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Contents
Introduction to new features ................ 7
1-1 Flexible design tools .......................................................................................8
1-2 Powerful tools for exquisite special effects ......................................... 13
1-3 Unparalleled performances ...................................................................... 15
1-4 High production quality ............................................................................. 17
1-5 CyberLink Cloud and PowerDirector Mobile ...................................... 18

Basic Features..................................... 21
2-1 Timeline Introduction ................................................................................. 22
2-1-1 The Editing Workspace ...................................................................... 23
2-1-2 Track Behavior ...................................................................................... 29
2-1-3 Timeline Markers ................................................................................. 33
2-1-4 Removing Gaps .................................................................................... 36
2-1-5 Inserting/Overwriting Clips ............................................................. 38
2-1-6 Customizing Hotkeys ......................................................................... 39
2-2 Basic Editing Techniques ........................................................................... 41
2-2-1 Importing Media .................................................................................. 41
2-2-2 Importing 3D Media ........................................................................... 43
2-2-3 Combining Projects ............................................................................ 44
2-2-4 Content Aware Editing ...................................................................... 47
2-2-5 Trimming Clips ..................................................................................... 54
2-2-6 Splitting Clips ........................................................................................ 58
2-2-7 Previewing a Video Clip .................................................................... 59
2-2-8 Previewing 3D Video Clips ............................................................... 62
2-2-9 Converting 2D Clips into 3D Clips ................................................. 64
2-2-10 Backing up Projects (Exporting Projects) ................................. 66

Contents

2-3 Adding Title Effects ...................................................................................... 69


2-3-1 Modifying 2D Text Properties ......................................................... 70
2-3-2 Modifying 3D-Like Text Properties ............................................... 83
2-3-3 Uploading Title Templates to DirectorZone .............................. 87
2-3-4 Downloading Title Templates from DirectorZone .................. 90
2-4 Adding Subtitles ............................................................................................ 93
2-4-1 Manually Adding Subtitles ............................................................... 93
2-4-2 Changing the Subtitle Text Format .............................................. 96
2-4-3 Exporting Subtitle Text as an SRT file ........................................... 98
2-4-4 Importing Subtitles ............................................................................. 99
2-4-5 Selecting a Subtitle Type ................................................................101
2-5 Adding Transitions .....................................................................................103
2-5-1 Adding Transitions ............................................................................103
2-5-2 Four Types of Transitions ...............................................................105
2-5-3 Applying Random Transitions ......................................................107
2-5-4 Quickly Applying Your Favorite Transitions ............................108
2-5-5 Adding Audio Transitions ...............................................................110
2-6 Using the Effect Room ..............................................................................111
2-6-1 Adding Effects to the Effect Track ...............................................111
2-6-2 Adding Effects to Media Clips .......................................................113
2-6-3 An Overview of the Effect Track ...................................................114
2-6-4 Using Keyframes to Customize Effects .....................................116
2-7 Adding Particle Effects ..............................................................................121
2-7-1 Adding Particle Effects ....................................................................121
2-7-2 Modifying Particle Effects ...............................................................123
2-7-3 Customizing the Motion Path of Particle Objects .................128
2-8 PiP Objects Room .......................................................................................131
2-8-1 Basic Editing Techniques for Customizing Media Clips that
Overlap Each Other ......................................................................................132
2-8-2 Applying PiP Objects ........................................................................136
2-8-3 Customizing the Motion Path .......................................................139
2-8-4 Using Chroma Key to Reveal Background Media ..................141
2-8-5 Adding PiP Effect Masks ..................................................................143
2-8-6 The Paint Designer ............................................................................145
2-9 Editing Photos ..............................................................................................151

2-9-1 Converting 2D Images to 3D .........................................................152


2-9-2 Cropping Images ...............................................................................154
2-9-3 Fixing and Enhancing Images .......................................................156
2-9-4 Creating Slideshows .........................................................................158
2-9-5 Magic Motion ......................................................................................164
2-10 Editing Audio .............................................................................................167
2-10-1 Extracting Audio ..............................................................................167
2-10-2 Unlinking Video and Audio .........................................................169
2-10-3 Muting Video Clips .........................................................................171
2-10-4 Mixing Audio ....................................................................................173
2-10-5 Music Beat Detection ....................................................................177
2-10-6 WaveEditor ........................................................................................181
2-11 Outputting and Uploading Video Productions .............................185
2-11-1 Outputting as a 2D Video File ....................................................185
2-11-2 Outputting as a 3D Video File ....................................................187
2-11-3 Uploading to Facebook ................................................................190
2-11-4 Uploading to YouTube .................................................................193
2-11-5 Uploading to Dailymotion ...........................................................196
2-11-6 Uploading to Vimeo .......................................................................198
2-11-7 Uploading to Niconico Douga ...................................................202
2-12 Burning Your Production to a Disc ....................................................205
2-12-1 Importing Additional Disc Content ..........................................205
2-12-2 Adding Chapters .............................................................................206
2-12-3 Customizing the Menu Structure ..............................................209
2-12-4 Selecting a Disc Menu ...................................................................210
2-12-5 Customizing Menu Templates ..................................................212
2-12-6 Burning a Disc in 2D ......................................................................215
2-12-7 Burning a Disc in 3D .......................................................................217

Travel................................................ 219
3-1 Quickly beautify trip photos with PhotoDirector Mobile .............220
3-2 Making trip videos with the Theme Designer ..................................229
3-3 Edit on tablet and PC, then upload to CyberLink Cloud with PowerDirector ..................................................................................................................241

Contents

Weddings.......................................... 255
4-1 Retaking old photos with YouCam Snap, beautifying them with
YouCam Perfect ..................................................................................................256
4-2 Quickly creating a wedding slideshow ...............................................266
4-3 Restoring the audio in a wedding video with AudioDirector .....278

Sports................................................ 281
5-1 MultiCam Designer ....................................................................................282
5-2 Enhancing effects with keyframes ........................................................291
5-3 The technique of using masks ...............................................................295
5-4 Customizing Transitions in the Transition Designer ......................297
5-5 Creating dramatic sports videos with ColorDirector .....................300

Cloud applications - CyberLink Cloud .....


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Backing up your project with CyberLink Cloud ......................................305
Backing up templates with CyberLink Cloud ...........................................311
Backing up your program preferences with CyberLink Cloud ..........314
Uploading the media on your smartphone to CyberLink Cloud ......316

Chapter 1:

Introduction to new features

Chapter 1
The new features of PDR 13 can be divided into five categories:

1-1 Flexible design tools


These tools include Title Designer, Transition Designer, PiP Designer, Theme Designer,
MultiCam Designer and Menu Designer.

Title Designer

Transition Designer

PiP Designer

Designer tools with infinite combinations and styles

Theme Designer

MultiCam Designer

Menu Designer

Introduction to new features


Below is an introduction to these six designer tools:

1-1.1 Title Designer


Title Designer provides up to 120 title effects and allows you to apply motion to text
through the use of keyframes. What you can create is unlimited with the built-in title
effects.

Adjustable font size, color gradients, motion blur, transparency levels, borders and

reflections
Includes various title text styles, and zooming and text movement through the use

of keyframes
120+ title effects
The Motion Blur effect animates title text and makes it look professionally done

Chapter 1
1-1.2 Transition Designer
Applying an alpha transition, you can customize the effect and its parameters in the
Transition Designer. You can also create your own transitions using custom images.

Modify existing alpha transitions to fit your needs.


Create new alpha transitions by importing your own custom PNG images.
Customize the alpha transition's shift progression through the use of keyframes

1-1.3 PiP Designer


PiP Designer creates video collages and overlays, and adds motion to PiP objects.

Add PiP objects to video or use to create video collages or Picture in Picture video.
Add motion to PiP objects and media.
Add video borders and frames to your videos.

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1-1.4 Theme Designer
The Theme Designer allows you to quickly create a professional-looking video.
PowerDirector13 has added 3 new theme templates.

1-1.5 MultiCam Designer


The MultiCam Designer is a user-friendly multiple camera editing interface, that is
similar to a live camera switcher. The four imported videos can be synchronized by the
audio, time codes, or timeline markers, and manually.

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1-1.6 Menu Designer
In addition to 20+ built-in menu templates, you can also customize your own disc menu
and choose whether you want to display the chapters with thumbnails or text. New
features include auto aligning menu buttons and other options that provide more
editing flexibility when creating disc menus.

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Introduction to new features

1-2 Powerful tools for exquisite


special effects
PowerDirector has over 500 built-in effects, transitions, theme templates, title
templates and PiP objects, which provide you with both basic and advanced video
editing tools.

MultiCam editing for up to 100 tracks


Up to 100 video clips can be added to the timeline. Using the Sync by Audio feature,
you can synchronize these clips if they were shot at the same time in the same
environment.

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Content aware editing
This feature automatically analyzes and finds the moments in the video that have
zooming, panning, faces, voices and movements in a video, allowing you to quickly find
the "good parts". It also finds the parts that need fixing. Using TrueTheater, Content
Aware Editing can fix or enhance these parts, which you may otherwise deem unusable.

TrueTheater video enhancer and stabilizer


The TrueTheater Stabilizer technology fixes shaky videos, even video that has
rotational camera shake, giving your video a better overall visual quality.

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1-3 Unparalleled performances


A workspace that works with high efficiency
The fastest 64-bit video editing software in the world provides a workspace with new or
enhanced features, such as:
A timeline with 100 editing tracks.
Dual preview mode.
Supports high DPI.
Ripple editing.
Timeline markers.
Full HD preview.
Customizable hotkeys.

Acceleration technology
PowerDirector 13 supports the latest hardware acceleration
technology.

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Creating your movie efficiently
Smart Video Rendering Technology (SVRT)
Automatically analyzes the video clips and effects used in your project and helps you
select the best output format, so you get the best video quality, in the quickest
production time.

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1-4 High production quality


High quality production

Supports Blu-ray, AVCHD and DVD burning.


4K super quality videos and photo slideshows .
3D movie discs and videos, or 3D video on YouTube.
Converts videos into formats for any device.
Share videos on YouTube, Facebook, VIMEO, DailyMotion, NICONICO Douga and
YouKu

Supported video formats


4K, XAVC-S and H.265/HEVC

Video Import

MVC(MTS), FLV, MKV, AVCHD (M2T/MTS), AVI, DivX, MOV, MP4


(XAVC-S/H.264), WMV, VOB

Video Export

AVCHD 3D/Progressive, H.265/HEVC, H.264/AVC, MKV, MP4,


MOV, WMV, AVI

Disc Export

Blu-ray, AVCHD, DVD, SVCD, VCD

Audio Import

AAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, WAVE, MPEG-1


Lyaer III

Photo Import

MPO, JPS, RAW, GIF, BMP, JPG, TIF, PNG, Animated GIF

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H.265 - create high quality videos that are 32% smaller

1-5 CyberLink Cloud and


PowerDirector Mobile
CyberLink Cloud service
Our cloud service allows you to upload projects for backup purposes, and to download
projects for further editing on different computers and devices.

PowerDirector Mobile
Allows you to edit by dragging media clips and applying effects in the timeline or

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wizard interface.
40+ video and transition effects.
Provides a wizard tool that helps you edit video faster.
Allows you to edit and trim your video, and change the sequence order of the clips.
Lets you share your videos on Facebook and YouTube
Your projects can be saved and exported to the PowerDirector desktop version
(only on Windows 8)

Introduction to new features

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Basic Features

Chapter 2

2-1 Timeline Introduction


"You need to know how to use the tools you have" as the saying goes, and for this
reason, you should get familiar with the workspace before you start creating video
productions using CyberLink PowerDirector 13. The following outlines how to get the
most out of the editing workspace.
When you launch CyberLink PowerDirector 13, select Full Feature Editor to enter the
classic mode of CyberLink PowerDirector. This is where all of the program's features are
available to you.

