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PowerDirector Tutorials from PDtoots

Members - due to the amalgamation of PDR Forums, this list & thread will no longer be updated. For our current stock of tutorials please check *here* or *here* laughing

PDtoots has built a library of tutorials on a range of PowerDirector topics. These tutorials are made by a growing number of forum members and housed at our PDtoots channel. Many of them are not specific to any particular version of PD, so we're posting this list in each of the PD forums.

We've recently incorporated a PDtoots QuickTips channel, for little tips & techniques that aren't full blown tutorials. They're listed at the bottom of this catalogue.For your easy reference, here is the current stock of toots and quick tips. Just click & you're there.

General & Workflow
PowerDirector Basics
Project Management I
Project Management II
Hardware Acceleration & Fast Video Rendering
First Project I
First Project II
Combine 2 Separate PDS Files
Image Durations
Color Board Basics
Custom WMV Profiles
Custom WMV Profiles (variation)

Techniques
MultiCam Designer - A Different Way
MultiCam Customising Tip
Stopping the Clock
Convert Video to Motion Object
Custom Motion Templates Sampler
Image Sequences
Creating Custom Motion Backgrounds
Chroma Keyed Pointer
TV Remote Control
Chroma Key Technique
Clock Display
Overlays with Chroma Key
PowerDirector 12 - New Features

Text & Titles
Scrolling Images with Text
LONG Scrolling Text (Vertical)
Multiple Text Color Changing Effect
Multiple/Independent Lines of Text
Title Bars
Creating a Lower Third
Pause Scrolling Credits
Title & Text Tips
Manipulating Titles
Text Zoom
Text Effects
Typed Titles
Multi Titles
Text FX Plus
Modify Title Template

Video Crop
Fast Zooms
Using Video Crop
Keyframes & Speed
Cropping & Keyframes
Zoom Control
Video Crop - Basic Trim

PiP Designer
Freeform Tool
Christmas Keyframes - Rotation Control
Making & Using Frames
PIP Motion & Key Frame Basics
Keyframes & Speed
Panoramas
PD11 PiP Designer Interface
Watermarks
Rotation Control
Rotating Motion Objects
Text in PiP
Roll & Bounce
Arrow Motion

Magic Motion
Moving Pictures
Panoramas
Scrolling Background
Zoom & Rotate
Reverse Magic Motion

Slideshows
Custom Slide Show I
Custom Slide Show II
Using & Customising Slideshows
Camera View Custom
Modify 3D Templates
3D Frames & Backgrounds
Slideshow Speed (Slowdown)
Camera View, Magic Movie, and Magic Style Tips

Effects
Flash & Flare Effects
NewBlue Effects Sampler
Creating a Censor Blur
Effect & Mask
Color Saturation Fade
Highlighting - PD8
Highlighting - PD10
Effects Basics

Transitions
Freeform Transition Effect
Transitions
Making a Custom Transition
Picture & Frames Transition
Transition Repeat

Masks
Word Mask Effect
Word Mask Effect - pre-PD11
Animated Map Mask Tip
Color Popping I
Color Popping II
Color Popping III
Split Screen

3D-Like
3D Image Cube
Six 3D Image Cubes
3D Like Images

Discs & Menus
Mixed Mode Discs & Power2Go
Video in Frame - Menu Template
Multi-Level Menus
Music in Menus
Menu Making
Disc Making

Graphics
Video & Animated Gif
Rotating Logo Globes
Making Frames
See Through (transparent .png images)

DirectorZone
DirectorZone Downloads

SmartSound
Magic Music - SmartSound

QuickTips
Drawing Shapes for Overlays
Custom Resolutions & Media Players
Slideshow from Template & YouTube Upload
Menu from Scratch
Using Graphics & Effects
Creating an Image Cycle
Chapters & Menu Structure
Custom Transitions Reveal
Custom Transitions


Happy Editing - The PDtoots team

List updated 22 March 2015

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CubbyHouseFilms
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Wow! I wasn't aware there were so many.

This must be worthy of a header/sticky at the start of all versions of PD.

Great work, many many thanks :

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PD10 Ultra v2023. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD12 Ultra v2930. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD13 Ultim v3516. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD16 Live v2101 Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 16GB RAM, ATI Mob.Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
Director Suite 6: PowerDirector 16 Live, PhotoDirector 9, ColorDirector 6, AudioDirector 8

Cameras: Sony(s) HXR-NX5P, HXR-NX70P, NEX-VG10E, a6300 4k, HDR TG5E, GoPro 4 Black, Canon 6D DSLR

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I vote for a Sticky!

