Frame optimizing

A well-optimized frame can help reduce file-size. Your can remove some frames for the following reasons in frame optimizing page:

  1. Compared to the last frame, it has no changes or small changes. The program will pick up frames with no changes and mark them with string ¡®no change¡¯. If you click button ¡®Optimize More¡¯, it will pick up the frames with small changes (less than 5%) compared to the last one, and gray them.
  2. Some internal changes. For example, a half popped up menu, an unfinished repainting of windows, etc.
  3. User unwanted frame.

The frames marked as ¡°gray¡± will not appear when replay. The frame with a red-box is ¡®Index frame¡¯ which can not be removed. Check on ¡°show different¡± box, and click on one frame you can see the different part which is marked with boxes.

Movie previewing

In editing page you can play the movie or jump to any moment by clicking the play/pause button or the progress bar.

Clip marking

A clip is a selected range of time line. It can be used when:

  1. Cutting a clip.
  2. Setting the period of an object by clicking ¡®as selected clip¡¯ button in ¡®Set Period¡¯ dialog of the object property page.

The default clip is total movie. Click buttons ¡®S¡¯ and ¡®E¡¯ to define the beginning and ending of the clip.

Annotation and text adding

Click button ¡®Add annotation¡¯ to add an annotation with cloud, or a plan text to current time.

There are two property pages for setting.


You can set the font, color, and styles of text in this area. The preview window will be updated after typing a string in the ¡®Text¡¯ edit box. Check ¡®Back Cloud¡¯ option to add a cloud shape behind text. You can set the color of cloud and position it points.Uncheck this option for text only (without cloud).

Position and size

Move the box on preview window to change the position. Drag 4 control points in corner to change the size and shape.

General Page

Period, click the ¡®Set¡¯ button to set the period of object showing.
Fade in/Fade out, define how object appear and disappear.
Opacity, from 1 to 100 for semi-transparent effects.

Image adding

Click ¡®Add image¡¯ button to add an image, photo or graph to current time.

The properties of image object are similar with ¡®General¡¯ page of ¡®Annotation¡¯, except:

  • ¡®Load from file¡¯, support BMP, JPG, TIF, GIF, PNG, TGA, and the transparent channel (alpha channel) in PNG and GIF file.
  • ¡®Load from common graphics¡¯, some predefined images.
  • ¡®Fade in/out black, white¡¯, set image to black or white, and make fade in/out. This is useful when you want to add some introduction between scenes as transition.

Zoom/Focus effect

Click ¡®Zoom/Focus¡¯ button to add effects.

The player will zoom in specified rectangle to enlarge partial of video; therefore the viewer can see the details more clearly. This is very helpful to catch the attention.

The box on preview window controls where the rectangle that player will enlarge with. After a zoom/focus object expire, the player return to show whole video.

Delay adding and clip cutting

These two functions will change the timeline of playing. ¡®Add delay¡¯ function can give viewer more time to read and think. ¡®Cut clip¡¯ function can jump over some useless contents.

If you have recorded a sound, these two functions may cause discontinuous of sound. Moreover, if you choose ¡®AVI¡¯ as output format, this discontinuous will make the codec fail to write audio channel.

*To solve this problem, a dub function is panned in future version, compared to the current real-time recording.

Objects deleting

You can edit the property of an object by selecting it from list. If you want to delete selected object, just click on button ¡®Del.¡¯ (on the right).


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