9

I was not able to install program into program files (x86) directory. I am running a Win7 pro version. This is the normal place for programs to install to keep a system organized. I recommend the setup be updated to allow it to install into program files as primary destination. The user should be able to change destination if desired.

Reply   |   Comment by Ray Shelton  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

How to activate this when only window with the message comes as "CyberLink PowerDirector was not activated. Please send your purchase information to CyberLink so that our support team can help you resolve this issue" and when you click OK that window is also gone forever. Please advise. Thank You. Ravi

Reply   |   Comment by Ravi  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ravi, I'm having the same problem and I got the download from CNET and so I wrote in with all the info two days ago and they haven't written back yet.

Reply   |   Comment by Keith Phelps  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

I downloaded and installed, got the activation key. When I put in I got an error message saying that there is no internet connection to the activation site.????I opened the program but couldn't find a place to try activating it again. Reinstalled several times but got the same message.. Help!

Reply   |   Comment by Alan Cassaro  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Alan Cassaro, how did you get the activation key?

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Grenetz  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

Does this allow one to "join" videos that have been previously split?

Reply   |   Comment by RUDY  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Rudy, although 'late' to reply for this Giveaway - if I may pop in, just in case it helps others out in the future too - you can 'join video clips together' with any video editing application; place your clips in a row on the Timeline and Render it out to a high bitrate/datarate output (higher than the original clips, twice as high of a Bitrate, if possible). This will essentially 'join' your clips for further editing/archiving, if desired.

If you're looking for a Specific Answer of, "does this application JOIN similar-format clips together 'in one step' without re-encoding", then no sorry, this does not do that (even the Full Retail Version). It is more of an Editor than a Utility with specific tools/functions.

HTH though,
~T

Reply   |   Comment by Troy from The Game Tips And More Blog  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#5

Even after having this program on my computer for about six months i cannot say anything about it because everything i try to do its always there "Your version of Power Director doesn't support this feature " , i tried to import a VOB file got the same message so i have no idea if buying the full version will do the job or not , at every click you get this message so one is never able to fully evaluate this program thus i can never purchase it or recommend it to anyone , their trial concept is faulty much too much do not work , i bought corel video studio instead .

Reply   |   Comment by james hardy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)

james hardy,

Of course they do offer a free fully functional 30 trial of their latest offering and the only restriction is the watermark applied to first 5 secs (Easily dealt with btw)

Reply   |   Comment by Terry I  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

Terry I,
Thanks, It is good to know , you are given a crippled version as a giveaway but you can get a thirty day five second version to evaluate . ( i wonder witch to choose )
I understand its their right to do what they like with their property but its also their right not to give at all, witch in this case i believe was the better option, but i am sure some people will find some use for it as is, so i wish to thank all concerned for the giveaway including GOTD .

Reply   |   Comment by james hardy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

james hardy,

Personally I'm not a huge fan of any Cyberlink software other than PowerDVD, so I don't have lots of experience with Power Director. That disclaimer out of the way, video & audio streams are each encoded using one of a variety of formats, e.g. mpeg2 video in the case of DVDs, usually accompanied by AC3 audio. One or both of those streams are then placed in a container -- using video DVDs as example, both streams, together with any additional audio streams & sub titles, are placed in a VOB container.

The good news is that video & audio streams can each be copied out of the container they're in, & placed in another type of container without re-encoding, either together or individually. SO if a video app doesn't recognize one type of container, it's very often possible to work with the same video in another type of container. A utility called Media Info can be handy to tell just what you've got inside of a video file -- you can get that, along with tools for changing the type of container file at videohelp[.]com .

While you've got your problem solved james, I wanted to mention that for everyone else since the Power Director giveaway is somewhat limited in what types of video containers it'll work with. Where they say: "Doesn't support MKV, MOV, FLV", content for all 3 can often be placed in .avi or .mp4 files, which it says it does support.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

mike,
True, "LE" means lite, well it's either this or that. Within the concept of extended giveaway of the day period, more common 1 year upon new major version releases, no upgrades...
Good software, try it to experience the "feeling" of producing videos.