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2-1-1 The Editing Workspace


Viewing Modes
The editing workspace has two different views: the Timeline and Storyboard views.
Timeline view: this
is for more advanced
video editing.

Storyboard view:
this view displays
thumbnails of the
media files (images
and videos) in your
video. You must
switch back to the
Timeline view to use
other features, such
as adding audio, title
effects, transitions,
etc.
Knowledge Base: A media clip's length is displayed as four sets of numbers: 00;00;00;00
(hour; minute; second; frame). For example, 00;01;05;10 means 1 minute, 5 seconds, and 10
frames. Standard (NTSC) video recorded by most camcorders display 29.97 frames in a
second (PAL camcorders display 25 frames). One second is generally considered to contain
30 frames of video. However some newer camcorders can record up to 50 or 60 frames per
second. You can set the TV format and frame rate of your production by selecting the
Timeline frame rate in General preferences.

Resizing the Timeline


You can resize the timeline to get a better view of the media on a specific track or if you
want view your entire project.

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Manually Resizing the Timeline
Move the mouse to the timeline ruler. When the cursor becomes the
icon, drag the
cursor to the left to zoom out. Drag the cursor to the right to zoom in on the timeline.

View Entire Project


You can use the View Entire Movie option to view your entire video production at
once. Please note this does not change the duration of the individual media files or
your project.
To view your entire project, just right click the mouse on the timeline ruler and then
select View Entire Movie in the pop-up
menu.

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Tip: You can also click and drag the slider in the lower left corner to resize the timeline.

Setting Timeline Height


CyberLink PowerDirector 13 allows you to add up to 100 video tracks (and
corresponding audio tracks) to the timeline. You can then adjust the timeline height if
you have a large number of tracks in the editing workspace.

Setting Track Height


The timeline workspace has three default track heights: small, medium, and large.
You can set the desired track height by right clicking the mouse anywhere on the
timeline and then selecting the Adjust Video Track Height in the pop-up menu.

Small

Medium

Large

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Manually Adjusting a Track's Height
Move the mouse to the border of the track you want to adjust. When an up/down arrow
cursor is displayed, drag the cursor up or down to either expand or reduce the height of
the individual timeline track.

Manually Adjusting the Editing Workspace's Height


You can also adjust the height of the whole editing workspace. To do this, move the
mouse to the top border of the editing workspace. When an up/down arrow cursor is
displayed, drag the cursor up to expand the height of the
workspace.

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Once the height of the editing workspace is expanded, you can view multiple tracks at
once.

Undocking the Preview Window


The preview window can be undocked from the editing workspace. If you have dual
monitors, this feature is useful when editing and previewing your production. Click the
button to undock the preview window.

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Click on

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2-1-2 Track Behavior


The editing workspace contains six default tracks: editing track 1, effect track, editing
track 2, title track, voice track, and music track. The editing track contains a video track
and an audio track. You can choose to add only the video or audio track when adding
additional tracks.

Adding Tracks
Click

to add additional video tracks and/or audio tracks in the Track Manager.

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Tip: You can also right click on the timeline and select Add Tracks. To remove unwanted
tracks that don't contain any media, just right click and select Remove Empty Tracks.

Knowledge Base: You can add particle objects, title objects, and PiP objects to a video track
to bring more creativity into your production.

Moving a track
You can manually arrange the order of the tracks in the timeline, setting what media
displays on top of the other media. The media on the track with the highest number
displays on top of the other media, overlapping the other corresponding media in the
preview window.

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1. Change the order by dragging editing track 3 up.

2. Hold down the left mouse button and drag it above the effect track.

3. After you release the mouse button, editing track 3 becomes editing track 2, and the
order of all the tracks are rearranged.

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Locking/Unlocking Tracks
When you are editing lots of media on multiple tracks, you can use the lock/unlock and
enable/disable buttons to lock or hide tracks that contain edited content.

Right click on a track and then select Enable All Tracks so that all the media content on
the timeline tracks can be displayed in the preview window. If Enable the Selected
Track Only is selected, only the content on the selected track will be displayed.

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2-1-3 Timeline Markers


You can add timeline markers to the timeline ruler for more precise media clip
placement on the timeline. Media clips snap to the timeline markers the same way they
snap to grid lines in the preview window.

Adding Timeline Markers


1. Right click the mouse on the timeline ruler and then select Add Timeline Marker.

2. You may input a Note for the new timeline marker and then click OK.

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3. The new timeline marker is added.

4. When you move media clips to the position of a timeline marker, a line appears,
allowing your media to snap to it.

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Extra Information: You can drag a timeline marker to a different position, if necessary. You
can also right click on a timeline marker to remove or rename the marker, and to view more
options.

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2-1-4 Removing Gaps
While you are adding media clips to the workspace, sometimes media clips are not
placed side by side on the timeline, resulting in moments with a black screen in your
production. Here's how to solve this issue.
Right click on the unwanted gap and then choose a way to remove it.

Case 1: If you want the media on all the tracks to move after a gap is removed, do this:
1. Select Remove and Move
All Timeline Clips After
Removed Clip.

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2. All the media below will
move to the left.

Case 2: If you want all the media on the other tracks to remain in the same place after a
gap is removed, do this:
1. Select Remove and Move
Clips on the Same Track.

2. After the gap is removed,


only the media clips on
the same track moves. All
the other media clips stay
where they were.

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2-1-5 Inserting/Overwriting Clips
When you add a new clip to the timeline, you can choose to insert it or overwrite other
existing clips on the timeline.

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2-1-6 Customizing Hotkeys


You can customize the program hotkeys of PowerDirector, so you can perform editing
tasks much quicker.
1. Select Edit > Keyboard Hotkeys > Customize from the menu.

2. Browse to and find the hotkey command that you want to customize.
3. Click in the Hotkeys column next to the command you want to customize.
4. Press the hotkey combination on your computer's keyboard that you want to use/
replace the existing hotkey with and then click OK.

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5. Enter a name for the hotkey set and click OK.

6. You can save different hotkey sets and apply them according to your needs.

Note: If the keyboard hotkey you specify is already in use in the program, you will be asked if
you want to remove it from the existing command to use in the new specified command.
The replaced command will no longer have a keyboard hotkey associated to it.

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2-2 Basic Editing Techniques


Once you have your video clips, audio files, and images in the editing workspace/
timeline you can start editing them. Editing is a broad term that encompasses a
number of different functions, including splitting, trimming, and much more.

2-2-1 Importing Media


You have to import media files into CyberLink PowerDirector before you can edit them.
There are two ways to import your media: Import Media Files and Import a Media
Folder.
The Import Media Files option allows you to import media files individually, while the
Import a Media Folder option allows you to import all the media files contained in a
specific folder.
Importing Media Files
1. Click
> select Import
Media Files.

2. Select the media you want


to import and then click
Open to continue.

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3. The imported media is
displayed in the media
library.

Importing a Media Folder

1. Click
> select Import a
Media Folder.

2. Browse to the folder you


want to import and then
click Select Folder to
continue.

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Extra Information: It is recommended that you place all the media files you want to use in
your production in a single folder so that you can quickly locate and keep track of it. A
CyberLink PowerDirector project file does not include the actual media you are using for
your production, so if you want to use any files/folders that are on an optical disc (CD, DVD,
etc.) or a flash drive, it is recommended that you copy these files to your local hard drive first.

2-2-2 Importing 3D Media


When you import 3D video clips into the program, they may display two images (the
left and the right eye frames) in the preview window. If this is the case, you must first set
the 3D source format for the 3D media before you begin editing your production.
1. Right click on the thumbnail of the media clip and then select Set 3D Source
Format.

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2. If you are not sure what the source format is, click Auto Detect 3D Source Format
and then on OK to continue.

3. The two images are combined into one in the preview window.

2-2-3 Combining Projects


You can combine multiple CyberLink PowerDirector projects you worked on and saved
previously into one project using the Insert Project feature.

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1. After you open a project, select File > Insert Project from the menu.

2. Select the project you want to insert in to the current production, and then click
Open.

3. The project is inserted.

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Note: To insert the project exactly where you want in your production, move the timeline
slider to a preferred position and then select File > Insert Project.

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2-2-4 Content Aware Editing


CyberLink PowerDirector 13 offers a quick and useful way to edit your video clips:
Content Aware Editing. It combines the fix and enhance features of Magic Fix and the
editing features of Magic Cut into one convenient editor. Content Aware Editing
automatically identifies and fixes possible flaws in a video clip, or the bad parts. It also
marks the parts when the camera pans, detects peoples faces, and more, providing a
faster and clearer picture of the video content you are editing.
Using Content Aware Editing
There are two ways to start Content Aware Editing. The first is to right click on a video
clip in the media library or on the timeline and then select Edit Using Content Aware
Editing.

The second way is to click the


to access the library menu and then select Content
Aware Editing. Select the video file in the media library you want to edit and then click
.
Marking a selected video segment
This feature allows you to mark the beginning and the end of a segment of a video,
marking it for later use.

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1. Move the timeline slider to a desired position and click on the
the beginning of a segment.

button to mark

2. Move the timeline slider to a desired position and then click on the
mark the end of a segment.

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3. Click on the Selected button. The selected segment of a video will be displayed in
the upper right panel.

You may use the same method to mark more video segments.
Auto fixing the flaws in a video clip
If a video clip contains camera shaking or video that is too dark, Content Aware Editing
will automatically detect these problems and provide you with the option to instantly
fix them.
Click on the

button to Auto fix all segments in a video clip.

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Or right click on a detected problem and then select Apply Fix to Entire Scene.

You can compare the video segments before and after fixing in a pop-up window and
then click OK.

Playing all selected content

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In the panel for the selected video segments, you can click on
selected video content.

to preview all the

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Removing selected segments
Select any segments you want to remove, and then click on

to remove them.

Selecting all, except the deselected content


This feature, similar to an inverse selection, allows you to select all the unselected
segments. When you have a long video clip and most of it is marked for selection, you
can use it to speed up the selection process.
1. Set a segment as deselected (meaning it will be trimmed out) and then click on

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2. Click on Yes.

3. The rest of the video is now marked as selected. Click OK.

4. The editing is complete.

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2-2-5 Trimming Clips
There are two ways to trim a video clip: Single Trim or Multi Trim.
Select a video clip and then click on the Trim button.

Performing a Single Trim


The single trim function allows you trim off the beginning and ends of a video clip.
1. Click on the Single Trim tab.

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2. Drag the mark in and mark out position sliders to your preferred positions and then
click OK to complete the trimming.

Performing a Multi Trim


The multi trim function lets you trim out one or more segments in a video clip, creating
independent clips from the original video.
1. Click on the Multi Trim tab.
2. Drag the mark in position slider to your preferred position and then click on the
button.

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3. Drag the mark out position slider to your preferred position and then click on the
button.

4. Drag the mark in position slider to the next preferred position and then click on

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5. Drag the mark out position slider to the next preferred position and then click on
.

6. Click OK to finish trimming the clip.

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2-2-6 Splitting Clips
The split function is used frequently in the video editing process. You can use it to
quickly split a video clip into two segments, and then keep or remove one of them.
1. Drag the timeline slider to the position where you want to split the video clip, and
then click the Split button.

