How to Work 4K videos in PowerDirector 13/14?
Outline: If you are facing issues working with 4K files in PowerDirector 13/14, you may have interest in this post. It presents a workaround to transcode any 4K video to PowerDirector 14 supported file format, so that PowerDirector 13/14 can handle them smoothly.
CyberLink claims that PowerDirector 13 and PD 14 supports end-to-end editing of 4K Ultra HD video format with resolution up to 4096 x 2160. However, many PowerDirector 13/14 users have encountered varies problems during the editing process. So, how to import 4K files to PowerDirector 13/14 for editing smoothly?
Well, according to our multiple testing, we found two main basic reasons behind there. Nowadays, most 4K files are from 4K cameras (Canon EOS 1D C, Sony F5, F55, Sony FDR AX1, AX100, Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4) and more. The common 4K cameras use XAVC, XAVC S or H.264 as the compression codec, which are ideal editing friendly format for PowerDirector. And, PowerDirector can handle (usually) 4K files without much problem, but it is extremely hardware intensive.
If for whatever reason you are unable to work with 4K files in PowerDirector smoothly, we would recommend transcoding them to a format that is compatible with your editing program first. This requires a third 4K to PowerDirector video converter, and Pavtube Video Converter will do the trick well. With it, you change effortlessly convert 4K footage and SD/HD videos like 4K/AVI/MXF/MOV/H.265 etc to PowerDirector formats without quality loss. Then you will be able to import the new file into PowerDirector with smooth editing without any problems.
What’s more, this powerful 4K video converter also can convert any 4K videos to other popular NLEs like FCP, Windows Movie Maker, Avid MC, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, etc formats for nice importing and editing.
Free download the top 4K video converter for PowerDirector 13/14:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/video_converter/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-75734821.html
– Softonic Download: http://pavtube-video-converter.en.softonic.com/
How to Convert 4K videos to PowerDirector 13/14 quickly?
Step 1: Launch Pavtube Video Converter, then click the “Add video” button to load 4K files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.
Step 2: Click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > ” MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the output format. MOV, WMV are also the proper choices.
Step 3: Lastly, simply click the “Convert” button at the bottom right corner to start encoding 4K 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 files for editing Cyberlink PowerDirector via its “Import Media Files” option.