Adding Video Overlay

Video Overlay buttonNow you can add a video overlay effect to the Timeline/Storyboard Area. First select the Video Overlay button of the Menu Panes. Then drag-and-drop the video overlay with the mouse from the Files and Effects Area to the Timeline/Storyboard Area:

Adding Video Overlay to Timeline

Alternatively you can click the necessary video overlay effect with the right mouse button and select Add to Video Overlay option of the express menu. The selected video overlay effect will be placed to the Timeline.

The added video overlay duration can be changed either using the Timeline or clicking the Trim button on the Timeline Toolbar.

Changing Overlay Duration

To change the duration on the Timeline locate the video overlay effect there (it will be in the Video Overlay group) and click the left or right boundary with the left mouse button. Then, without releasing the mouse button, drag it to the necessary direction - left or right - to alter the Video Overlay duration in the movie:

Changing Video Overlay Duration at Timeline

Alternatively you can click the Video Overlay effect on the Timeline and use the Trim button of the Timeline Toolbar (it is going to be the Duration button if you use an image as an overlay). The following window will appear:

Changing Video Overlay Duration at Timeline

See the Trimming Video section for more detail on how to use the Trim option. In case you use an image for the overlay simply enter the duration value using the keyboard (it is hours:minutes:seconds.hundredths of seconds) or use the up and down arrows to change the duration with the mouse.

Changing Overlay Position

To change the position of the video overlay effect in the movie, place the mouse cursor over it (it will turn into a hand):

Changing Video Overlay effect position in the video
The mouse cursor over the Video Overlay effect

click the left mouse button and, without releasing the mouse button, drag left or right to a new position:

Changing Video Overlay effect position in the video
The Video Overlay effect dragged to a new position in video