I’m searching for a solid answer for the 4K XAVC to PowerDirector issues. When I opened PowerDirector 13, the footage from my Sony PXW-FS7 cannot be recognized. Searching online, I found the quick workaround is to convert 4k XAVC to PowerDirector edit-friendly video with proper settings(1080p is the optimal setting). I’ve tried the workaround. Yes, it works. Now I’m going to share the details for importing 4K XAVC to PowerDirector
. If you are stuck in the issues, just read on.
The XAVC footage recorded from Sony PXW-FS7, doesn't seem to ideal editing-friendly format for PowerDirector by far. What's more, PowerDirector can handle (usually) 4K files without much problem although(See 4K to PowerDirector workflow
), but it is extremely hardware intensive. To solve all problems, the easy workaround is to downscale and convert 4K XAVC to a more compatible format, such as MPEG-2 for PowerDirector. Here I highly recommend you adopt Brorsoft Video Converter
, which is a great app to encode XAVC to MPEG-2 for editing in PowerDirector with the best quality.
Overall, it is the most reliable and professional 4K solutions to all format issues including 4K XAVC/XAVC S, 4K MP4, 4K MOV, 4K MXF and more.
It provides hundreds of output format presets for 4K videos, such as DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Cyberlink Powerdirector/Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas Pro, WMV for Windows Movie Maker. Besides, this 4K converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K as users want. Download the tool and start the 4K to Powerdirector video conversion.
Converting 4K XAVC video for editing in PowerDirector
Run the best XAVC Converter
you just set up. Drag and drop the XAVC files to the converter. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.
Select 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.
You can click "settings" button in the main interface to customize the output video's parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc. For smooth editing in Cyberlink PD, you’d better set the video size as 1080p(See downscale 4K to 1080p
Now press "Convert" and let it go. The XAVC to PowerDirector Converter supports batch conversion, so if you have lots of xavc videos to convert, check 'Shut down computer after conversion', and you can go away without keeping an eye on it.
When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface, then you could do a quick edit in 4K XAVC with PowerDirector 14/13/12/11 without any issue.
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