How to Edit Videos in the Vocal Video Editor
This guide shows you how to use the Vocal Video Editor to customize, publish and share your video testimonials or audiograms. Once your subject has responded, we'll send you an email, and their video will automatically go into your Vocal Video account.
1. Select the response in Videos to get started. We recommend watching the preview. Vocal Video has automatically added text slides, logo scenes, attribution (name and title), subtitles, music, and some animations.
2. On the left side of the Editor, you can view the video's scenes. This is the overall landscape of your video draft. We automatically add a logo scene here at the beginning and at the end. Each of your questions will have turned into a text slide. You can move around, delete, duplicate, or edit the settings of each clip. With each change, you can preview the outcome.
3. Select Themes to edit the look and feel of the video. Note: Users on Pro and Enterprise plans will have access to premium themes.
4. Select Format. You can choose from square, portrait, or landscape depending on your video needs such as sharing on social media or on your website. Duplicating your video will allow you to have multiple versions of the same video to post on different platforms. You can opt to have your video Fill the Entire Frame or Shrink to Fit. Note: More info about what that looks like.
5. Select Colors. These will be all automatically set from what you have in your account settings, but you can customize your videos one by one. The color of logo scenes, text scenes, video scenes, and thumbnail can all be adjusted here. Note: More info about setting account-level colors in your Brand Kit.
6. Select Logos. You can change the look of your logo in the top left corner. Note: Any video published with a free account will contain Vocal Video’s watermark in the right hand corner, which you'll see when you publish your video.
7. Select Subtitles. Vocal Video has automatically generated subtitles for your video. You can make any changes to the text. Select Visibility and turn off the Show Subtitles option if you don’t want subtitles in your video. Note: More info about subtitles and transcriptions.
8. Select Music. We have over 30 tracks of music automatically licensed here in our library that you can choose from. Vocal Video will automatically suggest a soundtrack for you to use, but you may choose another, or upload your own custom music. Soundtrack Volume lets you adjust the volume in relation to the speaker.
9. Select Thumbnail. You can update the thumbnail for your video by selecting a video frame from the scenes that Vocal Video has provided. Or you can Upload a Custom Image. Change the alignment of your clip in the frame if another view looks best. You can also adjust Filter until you are satisfied with the video. Note: More info about customizing video thumbnails.
10. Select a video scene from the left side bar. You can control the Settings for that particular scene:
- When you select a scene, you will see an option to Trim Scene. This can be really helpful in paring down your videos to a digestible format for your audience. The subtitles will show up, making trimming much easier from the beginning and end.
- Under Scene Style, you can convert the video scene to only audio. If you convert to audio, you can adjust the volume. Note: This feature is is particularly useful if you're adding in different speakers, because they can sometimes have very different volume settings from the input of the video.
- Under Filters, you can make adjustments to the video quality.
- Under Timing, you can add some scene padding. This will just pause your video very briefly so it's not abrupt either at the beginning or at the end.
You can also customize or hide the Attribution. If you've chosen Shrink to Fit, you can change the background motion, color, or image under Background.
Using the Scenes toolbar to the left, you can also add new scenes, such as an image, text, or logo scene or uploaded clip. You can add intros, outros, or clips collected outside of Vocal Video. Scroll down to Add a Scene to see your options. You can even create highlight reels or compilation videos.
11. Select Publish Video
- Under Title & Description, you may change the internal or external video title or add some descriptive copy for SEO. Note: The internal title will only show within your Vocal Video account, and it’s useful to keep track of different versions of videos you might be publishing.
- Under URL, you may create a custom URL.
- Under Visibility, you may change the visibility settings. Note: You can only change this with a subscription plan. Setting the video visibility at Public means it is indexed by Google. Unlisted means you can share the link, but no one will be able to find it without the URL. Private means you'll be able to download the video, but not be able to share a link to the video page.
- Under Audio Processing, you can choose to Fade Out Music at End or choose to normalize the speech loudness. This is particularly useful if you have multiple subjects in your video.
12. When you’re finished, click Publish Video. During this time, you can choose a featured quote that will be used in Video Cards. It will take a few minutes to render, but you will receive an email with a link to the finalized video. The email will contain the public URL. Plug that into your browser to take a look. Once your video has been rendered, you'll see that you have a bunch of different options to share this with the world.
13. Click Share for all the options for sharing.
- Embed on your site: The most common way folks share their videos is to embed them on their blogs or websites - learn how. Here, you can make some customizations to this embed code. Then you just grab that code and easily drop it into your blog or website. Depending on your content management systems, there may be a different way to embed code into your site. If you'd like a quote under your video, opt to Embed Video Card.
- Copy the public link: This allows you to share your video with a public landing page.
- You can opt to Share to Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. If you tag Vocal Video on your social media channel or send us any notes, we can amplify your social account on ours!
- If you have a paid subscription, you can also Upload to YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, or other hosting providers like Wistia. You can opt to Download HD Video or Download Thumbnail Image depending on your needs.
How to Make Video Cards
Once a video is published, it can be embedded with a quote under it or used in a Gallery.
1. Click the purple Embed button at the bottom left of your published video to get the option to make a Video Card.
2. Under Card Type, you can choose the lookof your embed. Under Content, you can choose the pull quote and attribution of the speaker. Under Design, you can customize everything from Colors, Fonts, Corners, Shadows, Video Thumbnails, and Max Width.
How to Make Galleries
When you want to display multiple videos or Video Cards together, the most seamless way is to create a Video Gallery. Galleries are made with Video Cards.
1. From the dashboard, select Galleries. You can choose from Slideshow, Carousel, Wall, Grid, or List.
2. In the Gallery builder, you can add new videos by selecting + Add Videos.
3. Under Design, you can change the look of the Video Cards, adjust how Thumbnails appear, customize Colors, Fonts, Logo, Corners & Shadows, Layout, and Background.
4. Select Title to alter the title of your Gallery.
5. Click Share to share the Gallery through a public link, website embed, or on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
6. Click Embed to view what the Gallery would look like on your website and grab the code to paste into any html block on your site.
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