With Video Studio 2.0 we are giving you more control over default color choices in the theme settings, meaning you can control more things in the default state.
You access Themes and Theme Settings by pressing ”Theme” in the toolbar. From here you can choose which of your available themes to use for this movie or create or edit themes In the Theme Editor. The following choices are available for a theme in the Theme Editor.
When changing a theme: Be aware that these changes affect all users of that theme and future renderings of movies with this theme.
When choosing typography, you choose the font for each of the styles that are mandatory for each theme. Where these different styles are used are explained below in this document. You can use any combination that you like of the fonts that are available for you. If you have custom fonts, these will also be available for you.
To have a correct preview, you need to have the fonts installed on your computer. Otherwise, we will substitute the font in the editor with Comic Sans. So if you see Comic Sans – you need to install some fonts.
Want to add your own fonts to your Video Studio theme? Read more here.
Under "Colors" you define your default colors for the theme. All colors that are defined in theme settings can be overridden for each individual object on each slide. We display what color settings from these Theme settings that default on each object, so you always know how that object and/or text behaves. And you can of course always revert back to default on each slide.
Primary color: Default color on objects such as quote signs, solid boxes, lines, and other graphical objects. This is the most "brand-specific" color and the one that features the most as a default setting on objects and tints. Most often this would be your main brand color, dark or light.
Text on primary: Default color to be used on text when placed on objects with primary color. This color should contrast with the Primary one since it's default use is as text on objects and tints that have default color Primary. So if you have a dark Primary color this should preferably be light, and vice versa.
White: Default color for all text except when placed on solids with primary color. Should be very light to ensure visibility. This is the main text color for most slides, so choose this wisely, young theme-padawan.
Black: Default color for Video Studio canvas (the slide background). Will only be visible when no background asset is displayed. A dark color ensures visibility. You can use the canvas color (and then the default setting for Black) as a creative effect. By using the canvas as is with just text on it or with a transparent png you can have your brand color available as easy as that.
Darken: Default color for darkening tints on slides. A dark color ensures visibility. This color is used as a default on slides that has a darkening tint (Quote and Quicktext for example). Normally this color would be black, but you can, of course, change it to a dark version of your brand colors to make your theme even more bespoke.
Gradient fade: Default color for the base of gradient fade behind the light text on certain slides. This color is used as the base color in a gradient (from this to transparent) that is used on Simple Slide in order to ensure legibility behind text that defaults to theme color White. You can change this to whatever you want, but a dark color makes most sense.
If you want to use your logo in the video: upload it here. The logo should be in .png format since this guarantees sharp edges and transparency. Usually, a white or light logo works best for overlaying in a video.
The logo area in the rendered video will be a maximum 300px wide or 90px high. So whatever format your logo has it will take on of the max values. If you have a logo that is square it will become 90px x 90px since it reaches the height limit first. If you have a logo that is "long and low" it may well be 300px wide if that is the limit it reaches first.
When uploading a logo – please use one that in size is well over 300px x 90px since that will guarantee good quality, unless it's scaled up from a smaller size because then it will still be in low resolution.
You don’t have to use a logo, and one idea is to have one theme with and one theme without the logo for easy switching between these.
You can also switch the logo off for individual slides on the storyboard.