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PowerDirector is a nonlinear video editing software developed by CyberLink, though it’s not used by professionals, it’s widely used for home video editing as it allows its user to edit and produce videos through its intuitive interface

Learning PowerDirector would be helpful for those who shoot a lot of home videos and want to edit and produce them in an easy and comparably affordable way, there are many alternatives for PowerDirector like; Adobe Premiere Pro , Sony Vegas Movie Studio, Final Cut Express and Pinnacle Studio are some of them.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn PowerDirector, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn PowerDirector) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with PowerDirector Online from Scratch

CyberLink Website

CyberLink Website is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning PowerDirector online through video and/or text tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into two sections based on the skill level “Beginners and Advanced” and each section is divided into video and/or text lessons (50 in total) that cover the various tools and techniques available in the software. It’s worth noting that there is a webinar section that beginners can have access to from the this PowerDirector Webinar link.

Interface: the interface is very simple just click on the section you’re interested in and the lessons available in that section will appear in the drop-down window, just select the lesson you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to the page where the lesson resides.

1 - Cyberlink website powerdirector training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well structured and organized for complete beginners.
  3. The training covers a huge collection of tools and techniques available in PowerDirector.

Cons

  1. Some of the lessons are available as video while others are available as text, though that won’t be a problem for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is the best free online outlet where beginners can start learning PowerDirector through a mix of video and text tutorials.

PowerDirector University YouTube Channel

PowerDirector University YouTube Channel is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning PowerDirector through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 8 video lessons, each video covers a certain tool/technique available in PowerDirector.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

2 - PowerDirector University YouTube channel powerdirector training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for beginners

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover as many tools/techniques as the first outlet.

Verdict: This is a very good free online outlet where beginners can start learning PowerDirector through video tutorials.

Bai YouTube Channel

Bai YouTube Channel is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning PowerDirector through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 6 video lessons, each video covers a certain tool/technique available in PowerDirector.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

 3 - Bai YouTube channel powerdirector training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured for beginners

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover as many tools/techniques as the first two outlets.

Verdict: This is a good free online outlet where beginners can start learning PowerDirector through video tutorials.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning PowerDirector:

  1. CyberLink Website is the best outlet for beginners to start learning PowerDirector through video and/or text tutorials.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning PowerDirector.