How do I record my voice on PowerDirector Android?

PowerDirector is a popular video editing app developed by CyberLink for Android and iOS devices. It provides professional-grade tools for editing videos right on your phone or tablet. One of PowerDirector’s key features is the ability to record voiceovers and add them to your videos.

With PowerDirector, you can easily record your voice using your device’s microphone and seamlessly integrate the audio into your projects. The app has advanced audio editing tools that allow you to trim, split, and adjust the volume of your voice recordings. You can use voiceovers for narration, commentary, instructions, or any other purpose.

In this guide, we’ll walk through the steps for recording, editing, and exporting voiceovers using PowerDirector on Android. Whether you’re looking to add narration to a video slideshow, provide off-camera commentary for a vlog, or customize projects with your own voice, PowerDirector makes it simple.


In order to record voice narration in PowerDirector for Android, there are a few prerequisites that you will need:

You will need an Android device running PowerDirector. PowerDirector is compatible with Android 5.0 and above. Certain features like Ultra HD and 360 video editing may require more advanced chipsets like the Nvidia Tegra K1.

You will need microphone access enabled on your Android device. This allows PowerDirector to access your device’s microphone to record audio.

You will need sufficient storage space on your device. PowerDirector recommends at least 7GB of free space for installation and video projects. Additional storage space is required if you are working with larger video files or longer projects.

Enable Microphone Access

Before you can record your voice in PowerDirector, you need to enable microphone access for the app on your Android device. This allows PowerDirector to access your phone’s microphone to record audio. To enable microphone access:

  1. Open your Android device’s Settings app.
  2. Tap “Apps & notifications” or “Apps”.
  3. Select “App permissions”.
  4. Tap “Microphone”.
  5. Locate PowerDirector in the list and toggle the switch to the “Allowed” position.

This will grant PowerDirector permission to use your microphone when needed. You can toggle this off anytime to revoke access. See this guide for more details on managing app permissions in Android.

Open PowerDirector

To start recording your voice in PowerDirector, you first need to launch the app on your Android device. Open the PowerDirector app from your home screen or app drawer.

Once launched, you’ll be presented with PowerDirector’s main interface. This contains tabs along the bottom for Media, Edit, and Export, allowing quick access to all the core functions. The Media tab shows your media library, the Edit tab is the main video editor, and the Export tab is for finalizing your video export. For voice recording, we’ll be using the Edit tab.

The Edit tab has a timeline along the bottom where you assemble your video clips, images, and audio. Above the timeline is the preview window where you can playback your video project. At the top are various editing tools for trimming, transitions, titles, effects, and more. For voiceover, we’ll be using the Voiceover tool.

Start a New Project

To start a new project in PowerDirector, tap the plus icon in the bottom right corner of the app. This will open the “New Project” screen where you can select your desired project settings:

First, name your project at the top of the screen. Below that, you’ll see options to select the video resolution and aspect ratio. PowerDirector offers several preset resolutions like 720p and 1080p in both landscape and portrait orientations. Select the option that matches the footage you want to edit.

You can also choose the frame rate for your project. Common rates are 24fps, 30fps and 60fps. Match your footage or choose the highest frame rate that makes sense for your video.

Finally, tap “OK” to create the new project with the settings you selected. You’ll be taken to the main editing screen where you can start adding clips and working on your video.

For more details on optimizing your project settings, check out the PowerDirector help documentation:

Record Voiceover

To record a voiceover in PowerDirector on Android:

  1. Tap the microphone icon in the timeline toolbar. This will open the voice recording screen.
  2. Tap the red Record button to start recording your voiceover using your device’s built-in microphone. Speak clearly and steadily into the mic.
  3. Tap the Stop button when you are finished recording. Your voice clip will appear in the timeline.
  4. Tap the Play button to preview your recording.
  5. Adjust the settings as needed:
    • Tap the scissors icon to trim the start and end points of your clip.
    • Tap the Volume button to increase or decrease the volume level.
    • Tap Effects to add audio effects like Echo or Normalize.
  6. When satisfied, tap the check mark icon to confirm changes.

You can re-record portions if needed until you get the perfect voiceover for your video.

Add Voiceover to Timeline

Once you finish recording your voiceover, tap the checkmark button to stop the recording. This will automatically generate a voiceover clip and add it to the end of the timeline in your PowerDirector project.

The voiceover clip will appear as a new layer in the timeline, represented by a waveform graphic. You can drag and drop the voiceover clip to reposition it as needed in your video timeline.

To hear your recorded voiceover playback in the timeline, tap the play button. If needed, you can record multiple takes and add multiple voiceover clips to the timeline.

If you want to re-record or edit the voiceover clip, simply tap on it in the timeline to open the audio editor. Here you can trim the start and end points or re-record sections.

When you are satisfied with the voiceover recording, you can proceed with adding any other video clips, images, effects, transitions and text to complete your PowerDirector project.

Edit Voice Recording

After you’ve added your voiceover recording to the timeline, you can edit it to get the perfect audio. Here are some tips for editing your voiceover in PowerDirector:

Trim Start/End Points

If there is empty space or background noise at the beginning or end of your recording, you’ll want to trim it out. Position the playhead at the point you want the audio to start, then drag the left edge of the audio clip inwards to trim the beginning. Do the same at the end, positioning the playhead then dragging the right edge of the clip inwards to trim.

Adjust Volume

You can increase or decrease the volume of your voiceover if it is too loud or quiet compared to the rest of the audio in your video. Select the voice clip on the timeline and use the volume controls to adjust the decibel level up or down until the volume sounds right.

Add Effects

To make your voiceover sound more professional, you can add audio effects like normalization to even out the volume, compression to improve clarity, or EQ to adjust tone. PowerDirector has built-in voice presets with combinations of effects tailored for voiceover. Try out different presets to see which one makes your voice pop.

Export Video

After you finish recording and editing the voiceover, the last step is to export the video with the audio intact. Here’s how to export the video with your voiceover from PowerDirector:

Export video with voiceover

1. Once you are done editing the video with the voiceover audio, go to the Export tab at the top.

2. Make sure the “Export Video” option is selected.

3. By default, it will export the video with all audio tracks included.

4. If you want to exclude any audio tracks, click the “Audio” dropdown and deselect tracks.

5. The voiceover track should remain selected for export.

Select output quality and format

1. Under “Export Settings” choose the video Quality. For best results, select “Full HD 1080p”.

2. For Format, you can choose “MP4” for compatibility across devices.

3. Click Export and save the video file to your preferred location, such as Photos.

Your video complete with voiceover narration is now exported and ready to share!


Recording your voiceover directly in PowerDirector for Android is a straightforward process once you enable microphone access and start a project. After recording your narration, you can easily add the clip to the timeline and edit as needed before exporting the final video.

To recap, follow these main steps:

  • Enable PowerDirector’s access to your phone’s microphone in settings
  • Create a new project and tap the mic icon to record voiceover
  • Add the voice clip to the video timeline
  • Trim, split or adjust the audio as desired
  • Export the video with the voiceover included

Here are some additional tips for recording great voiceovers on PowerDirector:

  • Record in a quiet environment to minimize background noise
  • Speak clearly and steadily into the microphone
  • Listen with headphones to check the audio quality
  • Do multiple takes if needed until you get a smooth narration

With PowerDirector’s user-friendly tools, you can easily narrate and customize your videos entirely on your Android device. Just follow the steps to add your voiceover, and share your compelling creations!

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