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PowerDirector 15 – Video Editing for PC Users

Learn how to edit professional videos on a Windows PC with this Cyberlink PowerDirector video tutorial course.
Instructor:
Phil Ebiner
2,351 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
Edit videos the way you imagine!
Use all the BRAND NEW features of PowerDirector 15 including 360° video editing.
Improve your videos with blend modes, masks, and the action camera center.
Add titles and animated graphics to your video.
Export your high quality video for any device.

Start editing your own videos with the best Windows/PC video editing software out there – PowerDirector.

If you’re looking for a Windows-based video editing application that will allow you to edit professional quality videos, Cyberlink’s PowerDirector is a great tool. This course will teach you everything you need to know to get started editing.

Course Updated with New PowerDirector 15 Features!

  • Edit and produce 360° videos 
  • Create stunning action videos with the Action Camera Center
  • Design custom masks with the Mask Designer
  • Use blend modes and blending effects
  • Import, edit, and produce vertical smartphone and mobile videos

Make videos the way you envision them! If you want to make videos with great titles, music, effects, and overall quality, this is the course for you.

Here are the main topics of this course:

  • Using easy editing and slideshow creator to make videos in less than 10 minutes
  • Importing footage from any camera
  • Understanding the program layout and tools
  • Editing together a sequence and adding transitions
  • Improving your video with graphics, music, and titles
  • Producing (exporting) your video in HD quality for any device
  • Creating advanced slow-motion, stabilized, color-corrected videos
  • much more!

Why is this the course that will make you successful?

Taking online courses isn’t easy. It takes work and action. This course will help you succeed with concrete practice lessons. We’ll walk you through each exercise. By the end of the course, you’ll have a fully edited video montage that you can share with the world.

Color Director Lessons 

There is a section on color correcting with Color Director. If you don’t have Color Director, that’s totally okay – because you’ll learn how to do color correction in PowerDirector. But for those of you who have Color Director, this is a great bonus.

Who teaches this course?

Phil Ebiner is a professional video editor who has edited over 1,000 videos in the past 3 years for amazing companies. His videos have shown at film festivals, in movie theaters, on television, and on popular websites. Phil strives to teach students not only the technical skills of a video editor with this course, but also the philosophy of video editing. You’ll love learning from Phil like thousands of other Udemy students.

Are you ready to edit professional-looking videos?

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I’ll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Phil

Welcome and What's New in PowerDirector 15

1
Welcome and Course Overview

Welcome to the PowerDirector 15 course. In this lessons, we'll cover what this course is all about, how you should take this course, and what's new in PowerDirector 15 that we'll be covering.

2
Download the Course Project Files

In this lecture, we've included a variety of clips for you to practice editing with. Please download them so you can follow along.

3
Download the PowerDirector User Guide

Here is the PowerDirector user guide, which you can use to follow along with the course.

360° Video Editing

1
Introduction to 360°

Welcome to a new section in the PowerDirector 15 course. In this section, we'll be covering one of the new aspects of PowerDirector 15 - 360° video editing.

2
Previewing and Editing 360° Video

In this lesson of the PowerDirector 15 course, you'll learn how to preview 360° footage and do basic video edits.

3
Adding Text to 360° Video

In this lesson of the PowerDirector 15 course, you'll learn how to add text to a 360° video that is actually in the 360° environment.

4
TrueTheater Enhancements - Color Correction and Style Presets for 360° Video

In this lesson of the PowerDirector 15 course, you'll learn how to color correct and color grade 360° footage with different styles and presets.

5
Adding PiP Objects to 360° Video
6
Adding Effects to 360° Video
7
Using 360° Footage in a Non-360° Sequence

In this lesson of the PowerDirector 15 course, you'll learn how to add PiP (Picture in Picture) objects to the 360° environment of a video.

8
Tip - Switching from Regular to 360° Sequences

In this lesson of the PowerDirector 15 course, you'll learn how to use footage shot with a 360° camera in a regular non-360° sequence.

