Cyberlink claims that PowerDirector offer native support for MOV format. The point here, sometimes still you will find it a painful experience to import MOV files to PowerDirector (PD 13 included) for editing. And there are frequently asked questions quoted below:

"I just upgraded from cyberlink power director 12 to 13 and now all my black magic camera footage ".mov files" wont work in either versions. I've contacted customer support they said the files are no good,but i had them working in 12 before...? Can i convert them to another file type if so what would suit?"

Q2: No audio with some .mov files in PowerDirector
"I imported some video files to test and I found that with some of the files the audio is not recognized by PD10. Files imported included .avi (worked fine) and .mov (some worked but others had no audio). All the the .mov files that did not have audio were created with a Casio ZR100."

Many folks are facing the MOV importing issues with PowerDirector 10, 11, 12 even with the latest PD 13. As far as we know, 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 Cyberlink PowerDirector most compatible format like MPEG-2.

The article would show you how to transcode MOV to PowerDirector editing-friendly format step by step with a professional yet easy-to-use Video Converter app from EaseFab. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from MOV, AVCHD, MTS, AVI, XAVC, XAVC S, MP4, VOB and more to PowerDirector fully compatible MPEG-2 files without quality loss. Here is how to do it.

Firstly, free download and install the MOV to PowerDirector Converter:

How to convert MOV for PowerDirector

Step 1. Import MOV videos

After installing, launch the MOV to MPEG-2 Converter on your PC, then click "Add Video" button, and browse your files; select all the MOV files you wanna convert. You can also directly drag and drop the MOV files to the program.


Step 2. Select the output format

Click the Profile bar, and move mouse cursor to "Editing Software" and then choose "MPEG-2" as the output format. The output video will keep the original quality of MXF video and seamlessly fit PowerDirector 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 and more.


TipsClick "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

Step 3. Start MOV to PowerDirector conversion

Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MOV to Cyberlink PowerDirector will begin immediately.

After the conversion, click "Open Folder" icon to locate the result videos. Start up Cyberlink PowerDirector, follow "Open Folder" > "Import Media Files" to import individual video clips.