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How to Properly Import MOV Videos into CyberLink PowerDirector

Author by Oswald

Updated on June 21, 2023

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. In this post, I’ll elaborate on the root cause of that issue and show you how to troubleshoot the PowerDirector MOV issue. To quickly solve the format unsupported issue, you can download this MOV PowerDirector converter toolkit in advance to save your time and energy:

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 presents an error message or only imports audio from MOV files. 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 fix the MOV PowerDirector not recognized issue, I’d love to introduce WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. This reliable, efficient, and practical video converter program 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, and automatic video quality enhancement. As a batch video converter, you can throw up multiple video files into it for batch conversion. Moreover, it utilizes advanced codecs that allow you to reduce video file size without quality loss. You can also use it for simple video trimming and merging, etc.
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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 launchInstall 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

Also Read: PowerDirector MP4 Importing Issue | PowerDirector DTS to MP4 | Free MOV Editors

At last...

I hope you’ve benefited from this guide and have successfully converted the MOV files. Beyond that, the program has also integrated basic video editing features like cut, crop, merge videos, etc., and some handy toolboxes for downloading YouTube videos, making GIFs from videos, splitting screens, extracting subtitles, etc., making it not only competent for professional video conversions but also simple post productions. Just download it to have a try now, it will never disappoint you!

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