PowerDirector 12 System Requirements & File Format Support


System Requirements

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, 7, Vista or XP (Windows XP Service Pack 3 is required for HDV capture).

Screen Resolution

1024 x 768, 16-bit color or above

CPU Processor

PowerDirector 12 is optimized for CPUs with MMX/SSE/SSE2/3DNow!/3DNow! Extension/HyperThreading/ Intel AVX2 technology.

AVI Capture/Produce: Profiles: Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2

DVD Quality (MPEG-2) Profiles: Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2

High Quality MPEG-4 and Streaming WMV, QuickTime) Profiles: Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2.

Full-HD quality H.264 and MPEG2 Profiles: Intel Corei5/7 or AMD Phenom II X4

Memory

2GB required

3GB or above recommended for 32 bit OS

Hard Disk Space

5 GB required minimum (note: 400 MB is for Magic Music Library)

10 GB (20 GB recommended) for DVD production

Burning Drive

A CD or DVD burner (CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW or DVD-R/RW) is required to burn VCD/DVD/SVCD/AVCHD titles

Graphics Card

128 MB VGA VRAM or higher (1 GB or higher VRAM and OpenCL capable are recommended)

NVIDIA:

GeForce 8500GT/9800GT and above

GeForce GT/GTS/GTX 200/400/500/600 Series

PLEASE NOTE: For users of NVIDIA cards who have updated to graphics driver 340.43 or later, the video hardware acceleration feature in PowerDirector is no longer available. To re-enable hardware acceleration, please download and install an earlier driver.

AMD / ATI :

AMD APU Family with AMD Radeon™ HD Graphics: A-Series, E2-Series, C-Series, E-Series, G-Series

AMD Radeon™ HD Graphics: HD 7000 Series, HD 6000 Series

ATI Radeon™ HD Graphics: 5900 Series, 5800 Series, 5700 Series, 5600 Series, 5500 Series, 5400 Series

ATI FirePro™ Graphics

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD: 5800 Series, 5700 Series, 5600 Series, 5400 Series

ATI Mobility FirePro™: M7820, M5800

Internet Connection

Internet connection is required for activating some import/export formats, including DVD, H.264, & MPEG-2. The activation is quick and easy 

Other

Windows Media Player 9 or above is required

 


Format and Device Support
Video File (Import)
MVC (MTS) MOD
Dual-Stream AVI MOV
FLV (H.264) MOV (H.264)
MKV (multiple audio streams) MPEG-1
3GPP2 MPEG-2
AVCHD (M2T, MTS) MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
AVI MP4 (XAVC S)
DAT TOD
DivX* VOB
DV-AVI WMV
DVR-MS WMV-HD
    WTV in H.264/MPEG2 (multiple video and audio streams)

* To enable DivX, please download the DiVX codec online. Available for 32-bit Windows OS only.

Audio File (Import)

▪ WAV, MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG

Audio Format (Import)

▪ AAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, WAVE, MPEG-1 Layer III

Photo File (Import)

▪ RAW, GIF, BMP, JPG, TIF, PNG, Animated GIF

Video Capturing Device Support

▪ Analog TV tuner

▪ PCI or USB1.0/2.0 capture device compliant with WDM standard

Video Camcorder Support

DV camcorder connected via OHCI-compliant IEEE1394

Canon HF/HG/HR/XA series

DVD camcorder connected via USB2.0

GoPro HERO series

Sony MicroMV/HDV camcorder

Hitachi DZ-BD series

JVC Everio camcorder

JVC GZ-HD/GZ-HM/GZ-X/GC/GS series

Panasonic MicroMV/HDV camcorder

Panasonic AG/HDC/HC/HX series

  • HDV capture (MPEG-2)

Sony HDR/HXR/Bloggie series

Mini DVD    

The list above represents camcorders from major camcorder brands that were tested by CyberLink, however, the list is not comprehensive. If your camcorder or format is not on the list it may still be compatible with PowerDirector, so please feel free to download the free trial to test your camcorder and file formats. Free trial

