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Work with GoPro MP4 files in Cyberlink PowerDirector 13/12/11/10

Problems when editing GoPro MP4 media with Cyberlink PowerDirector? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let's find it out here.

Work with GoPro MP4 files in Cyberlink PowerDirector 13/12/11/10

Can anyone give me a reason why I can't import GoPro .mp4 files into PowerDirector? When I try to import a GoPro Hero4 video, it says there is an error because that type of file is not supported. Digging around the net, we found that more than one PD users are troubled by the issue. Well, lucky enough, I’ve worked out a quick workaround after multiple testing. Here it is.

On Cyberlink PowerDirector's specifications page, it is clearly displayed what kind of video files are supported by the program, and MP4 is in the list. However, like .avi and some other file formats, .mp4 is a "container" within which different video and audio streams can be carried. This means that different manufacturers can implement it slightly differently and this sometimes causes problems. To open and edit GoPro MP4 in PowerDirector(13) without hassle, a better choice is to convert GoPro MP4 to Cyberlink PowerDirector most compatible format like MPEG-2.

Here we recommend Brorsoft Video Converter, which is a great app to encode GoPRro MP4 to MPEG-2 for editing in PowerDirector with the best quality. This video app enables you to change GoPro HD/Full HD/4K MP4 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 GoPro MP4 to Cyberlink PowerDirector

Step 1. Import source files

Run the MP4 converter; click the Add button to load MP4 files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

Step 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.

Step 3. Start MP4 to PowerDirector conversion

Simply click the "Convert" button to start encoding GoPro MP4 to MPEG-2 for Cyberlink PowerDirector. Everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box "Shut down the computer after conversion".

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then you can import the converted GoPro files to for editing Cyberlink PowerDirector via its "Import Media Files" option.

Additional Tips:

This GoPro Video Converter is not only designed for converting GoPro MP4 files for PowerDirector 11/12/13. It is also professional in making other common or camcorder videos like MOV, FLV, VOB, AVI, MKV, MPG, MTS, MXF, XAVC, XAVC S files editable in Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro, After Effects, Magix Movie Editor Pro, Pinnacle Studio, etc to meet your different needs.

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