PowerDirector won’t import MOV files – Fixed

Facing problems when importing and opening MOV files in PowerDirector 11/12/13/14/15? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let’s find it out here.


Cyberlink PowerDirector is feature-packed video editing software which is semi-professional so as to be suitable for most of users. It can import most of the video formats which includes MOV. Sometimes, when you try to use MOV files in PowerDirector, you may encounter problems like this:

“I just upgraded from Cyberlink PowerDirector 12 to 13 and now all my blackmagic camera footage MOV files won’t work in PowerDirector either 12 or 13 versions. I’ve contacted customer support they said the files are no good, but I had them working in 12 before…? Can I convert MOV to another file type if so what would suit?”

So, what’s the matter? Scoured the internet, I got some hints. MOV container files can contain data encoded using various compression and encoding schemes. Cyberlink PowerDirector can support MOV format, but the ability to import the data that they contain is dependent on the codecs (specifically, decoders) installed. I’ve done all the hoops with tech support and eventually try an alternative way- convert MOV to a different format for PowerDirector like MPEG-2 and have a success.

If you’re facing problems when using MOV files in PowerDirector, you can follow the tutorial below to transcode MOV to PowerDirector preferred MPEG-2 files and then transfer the converted MOV files to PowerDirector for editing.

Converting MOV files for editing in PowerDirector

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called EaseFab Video Converter. By running it, you can transcode MOV clips to PowerDirector compatible format easily. Besides transcoding MOV video to PowerDirector, the all-in-one and easy-to-use toolkit can convert all other popular video formats like AVI, MXF, MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, MTS, VOB, etc. to PowerDirector, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro natively supported video formats.

Step 1. Import MOV videos

After installing, launch the MOV to MPEG-2 Converter on your PC, then click “Add Video” button, and browse your files; select all the MOV files you wanna convert. You can also directly drag and drop the MOV files to the program.


Step 2. Select the output format

Click the Profile bar, and move mouse cursor to “Editing Software” and then choose “MPEG-2” as the output format. The output video will keep the original quality of MXF video and seamlessly fit PowerDirector 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 and more.


TipsClick “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

Step 3. Start MOV to PowerDirector conversion

Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MOV to Cyberlink PowerDirector will begin immediately.

After the conversion, click “Open Folder” icon to locate the result videos. Start up Cyberlink PowerDirector, follow “Open Folder” > “Import Media Files” to import individual video clips.


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