Camera Support

Canon
EOS - D30, D60, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 1D X, 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 300D / Digital Rebel / Kiss Digital, 350D / Digital Rebel XT / Kiss Digital N, 400D / Digital Rebel XTi / Kiss Digital X, 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Kiss Digital X2, 500D / Digital Rebel T1i / Kiss Digital X3, 550D / Digital Rebel T2i / Kiss Digital X4, 600D / Digital Rebel T3i / Kiss Digital X5, 650D,1000D / Digital Rebel XS / Kiss Digital F, 1100D / Digital Rebel T3 / Kiss Digital X50, D2000C, EOS-1D, EOS-1DS, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS M
PowerShot - 600, A5, A5 Zoom, A50, Pro70, Pro90 IS, Pro1, G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G9, G10, G11, G12, G15, G1X, S30, S40, S45, S50, S60, S70, S90, S95, S100, S110, SX1 IS, SX 30 IS

Nikon
D1, D1H, D1X, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D3s, D3X, D4, D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D600, D700, D3000, D3100,D3200, D5000, D5100, D7000, E5000, E5400, E5700, E8400, E8700, E8800, Coolpix P6000, Coolpix P7000, CoolPix P7700, P7100 (decoded by Nikon SDK), 1 J1, 1 J2, 1 V1, 1 V2

Olympus
C3030Z, C5050Z, C5060WZ, C7070WZ, C70Z,C7000Z, C740UZ, C770UZ, C8080WZ, X200,D560Z,C350Z, E-1, E-3, E-5, E-10, E-20, E-30, E-300, E-330, E-400, E-410, E-420, E-500, E-510, E-520, E-620,E-M5, E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PM1, E-PM-2, SP310, SP320, SP350, SP500UZ, SP510UZ, SP550UZ, SP560UZ, SP570UZ, XZ-1, XZ-2

Panasonic
DMC-FZ8, DMC-FZ18, DMC-FZ28, DMC-FZ30, DMC-FZ35/FZ38, DMC-FZ40, DMC-FZ50, DMC-FZ100, DMC-FX150, DMC-FZ150, DMC-FZ200, DMC-G1, DMC-G2, DMC-G3, DMC-G5, DMC-GF1, DMC-GF2, DMC-GF3, DMC-GF5, DMC-GH1, DMC-GH2, DMC-GH3, DMC-GX1, DMC-L1, DMC-L10, DMC-LC1, DMC-LX1, DMC-LX2, DMC-LX3, DMC-LX5, DMC-LX7

Pentax
*ist D, *ist DL, *ist DL2, *ist DS, *ist DS2, K10D, K20D, K100D, K100D Super, K200D, K2000/K-m, K-x, K-r, K-5, K-5II, K-7, Optio S, Optio S4, Optio 33WR, Optio 750Z, 645D

Samsung
EX1, EX2F, GX-1S, GX10, GX20, NX10, NX11, NX20, NX100, NX200, NX210, NX1000, WB550, WB200

Sony
DSC-F828, DSC-R1, DSC-V3, DSC-RX1, DSC-RX100, DSLR-A100, DSLR-A200, DSLR-A230, DSLR-A290, DSLR-A300, DSLR-A330, DSLR-A350, DSLR-A380, DSLR-A450, DSLR-A500, DSLR-A550, DSLR-A580, DSLR-A700, DSLR-A850, DSLR-A900, NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-F3, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-6, NEX-7, SLT-A33, SLT-A35, SLT-A37, SLT-A55V, SLT-A57. SLT-A65V, SLT-A77V, XCD-SX910CR

Casio
QV-2000UX, QV-3000EX, QV-3500EX, QV-4000, QV-5700, QV-R41, QV-R51, QV-R61, EX-S20, EX-S100, EX-Z4, EX-Z8, EX-Z50, EX-Z55, EX-Z60, EX-Z75, EX-Z750, EX-Z850, EX-Z1050, EX-Z1080, Exlim Pro 505, Exlim Pro 600, Exlim Pro 700

Fujifilm
E550, E900, F600EXR, F700, F710, F770EXR, F800, F800EXR, F810, HS30EXR, S2Pro, S3Pro, S5Pro, S20Pro, S100FS, S5000, S5100/S5500, S5200/S5600, S6000fd, S7000, S9000/S9500, S9100/S9600, S200EXR, HS10/HS11, HS20EXR, F550EXR, X10, X100, X-Pro1, X-E1, X-F1, X-S1 IS-1