Note: If the position of the timeline slider is at the beginning or end of the video clip, the
Split function is not available because it can't be split into two segments.

2. The video clip is split into two segments.

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3. You can split the video clip into as many segments as you like.

Extra Information: If none of the split segments are removed, they are still one continuous
video, which may be helpful if you want to apply effects or transitions to individual
segments.

2-2-7 Previewing a Video Clip


Video Previewing Mode
There are two video preview modes: Clip mode and Movie mode.
In Clip mode, only the clip that is selected
on the timeline is played, and playback
stops once the end of the clip is reached.

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In Movie mode, the entire video
production is played from the current
timeline slider position to the end of the
production (where the media clips end).

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Adjusting Preview Resolution


You can select one of the following five preview resolutions: Low Preview Resolution,
Normal Preview Resolution, High Preview Resolution, HD Preview Resolution, and
Full HD Preview Resolution. If your computer has low or limited resources, it is
recommended that you select Low Preview Resolution or Normal Preview
Resolution for a smoother preview playback. Selecting a lower resolution does not
affect the quality of the outputted video.
Click on the
option.

button to select the preview resolution from the Preview Quality

Extra Information: If your computer is running on a 32 bit operating system, only these
three resolution options are available to you: Low Preview Resolution, Normal Preview
Resolution, and High Preview Resolution. The HD Preview Resolution and Full HD
Preview Resolution options are only available on computers running on a 64 bit operating
system.

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2-2-8 Previewing 3D Video Clips
After importing media files into the media library, any 3D video clips are indicated by a
3D icon in the upper left corner of their thumbnails. You can preview 3D video clips in
either 2D or 3D mode.

1. By default, you preview


video clips in 2D mode.
Click
to select one of
the 3D preview modes.

2. If you are not sure which


type of 3D format you
should use, select Auto
Detect 3D Mode.

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3. The 3D effect displays
immediately.

Note: Your media must be in the 3D format if you want to preview it in 3D mode.

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2-2-9 Converting 2D Clips into 3D Clips
You can only see a 3D effect on a video clip if the clip is in the 3D format. However, if you
don't have the equipment to shoot your own 3D media, you can use the 2D to 3D
function in CyberLink PowerDirector to convert your images or videos to 3D.

The original media is in the 2D format.


1. Select a 2D video clip, and then click Power Tools.

2. Select the 2D to 3D option, and then adjust the Scene Depth. After you have set
your changes, click
to close the Power Tools window.
Note: Scene Depth adjusts the amount of depth in the resulting 3D media to fit your
preference.

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Tip: Enable 3D mode to view a media clip's scene depth.

3. The 2D video clip was converted into 3D.

Extra Information: The original video clip is still in the 2D format even though it was
converted from 2D to 3D in the project. When you output your video production, you will
have a new 3D video clip, and the original video clip will remain unchanged.

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2-2-10 Backing up Projects (Exporting
Projects)
When you save a project during the editing process, what you saved is a log of the edits
you want to make. The media used in your production is not saved to the project file. By
exporting your project, all the media clips, along with the project file that contains the
log of edits you want to make to the media, are exported and stored in one place. The
exported project, or the backup files, is portable and can be imported into another
computer running CyberLink PowerDirector for further editing.
1. Select File > Export >
Pack Project Materials
from the menu.

2. Select Desktop and then


click Make New Folder.

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3. Enter a name for the folder
and then click OK.

4. Your project was


exported.

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2-3 Adding Title Effects


Adding titles to your video can help you convey your message more effectively, and can
make it more appealing.
You have to switch to the Title Room before you can add title effects to your
production.

The Title Room contains a variety of title templates, including themed, dialog balloon,
and title effect templates. You can use these templates to add credits and comments to
your productions. For title text, CyberLink PowerDirector provides the options of 2D,
3D-like, and 3D title text.

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2-3-1 Modifying 2D Text
Properties
Drag a title template from the Title Room library to the timeline. Next, double click on it
to open the Title Designer so you can modify it.
Inserting 2D title text
Most of the content in the Title Room is in 2D, which is the most commonly used title
effect text.
1. Switch to the Title Room,
and then drag a title
template to the timeline.
Double click the template
to open the Title
Designer to modify it.

2. Double click in the text


box to enter the text.

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Applying and setting character presets


1. Click on Character
Presets.

2. Select a preferred
character preset.

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3. Click on the Font Type
section to set the font
type, size, and color.

4. Select the Font Face


option and then set the
colors for the 2 color
gradient.

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5. Select your desired color
and then click OK.

6. Select the Reflection


option to add a reflection
of the title text onto the
background media.

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7. Click on Font Shadow
option to add a shadow to
the title text.

8. Select the Border option


to add a border around
the title text, and then set
the Size to 6.

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Note: By default, text objects
are in the 2D format. If you want
to enable 3D on any text object,
simply select the 3D Settings
option.

To preview the title effect in


3D, you need to enable 3D
mode, wear 3D glasses, and
use a 3D display device. (A 3D
display device is not needed if
you have red/cyan glasses.)

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Adding Text Animation
In addition to applying character presets, you can also add animation to a title effect.
CyberLink PowerDirector 13 contains dozens of effect animations that you can apply to
the beginning or end of the text as it displays in your production.
1. Go to Motion tab.

2. Set the Starting Effect as


Trance Center.

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3. And the Ending Effect as
Solo Fall.

Inserting more title text


1. Click on the
button
and then enter your text in
the title text box.

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2. Right click on the title text
box to customize the font
settings.

3. Change the font color to


yellow, and then click OK.

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4. Change the font type.

Inserting particle effects


You can also add particle effects to title effects.
1. Click on the

button.

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2. Select a particle effect and
then click OK.

3. The particle effect will be


displayed in the preview
window.

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Customizing the Speed of Title Effect Animation


You can set the duration of the title effect animation for each text object, including the
time it takes for the starting and ending effects to complete.

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1. Click on the "2014" title
text box.

2. The first section is the


duration before the 2014
text appears. You can use
the cursor to adjust the
length of it.

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3. Adjust the ending point of
the animation effect.

2-3-2 Modifying 3D-Like Text


Properties
3D-like title temples let you rotate text on its X, Y, and Z axis, add 3D texture settings,
and more.
1. Select and drag a title
template to the timeline.
2. Double click on the
template to open the Title
Designer to modify it.
Note: 3D-like templates use the
text "My 3D Title" by default.

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3. Change the text to
"CyberLink".

4. Go to Character Presets
and then select your
preferred preset.

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5. On the Font Face tab, you
can adjust the extrusion
level.

6. Go to 3D Rotation
Settings tab to set the
text's X, Y, and Z rotation.

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Note: To convert the 3D-like
text into 3D, simply select 3D
Settings to enable. Use the
slider to adjust the 3D depth of
the text if required..

7. Click on the Motion tab to


apply the starting and
ending effects.

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2-3-3 Uploading Title Templates to


DirectorZone
Once you finish modifying your title template, you can upload it to DirectorZone to
share it or to make a backup copy. If you have to reinstall PowerDirector or your
operating system, you can easily download the title templates you previously saved on
DirectorZone.
1. Click on

2. Input a template name


and then click OK.

3. Input your username and


password and then click
Next.
Note: DirecterZone accounts
are free. If you don't have an
account, click the Get an
Account button to register.

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4. Input a description of the
template, and then click
Next.
Note: You are required to fill in
all the fields.

5. Select I have confirmed


the above disclaimer and
then click Next.
Note: You must not infringe any
copyrights by uploading illegal
content.

6. The upload begins.

7. Once uploaded, click


Finish to go back to the
Title Designer.

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8. Click Save.

9. In the Edit window, adjust


the duration of the title
template on the timeline
track.

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2-3-4 Downloading Title Templates from
DirectorZone
You can download thousands of templates from DirectorZone for free as long as you
have a DirectorZone account.
1. Click Download
Templates in the Title
Room.

2. If you only want to


download title templates
with particle effects, you
can filter them by
selecting the desired
format from the drop
down list. Select the
template you want to
download and then click
Download.
3. Click Download again.

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4. Double click the
downloaded template to
install it in the CyberLink
PowerDirector 13 library.

5. Click OK to complete the


installation.
Note: The title template you
downloaded may have a 4:3 or
16:9 aspect ratio. For best
viewing results, make sure the
aspect ratio of your project is
the same as the downloaded
template.

Tip: To view all the title templates in the Title Room library that you have downloaded, just
click on the Downloaded tag to the left of the library.

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2-4 Adding Subtitles


Subtitles are text that matches the dialog in videos, usually displayed at the bottom of
the screen. Subtitles are similar to title effects, except titles can include effects, while
subtitles only appear as simple text.

Subtitles

Titles

2-4-1 Manually Adding Subtitles


You can add subtitles to your video production by using the timeline slider. Set the
position (or moment in your video) where you want the subtitle to display and then
click
.
1. Click
to open the
Subtitle room.

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2. Drag the timeline slider to
the position where you
want to display the
subtitle, and then click
.

3. Double click on the added


subtitle in the panel
located above, and then
enter the desired text.
Extra Information: A subtitle
marker displays in the subtitle
track of the timeline
automatically.

4. The added subtitle


displays at the bottom of
the video.

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5. Drag the timeline slider to
the position where you
want to add another
subtitle, and then click
.

6. Double click on the added


subtitle, and then enter
the desired text.

7. Modify the duration of the


subtitle by resizing the
subtitle marker on the
subtitle track.
Extra Information: Move your
mouse cursor to the right end
of the subtitle marker. When
the cursor becomes an icon
with two arrows, click and drag
the edge of the marker to
increase or reduce the subtitle
duration.

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8. Move the mouse cursor to
an area within the subtitle
marker. When the cursor
becomes a
icon, you
can move it to the left or
right to set when the
subtitle displays on your
video.
Knowledge Base: To remove a
subtitle, select it in the subtitles
panel and then click the
button.

2-4-2 Changing the Subtitle Text Format


You can change the text format of your subtitles.
1. Click
room.

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2. In the Font dialog, change
the font type, style, size,
color, and 3D depth as
required, and then click
Apply to All.
Extra Information: You can
give your subtitles a 3D effect
by draggin the 3D Depth slider
left or right.
Note: Clicking Apply to All
applies the changes to all of the
subtitles on the subtitle track. If
you click OK, the changes you
made are only applied to the
current subtitle.

A 2D subtitle

A 3D subtitle

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2-4-3 Exporting Subtitle Text as an SRT
file
You can export your created subtitles as an SRT file, so that you can use it in other
projects or software.
1. After you add subtitles to
your video production,
click the

button.

2. Select where you want to


save the file, give it a
custom file name, and
then click Save.

3. The subtitles and their


time codes are displayed
in the saved file.
Note: By default, your subtitle
text is exported as an SRT file,
which you can open with
Notepad.

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2-4-4 Importing Subtitles


You can also use the import subtitles feature to speed up the process. If there are no
time codes in the subtitles file, you will need to mark the positions in the video first and
then import the subtitles from either an SRT or text file. Utilizing this function can save
you a lot of time.
1. Open the Subtitle room,
and then click
to play
the video.

2. When the timeline slider


reaches the desired
position of a subtitle
during playback, click
(Add series of
subtitles during
playback).
Extra Information: Please note
the Add series of subtitles
during playback button is only
available during video
playback.
Note: The
icons appear on
the subtitle track to indicate the
positions where the subtitles
will display on the video.

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3. Stop the playback after
you mark all the desired
positions. All the
icons
will then become subtitle
markers.

