PowerDirector 13 System Requirements & File Format Support

System Requirements

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, 7, Vista (SP2)

Screen Resolution

  • 1024 x 768, 16-bit color or above

CPU Processor

  • PowerDirector 13 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
  • AVCHD and BD burning Profiles: Pentium Core 2 Duo E6400, or AMD Phenom II X4
  • 2K/4K/3D video editing profile: Intel Corei7 or AMD FX series with 64 bit OS 6 GB RAM

Memory

  • 2GB required
  • 3GB or above recommended for 32 bit OS
  • 6GB or above recommended for 64 bit OS & 3D editing

Hard Disk Space

    8.5GB required minimum (note: 400 MB is for Magic Music Library)
  • 10 GB (20 GB recommended) for DVD production
  • 60 GB (100 GB recommended) for Blu-ray Disc/AVCHD 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
  • A Blu-ray disc recordable drive is required to burn Blu-ray Discs

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 AVCHD, Blu-ray Disc, DVD, H.264, & MPEG-2. Activation is quick and easy.

Other

  • Windows Media Player 9 or above is required

 


Format and Device Support

Video File (Import)
H.265/HEVC MOD
MVC (MTS) MOV
Side-by-Side Video MOV (H.264)
Top-under Video MPEG-1
Dual-Stream AVI MPEG-2
FLV (H.264) MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
MKV (multiple audio streams) MP4 (XAVC S)
3GPP2 TOD
AVCHD (M2T, MTS) VOB
AVI WMV
DAT WMV-HD
DivX* WTV in H.264/MPEG2 (multiple video and audio streams)
DV-AVI DSLR video clip in H.264 format with LPCM/AAC/ Dolby Digital audio
DVR-MS    

* 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, DTS, WAVE, MPEG-1 Layer III

Photo File (Import)

▪ MPO, JPS, 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

Video File Exporting (Production)
3D Video: MVC, Side-by-Side, Anaglyph MPEG-4 AVC
High-Definition: AVCHD, AVCHD 2.0 (3D/ Progressive)
MPEG-2 HD, WMV-HD

WMV

2K/4K resolution: H.264 AVC, WMV, MPEG-4, MKV DV-AVI
MKV QuickTime
MPEG-2 AVCHD2.0 for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS memory card or flash memory
MPEG-4 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. 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

▪ 3D Disc Burning: DVD/AVCHD/BD
▪ SVCD, VCD, DVD
▪ BD Burning: BDMV
▪ AVCHD disc burning
▪ DVD & BD disc burning with DTS audio

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 13 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.