This area displays a preview of the frame for the moment selected on the timeline, or play a preview of the video if you clicked "Play" on the timeline.
All changes to the project on the fly are displayed in the preview area without having to render them first.
The selected (active) element in the column is highlighted in the preview area with a blue frame. If drag-and-drop changes are available for it, you will also see images of the corresponding controls (scaling, rotation, transfer, crop).
You can also select an object by clicking on it in the preview area.
Video duration information (available for modification, see "Working with Project/Setting Video Duration").
Animation cue point control buttons (for more information, see Animation).
Lines that display the selected object in a column/preview. The period during which an object is displayed in a frame is highlighted in red on its timeline. The animation points you added also appear here.
Mute button when playing previews.
To scale the timeline, move the cursor over the timeline and twist the trackwheel.
The boundaries of the object display period, its position on the timeline, the position of animation points and the duration trim boundaries that are available for drag-and-drop changes. .
valid formats are mp4, m4v, avi, mov, webm, wmv, mkv,
maximum file size of 100 Mb.
Click "Upload" to upload the video into the node.
In the window that opens after loading, you can select a fragment of the video that will be used in your composition and its duration.
The video appears in the upper left corner of the frame.
The time at which the video will be start and end is set by moving the highlighted area of the nod on the timeline.
This node allows you to flip the video vertically/horizontally, set the degree of opacity, size and volume of the sound track.
Edit allows you to define a fragment and its duration.
Freeze adds the "frozen" first and last frame of the video fragment, respectively, to the end or to the beginning of the clip. You can control the duration of frozen frames by dragging on the timeline.
You can apply the same effects to a Video node as to other objects in a project. There are also additional opportunities to slow down/accelerate, reverse certain sections of the video by using the Time remap node (see the section "Animation/Time remap" for more information on these capabilities).
Node after adding is displayed in the Column and when selected in the timeline. In the preview zone, the node does not have a visual display.
Similar to node Video Audio allows you to select the boundaries of the fragment to play in the video.
The time at which this fragment will be played is set by moving the highlighted node region on the timeline.
It is possible to slow down/accelerate, reverse certain fragments inside the sound track by using the Time remap node (see the section "Animation/Time remap" for more information on these capabilities).
Use this node if you want to sound an effect in the frame or add background music to your video.
To add and mix multiple sounds in a clip, add a separate node for each sound.
Merge node allows you to simultaneously see in preview all objects that are connected to its inputs.
It combines the branches of the graph, creates an analogue of the layers in the composition.
The order of the objects at the inputs of this node corresponds to the order of the layers in the composition/preview: the object connected to the top input Merge is in the top layer of the composition.
Allows you to trim the input image according to the settings (the width of the field to be trimmed on each side of the object is px or% of the size of the object at the input and the position of the object relative to the trimming frame).
Node trims both a simple image or picture (for example, the output of the Merge node).
Crop options are available for animation.
Tip: As the trim is calculated relative to the dimensions of the object, it will inherit the animation of the object, that is, it shifts and changes with the object. If you want to trim animated objects in a static frame, use the Mask node.
Animation (motion, color or transparency change, any other parameter value change) occurs between two currents on the timeline.
In order to set animation points, you shall:
Place the cursor at the desired moment (for example, when the motion starts) on the timeline.
Select a node.
Set the animation point for the active node by clicking the ◇ icon in the parameters area. A point appears on the timeline in the row of the selected object.
Place the cursor at the next moment (for example, when the motion ends) on the timeline.
Click the ◇ icon in the settings area. The second point appears on the timeline.
To create motion/changes between points (using the animation example of the Transform node):
Click the first point of the animation on the timeline (highlight in blue).
Drag the active object in the preview area (or change the settings in the settings) to the start position of the motion.
Click the second animation point on the timeline.
Using the same method, set the active object to the end position of the motion.
If necessary, click the rising measurement icon (for the active endpoint) and specify the motion behavior for the segment in the animation.
Start the preview to evaluate the generated motion.
Several techniques to simplify working with animation in Timeline:
You can change the position of animation points on the timeline by dragging. If you want to move multiple points on the timeline, select them using Ctrl + click.
You can also create point copies by pressing and holding Ctrl while dragging.
To see multiple objects in the timeline at the same time, select them in the graph or preview using Ctrl + Click. This is useful when you want to position the animation points of one object relative to another.
You can set the scale of the time scale using the scraper wheel. .
Sequential animation from letter to letter, word to word, or line to line is available (depending on the text level setting).
To see the animation at the node, you must add at least 2 animation points with different parameter values to the timeline. The points specify the start and end times of the transformation of the first letter.
The remaining letters (words/lines) are transformed with a delay to the trace after the first letter. The delay is set in the Timeout setting.
You can animate the following text parameters:
Position of the transformation center.
You can also set the following settings:
Animation playback cycling,
Reverse animation order (from last letter of text to first),
Selective animation of letters/words/lines in text (for example, animate each second of three consecutive letters).
Time remap node allows the incoming animation to set key points on the timeline (select arbitrary time points) and move them relative to the project time stream.
In order to see the animation at the exit, you must add at least 2 animation points with a different time value to the timeline (otherwise, the output will be a static image of the moment 00:00).
In the node parameter area, you can set the time at the animation point in several ways:
Enter a value in the input field
Use left-right pointer motion
Click the ◇ icon to the right of the input field. This sets the time equal to the animation time of the nod output.
Click the clock icon to the left of the input field. This sets the time equal to the animation time at the node input.
For example, if you set the Time remap node in the timeline to 1 (00:01 time in the input animation) and 2 (00:03 time):
If we drag point 2 further along the time scale from point 1, the animation speed in this section of time will slow down (movements that took 2 seconds in the animation at the entrance now take longer).
If you shorten the distance between points, the motion at the end will be accelerated.
If you move point 2 so that it is on the time scale before point 1, then the movement in this section will reverse.
Note that at the output of the node, the animation will play from point 1 to point 2 (the time before the start of this period will be occupied by a static frame of the moment 00:01, and after - the moment 00:03). If you want the animation to play from start to end and you want point 1 - point 2 to change speed on a line, you need to add 2 more points: point 0 (the moment of the start of the motion in the original animation at the entrance) and point 4 (the moment of the end of the motion in the original animation).
This works for both the included video and the animation created in the project.
The node allows you to create interesting effects for videos such as slow-motion, acceleration of time, braking, repetition, flashbacks.