I still use Abobe premiere 4.0 (freed to 5.0) on a machine running win98SE, no longer connected to Intenet :-). Costed me over 1200 € with the DV500 video card from Pinnacle.

OffT: Pro-lasso 2015 gotd lifetime installed today on WIN10 and upgraded without problems.
Why? Cause you can limit core use per application, thus preventing hick-ups...

Reply   |   Comment by lidl1  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

james hardy: A fair comment about this developer, as the number of upvotes you've received shows. Regardless of whether or not its software is good, its history of crippled giveaways isn't. Nor does it seem to wish to learn anything from all the criticisms heaped upon it in comment threads such as this.

In reference to that subject though -- wishing to learn -- it may well be that others here might wish to learn of the existence of similar software that's superior in many respects to this Cyberlink offering. Just search for Vegas Movie Studio v13. But, er, don't leave it too late.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

If I may pop in, just to help relax people who missed this Giveaway (or are wondering about the differences with PowerDirector and VideoStudio) - I purchased both of them over the last few years and find they are very similar in function, even if some 'effects' or 'templates' are different. Most video editing programs have similar capability, if purchased within the same price range...

Both VideoStudio and PowerDirector are "easy-to-use", in my opinion, and I find myself popping into both of them for different Projects, as each has slightly different 'FX'. Although VideoStudio seems to render slower, I think it has good quality and slightly more output options. PowerDirector seems to render faster and be slightly easier to use, but only slightly. Depending on what 'package' you buy of PowerDirector, it can have less or more 'FX' than VideoStudio. Both will give good output if you choose a high bitrate, and both will be fine for sharing videos on YouTube.

If anyone missed today's great Giveaway (Thanks Again, GiveAwayOfTheDay!) - you will be satisfied with trying out and/or purchasing either VideoStudio or PowerDirector, for almost all video editing purposes.

HTH,
~T


[Note: I am not affiliated with Corel, CyberLink or GOTD. I have not, and will, not receive any compensation, in an form, for stating my opinions here. The above are my own personal human opinions and I am merely an enthusiastic user of both programs, and wanted to help out with my input.]

Reply   |   Comment by Troy from The Game Tips And More Blog  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

MikeR,

I can only find trials for Vegas Movie Studio v13.

Any hints :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mark1  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Installed and registered without issues on W8.1x64.

It downloaded a 546MB file that turned out in a

It says the LE does not accept .mkv (!) but I just tried and it does accept import them to the timeline, I guess you cannot export.

I have no more time right now,
Cheers

Reply   |   Comment by andario  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

andario, I meant to say it became a 896MB folder, installed.

Reply   |   Comment by andario  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#3

Has someone found a comparison chart between PowerDirector 15 LE and 15 (or even 16)?

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

M. H., although it is late in this Giveaway, if I may pop in with some differences, a few things I have found out on my own are:

- 4 Tracks (4 video/4 audio) in LE, versus 100 Tracks
- limited to 720p output (some formats only 480p output) in LE, versus up to 4K output
- limited to certain formats (no MKV or HEVC output) in LE, versus all formats available
- FX cannot be applied to clips only ('dragged onto video clips on the timeline') only applied to the entire layer/track in LE, versus different clips being applied to clips individually
- about a half dozen Text templates (presets for text) in LE, versus about 3 dozen or so and more Downloadable

These are only the ones I seemed to come across on my own, there may be a lot more...

For very basic editing and output though, to see what the program looks like and some Effects and Text that can be played with, it's not a bad little Trial (especially if you cannot afford to purchase any video editing application at all at this time..). I suggest the Full Featured Trial direct from CyberLink (30 day Trial Time) to see 'everything' as a real 'taste' of what PowerDirector can do.

HTH,
~T


[Note: I am not affiliated with CyberLink in any way, and have not and will not, receive any compensation for talking about them here. I am merely a user of their product and wanted to share my personal human opinion]
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Reply   |   Comment by Troy from The Game Tips And More Blog  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Troy from The Game Tips And More Blog, thank you for this comment and your experience sharing!
I'll stay with DaVinci Resolve and HitFilm Express.

