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Quote Hi
Having run into a number of problems with PHD8 I took the decision to try the above today. However when I watermark my photos now there is a 'Design by Photodirector', watermark that I can't seem to remove. That will definitely be a factor in whether or not I go on to purchase the package. I supply photos to a UK organisation and they will not allow me to watermark the photos. Is there any way of removing the 'PhotoDirector' watermarks before saving. If not I may as well give up on PhotoDirector now and find an alternative. It's sad because PHD has been a great product up to now and I was sincerely hoping to continue with it. Hopefully I can but this is a major issue which may prevent me from doing so. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Paul


Hi,

The Photodirector watermark is there because it is the Essential version, i.e. it is a trial version. To remove it, you have to purchase the full version.

Ash
Hi,

To do this, you first need to create a custom watermark with your logo in the guided create watermark feature. You can see info about that in their help file:

https://help.cyberlink.com/stat/help/photodirector/13/pc/enu/07_10_04_watermark_creator.html

Then import all of your photos into Photodirector, select them all, and then do an advanced export. In step 9 you can apply the logo by using the watermark you created:

https://help.cyberlink.com/stat/help/photodirector/13/pc/enu/10_01_02_advanced_export.html

Should work. Good luck!
Ash
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I downloaded the Seamless transition effects pack. I followed the directions given by CyberLink's FAQ link in this thread above.

I did also restart the program. I looked in other locations besides transitions.

As with many of these packs, it is not where Cyberlink said it would be, nor is it found by a search of all my transitions or anywhere else. It's just not there, despite showing Installed.

This sort of thing drives me to different software.


You're using PowerDirector 19 or PowerDirector 18? Can you share a screenshot of your transitions room? The seamless transitions are right near the top of the room. The transition packs are not alphabetical order in the room.

Ash
Quote Is there a way to highlight a clip on the timeline and have it show me the clip in the "media content" window? I often need to duplicate the track by adding it again from media content window to another track.


No need to do this. Just select the clip on the timline, hold down the D key and then drag the clip to a new location to duplicate it. This is mentioned near the bottom of https://help.cyberlink.com/stat/help/powerdirector/19/enu/01_01_02_whats_different.html

Ash
Quote I am editing a presentation where I sometimes add and remove portions, for example a portion of a slideshow.
I made a couple cuts and removed a segment. Some time later I want to restore the content.


This thread seems to have become more complicated that it needs to be, or I just don't get what you mean either.

If you cut out a section of a clip on a track, you can easily restore it at any time. Optodata actually mentioned how in one of his responses.

So for example, if you cut out a segment, like in example1.jpg, you just need to drag the edge of one of the segments to re-fill the gap (example2.jpg). Next, you can then select both segments, and then right click and then click Combine to restore the clip fully (example 3).

Let me know if this is what you wanted.

Ash
Quote Hello,
Is it possible to have just fade out of an image? (without fade in)


You can also do it easily in the PiP designer, by just selecting the "Enable fade out" check box.

The details of all the mention ways can be found here in the help:

https://help.cyberlink.com/stat/help/powerdirector/19/enu/08_13_00_adding_fade_in_out_to.html

Ash
What has worked for me in the past when this happens is I use Handbrake (a file conversion app) to re-render the file. Just re-render it in the same format. This will fix the error in your file and make it editable.

Ash
What exactly are you trying to do for our newly outputted file? PowerDirector cannot produce files with multiple audio language streams, if that is what you are trying to do.

You can just select from the available audio languages, and then that audio stream will be used in the edit, i.e. PowerDirector will produce a file with audio 2 instead of audio 1.

If you want to access both audio streams on two tracks, just add the video file to the timeline twice, unlink the audio for both, change the audio language for one of them, and then delete one of the videos.

Ash
If you mean in the cyberlink's application manager, yes there is. Just click the download all button. See attached picture.

Ash
I don't think you can fade the subtitle. You should just shorten its length on the subtitle timeline.

Ash
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For example: Can I create a 10X7 evenly spaced grid and drop each individual video tracks into a unique box in that grid?

Or if there's another way I should be doing this....I'm all ears

Thanks! Ed


You can enable grid lines in the preview window. Just click the icon to the right of the camera icon, and then select Grid Lines. You can't create a custom grid, so you will have to get creative using 8x8 or 9x9.

Ash
Yeah, unfortunately you will have to upgrade if you want to use the iPhone clips. PowerDirector 11 came out in 2012 maybe, years before the newer phone video formats.

Your other option is to use Handbrake or some other conversion program to convert the video file.

Ash
Quote I have PD365 v19. When creating photos from high quality videos using snapshot, the resulting photo is very low quality. I understand there is a checkbox for using the original video size as a snapshot image, but I can't find it - please could somone tell me where to find the checkbox on v19? many thanks


Hi Chrissy, if you click the button next to the camera icon under the player window, you can then select the preview quality option to up the resolution.

See the attached image I just took for you. I just took a screenshot from a 4K video, which is also attached.

Ash
Quote I've searched and searched and searched in the manual, but can't figure out how to copy a portion of a video clip and paste it into another track. How is this done?


You actually can do this using range selection, but the pasting will be on the same track, which you can then just move down to another track. Just move the timeline scrubber to the right of the project and paste. See attached clips. Hope that helps.

Ash
Hi,

When cutting clips, are you using the split function to make two cuts and then selecting the clip to delete? Instead why not try using range selection to select the part that you want to cut out. Once you select it, it is one click to copy, cut or delete. So maybe faster than your previous way.

For the scrubber going back to the beginning of the video, you can just click the pause button instead of the stop button. (Or just press the spacebar if get that keyboard out).

Just some alternatives that may help you in the long run hopefully.

Ash
Try going into the discplayback settings and change value in the "Duration" box. I believe that controls the menu background music.

https://help.cyberlink.com/stat/help/powerdirector/18/enu/20_03_04_setting_disc_playback.html

Ash
Hi Travis,

Split your video so that the segment with the 5 second audio is a separate clip. Then right click on the separate clip and select Unlink Video and Audio. Next select the audio portion and then you can remove it from the timeline.

Now you can insert your rerecorded audio right where the original audio was.

Ash
There is real color grading in the Director Suite software:

https://www.cyberlink.com/products/colordirector/features_en_US.html

I doubt it would be added in PowerDirector as well, since ColorDirector has most of what I need so far.

Ash
NTSC and PAL is only relevent if you are burning your video to a disc, which is mentioned in the help.

"Timeline frame rate: select the TV format (NTSC or PAL) and frame rate for your video production. The format should correspond to the region in which you plan to play your video (if you burn it to disc). The frame rate should correspond to the source video footage being used in your production."

If your video is strictly digital, then it doesn't matter that much. Except they should be consistent.

Ash
Yes, most you have to download and install using the Cyberlink Application Manager. Just go to the Effect Packs section.

There is a list of all the packs, what effects are in them, and where they are installed here:

https://www.cyberlink.com/support/faq-content.do?id=25083

Ash
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