A couple of months in the past you might have seen that Facebook began slowly rolling out the video cowl photos characteristic for Facebook pages.
We’ve already written an article about why it’s best to reap the benefits of it and the way to use the characteristic right here.
If you examined it, you might have skilled this ache: “My video will get lower off proper the place I had necessary textual content or photos to be proven!”
Don’t fear, on this brief article I’ll present you step-by-step how straightforward it’s to put together and optimize the video you’ve created with the Wideo editor.
Specifically in order that it matches completely within the cowl video space with none undesired cropping.
Basically, we’ve created a template with visible guides for you to use in order that you realize the place to add and animate objects so as to make them seen in Facebook cowl format.
Something like this:
The white field represents the size of Facebook’s Cover Video.
There are two methods to use this information template, relying on whether or not you’re creating a video from scratch, or for those who’re modifying a template or adapting an present video.
If you’re creating a video from scratch
1 Create the video with guides
In this case you can begin creating your video from throughout the template itself.
Just click on right here and the editor will open with the guides already positioned in your first scene (the video will even be added to your profile routinely).
All you might have to do is to begin designing and animating, putting each object that you really want to be seen contained in the white rectangle.
2 Design with the guides on high
You will all the time need to hold the gray guides on high of the composition.
To do that, choose the “send backwards” choice for every object you add to the scene.
To organize your parts behind the guides, choose the thing (or objects), click on the large triangle within the object menu, and from the drop down listing choose “organize“.
You can even organize the objects’ order by proper clicking on the chosen object and selecting one of many choices on the “organize” button.
The single arrow brings the thing forwards or backwards one degree at a time.
And the opposite arrow sends it straight to the again or the entrance.
three Clone scenes to save time
In Wideo, once you duplicate a scene, the brand new one will comprise the identical objects which can be discovered within the authentic.
So, clone scenes that have already got the grey guides so as to begin modifying a new one which’s prepared to go.
four Remove guides
By default, the guides are locked so that you just don’t have to fear about clicking them on accident.
Once you end the video, you may unlock and delete these guides.
Just click on the padlock button and choose “unlock all” from the listing menu.
Select the thing that accommodates the grey bars and delete it by clicking the “delete” button on the thing drop down menu.
Or by merely hitting the “delete” or “backspace” key.
For extra assist about locking and unlocking objects click on right here.
If your video has greater than 1 scene, you have to to repeat this step in each present scene.
5 Shortcut for future movies
As you would possibly know, in Wideo you may mark scenes as favorites with the intention to export or reuse them in different movies.
It’s one thing like having a “bookmarks” scene library.
You can use this characteristic to all the time have the Facebook cowl format scene template in your library.
The subsequent time you need to create a video for a cowl, simply insert this scene template.
All you might have to do is choose the scene that we shared with you the primary time you opened the video template (the empty scene with guides).
Then, simply hover your mouse over the scene thumbnail and click on the “star” button that seems to make it a favourite scene.
You will see the star is proven in yellow now, which suggests it has been saved in your favourite scenes library.
Now, irrespective of which video you might be modifying, for those who go to insert a scene template this scene will seem below the favourite scenes tab (star icon).
All you might have to do is to click on the “add” button to create a new scene.
Then, choose the “favorite scenes” tab (star icon).
The new favourite scene will seem there (you’ll have to scroll down when you’ve got a lot of saved scenes).
Click the scene and will probably be inserted into your video.
If you’re creating a video from a template or an present video
You might want to adapt a template or an present video to Facebook cowl format.
To do that, you may both insert the guides as a favourite scene (following step 5), or you may add the guides PNG file to your video so as to use it as a reference.
1 Download the PNG file
Click right here to open the PNG file in your browser.
Then proper click on on it and choose “Save Image As” to obtain the PNG file.
2 Upload the PNG picture to your video
Once contained in the video editor, click on the “Images” button within the left toolbar, and click on “Upload” within the photos menu.
Now select the PNG file you’ve beforehand downloaded to your pc and click on “Open.”
Done! You have positioned the guides in your scene and you can begin working.
Don’t neglect to lock the PNG file so you may work comfortably.
Also, apply steps 2, three and four.
Once your video is prepared, obtain it and proceed to add it as a Facebook cowl in your fan web page.
Read this text to discover extra assistance on how to use a video as a cowl in Facebook.
Facebook’s Cover Video characteristic is right here!
I hope this helps you creating an optimized Facebook Cover Video.
Wideo Co-Founder & Head of UX/Design