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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.
DVD Quality (MPEG-2) 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
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)
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 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. The activation is quick and easy.
Windows Media Player 9 or above is required
Format and Device Support
Video File (Import)
  • H.265/HEVC
  • MVC (MTS)
  • Side-by-Side Video
  • Top-under Video
  • Dual-Stream AVI
  • FLV (H.264)
  • MKV (multiple audio streams)
  • 3GPP2
  • AVCHD (M2T, MTS)
  • AVI
  • DAT
  • DivX*
  • DV-AVI
  • DVR-MS
  • MOD
  • MOV
  • MOV (H.264)
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
  • MP4 (XAVC S)
  • TOD
  • VOB
  • WMV
  • WMV-HD
  • WTV in H.264/MPEG2 (multiple video and audio streams)
  • DSLR video clip in H.264 format with LPCM audio
* 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
  • DVD camcorder connected via USB2.0
  • Sony MicroMV/HDV camcorder
  • JVC Everio camcorder
  • Panasonic MicroMV/HDV camcorder
  • HDV capture (MPEG-2)
  • Canon HF/HG/HR/XA series
  • GoPro HERO series
  • Hitachi DZ-BD series
  • JVC GZ-HD/GZ-HM/GZ-X/GC/GS series
  • Panasonic AG/HDC/HC/HX series
  • 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 INTRO VIDEO to test your camcorder and file formats. INTRO VIDEO
Video File Exporting (Production)
  • 3D Video: MVC, Side-by-Side, Anaglyph
  • High-Definition: AVCHD, AVCHD 2.0 (3D/ Progressive) 
  • 2K/4K resolution: H.264 AVC, WMV, MPEG-4, MKV
  • MKV
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4
  • MPEG-4 AVC
  • WMV
  • DV-AVI
  • QuickTime
  • AVCHD2.0 for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS memory card or flash memory
  • 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 INTRO VIDEO to test it out. INTRO VIDEO
  • 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
  • BD Burning: BDMV 
  • AVCHD disc burning
  • DVD & BD disc burning with DTS audio
Language Support
  • English
  • French
  • German 
  • Italian
  • Spanish (European)
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Dutch
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
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.
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