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Import MP4 files to Cyberlink PowerDirector on Windows

Learn a quick guide how to load MP4 video files to Cyberlink PowerDirector for further editing smoothly.

Import MP4 files to Cyberlink PowerDirector on Windows
PowerDirector is one of the best loved video editing tools on Windows. However, we found many Cyberlink PowerDirector users are facing the issues when opening MP4 video files in PowerDirector. In this article, we aim to show the reason and present the best way to import and edit MP4 files in Cyberlink PowerDirector on Windows freely.

Why PowerDirctor failed to import MP4 clips? Actually, this is due to the MP4 files codec: PowerDirector prefers MPEG-4 and H.264 codecs instead of others. If your MP4 files are not compatible with PowerDirector, it's probably because of the different codec in a number of MP4 files as Cyberlink PowerDirector (even the latest PowerDirector 13) might not support all of these codecs. One solution to handling the problems is to convert/transcode unsupported MP4 videos to a format that Cyberlink PowerDirector works. MPEG-2 is a universal file that is supported by all PowerDirector versions. And to achieve the goal, you can get Brorsoft Video Converter for help.

Overall, it just the right one which is able to convert all kinds of MP4 video clips and other MKV, MOV, MXF, Prores, FLV, F4V, WMV, VOB, MP4, AVCHD, MTS, MOD, Apple ProRes and so on to PowerDirector supported formats efficiently. Besides PD, this video converter also provides optimal presets for Sony Movie Studio, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, etc for natively editing. See how below about converting MP4 files to PowerDirector format.

How to Convert MP4 to PowerDirector more edit-friendly MPEG-2 files

Step 1: Load MP4 video files to the MP4 to PowerDirector Converter program by clicking "Add" button, or drag the MP4 videos to the software directly.

Step 2: Click "Format" bar and choose " Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format on the drop-down menu.

Tip: Before conversion, you can click the "Settings" icon to customize the video/audio settings Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. for PowerDirector.

Step 3: Click the Convert icon under the preview window, and the program will start transcode MP4 to MPEG-2 for PowerDirector 10/11/12/13/14. BTW, the conversion speed is ultra fast, thanks to its leading NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP acceleration technology. 

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated .mpg files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can import converted MP4 clips into PowerDirector for further editing.

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