4. Input your subtitle text in


Notepad and then save it
as a text file. Each subtitle
should be on its own
separate line.

5. Click
to import the
subtitle text file.
Note: You can import subtitles
in the SRT and TXT file formats.

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6. In the Open dialog,
browse to the file, select it,
and then click Open to
continue.

7. Click OK.

8. Play the video in the


preview window to check
if all the subtitles are
placed at the correct
positions. You can modify
the start time and the
duration of each subtitle
individually as required.

2-4-5 Selecting a Subtitle Type


There are two types of subtitles available in PowerDirector: subtitles for discs and
subtitles that are imprinted on a video file. If you select the Create subtitles for discs
option, the video and subtitles are separate, which means you can turn the subtitles on
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option, the subtitles are imprinted on the video, which means they become a part of
the video.
1. Click the
button to
select the type of subtitles
you want to include on
your video.

2. There are two subtitle


types you can choose
from.

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2-5 Adding Transitions


You can add transitions to your media clips to enrich your production. CyberLink
PowerDirector 13 provides an array of transitions that can be used on or between the
media clips in your production.

Transition Room

2-5-1 Adding Transitions


Click
to open the
Transition room. Drag the
desired transition between
two media clips that are side
by side on the timeline.

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You will see the transition
effect in the preview window.

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2-5-2 Four Types of Transitions


There are four types of transitions: the prefix, postfix, cross, and overlap transitions.
Postfix Transition: you can
add a postfix transition to the
end of the first media clip. The
transition and the first media
clip overlap each other,
meaning the transition only
works on the first media clip.
The second media clip
displays after the transition
ends.

Prefix Transition: you can


add a prefix transition to the
beginning of the second
media clip. The transition and
the second media clip overlap
each other, meaning the
transition only works on the
second media clip. The
transition begins after the first
media clip ends.

You can add a cross transition


the same way you add an
overlap transition, by
dragging it between two
media clips. The cross
transition acts like a bridge
between the two media clips,
by overlapping them at the
same time.

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1. To toggle between the
cross and overlap
transitions, simply right
click on the transition and
then select Modify
Transition.

2. Select either the Overlap or the Cross transition.

After you drag a transition between two media clips, the transition is set as an overlap
transition by default. When set as an overlap transition, it will seem like the transition
icon is only at the end of the first media clip. However, it is actually also at the beginning
of the second media clip, but the second clip is being overlapped by the first clip.
During the transition, content from both of the media clips are displayed at the same
time.

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2-5-3 Applying Random Transitions


When your production contains many media files, it can take a lot of time if you have to
drag the transitions to the timeline and apply them to all of your media clips. CyberLink
PowerDirector 13 provides a function that lets you quickly apply transitions.
In the Transition room, click
the
button in the upper
right corner of the library
window. You can select either
Apply Random Transition to
All Videos or Apply Fading
Transition to All Videos.

Another way to quickly apply


transitions is to filter them by
selecting a tag, and then click
(Apply random
transition effect to all
videos).
Extra Information: You can
click
(Display/Hide
explorer view) to view all the
available transitions,
categorized by keyword tags.

Select the type of transition


you want to apply, and then
PowerDirector will randomly
apply one of these filtered
transitions to your media
clips.

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2-5-4 Quickly Applying Your Favorite
Transitions
If there are several transitions that you use quite often, you can add them to your
favorites. This way they are easier to access and you can apply them more quickly.

1. Click
to display the
explorer view, where you
will see all the transition
keyword tags. This lets you
filter the transitions
displayed in the library
using the available tags.

2. Click the My Favorites tag,


where there should't be
any transitions as of yet.

3. Select All Content, and


then right click on the
transition you want to add
to your favorites. Select
Add to > My Favorites.
Extra Information: When a
transition is added to your
favorites, the My Favorites tag
will show a corresponding
number, telling you how many
transitions are tagged as a
favorite.

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4. Repeat the previous step
to tag another transition.
Note: The transitions added to
My Favorites are not moved
from the original location. They
are just marked as a favorite
(with a tag). If you delete a
transition from the My
Favorites, the transition is not
deleted and still remains in the
transition library.

5. There are now two


transitions tagged in My
Favorites.

6. Click
(Apply
random transition effect
to all videos), select a
type, and then apply the
transitions in My
Favorites to your media
clips.
Extra Information: If there is
only one transition in the My
Favorites, only one transition
effect is applied to your media
clips on the timeline when you
use this feature.

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Knowledge Base: To remove a
transition from My Favorites,
right click on the transition
thumbnail and then select
Remove from Favorites.

2-5-5 Adding Audio Transitions


CyberLink PowerDirector 13 includes audio transitions that you can add to audio clips
the same way you add transitions to images or video clips. You can add audio
transitions between two audio clips, or at the beginning/end of an audio clip.

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2-6 Using the Effect Room


The Effect room includes dozens of amazing effects that you can apply to your images
and video clips. You can add these effects to your production simply by dragging them
to the effect track in the timeline or directly onto one of your media clips. Once applied,
you will see the resulting effect in the preview window.

2-6-1 Adding Effects to the Effect Track


There are two methods for applying effects. One is to drag an effect to the effect track.
1. Click
to open the
Effect room.

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2. Drag the Dandelion effect
to the effect track, and
then click the Modify
button to customize its
settings.
Extra Information: The
position of the effect on the
timeline indicates when it will
begin affecting other media
above it in the timeline. You can
reposition the effect or adjust
its duration as required.

3. Customize the effect as


required.
Note: Some effects also have a
3D effect. You can use the slider
to set your preferred amount of
3D depth.

When adding effects directly to the effect track, only one effect can be shown during
that interval (duration of the effect clip). If you want to apply several effects to your a
media clip at once, you must apply these effects directly to the media clips. The benefit
of adding an effect to the effect track is that the selected effect is applied to all the
editing tracks that are positioned above it in the timeline.

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2-6-2 Adding Effects to Media Clips


You can add several effects directly to a media clip, applying more than one effect to a
single media clip. However, the added effects are applied to the entire duration of the
clip. If you want to apply an effect to only part of a clip, you have to use the Split button
to separate the clip into multiple segments. By doing this you can add the effect to just
one of the segments, without affecting the others.
1. Use the Split button to
separate the clip into
three segments.

2. Drag and drop the desired


effect onto the second
segment.

3. When previewing the


video, you will see both
the effect applied on the
effect track and the effect
applied directly to the
media clip.

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4. Drag another effect onto
the second portion of the
clip, and then click the
Effect button.

5. In the Effect Settings panel


you can customize the
added effects. Click an
effect name on the left,
and the effect's attributes
display in the panel on the
right.
Extra Information: To remove
an effect, simply click
remove it from the list.

Knowledge Base: You can tell when an effect was applied to a media clip, as the
appears at the beginning of the clip in the timeline.

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icon

2-6-3 An Overview of the Effect Track


The effect track is used exclusively for applying effects on media clips in your
production. Repositioning the track in the timeline affects how the effects are applied
to the media clips in your production.

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For example: In the image below, there are media clips on both editing track 1 and 2,
and one effect track in between the editing tracks. That means the effect on the effect
track would only apply to the media clip on editing track 1.

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If you move the effect track below editing track 2, the effect is applied to both editing
tracks 1 and 2.

To sum up, effects are only applied to media when they are positioned below an editing
track. When they are above an editing track, the selected effects do not affect the
media on the track.

2-6-4 Using Keyframes to Customize


Effects
When applying predefined effects to media clips, the same attributes are used whether
it is placed on the effect track or directly applied onto the media clips. However, you

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can click the Keyframe button to customize the effect's settings at different moments
in your production. The following describes how to utilize keyframes on effects.
1. Select the effect on the
effect track, and then click
the Keyframe button.

2. Select Effect to display the


available settings in the
Keyframe Settings panel.

3. The available effect


attribute settings are
displayed on the left.

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4. Move the timeline slider to
the next frame or point
where you want the
effect's attributes to
change.

5. Adjust the settings to


customize the effect.
Extra Information: When you
adjust the settings, the
keyframe icon
automatically
displays on the clip. This
indicates that the attribute
settings on the left were
changed at this keyframe.

6. You will see that changes


were made to the effect at
different moments
(keyframes) in the preview
window.

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Knowledge Base: To remove a
keyframe and restore the effect
to its original settings, select it
and then click
. If you click
this button again, a new
keyframe is added. Keyframes
are also added automatically to
the panel every time you adjust
an effect's attribute settings.

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2-7 Adding Particle Effects


The Particle room includes a library of dynamic effects that you can place on your
media clips. You can use a particle effect as a transition or add it to the beginning or the
end of a media clip.

2-7-1 Adding Particle Effects


Click

to open the Particle room.

Apply a particle effect to the beginning or The particle effect and the media clip
the end of a media clip. You can also use it overlap each other.
as a transition.

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When a particle effect is not
overlapping any media clips,
it can be used as a transition,
or as the beginning/end
effect of a media clip.

If the particle effect and the


media clip overlap, it can
enrich your production.

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2-7-2 Modifying Particle Effects


You can completely customize a particle effect to give it a unique appearance.
Adding New Particle Images
1. Select a particle effect in
the timeline, and then
click the Modify button.

2. Click
(Add a new
particle object).

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3. Click
(Add/
Delete particle).

4. Select Insert a Default


Image.
Note: You can select Insert a
Custom Image to insert your
own image. But the image must
be in the .png format and have
a transparent background.

5. Select a default image and


then click Open.

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Deleting Particle Images
1. Select an existing image,
and then click
(Delete selected image).

2. The selected image is


deleted.

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Customizing Particle Styles
1. Select an emit method,
and then reposition the
particles.

2. Select a particle style.


Tip: You can create a wide
variety of particle effects by
combining different emit
methods with different particle
styles.

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3. Modify the parameters.
Extra Information: You can
modify the parameters based
on your requirements.

Knowledge Base: You can give


the particle object a 3D effect
by scrolling down to the
bottom of the parameter list.
Set the amount of depth you
want the particle object to have
in 3D.

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4. For the Color Keyframe
option you can change
the starting and the
ending color of the
particle object.

2-7-3 Customizing the Motion Path of


Particle Objects
You can customize the motion path of a particle object so that its particles move along
different paths. This creates a new particle effect that is more engaging and appealing
to viewers.
1. Click on the Motion tab
and then select a default
path.

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2. Click and drag on the red
dot to move the whole
motion path.

3. Move the timeline slider


and note the blue dot as it
follows the motion path.
Extra Information: The blue
dot corresponds with the
timeline slider on the keyframe
timeline.

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2-8 PiP Objects Room


Media clips (images or videos) that display over other media in your project are called
PiP (Picture-in-Picture) objects. In CyberLink PowerDirector, all the editing tracks
overlap each another. This means the lower an editing track is in the timeline (or has a
larger track number), the higher the content displays in your video production, i.e. on
top of the other media.
The PiP Objects room provides a wide variety of other PiP objects, such as decorative
borders, static graphics, motion graphics, and dialog balloons. The PiP Objects room
also includes paint animation objects and provides access to the Paint Designer.
Click on the

button to open the PiP Objects room

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2-8-1 Basic Editing Techniques for
Customizing Media Clips that Overlap
Each Other
There are several basic editing techniques that you can use to customize media clips
that overlap each other, such as resizing, repositioning, or reshaping. When two media
clips overlap, the media on the editing track with a higher track number displays over
the media on the track with a lower track number. Therefore, you have to resize or
reposition these two media clips so that both of them display in your production.
Move the media clip that
overlaps
Move the mouse cursor onto
the cross icon to drag and
move the media clip.