These are great tutorials!

~Tom~
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James1
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Hi,
I also would like to see it as 'Sticky'. great source for newbie and oldies for reviewing.
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Chris Tayler [Avatar]
Newbie Private Message Location: Melbourne Australia Joined: Sep 07, 2011 02:34 Messages: 42 Offline
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this is a fabulous piece of work - - defiantly a sticky Chris Tayler
taylerchris@gmail.com

My Work
http://youtu.be/IBwkyXLGdUw
http://youtu.be/6qspu0oDp8U
http://youtu.be/7qvuQ4zXxII
http://youtu.be/lZqWQfcn_PQ
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BarryTheCrab
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So many good members on this forum, willing to help others just for the joy of it. My website http://bgillcyberstudio.com/index.html LINKS TO PDTOOTS & hundreds of other valuable resources!
HP Envy Phoenix/4thGen i7-4770(4@3.4GHz~turbo>3.9)/Nvidia GTX 960(4GB)/16GB DDR3/7,200rpm/w10x64---
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CubbyHouseFilms
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Quote: So many good members on this forum, willing to help others just for the joy of it.


So true

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Neil
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My Youtube Channel
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PD3.5, 5, 6 & 7. Computer: Dell Dimension 5150, Intel Pen. 2.80 GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT 256MB, Windows XP Pro!!
PD8 Ultra v3022. Computer: Dell Studio 1747, Intel, i7 Q740 1.73 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 560v 1GB, Windows 7 Ult. 64
PD10 Ultra v2023. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD12 Ultra v2930. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD13 Ultim v3516. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD16 Live v2101 Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 16GB RAM, ATI Mob.Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
Director Suite 6: PowerDirector 16 Live, PhotoDirector 9, ColorDirector 6, AudioDirector 8

Cameras: Sony(s) HXR-NX5P, HXR-NX70P, NEX-VG10E, a6300 4k, HDR TG5E, GoPro 4 Black, Canon 6D DSLR

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Cap'n Kevin
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True.
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CubbyHouseFilms
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: Melbourne, Australia Joined: Jul 14, 2009 04:23 Messages: 2208 Offline
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Quote: True.


Happing editing

Best Regards

Neil
CubbyHouseFilms

My Youtube Channel
My Vimeo Channel
PD3.5, 5, 6 & 7. Computer: Dell Dimension 5150, Intel Pen. 2.80 GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT 256MB, Windows XP Pro!!
PD8 Ultra v3022. Computer: Dell Studio 1747, Intel, i7 Q740 1.73 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 560v 1GB, Windows 7 Ult. 64
PD10 Ultra v2023. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD12 Ultra v2930. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD13 Ultim v3516. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD16 Live v2101 Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 16GB RAM, ATI Mob.Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
Director Suite 6: PowerDirector 16 Live, PhotoDirector 9, ColorDirector 6, AudioDirector 8

Cameras: Sony(s) HXR-NX5P, HXR-NX70P, NEX-VG10E, a6300 4k, HDR TG5E, GoPro 4 Black, Canon 6D DSLR

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1Nina
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: Norway, 250km southwest of Oslo Joined: Oct 08, 2008 04:12 Messages: 1067 Offline
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Cris Tayler:this is a fabulous piece of work - - defiantly a sticky


James1 :I also would like to see it as 'Sticky'. great source for newbie and oldies for reviewing.


Kmot :I vote for a Sticky!


Made a sticky today? Must be great to have on this forum.

Nina
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CubbyHouseFilms
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: Melbourne, Australia Joined: Jul 14, 2009 04:23 Messages: 2208 Offline
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Still no sticky - why? Happing editing

Best Regards

Neil
CubbyHouseFilms

My Youtube Channel
My Vimeo Channel
PD3.5, 5, 6 & 7. Computer: Dell Dimension 5150, Intel Pen. 2.80 GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT 256MB, Windows XP Pro!!
PD8 Ultra v3022. Computer: Dell Studio 1747, Intel, i7 Q740 1.73 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 560v 1GB, Windows 7 Ult. 64
PD10 Ultra v2023. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD12 Ultra v2930. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD13 Ultim v3516. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD16 Live v2101 Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 16GB RAM, ATI Mob.Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
Director Suite 6: PowerDirector 16 Live, PhotoDirector 9, ColorDirector 6, AudioDirector 8

Cameras: Sony(s) HXR-NX5P, HXR-NX70P, NEX-VG10E, a6300 4k, HDR TG5E, GoPro 4 Black, Canon 6D DSLR

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RobAC [Avatar]
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Wow- very nice - Bookmarked as a favourite !