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

I think it's a limited version ..
Not the full version
:)

Reply   |   Comment by fares  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#1

This is PowerDirector 15 LE, as in Limited Edition, and limited it is! I would recommend that you read carefully in the presentation what this offer includes before downloading, it might spare you some disappointment.

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+76)

ouialaraison,

And I expect some folk would equally be disappointed if they thak a Jaguar out for a test drive and get upset when told they cannot HAVE it for free.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry I  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-60)

Terry I,

Excuse my language, but yours is a stupid comparison.

Many other developers, Ashampoo being one of them, are generous enough to offer here for free full older versions to allow their prospective customers to try them and get familiar with their programs, so that they eventually buy a newer, improved versions, if they like the program.

Some developers are even more generous, like Teorex (yesterday's giveaway of PhotoScissors being an example), who offer their software for free in order for us to test and learn about their programs, or to buy a lifetime licence.

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

Terry I, what has your comment got to do with giveawayoftheday.com? READ THE TOP OF THIS PAGE!

"Every day we offer FREE licensed software you’d have to buy otherwise."

So practically if you likened it to a Jaguar dealership promotion that for 24 hours you could get a Jaguar for free that you would otherwise have to pay for... but instead of getting a retail Jaguar for free you were given a cut down clay model of a Jaguar car or a not for retail cut down incomplete old prototype Jaguar and wonder that people might feel deceived!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

consuella,
Sorry but YOUR comparisons are the ones that are somewhat skewed.

Take a god look at what this offering does and tell me it compares to the ones you have mentioned.
The number of files alone are a good clue.

Anyway. We shall let it rest as I know folk on here dont like having the truth pointed out to them and only see things from the 'I WANT' perspective and not from a commercial perspective. I.e. what is best for them as opposed to the Company that provides the software.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry I  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-27)

TK,

Sorry. I just read the LE bit and had the common sense to realise that this is a LIMITED version of the software.
Obviously I should have expected the Company to give away software that they have spent thousands of man hour developing - for FREE.

Lesson learned.

LMFAO.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry I  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)

Terry I, yep if you had been a visitor here since the services inception it would not be a suprise that vendors are paid by giveawayoftheday.com project to promote their FULL commercial products to tens of thousands directly all it costs them is a non-reinstallable license that users can try out and get familiar with, with the only restrictions that it's for personal use only, no entitlement to free tech support and no entitlement to free future updates/upgrades. And obviously no rights to re-install after the giveaway period. The marketing opurtunity is to get the product seen and used by alot of people, get their websites search engine rating improved by being associated with the impecible search engine rating that this site has, get a massive additional exposure via social media. And if a giveaway user finds the giveaway product an essential part of their computing life when they replace or factory reset their machines they may be inclined to buy the product outright due to it's functionality and the experience of the vendors integrety in the giveaway at not trying to shortchange visitors with a non-full retail license but a limited edition taster like this or a 6 month trial license on a product that does not sell in sub-year rental or does not do rental software.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Terry I, In follow up to TK's comment, this edition of the software cannot be bought (click on homepage and you are taken to "Exclusive Download for Giveaway Of The Day" )is not a full version of Power Director 15.
Yes other developers DO offer FULL versions of original software, " that they have spent thousands of man hours developing - for FREE", not a crippled up "LE"

Reply   |   Comment by JO  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

JO, I have several more issues with todays offering
1: Todays offer is not for sale using the normal way of going to cybrelink, you will only find it when searching on google.
2: The site they sell it on is part of the cyberlink site though, however more concerning to me is that they use a fake " xxx amount of copies left in stock" (I tested that using different browsers) I bet if you go there you will see the countdown starting around the 810/811 I have it seen going down to about 500
the price is correct if you find it on google
(or use thiis url)
http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/edms/ppc/cyberlink/video-editing-software/powerdirector-Delay-B/int/index.jsp?affid=2581_-1_419_Shopping_PDR-B&mkwid=s&pcrid=202756926415&pkw=&pmt=&pdv=c&gclid=CjwKCAiAqvXTBRBuEiwAE54dcCkU4RfNnP9pPkt25KonNGYJmtqCOL6_6-0vV8xG_lA8_JUdaEfHlRoC3F8QAvD_BwE

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