How to Edit MOV File in PowerDirector 13/12/11/10

Published on by Chris King

Trouble importing and editing MOV files in PowerDirector? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Let's find it out here! 

How to Edit MOV File in PowerDirector 13/12/11/10

Q: "I just upgraded from Cyberlink PowerDirector 12 to 13 and now all my blackmagic camera footage MOV files won’t work in PowerDirector either 12 or 13 versions. I've contacted customer support they said the files are no good, but I had them working in 12 before...? Can I convert MOV to another file type if so what would suit?"

Quoted the problem from VideoMaker forum as I’ve worked out the solution to importing MOV to PowerDirector and wanna share the method here.

I have some H.264 1080p .mov files and unable to import these MOV to Cyberlink PowerDirector. Scoured the internet, I got some hints. MOV container files can contain data encoded using various compression and encoding schemes. Cyberlink PowerDirector can support MOV format, but the ability to import the data that they contain is dependent on the codecs (specifically, decoders) installed. To open and edit all MOV files in PowerDirector(13) without hassle, a better choice is to convert MOV to PowerDirector most compatible format like MPEG-2.

Brorsoft Video Converter is the utility I’ve used to get the work done. It is a great app to encode MOV to MPEG-2 for editing in PowerDirector with the best quality. With it, you can also convert MOV to MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, etc. for different video/audio players. Meanwhile, this video app enables you to change MOV to editable format for Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, Avid Studio, Magix Movie Edit Pro and more other NLEs. Download this software and enjoy your funny videos on the go now!

How to Convert MOV files to Cyberlink PowerDirector

1. Import MOV files

Run the MOV file converter; click the Add button to load MOV files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

2. Select the output format

Click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > " MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as the output format. MPEG-4, WMV are also the proper choices.

3. Start conversion

Simply click the Convert button to start converting MOV video to PowerDirector friendly video formats.

Additional features of this MOV to PowerDirector converter:

1. You can check the “Merge into one” box to join multiple video clips together.

2. If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

3. You can edit the MOV video before transcoding the files. Just click “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark, adjust effect and embed subtitles to the videos which you will convert.

Within several minutes, the conversion would be finished and you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted MOV files to PowerDirector 13/12/11/10 for editing flawlessly.

Related Guides:

How to import a MOV file into iMovie(Yosemite)
Tips for Using MOV Files in Final Cut Pro (FCP X)
Get Pinnacle Studio work with MOV files easily
Edit MOV video in Premiere Pro CS5/CS6

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