The editor is the main view of Video Studio, this is where you do your actual work. The basic concepts revolve around adding, moving and deleting slides – slides that are building blocks for your video. There are lots of different slides that all can be combined with each other, Video Studio is a truly open-ended system that allows you maximal freedom with minimal effort.
Before we get into adding and working with slides – let's get a brief overview of the editor interface.
The editor interface
Adding, deleting and moving slides
Adding a new slide is as easy as clicking the big ”Add slide” area after the last slide in the storyboard. This adds a slide that defaults to a ”Simple Slide” which you can change after inserting.
Deleting a slide is possible if you mark the slide and press ”Remove slide” in the top of the side panel.
To select multiple slides for deletion, press ctrl (cmd on Mac) while selecting multiple slides, they do not have be in sequence, and press backspace while still holding down ctrl (cmd) and then confirm delete. You will see what slides are marked by them getting greyed out on the storyboard.
To move a slide, have it marked and drag it to the desired position on the storyboard by using the drag handle in the top left corner of the slide, this is your drag point that you will have to move to the correct position.
When you have added slides to your storyboard you want to familiarize yourself with the concept of Groups – which you can do on this link.
You can insert a slide between two other slides by using the "+" button that is visible when hovering in that area. This will create a new slide, just like when using the "Add slide" button, but it will be created in the place where you pressed the button.
If you insert a slide that is within a group (read more on groups here), then the slide will, of course, be added to the group, thereby extending it. If you insert a slide after a group the slide will not be added to the group.
You can duplicate a highlighted slide to create an exact copy of it, that inserts to the right of the original. Duplicating a slide will retain all settings and data from the original, which makes duplicating an excellent choice for when you have recurring slides on a storyboard and want to be able to speed up workflow.
You find the Duplicate function at the top of the Slide side panel when you have a slide highlighted.
If you duplicate a single slide (not in a group with more than one slide), you create an exact copy of that slide that is inserted after the slide you have duplicated.
If you duplicate a slide that is within a group with multiple slides, then it will create an exact copy of that slide that extends the group and is inserted after the slide you have duplicated. This also applies to the very last slide in the group.
The slide picker
You choose the type of slide you want to use from the slide picker, just click the dropdown at the top of the side panel. The default choice when adding a new slide on the storyboard is a "Simple Slide" but you change that to your own liking.
In the slide picker menu, you can hover over a slide type to see the small preview icon on the left play through and show how the slide behaves. You can also access the support article for each general slide type by following the link on the question mark if you want to know more about the slide. That link will also be displayed beneath the slide picker dropdown.
The slide options
Different slides have different options. So for the best understanding of how slides work there are support pages for each and every one of them, and you can access them from the different chapters: