The Video Settings Panel
The Video settings panel in a video studio is a cleverly designed control panel that allow you to control many aspects of your video including the addition of transitions, voice, text and more. To learn how to access the video settings panel for your imported video clip, please read our Understanding the Basics section. Setting the Video Transition The Video transition Effect drop-down menu allows you to select from a wide range of video transitions such as Cross-fade, Wipe, Zoom and more. This transition is enable at the beginning of when the video clip starts. Setting the TTS Voice Function The Motionshows Voice settings allow you to select from hundreds of different voices from a wide range of languages. Simply select your language of choice from the language drop-down menu, then automatically you will see the available voices for that language in the right voice drop-down menu in this video studio. Once selected, then start typing in the words you would like the system to say during when the particular video is showing. When done, simply press the ‘Preview’ icon to play your words. The preview box will indicate the voice time as well.
Note: The maximum character length in the voice textbox is 150 per image.
NOTE: In the screenshot above the voice time is 10 secs so it exceeds the set video clip duration of 5 secs. Here you would need to either reduce your TTS text or import a longer video clip.
Setting the Text This text control box allows you to add text to your video in various fonts, sizes and colours. To add text to your video simply type in your required text, highlight and select the font, size and color if you require. While highlighted you can also bold, underline or italicize your text. In order to add text effects in video studio, you simply click on the text effect drop-down menu and select from the range of effects such as Fade In / Out, Rotate and Zoom In / Out.
Note: The effect is visible at the beginning of the present image as continues for the duration of that particular image.
Once you have decided on your text effect, you’ll need to select the position of where the text will be shown on the video clip during the produced video. Do this via the text position drop-down menu. There are various positions such as Top Left, Top Right, Top Center, Middle Left, Middle Right, Middle Center, Bottom Left, Bottom Right and Bottom Center.
Additional Video Settings
Voice Tag Menu To further enhance your digital voice reproduction Motionshows a complete video studio features a Voice Tag drop-down menu that features a few popular commands that can further control the voice output. These include:
- \pau=duration\ – Adjusts the Pause Duration
- \vol=value\ – Adjusts the Voice Volume
- \spd=value\ – Adjusts the Voice Speed
- \vct=value\ – Adjusts the Voice Tone
To understand how you use these commands simply hover over each command for a brief description on its usage.
Note: You can also access the Advanced Voice Tag Window via the icon. In this window there are even more advanced voice commands such as speaker switching (Allows you to have multiple voices in the one sentence or paragraph.
Language Voice Translator When you require a Motionshow to be produced in a non-English speaking language, we have implemented a handy language translator that is powered by Google and allows you to translate English into 100’s of languages around the world. Access the Language Voice Translator using the icon. Once your text is translated, simply copy and paste the text into the Motionshows voice box, set the appropriate voice language and press preview to hear your translated words as they will sound in your produced video.
Confirming your Settings
When you have configured all the required settings for your video, simply press the Save Settings button to lock in your settings. Repeat this process with each and every image that requires configuring. Note: With any changes made to a video clip, you will notice a green tick now showing at the top left of your video thumbnail. This indicates that editing on that particular media file has been made. The right green camera icon indicates that this thumbnail is a video clip unlike an image.
Video Configuration Panel
When you have dragged a video clip into the timeline and over the clip thumbnail, you’ll notice an icon with a cross symbol. Clicking on this icon will open the Video Configuration Panel of video studio which provides you with various video editing capabilities such as video duration cropping and video volume control. To crop your video simply preview the video using the preview window, then simply enter the new end time or both start / end time you would prefer in the input boxes. To adjust the video volume simply drag the slider to your preferred volume. Then click the ‘Apply’ button to save. The window will close and return back to your timeline screen. Note: With any changes made to a video clip in this video studio, you will notice a green tick now showing on your video thumbnail. This indicates that editing on that particular media file has been made.