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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  • Lectures 74
  • Length 4 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2016 English

Course 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

What are the 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)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

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.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome and What's New in PowerDirector 15
01:25

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.

00:11

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

00:05

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

Section 2: 360° Video Editing
01:32

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.

03:57

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

05:07

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.

05:13

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.

Adding PiP Objects to 360° Video
02:16
Adding Effects to 360° Video
03:38
01:48

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.

01:06

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.

03:07

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.

Section 3: More PowerDirector 15 Features - Blending Effects and the Mask Designer
10:34

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

Combining Videos using Blend Modes
02:53
07:25

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

09:03

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

05:37

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

Section 4: Importing & Using the Easy Editing Modes
00:34

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

01:38

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

01:44

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

04:29


Here's a quick guide to shooting better video.

07:03

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

06:34

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

00:50

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.

04:12


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

Section 5: Video Editing with the Full Feature Editor
00:34

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

03:30

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

01:12

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

04:26

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

08:18

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

08:17

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

04:16

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.

00:48

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.

09:33


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

Section 6: Improving Your Video
00:26

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

08:17


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

01:43

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

02:11


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

03:03

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

02:52

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

01:48


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

01:13

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.

00:52

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.

05:13

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.

Section 7: Producing Your Video (i.e. Exporting)
00:45

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

04:02

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

01:33


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

01:57

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

05:39


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

00:41

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.

01:28

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

Section 8: Advanced Video Editing
00:30

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

01:56

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


02:14

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

06:39


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.

02:21


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

04:14


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

03:16


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

03:10

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

00:54

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.

04:13

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

Section 9: Editing Audio
01:46

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

02:54

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

02:26

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

02:00

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!

Section 10: Color Correction and Grading
02:39


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

04:29


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

01:31

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

07:18

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

02:12


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.

02:35

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

02:45

This is a Pleasantville Effect in ColorDirector for PowerDirector.

01:31


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

Section 11: Course Wrap Up
00:49

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

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Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 200,000+ 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.


Instructor Biography

CyberLink Software, Easy to Use Video and Photo Editing Software

Founded in 1996, CyberLink is the world's leading multimedia software company and pioneer in video and audio technologies on PCs and portable devices including tablets and smartphones. From what began as a mission to create superb digital multimedia products for consumers by a group of National Taiwan University students led by Professor Huang, CyberLink has since grown into a global and award-winning brand with nearly 30 products and a solid reputation for efficiently delivering innovative, interoperable solutions.

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