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Quote Make an impressive video intro without any professional equipment.



This video is pure genius. I never would have thought of doing this. Thank you. I have used this in a couple of videos and it looks very effective.

I have my own version of it which I will share with you.

1) Open up any drawing/editing app and draw a straight line. Reasonably thin, any colour.

2) Stretch the line so it goes right across the screen horizontally.

3) Save the image in a decently high resolutuon size.

4) Open up PowerDirector Mobile app. (PDMA)

5) I always start projects this way
but its probably not essential:

Add 4 x Black blanks from the colour board to the main timeline. (This just gives you freedom to go back and change or amend the start or add things if you need to)


6) Add the image of the ine that you made to the 3rd track down.

7) Use the keyframe tool to move the line to the left or right of the screen, so it's out of shot.

Extend the image along your track so that it is longer time wise. Mine is 1 minute long in the example.

9) Open the keyframe tool again. Move the line to the opposite side of the screen. So it now divides the screen horizontally. I used 10 seconds for the line to cross the screen.

10) Return to the keyframe tool and for the remainder of the clip (so this would be 50 seconds on my clip, since I made it 1 minute long in step stretch the clip upwards and downwards so that it fills the whole screen by the time the minute is up.


There you go.



11) What I do then, is using the time frame in OPACITY is to change the opacity from 100 at 15 seconds, down to about 20 at 60 seconds.
This looks better than I have described.

12) Add a video or image directly under your line image on the next track down.

13) Use the timeframe tool to give this the opposite opacity to the line image. I start on 0 then stay at 0 until nearly the end. Basically so they blend into each other.


I didn't realise how long this would take to describe and I have a lot to do this morning. So I will return to this post in the future. If you can use timeframes then just have a play with it.
Quote Make an impressive video intro without any professional equipment.



This video is pure genius. I never would have thought of doing this. Thank you. I have used this in a couple of videos and it looks very effective.

I have my own version of it which I will share with you.

1) Open up any drawing/editing app and draw a straight line. Reasonably thin, any colour.

2) Stretch the line so it goes right across the screen horizontally.

3) Save the image in a decently high resolutuon size.

4) Open up PowerDirector Mobile app. (PDMA)

5) I always start projects this way
but its probably not essential:

Add 4 x Black blanks from the colour board to the main timeline. (This just gives you freedom to go back and change or amend the start or add things if you need to)


6) Add the image of the ine that you made to the 3rd track down.

7) Use the keyframe tool to move the line to the left or right of the screen, so it's out of shot.

Extend the image along your track so that it is longer time wise. Mine is 1 minute long in the example.

9) Open the keyframe tool again. Move the line to the opposite side of the screen. So it now divides the screen horizontally. I used 10 seconds for the line to cross the screen.

10) Return to the keyframe tool and for the remainder of the clip (so this would be 50 seconds on my clip, since I made it 1 minute long in step stretch the clip upwards and downwards so that it fills the whole screen by the time the minute is up.


There you go.



11) What I do then, is using the time frame in OPACITY is to change the opacity from 100 at 15 seconds, down to about 20 at 60 seconds.
This looks better than I have described.

12) Add a video or image directly under your line image on the next track down.

13) Use the timeframe tool to give this the opposite opacity to the line image. I start on 0 then stay at 0 until nearly the end. Basically so they blend into each other.


I didn't realise how long this would take to describe and I have a lot to do this morning. So I will return to this post in the future. If you can use timeframes then just have a play with it.
Quote Freeze Punk! Make sure you watch this video to learn how to create freeze frames using PowerDirector Mobile.




Sorry but it's a thumbs down for me on this one. Don't take any of this personally.

Many of the things I describe below are generic with most YouTube channels.

I'm only singling you out because I was particularly disappointed that having watched your video, I still cannot do freeze frames for the reasons below.

I very much liked another of your videos and I would have commented on it if the comments were not turned off.


The reasons...

1) You ask people to add a hash tag "in the comments below" but comments are turned off.

2) 43 seconds into the video and you acknowledge the delay on getting to the content. You even say "I've kept you waiting long enough"...

Then you say "before we get started I wanna remind you to like and subscribe", then the obligatory image of the bell urging viewers to press it.

Then you tell the viewer (who has just searched for "how to do freeze frames") , all about what freeze frames are"

Then, for the benefit of (?? blind "viewers"??) you describe the clip of a baby walking.

It's over 2 minutes before we get to the content

3) Not your fault but I always have to resize (using the crop tool) videos to fill the screen on this device. Same as my other previous 2 devices. Otherwise there are black gaps around the screen.

