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CyberLink Support Center / FAQs – Products / Why is the video preview quality not as good when previewing my project on the timeline in CyberLink PowerDirector?
Why is the video preview quality not as good when previewing my project on the timeline in CyberLink PowerDirector?
Applied to: PowerDirector 14.0 , PowerDirector 13.0 , PowerDirector 12.0 , PowerDirector 11.0...

When you preview video on the timeline, and you find the preview quality is not as good as when you preview it in the library, please try the following:

  • Select higher preview resolution
    The default resolution is set to High Preview Resolution. If you have PowerDirector 64-bit version, you can select Full HD Preview Resolution for better preview quality.
  • Disable shadow files
    If shadow files are enabled, the program creates mpeg-2 cache files, and the preview quality is downgraded to free up memory for editing. You can disable this function by deselecting the checkbox in Preference > General > Enable HD video processing (shadow file). If shadow files already generated, you can remove shadow files by going to Preference > General > Manual Delete and delete all the temp files.

Note: The preview quality and editing performance is a trade-off. Please note that preview quality won't impact the output result.

 

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