Product Tip: Use PowerDirector's 400+ Tools and Effects which include precise keyframe controls and trim tools.
Tip Five: Don't Be Afraid to Cut
If you're filming a video of a big family reunion cookout as a gift for your grandma, you might want to omit scenes of tipsy relatives and bratty teens that either detract from the video or don't fit in with the overall tone or story. Even if it happens to be your favorite scene, don't hesitate to cut it if it doesn't fit in. One option: you can keep those scenes in a 'Director's Cut Bonus' in your DVD, either as outtakes or worked into the extended version. That way, you can give grandma a lovely video keepsake but save extra footage that will entertain younger cousins.
Product Tip: PowerDirector's new ripple editing function lets you insert or remove clips while keeping others on the timeline aligned.
You don't want to over-edit your videos with star wipes or motion paths or else the video of your midsummer's night dream on the lake will turn into an overwrought nightmare. Instead, stick to simple cuts or dissolves that have a purpose that complements your overall production. Your final video will be more professional-looking and far more enjoyable for others to watch.
Product Tip: PowerDirector has plenty of effect and transition options but only choose those that complement your video.
Tip Seven: Get Social
Billions of videos are watched daily on social sites like
Product Tip: Use the social sharing functions within PowerDirector to produce and upload videos to social websites quickly and easily.
Tip Eight: Get Creative with Blue-ray and DVD Menus
Your video of the annual
While editing videos, get in the habit of saving them every five minutes or so by keeping your hand on the Ctrl+S keys to save the latest status of your working projects. Another good idea is to save alternate versions from time to time as you progress through your video project - just in case you change your mind and want to revert to a previous save point. PowerDirector automatically backs up your progress for auto-restore in case of a system crash.
If you have 30 hours of raw footage of your once-in-a-lifetime trip to the
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