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Rotate the media clip that
overlaps
Move the mouse cursor to the
round border to rotate the
media clip.

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Resizing the media clip that
overlaps
Move the mouse cursor to
one of the eight white dots on
the media clip's border. When
the mouse cursor becomes
two arrows, click and drag it
to change the size of the
media clip, revealing the
media clip behind it.

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Reshape the media clip that
overlaps
Move the mouse cursor to
one of the blue squares in the
corners of the media clip.
Click and drag it to change to
shape of the media clip,
revealing the media clip
behind it.

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2-8-2 Applying PiP Objects
You can drag a PiP object from the PiP Objects room to the timeline to have it display
on top of your video.
1. Drag any Animated Object
to an editing track. You
can view it in the preview
window.

2. Drag another PiP object


Sun and tree to an editing
track below.
Extra Information: The PiP
Objects room contains static
and motion graphics. The
latter's motion will display in
the preview window.

3. Select the PiP object, and


then click the Modify
button.

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4. Select the Border option.

5. Set the size, blur, and


transparency levels of the
object's border, and then
change the color of the
border.

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6. Select the Reflection
option to enable a
reflection for the selected
PiP Object.

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2-8-3 Customizing the Motion Path


1. Switch to the Motion tab
to customize a PiP object's
motion.

2. Select the second


keyframe and then adjust
the position of the PiP
object.
Extra Information: You have to
add a new keyframe, or select
an existing keyframe on the
keyframe timeline, before you
can alter the objects position.

Knowledge Base: When the


keyframe is selected, the blue
dot displayed in the editing
area represents the position
node that can be moved.

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You can click and drag the
path line to make the PiP
object curve during its
motion.

3. Select the last keyframe,


and then alter the position
of the PiP object's end
point, i.e. where it will end
up once the motion is
complete.

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Knowledge Base: Enable the
3D Settings option to add 3D
depth to your PiP objects.

2-8-4 Using Chroma Key to Reveal


Background Media
When two media clips overlap, you can use the chroma key function to reveal the
image or video underneath.
1. Drag a media clip to an
editing track, and then
click Modify.

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2. Enable the Chroma Key
option, and then click on
the

button within.

3. When the mouse cursor


becomes an eye dropper,
use it to select the
background color you
want to get rid of.

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4. Use the sliders to set
Tolerance of hue,
Tolerance of saturation,
Tolerance of luminance
and the Edge sharpness.

5. Click Save to make the


background transparent.
Extra Information: Making the
background transparent lets
you view parts of both media
clips at the same time.

2-8-5 Adding PiP Effect Masks


You can use the PiP Designer to apply a predefined mask to media clips that overlap
each other. Masks are useful because you can use them to add shapes to your media
clips.
1. Select a media clip, and
then click the Modify
button.

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2. Go to the Mask tab, and
then select the style of
mask that you like.

3. Adjust the position of the


mask so that it shows the
desired portion of the
media clip.
Extra Information: Because the
mask is not a part of the media
clip, what you are moving is
actually the mask, not the
media clip. The mask becomes
part of the media clip in your
production, so when you move
or resize the mask, you are
customizing both the mask and
the media clip.

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2-8-6 The Paint Designer


The Paint Designer lets you create hand drawn animation objects, such as directions
drawn on a map, your written signature, or hand drawn images that can be used in your
video production.
1. Go to the PiP Objects
room and then click on
the
button to launch
the Paint Designer.

2. Select a type of tool, and


then set the width and
color of the drawn line.
Next, click on
to start
recording your drawing.

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3. When you are done, click
the
button to stop the
recording.

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Knowledge Base: If you want to erase all the content you've drawn, click on the
button.

4. Click Save to continue.

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5. Enter a name for your new
template, and then click
OK.

6. Drag the created paint


animation object to an
editing track.

7. Adjust its length.


Note: Shortening the object's
duration increases the speed of
the paint animation. This does
not trim out any of the paint
animation you created.

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Knowledge Base: Besides drawing all kinds of shapes and lines, you can also use the erase
mode to create unique animation effects. With the erase mode, you can switch the paint
canvas background to a solid color, and then erase the color to reveal the image behind it as
you draw.

The Original Image

Using the Erase Mode

Paint animation objects can be used on any video or image to create an appealing
animation effect for the media clips in your production.

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2-9 Editing Photos


Digital cameras can produce photos with an aspect ratio of both 4:3 and 16:9. Before
you start editing your production, be sure to select the correct aspect ratio for your
project. This is to prevent your produced photos from having black bars on their
borders.

If the aspect ratio of the original image is 16:9, it can be displayed as follows:

The image fits the preview window when


the displayed aspect ratio is set to 16:9.

The image has black bars when being


displayed with the aspect ratio of 4:3.

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2-9-1 Converting 2D Images to 3D
In CyberLink PowerDirector 13 you can convert 2D images to 3D.
1. Drag the image clip to the
editing track, and then
click the Power Tools
button.
Note: A 2D image will not have
a 3D effect when viewed in 3D
mode in the preview window.
You must first convert it to 3D
using the 2D to 3D function.

2. Select the 2D to 3D
option, and then use the
slider to adjust the
amount of Scene Depth
applied. Click
to close
the Power Tools panel
when you are done.
Tip: You can click the Apply to
All button to apply the
modified setting to all the
images on the same editing
track.

3. Enable 3D mode and then


put on 3D glasses to view
the 3D effect in the
preview window.

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4. The image clip will have an
icon in the lower left
corner of its thumbnail,
which indicates that the
Power Tools were used on
it.
Knowledge Base: The Photo
Rotation function in Power
Tools allows you to rotate a
photo by entering a preferred
rotation amount.

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2-9-2 Cropping Images
You can crop out portions of an image that you don't want in your production using the
crop image function. You can do this by using a predefined aspect ratio, or by creating
your own custom one. Please note that if you make the cropped area too small, the
resulting image will be blurry.
1. Select the image clip on
the timeline, and then
click the Crop Image
button.

2. Select the aspect ratio you


want used for the cropped
area of the image.
Tip: Cropping an image
changes the content shown, as
well as its aspect ratio. If your
project's aspect ratio is 16:9 and
the image's aspect ratio is 4:3,
you can use a 16:9 aspect ratio
to crop the image, so that the
resulting image now fits your
project.

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3. Drag the edges of the crop
area to resize it as
required, and then click
OK.

Knowledge Base: The resulting


cropped image is saved as a
new image in the media library,
and the original image remains
untouched. The new file name
is the original file name with an
incremental number.

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2-9-3 Fixing and Enhancing Images
Use the Fix/Enhance function to enhance the images and videos in your production by
adjusting the lighting and white balance.
1. Drag an image clip to a
timeline editing track, and
then click the Fix/
Enhance button.

2. Select the Lighting


Adjustment option, and
then use the slider to
adjust the parameters.

Tip: Select the Compare video


qualities in split preview
option to compare the original
and enhanced images in the
preview window.

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3. Select the Color
Adjustment option, and
then adjust the brightness
and contrast of the image.
Click to close the Fix/
Enhance panel.

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2-9-4 Creating Slideshows
To quickly turn your photos into a dynamic slideshow in a few steps, the slideshow
feature now provides 12 slideshow template styles for you to choose from.
1. Drag all the images you
want in the slideshow to a
timeline editing track,
select them, and then click
the Slideshow button.
Tip: You can also select one of
the images and press Ctrl+A on
your keyboard to select all the
images on the track.

2. Select a preferred
template style, and then
click Next to continue.
Extra Information: The
program also includes 3D
slideshow templates.

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3. Click Customize.

4. Click on the thumbnail


below, adjust how it is
displayed, and then click
OK.
Extra Information: Each photo
can be adjusted individually.

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5. Click on Add Photos.

6. Select your preferred


photo and then click
Open.

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7. Select the photo you wan
to add to the slideshow,
and then click

8. Click OK.

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9. Click Next to continue.

10. Select Advanced Editing


to return to the
PowerDirector.

11. Click OK.

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12. Your slideshow is
complete.
Tip: To change the slideshow
style, simply select it and then
click the Slideshow button to
reenter the Slideshow Creator.

Knowledge Base: You can right


click on the slideshow clip
created and then select Show
Individual Photos to remove
the style template and revert it
back to images on your
timeline.

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2-9-5 Magic Motion
With the Video Crop function, you can zoom in or crop out certain areas of a video clip.
You can even customize the motion on the cropped portion of the video. Similarly, you
can use Magic Motion to add movement to your images, making them more engaging
for your video production.
1. On the timeline, select the
photo you want to add
motion to, and then click
the
button (Magic
Motion).

2. Select Magic Motion.

3. Select the User Defined


motion template.

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4. Select the first keyframe,
and then adjust the
position of the focus area
box.
Knowledge Base: In this
example, the motion in the
photo moves from left to right.

5. Move the timeline slider to


the middle of the playback
timeline. Click
to add
a new keyframe.

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6. Adjust the postion of the
focus area box.

7. Select the last keyframe,


and then adjust the
position of the focus area
box again.
8. Preview the photo, and
then click OK to finish.

Knowledge Base: Magic Motion only allows you to add motion to one photo at a time.
However, you can use the Motion template style in the Slideshow Designer to apply
movement to multiple photos in a slideshow. CyberLink PowerDirector 13 will automatically
detect the content in each photo and add motion effects to them.

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2-10 Editing Audio


Audio plays an important role in video productions. Adding music to your video
productions can make them much more appealing to viewers. This chapter provides an
introduction to the audio editing features in CyberLink PowerDirector 13.

2-10-1 Extracting Audio


The Extract Audio function is the easiest way of remove audio from a video clip and
save it as a new file for use in your projects.
1. Import a video clip into
the Media room. Right
click on its thumbnail and
then select Extract Audio.

2. Select where on your


computer you want to
save the new audio file.
Enter a file name if
necessary, and then click
Save.

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3. The new audio file is
added to your media
library.

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2-10-2 Unlinking Video and Audio


The Unlink Video and Audio function provides another method to extract the audio
from a video clip on the timeline.
1. Drag the video clip to an
editing track. Right click
on it and then select
Unlink Video and Audio.

2. The audio and the video in


the clip are no longer
connected.

3. You can drag the audio


clip to another editing
track.

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Knowledge Base: To link the
video and the audio back
together, select both of them,
right click on the video clip, and
then select Link Video and
Audio.

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2-10-3 Muting Video Clips


To mute the audio in the video clips on the timeline, you can do either of the following:
mute each video clip's audio or disable the audio track.
Muting the Video Clip
The Mute Clip function only mutes the audio in the selected video clip, without
affecting other video clips on the timeline.
Right click on the video clip
and then select Mute Clip.

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To restore the sound in the
video clip, right click on it and
then deselect Mute Clip.

Disabling an Audio Track


Deselect
track.

for an audio

Deselecting the checkbox


mutes all of the audio on that
track.

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2-10-4 Mixing Audio


Most editing tracks have both a video track and an audio track. If your production
contains multiple editing tracks, you can mix the audio levels. You mix audio by
adjusting the volume levels for all the audio in your production.
1. Click
to open the
Audio Mixing room.

Knowledge Base: The Audio


Mixing room displays the audio
levels for each of the audio
tracks on the timeline.

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2. Drag the timeline slider to
the position where you
want to adjust the audio in
your production. Use the
volume control slider to
increase or decrease the
volume for audio track 2.

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3. Drag the timeline slider to
another position and then
adjust the volume.
Extra Information: The solid
line on the audio track
represents the volume level of
the audio clip. You can
determine the volume level of
the audio at the current
timeline position with it.

