At last, after many requests from members, PDEasyExpress was born!
Now every Powerdirector owner will be able to create his/her own Express Projects for free! PDEasyExpress takes the pain out of creating Express Projects. No previous knowledge needed. You should just know your way around Powerdirector 🙂
PDEasyExpress will create the necessary files for you and will also pack your Express Project, ready for install.
So from now on, after you created your Express Project, you no longer need to explain to your friends or clients as to where they have to install your projects after you gave it to them. Just email them your file as an attachment and they are ready to go. They only have to download and then double click your file and it will install automatically in the right directory of Powerdirector! Now is that not SUPER?
In the video I walk you through the process of creating your Express Project from start to finish. Keep in mind that this is a very basic example I’m using in the tutorial, just to get everyone through the process of creating their own.
This is the first version and still in testing, but is fully functional and free for members.
You are free to redistribute this software, but please do not claim it as your own 🙂 You may also upload it to your own website and offer it as a free download, but PLEASE do NOT sell it!
Well, I don’t want to waste your time now. Just download and install. Please leave comments and suggestions.
Oh, one other thing. I only tested this on Windows 7 64bit system, but the software itself is 32bit.
Please leave comments and suggestions
First create your project and then go to the Powerdirector File Menu and click on “Pack Project Materials”.
While you are still in Powerdirector, click on the little camera icon to take a snapshot which you will use as a thumbnail.
When the snapshot appears in the Media Content library, right-click on it and then click on “Open File Location”.
Now copy the file and paste it in the packed project folder and rename it to “thumb” or whichever name you like.
Now go back to Powerdirector and render your project to a WMV or MP4. WMV works best for me. Save this file to the packed project folder and name it “Preview”.
Now open PDExpress
1. Click the browse button and select your project file. You project name will be auto generated.
2. Click the browse button and select your thumbnail which you previously saved in the packed project folder.
3. Click the browse button and select your preview video which you rendered.
4. Clcik the browse button and select your project type.
5. Click the browse button and select your project category.
6. Now click the “Generate Express Project” button and select the place where you want to save the generated file.
When you are done, you just double-click the new generated file and your Express Project will automatically install to Powerdirector.
Next time you open Powerdirector, your project will be listed with the other Express Projects.