How to Open and Edit MP4 files in PowerDirector

This article outlines how to import MP4 files into Cyberlink PowerDirector (15) for smooth editing. Keep reading for a brief how-to. 


Cyberlink claims that PowerDirector offer native support for MP4 format. The point here, sometimes still you will find it a painful experience to import MP4 files to PowerDirector (PD 15 Ultra/Ultimate/Ultimate Suite/Director Suite included) for editing. And there are frequently asked questions quoted below:

"Cannot import .mp4 into CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Ultra. I specifically checked the import formats of this software before I bought it, but now I cannot import them and the program cites an "unsupported format" error. Very frustrated and confused."

"I got a bunch of video recordings in .MP4 format that from my GoPro Hero 3 and Sony PMW-EX3. Whereas, when I wanna edit those MP4 footage in PowerDirector before sharing with my friends, I met problems: PD handled with the MP4 files so slowly and some files even couldn't be recognized. I couldn't edit my videos smoothly."



Actually, this is probably due to the MP4 file codec. CyberLink PowerDirector might not work with some MP4 files sometimes due to the codec issue or other reasons. Fortuantely, there is an easy way to fix the issue. To get PowerDirector work well with MP4 videos, you could adjust MP4 to PowerDirector supported video format. 

Along with some help from third-party software like Dimo Video Converter Ultimate (Windows 10 included), you can easily get the problem solved. With it, you can transcode MP4 to PD native editing-friendly format - MPEG-2/H.264 - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with PowerDirector 15/14/13. An Avid preset is included for easy access. 

Meanwhile, this video app enables you to change MP4 to editable format for Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, Avid Studio, Magix Movie Edit Pro, Camtasia StudioGoPro Studio and more other NLEs. Now download the program and follow the step-by-step gudie below to convert MP4 files to MPEG-2/H.264 for smoothly editing in PowerDirector.


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Guide: Transcoding MP4 to PowerDirector for natively editing

Step 1. Install and launch MP4 Video Converter on your PC, and then import MP4 files to the converter.



Step 2. Click "Select Format" bar and choose "Editor > Adobe Premiere" as output format on the drop-down menu. Of course, you can also choose MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV from "Format > Video" or "Format > HD Video" as the output format.

Step 3. Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. Here you are recommended to select MPEG-2 or H.264 from video encoder. Besides, this Mac MP4 video converter has some simple edit functions like cropping, trimming, adding effects/watermark etc. so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions.



Step 4. Click "Start" button to start transcoding MP4 files to PowerDirector. With the MP4 to PowerDirector converter, you can easily encode MP4 files to CyberLink PowerDirector for editing. 

This software runs fast, so you can convert your source MP4 footages to PD in less time, and video and audio synchronization is perfectly guaranteed. After the conversion is completed, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import converted MOV or MPG files to PowerDirector 15/14/13/12 for further editing without any hassle.

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