PowerDirector 15 - Video Editing for PC Users
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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.
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4.4 (211 ratings)
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1,013 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2016
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Current price: $25 Original price: $50 Discount: 50% off
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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Requirements
  • Students should have a copy of PowerDirector to follow along and practice with the course.
  • You DO NOT NEED PowerDirector 15, but it is require for using the new features taught in this course (which is about 10% of the material)
Description

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

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is brand new to video editing with PowerDirector.
  • Anyone who has used PowerDirector 14 (or previous versions), and wants to learn the new version.
Curriculum For This Course
74 Lectures
04:00:58
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Welcome and What's New in PowerDirector 15
3 Lectures 01:41

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.

Preview 01:25

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

Download the Course Project Files
00:11

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

Download the PowerDirector User Guide
00:05
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360° Video Editing
9 Lectures 27:44

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.

Preview 01:32

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

Previewing and Editing 360° Video
03:57

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.

Adding Text to 360° Video
05:07

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.

TrueTheater Enhancements - Color Correction and Style Presets for 360° Video
05:13

Adding PiP Objects to 360° Video
02:16

Adding Effects to 360° Video
03:38

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.

Using 360° Footage in a Non-360° Sequence
01:48

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.

Tip - Switching from Regular to 360° Sequences
01:06

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.

Producing a 360° Video and Uploading Online
03:07
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More PowerDirector 15 Features - Blending Effects and the Mask Designer
5 Lectures 35:32

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

How to use Blending Effects
10:34

Combining Videos using Blend Modes
02:53

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

How to use the Mask Designer
07:25

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

Action Camera Center
09:03

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

How to Edit Vertical Video from Your Phone
05:37
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Importing & Using the Easy Editing Modes
8 Lectures 27:04

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

Preview 00:34

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

Preview 01:38

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

Preview 01:44


Here's a quick guide to shooting better video.

Quick Tips for Better Video
04:29

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

Preview 07:03

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

Using the Slideshow Creator
06:34

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.

Exercise: Create a Travel Video Montage with the Easy Editor
00:50


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

Exercise Walkthrough
04:12
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Video Editing with the Full Feature Editor
9 Lectures 40:54

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

Section Intro
00:34

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

Overview of PowerDirector's Layout
03:30

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

Import Your Media into the Media Room
01:12

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

The Timeline Interface
04:26

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

Making Cuts - How to Put Together a Video Sequence
08:18

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

How to Add Transitions Between Video Clips
08:17

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.

Screen Recording with PowerDirector
04:16

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.

Exercise: Create a Travel Video Montage with the Full Feature Editor
00:48


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

Exercise Walkthrough
09:33
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Improving Your Video
10 Lectures 27:38

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

Section Intro
00:26


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

How to Add Titles
08:17

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

How to Add a PiP Object
01:43


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

How to Add Video Effects
02:11

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

How to Add Background Music
03:03

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

How to Download Templates from DirectorZone
02:52


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

How to Zoom and Crop a Video
01:48

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.

How to Split Audio and Video Tracks
01:13

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.

Exercise: Add Music and Titles to Your Travel Montage
00:52

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.

Exercise Walkthrough
05:13
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Producing Your Video (i.e. Exporting)
7 Lectures 16:05

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

Section Intro
00:45

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

How to Produce a Video File
04:02


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

Producing for iPhone, Playstation, and Xbox
01:33

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

Producing and Publishing to YouTube
01:57


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

How to Burn a DVD Movie Disc with PowerDirector
05:39

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.

Exercise: Produce and Publish Your Video to YouTube
00:41

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

My Sample Montage
01:28
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Advanced Video Editing
10 Lectures 29:27

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

Section Intro
00:30

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


How to Blur Out a Specific Part of Your Video
01:56

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

Adding Blur to a Moving Object - Like a Face
02:14


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.

Using the Multicam Editor
06:39


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

Adding Video Stabilization
02:21


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

Using Smooth Slow-Motion
04:14


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

Chroma Keying (Green Screen Editing) in PowerDirector
03:16

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

Motion Tracking in PowerDirector
03:10

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.

Exercise: Improve Your Montage with some Advanced Techniques
00:54

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

Exercise Walkthrough
04:13
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Editing Audio
4 Lectures 09:06

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

How to Sync Audio in PowerDirector
01:46

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

Removing Bad Audio in PowerDirector (Hiss Removal Tool)
02:54

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

Round Trip Editing with AudioDirector
02:26

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!

Using the Vocal Transformer Tool
02:00
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Color Correction and Grading
8 Lectures 25:00


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

Color Correction in PowerDirector
02:39


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

Color Grading in PowerDirector - Giving Your Video a Feeling
04:29

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

Round Trip Editing with ColorDirector
01:31

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

Adjusting Colors in ColorDirector
07:18


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.

Adding a Gradient Mask in ColorDirector
02:12

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

Adding a Motion Tracked Mask in ColorDirector
02:35

This is a Pleasantville Effect in ColorDirector for PowerDirector.

The Pleasantville Effect
02:45


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

Split Toning
01:31
1 More Section
About the Instructor
Phil Ebiner
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Best Selling Instructor, 250,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!

MORE ABOUT PHIL:

I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.


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