Knowledge Base: Another way


of adjusting the volume level is
to drag the solid line up and
down on the audio track.

When you click on the this


line, a volume key displays.
Drag the volume key to adjust
the audio level of the clip at
that timeline position.
Extra Information: To remove
a volume key, simply select it
and then drag it out of the
audio track. When the cursor
becomes a trash can icon,
release the left mouse button
to remove it.

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Restoring Audio Clip Volume Levels
If you are not satisfied with
the volume level of any audio
clip you previously adjusted,
you can easily restore the
clip's volume level. To do this,
right click on the audio clip
and then select Restore to
Original Volume Level.

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2-10-5 Music Beat Detection


CyberLink PowerDirector 13's Music Beat Detection feature analyzes an audio clip and
then adds beat markers on the timeline ruler. This helps you to more precisely arrange
the timing of media clips and titles in your production. You can also manually add
music beat markers.
1. Right click on an audio clip
and then select Use
Automatic Music Beat
Detection.

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Manually Adding Music Beat Markers
1. Drag the slider to the
position where you want
to add a music beat
marker, and then click the
button.

2. A music beat marker is


added.

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3. To delete the music beat
marker, simply select it
and then click the
button.

Automatically Detecting Music Beats


1. Click the Detect button.

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2. CyberLink PowerDirector
13 analyzes, detects, and
then adds the music beat
markers to the timeline
ruler. Click Apply to
continue.
Extra Information: You can set
the minimum time interval
allowed between each beat
marker.

3. The music beat markers


are added to the music
beat track at the top of the
timeline.

Knowledge Base: To remove all


the music beat markers at once,
right click on the audio track,
and then select Remove all
Music Beat Markers for
Selected Clip.

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2-10-6 WaveEditor
When you installed CyberLink PowerDirector 13 on your computer, the WaveEditor
program was installed as well. You can use it to edit the audio in your projects,
including the addition of effects to your existing audio.
1. Select an audio clip on the
timeline, and then click
the Edit Audio button.

2. Select WaveEditor.

3. Click and drag the orange


sliders to select a range of
the audio file.

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4. Click Boost.
Extra Information: Selecting a
range applies the effect to just
the selected range of audio.

5. Use the slider to adjust the


settings, and then click
OK.
Extra Information: The Boost
feature is used to increase the
volume level.

6. Click
to close the
WaveEditor program.

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7. Click Yes to continue.

The location of the edited file.

Note: The edited audio is saved


as a new audio file, and the
original audio file remains
untouched.

The location of the original file.


Knowledge Base: You can split
and crop audio clips the same
way you edit video clips. For
more details, please refer to
Chapter 2-2.

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2-11 Outputting and Uploading


Video Productions
Once you have finished editing your video production, you can output it as a video file,
upload it to social networking web sites, or burn it to a disc. This chapter explains the
ways you can output your production and share it with others.

2-11-1 Outputting as a 2D Video File


CyberLink PowerDirector 13 allows you to output your video production in both 2D
and 3D video file formats. If your production contains 3D media, you can output it as a
3D video file. If your production does not contain any media or effects in 3D, just output
it as a 2D video file.
1. In the Produce window,
click on the Standard 2D
tab.

2. Select your preferred


video format, and then
select the Profile name/
Quality for the created
video file.

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3. Click
to set the
output folder, i.e. where
the created 2D video will
be located once created.

4. Enter a file name and then


click Save.

5. Click
to output your video
production.

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6. CyberLink PowerDirector
13 is producing your
video.

7. The production is
complete.
Note: The outputted video file
is not editable. All the added
effects, title text and objects are
merged with the video. Be sure
to save the project file for future
use.

2-11-2 Outputting as a 3D Video File


To output your video production as a 3D video file, all the video clips and effects in the
production must be in 3D. If your project contains some media that is not in 3D, a
warning message will display.

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1. Click on the
tab.

2. Select the preferred video


file format, and then select
a 3D output format. For
more details, refer to the
explanation below.

Knowledge Base: There are four different 3D video output formats: H.264 Multi-View
Coding, Side-by-Side Full Width (L/R), Side-by-Side Half Width (L/R), and Anaglyph. To watch
a video outputted in a specific format, you must use a corresponding 3D device. We will
elaborate more on this in chapter 3. The following is only a brief introduction. If you choose
the Anaglyph (Red/Cyan) format, you can wear red/blue glasses and watch your video in 3D
(in a poorer quality) on any regular display device. However, if you choose Side-by-Side Full
Width (L/R) and Side-by-Side Half Width (L/R), you must use a 3D display device and 3D
glasses (red/blue glasses will also work) to watch your created video. H.264 Multi-View
Coding is the highest quality 3D video file format.

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3. Select the Profile name/


Quality you want to
create the file with.

Extra Information: You can


also output your video
production in a format
compatible with mobile
devices, such as smart phones,
portable media players, and DV
tapes.

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2-11-3 Uploading to Facebook
You can upload your video production directly from CyberLink PowerDirector to social
networking web sites, so it can be shared with others.
1. Click on the
tab to
upload your video
production to a social
networking web site.

2. Click the Facebook


button, and then select
your preferred profile
type. Remember to input a
title and description for
your video production,
and then click
.

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3. Click the Authorize
button.

4. Enter your Facebook email address and


password, and then click
Log In.
Extra Information: You can get
a free Facebook account by
clicking the Sign up for
Facebook button.

5. Your video is outputted,


and then uploaded to
Facebook.

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6. When the upload is
complete, you can click on
Check out your video on
Facebook to view your
video.

7. Then you will see your


uploaded video on
Facebook.

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2-11-4 Uploading to YouTube


You can also upload your video to YouTube. If the video production is in 3D, select the
Share as a 3D video option to upload it to YouTube in a 3D video source format.
1. Select the YouTube
button, enter your
Username and Password,
and then select Share as a
3D video. Remember to
select the profile type you
want, and then specify the
title, tags, and description
for your video production.
Select the desired video
category, and then click
to
upload your video.

2. Click Authorize.

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3. Enter your e-mail address
and password, and then
click Sign in.

4. Click Accept.

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5. Your video is outputted,
and then uploaded to
YouTube.

6. When the upload is


complete, you can click on
the link to view your video
on YouTube.

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2-11-5 Uploading to Dailymotion
Similar to YouTube, Dailymotion is a platform for sharing audio clips and videos. You
can upload your video production to Dailymotion to share it with others.
1. Select the Dailymotion
button, and then select
the profile type you want.
Remember to input the
title, description and tags
for your video. Select the
desired video category,
and then click
.

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2. Click Authorize.

3. Enter your account and


password, and then click
Accept.

Extra Information: You can get


a Dailymotion account by
clicking the Sign up now
button.

4. Your video is outputted,


and then uploaded to
Dailymotion.

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5. When the upload is
complete, you can click on
the link to view your video
on Dailymotion.

2-11-6 Uploading to Vimeo


You can upload your video production to Vimeo directly from CyberLink PowerDirector
13.
1. Select the Vimeo button,
and then select the profile
type you want. Remember
to input the title and
description for your video
production, and then click
.

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Knowledge Base: By selecting the Share timeline info on DirectorZone option, you share
your projects on DirectorZone. On DirectorZone, users can see how you made the video by
viewing the production timeline, so they can learn other your video editing techniques.

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2. Click Authorize.

3. Enter your e-mail address


and password, and then
click Log In.

Extra Information: Click Join


to get a Vimeo account for free.

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4. Click Allow.

5. Your video is outputted,


and then uploaded to
Vimeo.

6. When the upload is


complete, you can click on
the link to view your video
on Vimeo.

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2-11-7 Uploading to Niconico Douga
PowerDirector 12 also supports uploading video production to Niconico Douga.
1. Select the Niconico
Douga button.
2. Enter the username and
password, and select the
profile type you want.
Remember to input the
title and description for
your video production,
and then click
.

3. Select I have read the


above statement and I
confirm that I have the
copyright of the video
and the background
music I am about to
upload to Niconico, and
then click OK.

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4. Your video is outputted,
and then uploaded to
Niconico Douga.

5. When the upload is


complete, you can click on
the link to view your video
on Niconico Douga.

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2-12 Burning Your Production to a


Disc
If the resulting produced video file from your video production is too large to upload to
social networking web sites, you can burn it to a disc for playback on a disc player. To do
so, click on the Create Disc button to burn your video onto a disc in a few easy steps.

2-12-1 Importing Additional Disc Content


You can import your video productions edited in different projects and then burn them
to the same disc.
1. Enter the Create Disc
window and then click the
button to import
any existing CyberLink
PowerDirector projects.
Extra Information: You can
also click the
button to
import additional video files.

2. In the Open dialog, select


the project file to be
added to the disc, and
then click Open.

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3. The thumbnail of the
project file is shown in the
display window.
Extra Information: You can
continue to import additional
projects or video files.

2-12-2 Adding Chapters


You can customize your disc menu and set chapters to ease the navigation on your
finalized disc. Viewers can select chapter thumbnails to watch the content they want, or
quickly browse through the menu structure of the disc.
1. Click on Show Chapters
next to the thumbnail of
the first title (project).

2. You can view the title's


chapter in the display
window. Click the
button to edit the
chapters.

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3. Drag the timeline slider to
where you want to add a
chapter marker. Click
to add a chapter at the
current location.

4. The chapter track displays


on the timeline, showing
all of the chapter markers
in the selected project.

5. Click the Chapter 1


marker, drag the timeline
slider to the frame you
want to use as the chapter
thumbnail, and then click
to set it as the
chapter thumbnail.

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6. Click on Create Disc.

7. There are now two


chapter thumbnails in the
first title (project).

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2-12-3 Customizing the Menu Structure


The Menu Structure button lets you view how titles (projects) and their chapters are
arranged in your video production.
1. Click on the
button.

2. Select the first item and


then enter your preferred
title in the disc menu
preview window. Click
to close the Menu
Structure window.
Extra Information: In the Menu
Structure tree, you can see all
the menu pages and buttons
on your disc. There can be
several menu pages on your
disc, and the buttons are the
chapter thumbnails that you
click to play the content you
want.

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2-12-4 Selecting a Disc Menu
CyberLink PowerDirector 13 provides dozens of disc menu templates, in both 2D and
3D, which you can include on your disc.
1. Click on the
tab and
then select your preferred
disc menu template.
Tip: 3D menu templates display
a 3D icon in the upper left
corner of their thumbnails.

2. Click Apply to All Pages.

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3. You can view the applied
menu template in the
preview window.

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2-12-5 Customizing Menu Templates
1. Click the Modify button to
customize the menu
template.

2. Click in the title text box


and then select your
preferred preset character
to apply to your text.

Tip: You can also click on the


title text to launch the text
format pane, and set your
desired format.

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3. Choose the font type and
then select Titles/
Chapters Menu from the
drop down list.

4. By default, only three


chapters are included. If
you have more than three
chapters, click
to add
more buttons.

5. Rearrange the buttons


and then click Save.

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6. Enter your preferred menu
template name and then
click OK.

7. Select the customized


menu template and then
click Apply to All Pages.
Note: The customized menu
template is not automatically
applied to the disc menu you
are editing. You have to select it
and then apply it to your disc
menu.

Extra Information: To preview


a 3D disc menu, you must first
enable 3D mode.

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2-12-6 Burning a Disc in 2D


1. Click on the
tab and
then select the desired
disc format.
Extra Information: You can
burn your video project to a
Blu-ray Disc or a removable disk
in the AVCHD format.

