How to Implement Image Overlay

Sometimes you may want to give viewers extra information about a person, product, place, or event included in the video. While doing this, you can use information popups within the video. Let's look at how to.

 

 

Create a project from the video that you want to add Overlay and open the Cinema8 Editor.

1- Add three layers to the video timeline.

2- Add a clickable hotspot to the third layer. This can be a text, image or clickable area. Click here to see how to. After adding, set the time interval of Start and End from its properties panel as long as you want to show the element in the video. We set it to be visible throughout the video.

3- We will add image overlay to the second layer. In other words, an information box that will appear when a button is clicked. You should have prepared this overlay as an image before. Drag and drop the Image widget from the element panel to the timeline.

Name it in the Properties panel. Set the Start and End time period to how long you want to show the element in the video. We set it to be visible throughout the video. Unmark the Visible feature because we don't want it to appear in the video without clicking the button.

4- When the viewer opens the overlay, we need to add the Close button to allow them to close. For this, we will add close button as an image to the first layer. In other words, clicking this button will close the information box. You should have prepared this button as an image before or you can use a button in the Cinema8 Image library.

Drag and drop the Image widget from the element panel to the timeline. Name it in the Properties panel. Set the Start and End time period to how long you want to show the element in the video. We set it to be visible throughout the video. Unmark the Visible feature because we don't want it to appear in the video without clicking the button.

5- Click on the image element that you added as an overlay open button and go to the Properties panel. We will determine the action to be taken when it’s clicked.

Click Set Visible from the On Click list. Select the overlay image that will open when you click this open button from the Target Track list.

Click Add New On Click to add a new action. Click Set Visible from the list. Select the close image that will open when you click the open button from the Target Track list. Then, save it.

6- Click on the image element you added as an overlay close button and go to the Properties panel. We will determine the action to be taken when it’s clicked.

Click Set Invisible from the On Click list. Select the overlay image that will close when you click the close button from the Target Track list.

Click Add New On Click to add a new action. Click Set Invisible from the list. Select the close image, which will close when you click the close button again from the Target Track list. Then, save it.

That's all!