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How to Properly Import MOV Videos into CyberLink PowerDirector 18.0 and Former

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Updated on March 29, 2022

CyberLink PowerDirector is a well-received video editor program that features intuitive option buttons, impressive special effects and practical ready-made templates. But when you want to edit some MOV video files, you’ll find PowerDirector doesn’t seem to accept the files. On this post, I’ll elaborate the root cause of that issue and show you how to troubleshoot PowerDirector MOV issue. To save your time, you can download this practical toolkit in advance:

Does CyberLink PowerDirector Support MOV Files

MOV is a fairly popular video container format, especially for QuickTime users. When you import certain MOV files into PowerDirector, however, PowerDirector fails to recognized your video and rejects the file. What gives? You may wonder.

Usually, the issue can be boiled down to video format incompatibility. So, let’s take a look at the video formats that PowerDirector takes for editing.

Video Formats PowerDirector Supports are: DivX (if preinstalled), HD MPEG-2, DVR-MS, DV-AVI, DAT, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VOB, VRO, ASF, WMV, WMV HD, MOV, MOD, TOD AVCHD, MPEG-4, AVC (H.264), .ts, .mts, .m2ts, WTV (single channel).

As you can see, MOV is a supported video format on PowerDirector. So there’s a huge likelihood that the unsupported MOV files are encoded with the video encoders that PowerDirector doesn’t support and unable to decode.

To solve that problem and properly edit MOV videos with PowerDirector, the most solid move is to recode your MOV videos with the supported specs, which are:

2D Video: MVC (MTS), MOD, MOV (H.264), Dual-Stream AVI, MPEG-1, FLV (H.264), MPEG-2, MKV (multiple audio streams), MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), 3GPP2, MP4 (XAVC-S), AVCHD (M2T, MTS), TOD, AVI, VOB, DAT, WMV, DivX, WMV-HD, DV-AVI, WTV in H.264/MPEG2 (multiple video and audio streams), DVR-MS, DSLR video clip in H.264 (8bit) format with LPCM audio, H.265/HEVC in 8bit /10 bit (MP4/MKV/M2TS).

3D Video: Dual-stream AVI, MVC, Side-by-Side Video, Over/Under Video

360° Video: 360° equirectangular projection video format.

Also, make sure the audio tracks are in AAC, FLAC, ALAC, WMA, WAV, M4A, MP3, OGG format, so that it’ll play back correctly in PowerDirector preview.

Best Program to Convert Unsupported MOV Files to be PowerDirector Supported

To do so, I’d love to introduce WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, a reliable, efficient and practical video converter program that can convert any PowerDirector-unfriendly videos to perfect specifications for editing. It features fast and lossless conversion, 500+ output formats for various editing & sharing purposes, automatic video quality enhancing, and it utilizes advanced codecs to reduce video file size without quality loss. Free download now and follow the tutorial below to solve your PowerDirector MOV issue right away!

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Step 1. Load Unsupported MOV Videos into the PowerDirector Converter

Step 1. Load Unsupported MOV Videos into the PowerDirector Converter

Install and launch WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, click to enter "Converter" module. Define the destination path at the output folder box underneath. Then click "Add Files" button from the upper-left side to import the MOV video files that PowerDirector won’t take.

Load unsupported MOV files

Step 2. Convert and Transcode Unsupported MOV Videos

If needed, click on the output format section on the right side, and choose a preferred video format from 500+ ready-made templates. Or the exports will stay in MOV container format.

Click on the "Parameter settings" button from the right side of the interface, set video encoder as H.264 or H.265 (if shown) and set audio encoder as AAC.

Recode MOV videos

Step 3. Export PowerDirector-friendly Video Files

Additionally, you can customize video bitrate, framerate, resolution, etc. in the converter to benefit further video editing.

When ready. Click on the "Run" button from the lower-right side to start the conversion. And you can find the converted MOV files from the destination folder we defined at Step 1.

Export supported MOV files

At last...

I hope you’ve benefited from this guide and have successfully converted the MOV files. Beyond that, the program has also integrated with basic video editing features like cut, crop, merge videos, etc. and some handy toolboxes for downloading YouTube videos, making GIFs from video, splitting screen, extracting subtitles, etc. making it not only competent for professional video conversions, but also simple post productions, you should totally have a try.

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