9
Producing a 360° Video and Uploading Online

In this lesson of the PowerDirector 15 course, you'll learn how to produce (i.e. export) your 360° videos so that they play as 360° videos on YouTube and Facebook.

More PowerDirector 15 Features - Blending Effects and the Mask Designer

1
How to use Blending Effects

In this lesson of the PowerDirector 15 course, you'll learn how to use the new blending effects within PowerDirector 15.

2
Combining Videos using Blend Modes
3
How to use the Mask Designer

In this lesson of the PowerDirector 15 course, you'll learn how to use the new Mask Designer in PowerDirector 15.

4
Action Camera Center

In this lesson, you'll learn how to use the Action Camera Center to edit video from GoPro and other 'action' cameras.

5
How to Edit Vertical Video from Your Phone

In this lesson of the PowerDirector 15 course, you'll learn how to edit vertical videos shot with a smartphone or mobile device.

Importing & Using the Easy Editing Modes

1
Section Intro

In this introduction video, I'll talk about what you can expect to learn in this section.

2
How to Import Videos and Photos from an iPhone

In this video, I'll show you how to import video from a mobile device including iPhones, iPads, and other devices.

3
How to Import Videos and Photos from a Camera

In this video, you'll learn how to import videos from a camera memory card to your computer so that you can start editing!

4
Quick Tips for Better Video


Here's a quick guide to shooting better video.

5
Using the Easy Editor

In this video, you'll learn how to use the easy editor to create an quick and easy video montage.

6
Using the Slideshow Creator

In this video, you'll learn how to use the slideshow creator to make a quick and easy photo slideshow with PowerDirector.

7
Exercise: Create a Travel Video Montage with the Easy Editor

It's time for you to take what you've learned and put it into action. Your exercise for this section is to use PowerDirector's Easy Editor tool to put together a quick montage using the footage you shot before.

8
Exercise Walkthrough


In this exercise walkthrough, I show you how to create a slow motion montage using the easy editor.

Video Editing with the Full Feature Editor

1
Section Intro

In this introduction video, I'll talk about what you can expect to learn in this section.

2
Overview of PowerDirector's Layout

In this introduction video, you'll get a crash course on the PowerDirector layout.

3
Import Your Media into the Media Room

In this video, you'll learn how to import video, photos, graphics and other media into PowerDirector.

4
The Timeline Interface

In this video, you'll learn how to navigate the PowerDirector timeline.

5
Making Cuts - How to Put Together a Video Sequence

In this video, you'll learn how to start editing your footage in PowerDirector.

6
How to Add Transitions Between Video Clips

In this video, you'll learn how to add transitions to the ends of and between clips.

7
Screen Recording with PowerDirector

In this PowerDirector tutorial, we'll show you how to use the Screen Recording tool to create screencast videos. You'll learn how to change the screen recording settings, size, microphone input, and much more to make sure you're recording a High Definition screencast.

8
Exercise: Create a Travel Video Montage with the Full Feature Editor

It's time for you to take what you've learned and put it into action. Your exercise for this section is to edit 30-60 seconds of video using the video you've shot, and using the full feature editor.

9
Exercise Walkthrough


In this video, I'll show you how I am creating my travel montage in PowerDirector.

Improving Your Video

1
Section Intro

In this introduction video, I'll talk about what you can expect to learn in this section.

2
How to Add Titles


In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to add and edit titles to your videos.

3
How to Add a PiP Object

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to add PiP objects (graphics) to your videos.

4
How to Add Video Effects


In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to add video effects to specific video clips or entire sequences.

5
How to Add Background Music

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to add background music to your videos and adjust levels.

6
How to Download Templates from DirectorZone

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to download templates from DirectorZone. DirectorZone has lots of amazing PiP, transition, title templates and more!

7
How to Zoom and Crop a Video


In this video tutorial, you'll learn how zoom in and crop your video.

8
How to Split Audio and Video Tracks

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to split the audio and video of a clip from each other, so you can edit them individually.

