Asset collections, Branding and UI

Asset collection is groups of branding to apply to your videos. Typically, you'll add a watermark to your videos. The new collections allows you to create your campaigns in advance, or to have multi-selection for your participants.

1- Asset collections - none

Nothing is going to be applied to your output (no watermark, no intro, no outro, etc)

2- Asset collections - default

This is the most basic way of using branding on your output. Use this when you're managing only one event at a time or when there is no user-selectable branding
  • 2.1 - Watermark A watermark is usually your client's logo. Create a blank canvas in Photoshop with the same size as your final output (typically 1920x1080px using a 16:9 ratio). Then place your logo at the right place and save as a PNG file (it's important to retain the semi-transparency).
  • 2.2 - Sequences (animated foreground) - XangleCS (multi-camera) or single camera using Multiple/Burst This is the same principle as the watermarks, except that you need to create one PNG file per frame. If you have 12 cameras, then you'll create 12 different PNG files to simulate an animation. Here's an example from one of our clients: the file naming, you simply need to have a sequential list of files (01.png, 02.png, etc or image001.png, image002.png, etc)When bouncing your output (going left-right back and forth), you have to create twice the number of overlay images minus one. Here's how it should look like for a 6-cameras setup with the "bounce" applied. Please note that the overlay can not be extended to a second iteration. A workaround is to use the video overlay (.mov file)
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  • 2.3 - Video Overlay This is going to add a video on top of your actual output. There are two main cases where you will want to use this:
    • 2.3.1 - .MOV file (semi-transparent overlay)Use a .MOV file to add some semi-transparent animation on top of your actual output.
    • 2.3.2 - .MP4 file (blended animation)Use a MP4 file to add some blended animation on your final output. There is a full video available about this:
  • 2.4 - Chromakey Background - When you're using a green-screen, you have the option of using a static background (not moving), or... more interestingly, an animated one! This is by far the best example we've seen so far using Xangle: (thanks ThinkPrint!). To do this, create your series of images in Photoshop or AE, and then upload all frames in a single shot into this section. For the file naming, you simply need to have a sequential list of files (01.jpg, 02.jpg, etc or image001.jpg, image002.jpg, etc). Look at 2.2 for additional infos about file naming. Please note that the overlay can not be extended to a second iteration. A workaround is to use the video overlay.
  • 2.5 - Poster The "poster" concept in Xangle is used to put your final output into a larger image (often with a different size/ratio). You can position your output within the poster at a specific location / size. Here's an example in burst mode, where the middle part is animated)
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  • 2.6 - Intro Adds an animated video intro to your output
  • 2.7 - Outro Adds an animated video outro to your output
  • 2.8 - Mp3 (soundtrack) Adds an sountdrack on top of your output
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3- Asset collections - custom

What if... you want to create a set of animated backgrounds AND animated foreground with user-selection? That's where you can do it. Here's a good example of the user-selection page:
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4- Examples

4.1 Foreground + Background
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In the video above, I'm demonstrating what it looks like before chromakey replacement, then I add the animated background, the animated foreground and on the final step, the color grading.
Here's an example collection that you can import directly into Xangle for testing purpose:$/avm8u
Green screen / chromakey