Therefore, your screenshot method is very hit and miss, since I then have to resize (crop) the screenshot to exactly the same size.

Since the video and image are next to each other on the same track on the time line, overlaying and blending isn't an option. So it's trial and error which can be painstaking.

Sometimes I can do this fairly quickly and smoothly. Other times I try for 20 minutes or so and then give up.

The reason I clicked on your video was because I thought you had a better way.

Also the subject is on a plain white background which makes it much easier. Sadly most video isn't on a nice plain background.


4) The next step is done using photo director which I don't have. This should have been made clear at the start of the video or even in the title or description so that I would know not to waste my time watching your video.

But then if you are honest about the content, you don't get as many clicks right?

I hope I haven't been too hard on you. I have only watched one other of your videos because I can already do the other stuff.
It's quite frustrating because I paid for the full version of the app before it became a subscription only app.

Then when they brought out new titles, transitions, effects etc I could buy those I liked as add ons. Which I frequently did.

Once PD Mobile became subscription only, I could still access the existing full package to start with but I was no longer able to buy any new transitions, titles etc

I lived with that OK. It irritated me but I still had software that usually worked OK.

Then, with the release of these new titles recently, I can no longer access titles I have previously paid for.

Which I am rather peeved about. Its not a vast sum of money but its the principle.

Surely I can't be the only one in this cyber wilderness.

I did contact Cyberlink to express my woe. I politely asked them to give me access to the extra titles I had purchased or refund the money.

They said.....







I even told them that I would switch to their subscribed service IF they gave me a discounted first year. I thought that was fair considering the fact that I have spent roughly the same as a years subscription so far.


I explained that currently, nobody benefits from the situation because I am not able to use new features and they have not given me the opportunity to spend more money on new PD Mobile features. So we both lose.

They said....







I had a feeling they might say that. Which is why I ask on here if anyone else has the same frustration?
Hey, it's lucky for me that somebody who deffo wasn't you fixed the problem.

I contacted the "support" team at Cyberlink and they said....
Quote

Yes. See this recent forum link for the PDU mobile only tutorials: https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/83244.page .

PDU YT mobile channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVjUF5YBRMjGt77DhnzW_Mw .



Thanks. I did look at one of these but there were only a handful of tutorials. Hopefully the channel owner will make more soon. I have subscribed in anticipation.
Yes. I have 7.3.0 too. However, only a couple of days ago, the appearance changed slightly. It might be because I try to avoid updating apps unless I must.

The main difference being the way the choice of transitions loads up and a noticeably greater number of transitions to choose from.

I wish they had amended the maximum transition duration on some of them.

Thanks for your help.
Oh surrrrrre you don't have anything to do with Cyberlink.

Hmmmmm.

I notice that someone (who definitely isn't you, honest guvnor) has ALREADY resolved this issue in less than 24 hours.

Nice work.

Thank you (but not really you (nudge wink, say no more))
Hi. Keyframes are a good way of achieving the effect you desire.

However, Keyframes can be slightly baffling/overwhelming if you are new to Power Director.

Possibly an easier (but more time consuming) way is to split the music track so you can turn the volume of the music down when you are talking.

If you split the video clip too, then you can even turn the volume of the video up when you are talking.

If you go for the splitting method, you should do this last, after you have finished editing the video.

Otherwise, if you add anything else on the tracks it will no longer be in sync.
Hi. Is there a Power Director University which just covers the mobile app?

I don't have the desktop version and it would be nice to see PD University content specifically for the mobile app.

I know how to use most functions but there are one or two that still perplex.

Like that giraffe head video using mask and invert mask. That lost Mr part of the way through.

Cheers
In the past it wasn't possible to split/trim a video on the timeline if the user had already amended the speed.

Then, magically it became possible and they lived happily ever after....

.... Until the wicked witch updated the app a couple of days ago and made it impossible to split a video again, IF that video had already had its speed altered.

See attached.

The only way to do it, is to revert the video to its original speed, then split the video, then change the speed again.

Which is an un-necessary, time consuming chore. It might not seem so bad if you only have to do one or two.

But what if you have lots of really short clips, that you have already slowed down, sat in your projects. Suddenly you are faced with a monstrosity of a task.

I don't know why they thought it was a good idea to roll back this improvement.

Can you use your influence to ask them to change it back please?

I have contacted customer support but I don't hold out much hope of getting any support from them. It's normally just a link to their FAQ's

Thanks
I agree with the OP. It's the same if you have all of your titles, videos etc on one of the layers. If you insert anything new then it pushes the whole layers worth of items out of sync.

