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PowerDirector - System requirements

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7 (64 bit OS recommended)

Processor (CPU)

  • Intel Core™ i-series or AMD Phenom® II and above

Graphics Processor (GPU)

  • Standard Video: 128 MB VGA VRAM or higher
  • 360-video: DirectX 11 compatible
  • AI Plugin: 2GB VGA VRAM or higher. Please see our FAQ for a detailed list of supported graphics cards.


  • 2GB required (6GB or above recommended)

Hard Disk Space

  • 7GB for product installation

Burning Device

  • Burning drive is required for disc burning purpose

Sound Card

  • Windows compatible sound card is required

Internet Connection

  • Internet connection also required for initial software & file formats activation.

Screen Resolution

  • 1024 x 768, 16-bit color or above

Language Support

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish (European)
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Dutch


Format and Device Support

Video File (Import)
MVC (MTS) MOV (H.264/alpha PNG NEW)
Side-by-Side Video MPEG-1
Top-under Video MPEG-2
Dual-Stream AVI MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
FLV (H.264) MP4 (XAVC S)
MKV (multiple audio streams) TOD
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

360 Video: Equirectangular format MP4 (H.264). Supports up to 4K resolution in 2:1 aspect ratio.

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

Audio File (Import) ▪ WAV, MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG, FLAC, AAC
Audio Format (Import) ▪ AAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, WAVE, MPEG-1 Layer III, FLAC, ALAC
Photo File (Import) ▪ MPO, JPS, RAW, GIF, BMP, JPG, TIF, PNG, Animated GIF
360 Photo: Equirectangular format JPG/TIF in 2:1 aspect ratio.
Look-up Table (Import) NEW ▪ 3DL, MGA, M3D, CUBE, CSP, CMS, RV3DLUT, VF
Video Capturing Device Support ▪ Analog TV tuner
▪ PCI or USB capture device compliant with WDM standard
Camcorder & Camera Support The list of supported camera brands and models for PowerDirector is available at the following location:
Video File Exporting (Production)
3D Video: MVC, Side-by-Side, Anaglyph MPEG-4 AVC (.MP4) with AAC/Dolby Digital audio NEW
High-Definition: AVCHD, AVCHD 2.0 (3D/ Progressive)
Windows Media Video (.WMV) with WMA audio
2K/4K resolution: H.264 AVC, WMV, H.265 HEVC, XAVC S DV-AVI (.AVI) with PCM audio
MKV with Dolby Digital/LPCM audio AVCHD2.0 for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS memory card or flash memory
MPEG-2 (.MPG) with Dolby Digital audio TPD for HDD camcorder
MPEG-2 TS (.M2TS) with Dolby Digital/LPCM audio   360 Video: Equirectangular format MP4 (H.264)
Audio File Exporting (Production) ▪ AAC (.M4A)
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
▪ BD Burning: BDMV
▪ AVCHD disc burning
▪ DVD & BD disc burning with DTS audio