9
Exercise: Add Music and Titles to Your Travel Montage

It's time for you to take what you've learned and put it into action. Your exercise for this section is to add music and titles to your video.

10
Exercise Walkthrough

In this exercise walkthrough, I show you how I add music to my video, edit my clips to the music beats, and how I added a title to my montage.

Producing Your Video (i.e. Exporting)

1
Section Intro

In this introduction video, I'll talk about what you can expect to learn in this section.

2
How to Produce a Video File

In this video, you'll learn how to produce (export) a video file.

3
Producing for iPhone, Playstation, and Xbox


In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to produce (export) your video for different devices.

4
Producing and Publishing to YouTube

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to produce (export) a video for YouTube and publish directly from PowerDirector.

5
How to Burn a DVD Movie Disc with PowerDirector


In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to burn a DVD or BluRay with PowerDirector.

6
Exercise: Produce and Publish Your Video to YouTube

It's time for you to take what you've learned and put it into action. Your exercise for this section is to export/produce your video and post it online. You can post it on YouTube or Vimeo. Once you've done that, please post a link or embed the video in a discussion on the course page or send it to the instructor via a private message.

7
My Sample Montage

Here is the sample video montage that I've been editing for this course.

Advanced Video Editing

1
Section Intro

In this introduction video, I'll talk about what you can expect to learn in this section.

2
How to Blur Out a Specific Part of Your Video

In this video, we'll learn how to blur out a specific part of your screen.


3
Adding Blur to a Moving Object - Like a Face

In this tutorial, we'll learn how to blur out a face that is moving in your video.

4
Using the Multicam Editor


In this video, I'll show you how to use the multi-cam editor to easily and efficiently edit a video with multiple camera sources.

5
Adding Video Stabilization


In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to stabilize shaky footage.

6
Using Smooth Slow-Motion


In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to change the speed of video clips.

7
Chroma Keying (Green Screen Editing) in PowerDirector


In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to edit green screen footage in PowerDirector.

8
Motion Tracking in PowerDirector

In this video, you'll learn how to use the motion tracking feature of PowerDirector.

9
Exercise: Improve Your Montage with some Advanced Techniques

It's time for you to take what you've learned and put it into action. Your exercise for this section is to use one of the advanced techniques you've learned to improve your montage.

10
Exercise Walkthrough

In this exercise walkthrough, I show you how I added slow motion and stabilization to some of my clips.

Editing Audio

1
How to Sync Audio in PowerDirector

In this video, I'll show you how to sync audio from two different clips in PowerDirector.

2
Removing Bad Audio in PowerDirector (Hiss Removal Tool)

In this video, I'll show you how to improve your audio by removing background hissing and other noises.

3
Round Trip Editing with AudioDirector

In this video, I'll should you how to do round trip audio editing in AudioDirector.

4
Using the Vocal Transformer Tool

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use the vocal transformer effect in AudioDirector to make voices sound like a man, woman, child, or robot!

Color Correction and Grading

1
Color Correction in PowerDirector


In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to color correct and fix white balance using tools in PowerDirector.

2
Color Grading in PowerDirector - Giving Your Video a Feeling


In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to change the look and feel of your video with color grading.

3
Round Trip Editing with ColorDirector

In this video, you'll learn about round trip editing with ColorDirector.

4
Adjusting Colors in ColorDirector

This is a video tutorial on how to adjust colors in ColorDirector.

5
Adding a Gradient Mask in ColorDirector


In this video, I'll you how to do the gradient mask in ColorDirector to add color correction to only one part of the video clip.

6
Adding a Motion Tracked Mask in ColorDirector

How to create a color corrected mask that is tracked to motion in your video.

7
The Pleasantville Effect

This is a Pleasantville Effect in ColorDirector for PowerDirector.

8
Split Toning


This tutorial shows you how to do split toning with ColorDirector.

Course Wrap Up

1
Course Conclusion

Let's go over all of the wonderful things you've learned in this class! It's quite an accomplishment!

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