2. Select your preferred


video encoding format
and quality.
Extra Information: The Smart
Fit function automatically
compresses your video
production to create a video file
that fits the capacity of the disc
you are using. However,
adjusting the bitrate too much
could compromise the video
quality.

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3. Click
continue.

to

4. Click Start Burning to


burn your production to a
disc.

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2-12-7 Burning a Disc in 3D


If you created a 3D video production with a 3D disc menu, you can burn it to a disc in
3D.
1. Select your preferred 3D
menu template, and then
click

2. Select the desired disc


format, and then select
the video and audio
settings from the dropdowns.
Extra Information: You can
burn your 3D video project to a
Blu-ray Disc or a removable disk
in the AVCHD format.

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3. Click

4. Click Start Burning to


burn your production to a
disc.

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Travel

Chapter 3

3-1 Quickly beautify trip photos


with PhotoDirector Mobile
Using mobile phones to take photos is very common nowadays. But how can we
quickly edit and beautify these photos? You can install PhotoDirector Mobile on your
smartphone or tablet to import and adjust them.

Importing photos
1. Open PhotoDirector
Mobile, and then select
Edit.

2. Select Import.

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3. Select Import Folder.

4. Choose Select this folder.


Note: Importing a folder allows
you to view multiple photos at
once.

5. Select the OK.

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6. Select Create a new
album, and then OK.

Photo effects
1. Select the photo you want
to edit.

2. Select Effects.

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3. Switch to Lomo.

4. Select the Infuse effect.


Note: You may further adjust
the parameters of the Infuse
effect.

The adjust feature


1. Select Adjust.

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2. Go to the Saturation tab,
adjust the intensity, and
then select

3. Select where you wish to


adjust on the photo, and
then drag upwards or
downwards to adjust the
intensity.

4. Close the adjustment


window.

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5. The adjustment is
complete.

Saving photos
1. Right click on the photo,
and then select Save.

2. Select the destination


folder, enter the file name,
and then select Save.

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3. The photo will be saved as
a new file.

Sharing photos
1. Right click on the photo,
and then select Share >
Facebook.

2. Enter your Facebook


username and password,
and then select Log in.

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3. Select Okay.

4. Select the destination


photo album, and then
Next.

5. Your photo is uploading.

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6. Select Finish.

7. This is the photo uploaded


to Facebook.

Extra Information: The adjusted photo will be displayed with the effects applied in the
imported folder. You can right click on the photo (tablet users please press and hold on the
photo, and then drag it upwards), and then select Reset to clear the applied effects.

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3-2 Making trip videos with the


Theme Designer
If you want to quickly create a professional looking and distinctive video, the Theme
Designer is here for you. It has dozens of built-in theme templates that can be
customized in any way to create different sequences, which is very suitable for a fast
paced video production.

Selecting theme templates


First select the suitable theme templates or mix them with other sequences.
1. Click on the plug-ins
button, and then select
Theme Designer.

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2. Choose Theme Template.

3. Click on
to preview the
content of each sequence.

4. Click on the name of the


theme template to return
to the theme template
menu.

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5. Select your preferred
theme templates, and
then click OK.

Importing media
You can import photos and videos, and then apply theme templates to them.
1. Click on

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2. Select the photos to be
imported, and then click
Open.
Note: Media can only be

imported as individual files,


not in a folder.

3. The imported media is


displayed on the left.

4. Click Import Media again,


select video files this time,
and then click Open.

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5. Use
to
quickly add your media
into the sequences.

Note: If there are more media

files than sequence media


slots available, a window will
display to let you know.

Adding sequences
If there are not enough sequences for all the media files you want to use, you can add
some more.
1. Click
to add
sequences (or theme
templates).

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2. Choose Middle.

3. Select your preferred


sequence, and then click
OK.

4. Click and drag a sequence


to adjust its order.

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Extra Information: To remove
a sequence, right click on it and
then select Remove selected
template.

5. Click on the newly added


sequence, and then drag
your desired media file to
one of its media slot.

6. Sort your media files, and


then drag a video file to a
sequence media slot.

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Editing videos
You don't have to edit your video files before importing them. You can do it with the
Theme Designer.
1. Click the scissors icon on
the thumbnail in the
sequence content area.

2. Adjust the yellow marker


on the left to where you
want the video clip to
start, and then click

Extra Information: You can


import both photos and videos
into the sequences, but only
those that support videos will
display the scissors icon.

3. Click OK.

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4. You can use the same
method to edit other
video clips.

Applying special effects


With the Theme Designer, you can apply effects to photos and videos to create a
different atmosphere.
1. Switch to the Effect tab.

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2. Drag your preferred effect
on top of the media clip.
3. Click on
to modify
the effect settings.
Extra Information: You can
apply multiple effects to the
same media clip.

4. Modify the parameters of


the effect, and then click
OK.

5. Click OK when you finish


your adjustments.

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6. Now you can preview the
video you produced with
the Theme Designer.

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3-3 Edit on tablet and PC, then


upload to CyberLink Cloud with
PowerDirector
There is also a mobile version of CyberLink PowerDirector that allows you to edit videos
on a tablet. These videos can then be edited with PowerDirector on your PC, and
uploaded the production to CyberLink Cloud.

Create with Wizard - Source


1. Open PowerDirector
Mobile, and then select
Create with Wizard.

2. Toggle to Video.

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3. Select the video clips you
want to edit, and then
toggle to Photo.

4. Selet the photos you want


to edit, and then select
Import.

Create with Wizard - Edit


1. Select and drag a video
clip or a photo to change
the order.

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2. Select the photo, and then

select
Photo) .

(Edit

3. Select

(Effect) .

4. Select

(Frame) .

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5. Choose your preferred
frame, and then select

(Save).

6. The photo is adjusted.

7. Select the video clip, and


then Trim Video.

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8. Move the yellow markers
to set the starting and
ending points of the
video, and then select
Save.

9. Select Next.

Create with Wizard - Style and preview


1. Choose your desired
template in Magic Style,
and then select Next.

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2. Preview your video
production.
Note: Some templates allow
you to modify the starting and
ending titles.

3. Adjust the volume of the


background music and
the video's audio, and
then select Next.

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Create with Wizard - Production
Saving your project
You can save your project on your mobile device and continue editing it later.
1. Select Save Project.

2. Enter the name of your


project, and then select
OK.

By default, your project is saved in C:\Users\<your user


name>\Videos\CyberLink\PowerDirector Mobile\Projects\<your project's name>

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Exporting your project


1. Select Export Project.

2. Select Export project


with imported media
(Export to another PCs),
and then Next.

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3. Select OK.

By default, your project would be exported to C:\Users\<your user


name>\Videos\<project name>

Producing and saving your video production


1. Select Produce and Save
Movie.

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2. Select HD quality
(1280X720), and then
More Options.

3. Select MP4 and then


Done.

4. Select Next.

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5. Select OK.

6. PowerDirector Mobile is
producing your movie.

7. Select Play Now.

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8. Now you can watch your
create movie.

Continue editing in PowerDirector


Open PowerDirector on your PC and then import the project from the mobile version
to continue editing.
1. Click File > Open Project.

2. Select the project you


want to continue editing,
and then click Open.
Extra Information: the project
must be in the "*.pdm" format.

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3. Click No.

4. Now you can keep on


editing your unfinished
project in PowerDirector.

Uploading your project to CyberLink Cloud


1. Click File > Upload
project to CyberLink
Cloud.

2. Enter the name of the


project, and then click OK.

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3. Your project is uploading.

4. Click on the link to view


your uploaded project on
CyberLink Cloud.

5. You can find your


uploaded project in the
Project category.

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Weddings

Chapter 4

4-1 Retaking old photos with


YouCam Snap, beautifying them
with YouCam Perfect
When you want to use old photos in your wedding celebration, you can use YouCam
Snap to digitalize them. You can also YouCam Perfect to adjust and perfect them,
giving new life to old photos.
Go to Google Play or Apple's App Store to download YouCam Snap for free and install
on your Android or iOS device.

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Digitize old photos with YouCam Snap
1. Open YouCam Snap and
then take a photo on an
old photograph.

2. If the taken photo doesn't


need any adjustments,
just tap Save.
3. If you need to crop it, then
tap the first icon in the
bottom left corner.

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4. Adjust the crop area and
then tap on the check
mark icon.

5. Tap on the Effect button


and then select your
preferred effect.
6. After applying the effect,
tap Save.

AFTER

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BEFORE

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Beautifying photos with YouCam Perfect
Digitized photos might appear a bit dark because of the original lighting at the time
they were taken. You can use YouCam Perfect to enhance them and apply frames and
other features.
Go to Google Play or Apple's App Store to download YouCam Perfect for free and install
on your Android or iOS device.

1. Open YouCam Perfect and


tap Edit.

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2. Now go to the YouCam
Snap photo library.

3. Select the photo that


needs adjusting.

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4. Tap on Effects to increase
the brightness level.

5. Select an effect template


that will increase the
photo brightness.

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6. Adjust the slider to
increase the brightness
and then tap on the check
mark icon to update the
photo.

7. Tap Frame.

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8. Select a preferred frame
and then tap on the check
mark icon.

9. When you're done editing,


tap the Save button.

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10. The photo is automatically
saved in the YouCam
Perfect photo album.

11. This is the digitized and


adjusted photo.

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4-2 Quickly creating a wedding


slideshow
Photos are often used when in videos shown at weddings in photo slideshows. Here's
how you can create a slideshow video using your photos, which you can show at a
wedding.

Managing photo with tags


1. In PowerDirector 13, click
on the icon to display
the explorer view, and
then click
new tag.

to add a

2. Enter the tag name:


Dating photos.

3. Click
and then select
Import a Media Folder.

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4. Select the folder that
contains the photos you
want to import, and then
click Select Folder.

5. Select all of the imported


dating photos and then
drag them onto the newly
created tag.

6. Create a tag for prewedding photos and then


import the relevant
photos in the same way.

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Slideshow - The montage template
1. Select and drag all the
dating photos to editing
track 1.

2. Select some of the photos,


and then click the
Slideshow button above
the timeline.

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3. Select the Montage
slideshow style, and then
click Next.

4. Click Next again.

5. Click Advanced Editing to


create a slideshow with
the select photos on the
PowerDirector timeline.

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6. Click OK.

7. The previously selected


photos are now a
slideshow video.

Slideshow - The highlight template


1. Select the rest of the
photos, and then click the
Slideshow button again.

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2. Select the Highlight style
template, and then click
Next.

3. Click on
to
customize the slideshow.

4. Select a photo that needs


adjusting in the slide area,
and then set the cropping
area.

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5. Set the cropping areas for
the other photos.
6. Click OK.

7. Click Next.

8. Select Advanced Editing


to create the slideshow
and import it into the
PowerDirector timline.

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9. Click OK.

Slideshow - The motion template


1. Select the pre-wedding
photos on editing track 1
and the click the
Slideshow button.

2. Select Motion style


template, and then click
Next.

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3. Click on
to
customize the slideshow.

4. Click on the first keyframe


and then set the cropping
area for the photo.

5. Click on the second


keyframe and set the
cropping area for the
photo.
Extra Information: You set the
movement on the photo using
these two keyframes

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6. Click on another photo,
and then repeat step 4.
Extra Information: The motion
on this photo is panning from
left to right. So make sure both
keyframes' cropping areas are
of the same size to create the
best results.

7. Click on the second


keyframe, and then click
.

8. Select Duplicate Previous


Keyframe.

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9. Move the cropping area to
the right.