The only way I have found to get round this (I dont know if this would work for audio too but even then its far from ideal) is to add anything new at the end of the layer, then drag it back to where its needed. As long as there is adequate space on the layer it won't move everything else forward.

Again though, this is far from ideal for a supposed market leader. The function to pin items on a layer so that they remain aligned to the main video would make a HUGE HUGE difference.
Quote Since the recent update I can no longer use Power Director.


Even your forum is utterly useless. A forum where you cant copy and paste.

Pathetic.

And your verification codes. Don't put a gap if you don't want a space in the code. Is Cyberlink capable of doing anything properly?



I have tried the help section. Despite indicating that I have an android device, the help I was given was for Windows.

Bravo.
Since the recent update I can no longer use Power Director.


Even your forum is utterly useless. A forum where you cant copy and paste.

Pathetic.

And your verification codes. Don't put a gap if you don't want a space in the code. Is Cyberlink capable of doing anything properly?
Hi

My ticket number is CS001930113

I have a feeling that it's something to do with the update. After the first time it happened i avoided updating the app.

Forgetting why....i think i updated the app last week. If there is a way i can roll-back to a previoua version, then i reckon it might sort it.

How i go about rolling back though, i don't have a clue.
Quote Hi,

Have you raised a CS ticket yet? If not please do so and let me know the Ticket No.

Compared to the desktop app, the mobile app doesn't generate the same level of advice and contributions from forum members and so it might be a while before anyone can help out.

CS would be the quicker route at the moment, I think.

Cheers
PowerDirector Moderator


Hi. Thanks for that. I haven't got an actual ticket i don't think. Perhaps they will allocate a number when/if they reply.

I contacted customer support last week r
with a "How Do I..." query. I wanted to be able to duplicate "Titles" but amend the title type (how it animates) without re-doing all the font formatting.

They assigned it a number and gave me a "you can't" reply but rather more long winded.

To be honest, since this was un-resolved last time, i'm not overly confident that the developers will (care enough to...) be able to fix the problem. Which is why i approached the forum.

I kinda gathered that the Android version wasn't that highly regarded on here since

a) it didn't have its own sub-forum.
b) My members page purchases contained no previous purchases.

As i mentioned, i did pay for the app and when it works, its easily the best i have used but there is no point wasting time if the projects i have spent 200+ hours making, won't load or even appear in the app.

Where was i ? Ah yeah....rather than going through the issue via the webform and Captcha route, i emailed them directly by replying to their reply.

I managed to keep the email polite but i am still in shock/disbelief.

If this isn't resolved, i shan't use it again.

The blurred titles on my screenshot are all projects i am doing for other people.

"Errrrrm, you know i said i had nearly finish your video? Well, i haven't...Anymore. Errrrrr it won't load into the app i used to create it."

Right i'll update you if i get a ticket number.

Thanks for reaching out.
I just thought i would add that the Android app isn't a free version. I paid roughly £9.00 but i have also bought a few add ons....transitions etc.
Hi.

I am currently swinging between rage, disbelief, fear and nausea. Not the most enjoyable quartet.

I use Power Director - Android version 4.14.1

Android version 6.0.1

I have 44 incomplete projects. Many of which are just versions of each other. However there are at least 10 different projects that are unique and incomplete. One of which is a video for my family which attempts to explain to them what my depression/anxiety is like. If i lose all that work then i genuinely don't know how i will cope.

These projects are basically 5 months unpublished work. They haven't been published because i haven't completed them yet. Most are between half way completed to 7 8ths completed.

While working on a project this morning, my battery died. I had another battery waiting to go so i just swapped the battery and opened up Power Director Android.

I used the "recent apps" tab to navigate to Power Director, as i have many times in the past.

Imagine my horror when my projects page opened up l, displaying NO PROJECTS.

*This did happen to me once before and i lost several weeks work. As annoyed as i was, i persevered with Power Director regardlesd. However, the issue was never resolved*.

This time there is 5 months work missing. Not so easy to shrug off !

I thought "This can't be right" and i restarted my device.

I opened Power Director. Opened Projects.....None there.

I shut down Power Director and selected my Android file manager app. I navigated to the Power Director folder and all 44 projects are there as .pdrproj files.

Attempting to open them from this folder did not work. There isn't a way to tell Android to use Power Director to open the files.

There is a file in the project file folder called "No Media". Could this be the source of my woe?

I haven't moved any media files at all.

Looks like i have lost all my work. Thanks Power Director.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a solution or anything else i could try, other than use a video editor with more reliability.

I am so unhappy about this. 5 months effort just obsolete in a second.

I have hopefully attached screenshots....
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