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little help with power director

Discussion in 'Editing Software' started by ax10crawler, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. ax10crawler

    ax10crawler Studio Forums Elite

    May 23, 2011
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    hey gang, i finally got a 1080p camcorder, shot some video, when im editin in power director it seems to be a real ram hog, are there some settings i shoud look into?

  2. seredith

    seredith Studio Forums Elite

    Jan 28, 2013
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    Before going there, what are you running system wise. Here are the recommended system requirements.

    CyberLink PowerDirector 11 minimum system requirements:

    Operating System
    •Microsoft Windows 8, 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
    CyberLink PowerDirector 11 is optimized for CPUs with MMX/SSE/SSE2/3DNow!/3DNow! Extension/HyperThreading 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 X2.
    •2K/4K/3D* video editing profile: Intel Corei7 or AMD Phenom II X4 with 64 bit OS 6 GB RAM.

    Graphics Card
    •128 MB VGA VRAM or higher (1 GB or higher VRAM and OpenCL capable are recommended).

    •512 MB required.
    •3 GB DDR2 or above recommended for 32 bit OS.
    •6 GB DDR2 or above recommended for 64 bit OS.

    Hard Disk Space
    •5 GB minimum required (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*.

    Internet Connection
    •The import/export of some media formats may require activation via an Internet connection. Activation is fast, easy, and free.

    • Windows Media Player 9 or above is required.
  3. RCforlife29

    RCforlife29 Studio Forums Elite

    Feb 4, 2013
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    Its a great program but even if you have the recommended system requirements you still might find that it will freeze up on you if you have been doing a lot of editing on your video. All I can tell you is to save your work often.
  4. RCoverload

    RCoverload Member

    Jan 25, 2015
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    Hey man, figured id throw my 2cents in....Im currently running power director 12 right now....The first thing I can tell you is its going to be a HUGE power hog! Im certainly not running the fastest computer. My specs are as follows.... Dell Intell Core I5-3350P CPU-3.10ghz, 16GB memory, Windows 8, Hard Drive Disk Space is 1 TB..... with that being said my computer is certainly not the fastest but its also not that slow either. Just opening the program itself slows down my computer like no bodies business. If I try and edit video longer then 10-12 minutes its nearly impossible at times. So basically what I am saying is, yes its an awesome program...however you will need a very strong computer to run it efficiently. (****I have no experience in other programs. So all my knowledge is off of this one program****) I cant even consider putting effects on to my videos without it hosing up the program... Not sure what I am going to do right now but in the near future I will be looking at getting a faster computer more like and I7. I may even look into a MAC...but we will see.

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