10. Once you're done, click


OK.

11. Click Next.

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12. Select Advanced Editing
to import the created
slideshow in the
PowerDirector timeline.

13. Click OK.

14. Your slideshow is


complete.

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4-3 Restoring the audio in a


wedding video with AudioDirector
1. Click and drag your
wedding video to editing
track 1.

2. Select the video clip, click


the Edit Audio button
above the timeline, and
then select
AudioDirector.

3. In CyberLink
AuidoDirector, go to the
Restore room.

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4. Click Noise Reduction,
select Auto Denoise, and
then click Next.

5. Adjust the Sensitivity and


Dry-Wet mix sliders, and
then click Apply.
Extra Information: You can use
Preview to listen to the
adjustend result.

6. Click OK.

7. Click Back to return to


PowerDirector.

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8. Click Yes to save the audio
as a new file.

9. The unwanted noise in the


video is removed.

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Chapter 5

5-1 MultiCam Designer


CyberLink PowerDirector not only allows you to sync video shot at same time in the
MultiCam Designer, but also lets directly on the timeline with Sync by Audio.

Synchronizing audio on the timeline


If you have multiple video clips and you are not sure if were shot around the same time,
you can drag them into the timeline to find out.
1. Drag multiple video clips
into the timeline, and then
click the Sync by Audio
button.

2. Now you can see that the


first video clip was shot at
a different time than the
other four, which were
shot at the same time with
four different cameras.

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3. Click on
to the left of
editing track 1 to lock
both the video and audio
tracks.
Extra Information: Extra
information: Click on
to unlock the tracks.

again

Synchronizing with MultiCam Designer


Now that you have four video clips that were shot around the same time, you can
import them into the MultiCam Designer and edit them into one video.
1. Move the timeline slider to
the very end of the video
clips, click
above the
media library and then
select MultiCam
Designer.

2. Click Cancel.
Extra Information: You don't
need to re-import the video
clips because they're already in
the media library.

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3. Click Import Video >
Import From Media
Room.

4. Select the four video clips


from before, and then click
OK.

5. Select Audio Analysis


from the Synchronization
drop-down, and then click
Apply.

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6. The MultiCam Designer is
analyzing the video clips.

7. Now the video clips are in


sync and you can see the
overlapping parts.

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Recording preferred scenes.
1. Move the timeline slider to
where you want to start
recording, and then click
.

2. Click on the desired


camera preview to change
the source video that is
recorded into your video.

3. You can watch all the


videos in the video source
preview windows, and
then click on the one you
want to switch to and
record the desired
content.
Extra Information: Clicking on
the video source preview
window will change what is
being recorded.

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4. Click on
recording.

to stop

Changing the recorded content


1. In the recording content
track, right click on the
number of the video
segment you want to
change, and then select
another camera.

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2. Move the timeline slider to
where you want to split
the video, and then click
Split.

3. Right click on one of the


split clips and then select
another camera number
to change the clip.

4. When you're done, click


OK.

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5. The MultiCam editing is
complete.

6. Select the original four


video clips, and then click
above the timeline.

7. Select Remove, Fill Gap,


and Move All Clips.

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8. Move the video created by
the MultiCam Designer to
the end of the first video
clip.

9. The editing is complete.

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5-2 Enhancing effects with


keyframes
If you want to make your video look more dramatic, you can apply special effects to it.
The quality and the volume of these effects can even be adjusted for a specific period of
time so they don't always look the same. This is when you need "keyframes."

Effect template - Glow


1. Click
to go to the
Effect Room.

2. Click and drag the effect


Glow to the effect track.

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3. Click on the effect on
the effect track, and
then click the Modify
button above the
timeline to open the
settings panel.

4. When you adjust any of


the parameters, a
reminder message will
display. Click OK to
continue.

5. When you are finished


adjusting the parameters,
click
to close the
settings panel.

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Effect template - Bloom
1. Click and drag the effect
template Bloom to the
effect track, and then click
Keyframe.

2. Select Effect to display the


keyframe settings.

3. Move the timeline slider to


the start of the video clip,
and adjust the parameters.

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4. Move the timeline slider
forward and adjust the
parameters.
Extra Information: When you
preview the video clip, you'll
see the effect is adjusted is now
different.

5. When you're done


adjusting the effect, click
to close the settings
panel.

6. Preview the video.

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5-3 The technique of using masks


Masks allow videos to have different frames and transparency levels, producing special
effects with various shapes.
1. Click on a video clip, and
then click the Modify
button above the timeline.

2. Go to the Mask tab.

3. Select your preferred


mask, and the effect will
be displayed in the
preview window.

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4. Adjust the location and
the size of the mask.

5. Go to Object Settings
section and adjust the
parameters to create a
new feel for the mask.
6. When you're done, click
Save.

7. A mask will help


emphasize the subject in
your video.

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5-4 Customizing Transitions in the


Transition Designer
PowerDirector 13 allows you to modify the parameters of alpha transitions to create
creative results for your movie.
1. Go to Transition Room and
then click on the Alpha
tag.

2. Click and drag your


preferred alpha transition
between two video clips.

3. Make sure the transition is


selected, and then click
Modify to change its its
settings.
Extra Information: The
settings that you can adjust
varies for each transition.

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4. Change the transition
behavior to Cross.

5. Drag another alpha


transition between a
different pair of video
clips, and then click
Modify.
6. Click the Transition
Designer button in the
settings window.

7. Adjust the settings of the


alpha transition.

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8. You can also adjust the
shift progression, or how
the video transitions from
one clip to the next.

9. When you're done, click


Save.

10. Close the Transition


Settings panel.

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5-5 Creating dramatic sports


videos with ColorDirector
ColorDirector has dozens of built-in presets that can give your video a new and unique
look in no time. Once you have ColorDirector installed, you can import the movie you're
editing from PowerDirector into ColorDirector to apply new colors, and then return to
PowerDirector for more editing.
1. Click on the video, and
then click Fix/Enhance.

2. Click on
.

3. Go to the Presets tab.

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4. Select the Golden Sun
preset.

5. Go back to the Manual


tab.

6. Increase the color


Saturation level slider in
the Tone section.

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7. Move the Tint slider in the
White Balance section to
the right.

8. Click Back to return to


PowerDirector and
continue editing.

9. You can see the new and


dramatic colors when you
preview the video.

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Cloud applications CyberLink Cloud

Chapter 6
CyberLink Cloud is a cloud storage service that allows you to back up media files
(photos, videos, and audio clips), templates, projects and program preferences for use
on other computers or devices.

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Backing up your project with


CyberLink Cloud
Any project that's uploaded to CyberLink Cloud can be downloaded to any computer
that has CyberLink PowerDirector 13 installed for further editing. This is very useful for
backing up projects, and saves you the trouble of carrying a flash drive. There are two
ways to back up a project to CyberLink Cloud: "Upload project to CyberLink Cloud " and
"Pack Project Materials and Upload to CyberLink Cloud".
The difference between them is that the first one doesn't upload the project materials
(media files, etc.), but the second one does.

Pack project materials and upload to CyberLink Cloud


1. Click File > Pack Project
Materials and Upload to
CyberLink Cloud.

2. Enter the name of the


project, and then click OK.

3. Your project is uploading.

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4. Click on the link to view
the uploaded project on
CyberLink Cloud.

5. Now you can see the


project and the included
materials on CyberLink
Cloud.

Downloading a project from CyberLink Cloud


There are two ways to download a project from CyberLink Cloud. One allows you to
download and edit it directly with PowerDirector 13. The other lets you download a
compressed project file, which you can import into PowerDirector 13 later.

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Downloading a project from the CC website
1. On the CyberLink Cloud
web page, go to Projects
> PowerDirector, and
then click Select.

2. Select the project you


want to downlaod, and
the click on

3. When the download is


complete, double click on
the

icon.

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4. Enter your e-mail and
password, and then click
Sign in.

5. Create a folder on your


desktop, and then give it a
name.

6. Click Select Folder.

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7. The zip file is being
uncompressed.

8. Click Open to continue


editing in PowerDirector
13.

Downloading a project from CC


1. Click File > Download
Project from CyberLink
Cloud.

2. Select the project you


want to download, and
then click Download.

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3. Select the folder you want
to import the project to.

4. Click Select Folder.

5. Click Open to continue


editing in PowerDirector
13.

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Backing up templates with


CyberLink Cloud
The effect templates from PowerDirector 13's Title Room, Particle Room, PiP Objects
Room, and Chapter Room can be downloaded from or uploaded to DirectorZone. If you
want to back up the shared templates, you can also do it through CyberLink Cloud.

Share a template on DirectorZone and back it up to


CyberLink Cloud
1. Right click on the
template and click Share
and Upload to the
Internet.

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Tip: You can upload the
template to DirectorZone and
CyberLink Cloud using the
Share button in the Title
Designer.

2. Select CyberLink Cloud


and DirectorZone, fill in
all the boxes, and then
click Next.
Extra Information: You can
choose upload it to just
CyberLink Cloud or just
DirectorZone as well.

3. Select I have confirmed


the above disclaimer, and
then click Next.

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4. The template is uploading.

5. Click on the link to view


the uploaded template on
CyberLink Cloud.

6. Now you can see the


uploaded template on
CyberLink Cloud or/and
DirectorZone.

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Backing up your program


preferences with CyberLink Cloud
Your program preferences, which include your PowerDirector preferences, customized
hotkeys, and created video output profiles, can be backed up on CyberLink Cloud as
well. This way you'll be able to import them if you need to reinstall PowerDirector 13 or
get a new computer, and your program setup will be the same.
1. Click Edit > Preferences.

2. Go to the CyberLink
Cloud tab and then click
Back up to CyberLink
Cloud.

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3. Select the preferences you
want to back up, and then
click OK.

4. The backup is complete.

Extra Information: To import


the profile to a new computer,
click Restore from CyberLink
Cloud.

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Uploading the media on your


smartphone to CyberLink Cloud
Smartphones are the most common photo taking devices these days. But how can we
quickly import the photos and videos taken to our computers and edit them with
PowerDirector 13? Power Media Player Bundle Version is the solution. It uploads and
backs up the photos, videos, and audio clips on your phone to CyberLink Cloud, and
allows them to be downloaded to PowerDirector 13 for further editing.

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Uploading media to CyberLink Cloud through your
smartphone
1. Open Power Media Player
Bundle Version, and then
tap Video.

2. Tap the < button to


display the Media
Location window.

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3. Tap CyberLink Cloud.

4. Enter your e-mail and


password, and then tap
Sign in.
5. Switch the media location
to My device.

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Extra Information: If you want
the taken photos to be
uploaded automatically, you
can activate the auto upload
feature.
Please note that the increase of
the data usage may cause extra
charges.

6. Select the video you want


to upload, and then tap
Upload.

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7. Your video is uploading.

8. Tap Close after the upload


is complete.

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9. Return to CyberLink
Cloud.

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10. Now you can see the
uploaded video.

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11. When you return to the
CyberLink Cloud web
page, you will now see the
uploaded clip under
Videos.

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CyberLink Cloud Settings
1. On the main menu of
Power Media Player
Bundle Version, tap on the
settings icon.

2. Tap CyberLink Cloud


Settings.

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3. You can set up Auto Sync
and then log out here.

Downloading media from CyberLink Cloud


All the materials uploaded to CyberLink Cloud can be downloaded and edited with
PowerDirector 13.
1. Click File > Import >
Download Media from
CyberLink Cloud.

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2. Then, the materials from
CyberLink Cloud can be
imported into
PowerDirector.

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