Editing Window

Once a text effect is added to the Timeline you can change the text itself and its properties. Click the text effect at the Timeline and press the Edit Text button of the Timeline Toolbar. Or alternatively right-click the text effect at the Timeline and select the Edit Text option of the right-click express menu. The following window will be opened:

Edit text window

Here you can select a Text preset, add and edit some graphics. You will be also able to change text properties switching between the Presets and Objects tabs.

Text Toolbar

You can use the Toolbar over the preview area to edit the text and graphics. It has the following buttons:

Text Properties window Toolbar

Add Text button Add Text Use this button to add a new text box with the text to your video. The added text can be edited independently from the other texts in the video.
Add Image button Add Image Use this button to add an image or a geometrical shape to your video. The added object can be edited independently from the other texts and objects in the video.
Remove Object button Remove Object Use this button to remove the currently selected object or text from the video.
Cut button Cut Use this button to cut out the currently selected object (text or shape) to the program clipboard and paste it to another place.
Copy button Copy Use this button to copy the currently selected object (text or shape) to the program clipboard and paste it to another place.
Paste button Paste Use this button to paste the previously copied or cut object (text or shape).
Bring to Foreground button Bring to Foreground Use this button to bring the currently selected object (text or shape) to the foreground as related to the other objects. This option is only available if more than one object is present in the text effect and the currently selected object is not in the most foreground position.
Move to Background button Move to Background Use this button to move the currently selected object (text or shape) to the background as related to the other objects. This option is only available if more than one object is present in the edit window and the currently selected object is not in the most background position.
Undo button Undo Use this button to undo the latest performed action.
Redo button Redo Use this button to redo the latest undone action.
Show Grid button Show Grid Use this button to show or hide the vertical/horizontal grid lines. This might be helpful if you want to align the text in the video.
TV Safe Zone button TV Safe Zone Use this button to show or hide the borders of the 4:3 CRT display, 4:3 LCD display and 16:9 LCD widescreen display so that you could see if the video and all its elements will be displayed correctly on a screen of your display/TV set during the playback.

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Preview Area

The Preview Area of the editing window allows you to see the added text and objects and control their color, size and position on the screen. The following buttons help you navigate through your video, set the beginning and the end of the effect and fade in/out areas:

Playback button Playback Is used to start video file playback. Once you click it, it will turn into the Pause button to let you pause the playback when needed.
Stop button Stop Is used to stop video file playback. Every time you use it to stop the playback, the cursor goes back to the beginning of the file.
Previous Frame button Previous Frame Is used to step one frame back in the video.
Next Frame button Next Frame Is used to step one frame forward in the video.
Mark In button Mark In Is used to mark the initial position of the applied effect in the video.
Fade In button Fade In Is used to set the end of the fade-in area for the applied effect.
Fade Out button Fade Out Is used to set the beginning of the fade-out area for the applied effect.
Mark Out button Mark Out Is used to mark the final position of the applied effect in the video.

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Preview Slider

Using the Preview Slider situated under the preview area you can mark the beginning and the end of the applied effect and set the Fade-in and Fade-out areas.

Place the cursor Cursor of the slider area where you want the applied effect to begin and hit the Mark In button. The beginning of the effect area will be marked. Then drag the cursor to the end of the slider and mark the point where the effect ends clicking the Mark Out button.

If you need to make your effect appear and disappear gradually, use the Fade-in and Fade-out buttons in the same way that you marked the beginning and the end of the applied effect.

It's also possible to direct the mouse cursor at the edge of the slider area and drag the boundaries inwards or outwards. When the cursor turns into a double-sided arrow Double-sided arrow you can specify the initial and final positions of the effect, but if the cursor looks like a simple arrow Simple arrow, you're able to change the duration of the Fade-in and Fade-out areas.

Preview Slider

Note!Note: it's possible to set all these areas for each text effect, geometrical shape or image you add to your video, just open the Objects tab and select the necessairy element.

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