I much prefer this listing- much easier than having to do a search and wade though videos on the YouTube channel to try and find the help I need.

I am now taking my time going through the listing- My inner learning sponge is absorbing as much info as I can every day. (It feels like I am back at school again.. only this time it's for topics I am interested in.)

It's cool to see the different versions of PD being used and the evolution of the program up til now too. I can't imagine not having some of the new features to play with in the new version... you veterans were sure in the dark ages back then ! heh.

Rob
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CubbyHouseFilms
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: Melbourne, Australia Joined: Jul 14, 2009 04:23 Messages: 2208 Offline
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Quote: Wow- very nice - Bookmarked as a favourite !
I much prefer this listing- much easier than having to do a search and wade though videos on the YouTube channel to try and find the help I need.
I am now taking my time going through the listing- My inner learning sponge is absorbing as much info as I can every day. (It feels like I am back at school again.. only this time it's for topics I am interested in.)
It's cool to see the different versions of PD being used and the evolution of the program up til now too. I can't imagine not having some of the new features to play with in the new version... you veterans were sure in the dark ages back then ! heh.
Rob


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Best Regards

Neil
CubbyHouseFilms

My Youtube Channel
My Vimeo Channel
PD3.5, 5, 6 & 7. Computer: Dell Dimension 5150, Intel Pen. 2.80 GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT 256MB, Windows XP Pro!!
PD8 Ultra v3022. Computer: Dell Studio 1747, Intel, i7 Q740 1.73 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 560v 1GB, Windows 7 Ult. 64
PD10 Ultra v2023. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD12 Ultra v2930. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD13 Ultim v3516. Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI Mob. Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
PD16 Live v2101 Computer: HP Pavilion dv7, Intel, i7 2630 2.00 GHz, 16GB RAM, ATI Mob.Radeon HD 6770 2GB, Windows 7 Pre. 64
Director Suite 6: PowerDirector 16 Live, PhotoDirector 9, ColorDirector 6, AudioDirector 8

Cameras: Sony(s) HXR-NX5P, HXR-NX70P, NEX-VG10E, a6300 4k, HDR TG5E, GoPro 4 Black, Canon 6D DSLR

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BarryTheCrab
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I've already referred this link and list to a few posts, including for Power2Go, after all the menus overlap. My website http://bgillcyberstudio.com/index.html LINKS TO PDTOOTS & hundreds of other valuable resources!
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Members -

A new tutorial has been added to the list above.

Music in Menus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeIN84Xnyrk

Posted to clarify an issue raised here http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/29540.page

Happy Editing - The PDtoots team

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BarryTheCrab
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I am astonished at how quickly PDTooTs responds to individual questions with a new custom Toot. It's almost as if you could order one, and for free. My website http://bgillcyberstudio.com/index.html LINKS TO PDTOOTS & hundreds of other valuable resources!
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1Nina
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: Norway, 250km southwest of Oslo Joined: Oct 08, 2008 04:12 Messages: 1067 Offline
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It’s time to give this thread a bump.
I think it would be a good thing to have this list of tutorials on the front page
of the forum so members and visitors in a quick way can find this treasure-chest.

Nina Go to PDtoots for PowerDirector Tutorials.

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Hi Members -

A new tutorial has been posted on the PDtoots channel.

This one's about making and using frames in video production - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prM840dAbXM



PDtoots subscribers have access to a giveaway pack of prepared frames, ready to use.

Cheers - The PDtoots Team
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Fellow PD users -

Here’s a new tutorial created by vn800rider (Adrian), that shows a workaround allowing PD12 users to use MultiCam Designer to automatically sync up a four camera shoot.

Instead of the four cam shoot being mixed to a single track in PD12’s main interface, this workaround allows PD12 users to populate the four cam auto-synced results, to four separate tracks in the main interface.

The tutorial only applies to PD12, but may be useful for PD11 users considering upgrading.



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