How to Edit Videos

This guide shows you how to use the Vocal Video Editor to customize, publish and share your video testimonials. Once your subject has responded, we'll send you an email, and their video will automatically go into your Vocal Video account. 

1. Log in to your Vocal Video Account. You’ll see the response under Responses or Draft Videos in your account.

2. Select the response in Draft Videos to get started. We recommend watching the preview. Vocal Video has automatically added the attribution (name and title), subtitles, music, and some animations.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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. And lastly, you can adjust Filter until you are satisfied with the video.

9. On the top, select 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. There is a text slide in between each video clip. You can delete, duplicate, or edit the settings of each clip. With each change, you can preview the outcome. 

10. Select a video 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. 
  • The last option is Advanced. Here, 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.

Here, you can also Add a Scene to your video, such as an image, text, or logo scene or uploaded clip. You can add intros, outros, or clips collected outside of Vocal Video.

11. Preview your video one more time. See if everything looks good and then select Publish Video at the very top. 

  • 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, you can choose to normalize the speech loudness. This is particularly useful if you have multiple subjects in your video. You can also adjust the soundtrack dynamically, which will let the music fade in during your logo scenes and fade out when the speaker is talking. This is particularly useful if you have videos from different subjects in a highlight reel or compilation video that you've made.You can also choose to Adjust the Soundtrack Dynamically. This means that the music will fade in with the logo slides and fade out when the subject is actually speaking.

12. When you’re satisfied with all your editing choices, select Publish Video. Once your video has been rendered, you'll see that you have a bunch of different options to share this with the world. 

  • The first thing you can edit is Title and Description. On this tab, you can edit the Video Title, Internal Title, Description and URL. Your video is actually hosted on a webpage with its own unique link. The public video page has your own branding and colors, with a video transcript.
  • The next tab is Visibility. You can select if you want this video to be Public, Unlisted, or Private.

13. When you’re finished, click Publish Video. 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. 

14. Click Share & Embed.

  • 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.
  • You can opt to Share to Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. If you tag VocalVideo 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 download your video to share on YouTube, Instagram, 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 Embed at the top right of your published video to get the option to make a Video Card

2. Under Card Type, you can choose the look of 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 ColorsFontsLogo, 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.

Learn more about galleries here

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