Kodak
DC20, DC25, DC40, DC50, DCS200, DCS315C, DCS330C, DCS420, DCS460, DCS460A, DCS520C, DCS560C, DCS620C, DCS620X, DCS660C, DCS660M, DCS720X, DCS760C, DCS760M, EOSDCS1, EOSDCS3B, NC2000F, ProBack, PB645C, PB645H, PB645M, DCS Pro 14n, DCS Pro 14nx, DCS Pro SLR/c, DCS Pro SLR/n, C330, C603, P850, P880, Z980, Z981, Z990, Z1015, KAI-0340

Konica
KD-400z, KD510z

Leaf
AFi 7, AFi-II 12, Aptus 17, Aptus 22, Aptus 54S, Aptus 65, Aptus 75, Aptus 75S, Cantare, CatchLight, CMost, DCB2, Valeo 6, Valeo 11, Valeo 17, Valeo 22, Volare

Leica
Digilux 2, Digilux 3, D-LUX2, D-LUX3, D-LUX4, D-LUX 5, V-LUX1, V-LUX 2

Minolta
RD175, DiMAGE 5, DiMAGE 7, DiMAGE 7i, DiMAGE 7Hi, DiMAGE A1, DiMAGE A2, DiMAGE A200, DiMAGE G400, DiMAGE G500, DiMAGE G530, DiMAGE G600, DiMAGE Z2, Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum 5D, Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum 7D

Phase One
H 20, H 25, P 20, P 25, P 30, P 45, P 45+

More Supported Digital Cameras
AgfaPhoto DC-833m, Apple QuickTake 100, Apple QuickTake 150, Apple QuickTake 200, AVT F-080C, AVT F-145C, AVT F-201C, AVT F-510C, AVT F-810C, Contax N Digital, Creative PC-CAM 600, Epson R-D1, Foculus 531C, Hasselblad CFV, Hasselblad H3D, Hasselblad H4D, Hasselblad V96C, Imacon Ixpress 16-megapixel, Imacon Ixpress 22-megapixel, Imacon Ixpress 39-megapixel, ISG 2020x1520, Logitech Fotoman Pixtura, Mamiya ZD, Micron 2010, Motorola PIXL, Nokia N95, Nokia X2, Pixelink A782, Polaroid x530, Rollei d530flex, RoverShot 3320af, Sarnoff 4096x5440, Sinar 3072x2048, Sinar 4080x4080, Sinar 4080x5440, Sinar STI format, SMaL Ultra-Pocket 3, SMaL Ultra-Pocket 4, SMaL Ultra-Pocket 5, STV680 VGA

 

The list above represents cameras from major brands that were tested by CyberLink, however, the list is not comprehensive. If your camera is not on the list it may still be compatible with PowerDirector, so please feel free to download the free trial to test whether it is supported. Free trial

Video File Exporting (Production)
High-Definition: MPEG-2 HD, WMV-HD MPEG-4 AVC
MKV

WMV

MPEG-2 DV-AVI
MPEG-4 QuickTime
    3GPP2 for 3G mobile phones
Output Device Support

The list below consists of devices from major brands that were tested by CyberLink, however, the list is not comprehensive. If your device is not on the list it may still be compatible with PowerDirector, so please feel free to download the free trial to test it out. Free trial

▪ iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPod Classic

▪ Android Phones

▪ Blackberry

▪ PlayStation Portable (PSP), PlayStation 3 , PlayStation VITA

▪ XBox 360, Zune

▪ Casio Hitachi mobile phones (in 3GPP2 format)

Formats Supported for Disc Creation

▪ SVCD, VCD, DVD

Language Support

▪ English

▪ French

▪ German

▪ Italian

▪ Spanish (European)

▪ Chinese Simplified

▪ Chinese Traditional

▪ Japanese

▪ Korean

▪ Dutch

Notes:

1. Accelerated video encoding on AMD graphics cards requires the user to install the AMD Media Codec Package, also known as the Avivo™ Package. This package is available as an optional download when obtaining an AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver for AMD desktop graphics and notebook graphics products, available at www.amd.com.
2. CyberLink PowerDirector 12 also supports AMD VISION and FUSION A-Series, E-series, and C-series Accelerated Processors Technology.

3. Windows® is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies.

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. All rights reserved. Copyright CyberLink Corp.