PowerDirector 14 - 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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About This Course

Published 10/2015 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.

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 be successful?

Are you ready to edit professional-looking videos?

Enroll now!

What are the requirements?

  • Students need to download Cyberlink PowerDirector to follow along with the course content
  • Students should have a camera that they can practice shooting video with, which will be used in the course practice exercises

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Edit professional-looking videos with PowerDirector
  • Improve videos with graphics, titles, music, and visual effects
  • Export HD videos for any device
  • Use editing tools with the mindset of a professional video editor
  • Share a video montage that they will be working on throughout the course

What is the target audience?

  • Beginner video creators looking for a great video editing application
  • Windows / PC users who need a professional video editing software to make great videos
  • Video editors on a budget looking for an inexpensive video editing tool
  • This course is not for Mac users

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: Introduction to Course
02:27

Welcome to the PowerDirector course. In this video, you'll learn more about the instructor Phil Ebiner and what you'll be learning throughout this course.

03:30

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

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Where is the discussion board that I talk about?

01:57

It's time for you to take what you've learned and put it into action. Your exercise for this section is to go out and shoot some video around town. We'll be using this footage throughout the course!

05:04

In this walkthrough, I show you some video clips that I've shot and will be using throughout this course in the exercises.

02:14

Here's a quick message from Phil about leaving a review for this course.

Section 2: 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!

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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 3: 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.

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 4: 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!

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 5: Producing Video (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 6: Advanced Video Editing
00:30

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

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.

02:22

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 7: 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 8: 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 9: Course Wrap Up
01:28

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

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.

Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 215,000+ 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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