From Cyberlink official website, we can know that MKV format is supported by PowerDirector. The point here, there are still many problems while importing MKV files to PowerDirector. And you may have encountered problems like these:
Q1: PD12 gets frozen when import MKV files
Following instruction from youtube I want to make a Bluray disc with the videos from my camera, the videos are in MKV or mp4 format, but when I start a new project, righ click-->Import Multimedia File then a window open and I select the MKV or mp4 file righ there the Power Director get frozen and I can't click on Open.
Q2: MKV File no audio Power Director
I have a Movie in MKV format that i import into Power Director 9 and then drag it into the timeline and only the video shows up in the timeline. I have other videos i import into Power Director in other formats and the audio is attached to the video when i drag them into thwe timeline but not MKV files. The MKV file works fine using VLC and Windows Media Player, both audio and video.
Users who want to edit MKV videos with PowerDirector (PD 13) usually run into incompatibility issues listed above. In fact, MKV is just a container format, holding video, audio, image or subtitle files in it. The video and audio files in different MKV files can be encoded with different codecs. For example, an MKV file with DTS audio can't be rendered in PowerDirector. To fix the problems, the easy workaround is to convert MKV to a more editing-friendly format like MPEG-2 for PowerDirector.
To convert MKV to Cyberlink PowerDirector quickly and easily, EaseFab Video Converter is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from MKV, MOV, AVCHD, MTS, VOB, MP4, and more to PowerDirector fully compatible MPEG-2 files without quality loss. Here is how to do it.
Firstly, free download and install the MKV to PowerDirector Converter:
How to transcode MKV to PowerDirector compatible MPEG-2 codec
Step 1. Import MKV files
Launch the best MKV file converter and then click "Add Video" button to navigate your folder and then select the MKV files you want to convert. You can also directly drag and drop your video files to the program. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)
Step 2. Select the output format
Click the Profile bar, and move mouse cursor to "Editing Software" and then choose "MPEG-2" as the output format. The output video will keep the original quality of MKV video and seamlessly fit PowerDirector 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 and more.
Step 3. Start MKV to PowerDirector conversion
When all the settings is OK, simply hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MKV to MPEG-2 which is fully compatible with Cyberlink PowerDirector will begin immediately.
After the conversion, click "Open Folder" icon to locate the result videos. Start up Cyberlink PowerDirector, follow "Open Folder" > "Import Media Files" to import individual video clips.