When it comes to a video format, MP4 may first come into your mind since this MPEG-4 Part 14 file format enables you to limitlessly access to almost all media players. Canon camera/camcorder can record HD MP4 or 4K MP4videos. However, still there are many issues when importing Canon MP4 files into PowerDirector (PD 13/12/11/10 included) for editing, like import slowly, MP4 files no audio, etc. This article will give the reason and solution.
Canon has become the leader of camera market. With Canon camera, camcorder like popular Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon XC15 etc, you can get .mp4 videos by them. But from some forums, we found many users have problems importing Canon MP4 videos in Cyberlink PowerDirector. Why? Maybe your Canon MP4 video codec is not friendly with Cyberlink PowerDirector. To fix the PowerDirector and Canon MP4 importing issues, (no matter PowerDirector 13/12/11/10 or other verison), you have to convert Canon MP4 files to PowerDirector friendly format first. Cyberlink PowerDirector work with MPEG-2 files perfectly.
If you want to use all kinds of Canon MP4 files in Cyberlink PowerDirector smoothly, the easy option would be converting the Canon MP4 to an Cyberlink PowerDirector compatible format, like AVI, MPEG-2 or WMV in advance. Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is a just a common MP4 video converter like Pavtube Video Converter.
It supports creating high quality AVI/MPG/WMV video for your Cyberlink PowerDirector, no matter what's the format of your source video files. It can convert and compress almost any video including MP4, MKV, MOV, MTS, XAVC, XAVC S, MXF, etc SD/HD/4K. to seamlessly suit for Cyberlink PowerDirector, Pinnacle Studio, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro, PowerDirector, etc to satisfy your diverse editing demands. Plus, it comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark, 3D creating, etc.. Now don't hesitate to download it and follow the step-by-step guide to transcode Canon MP4 videos for editing in Cyberlink PowerDirector smoothly.
User guide to Convert Canon MP4 video to Cyberlink PowerDirector editable format
Step 1: Add Canon MP4 files
Run the best Canon MP4 to Cyberlink PowerDirector Converter, and click the "Add File" button to load MP4 videos. Added files can be previewed by double clicking and you can take snapshots of your favorite video scenes using "Edit" button.
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 Canon 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 files for editing Cyberlink PowerDirector via its "Import Media Files" option.