A scene refers to the basic unit of which a video is composed. Each scene can include a transcript, media, logo, presenter, and voice. As well as the different features each scene provides.
In this article you will learn:
- What is a Scene
- What is included in a scene
What is a Scene?
A video is made up of individual scenes, much like building blocks forming the foundation. In Reals, each video is constructed by stringing together a series of scenes, which act as the fundamental units of composition. Think of scenes in the same way you consider slides in a presentation - they are the building blocks that create the final product.
The beauty of approaching video creation with this scene-based structure is the ease of editing. Since each scene stands independently, you have the flexibility to edit, duplicate, or rearrange them without impacting the entire project. This simplifies the editing process and gives you greater control over your video's flow and content.
With Reals, you have the freedom to create mini-videos consisting of a single scene or more extensive videos comprising multiple scenes. Depending on your subscription plan, there are varying limits for scene counts: 6 scenes for the Free plan, 10 for the Lite plan, and 15 for the Business plan. For more details, please refer to Hour One’s pricing plans.
What does a Scene Include?
In each scene, you can enter text in the scene transcript box. Any text added here will be narrated by the Presenter. There is a limit of 500 characters per scene.
If you input more than 500 characters, you can easily split the text into multiple scenes using the one-click auto script splitting feature!
Located on the left section of each scene, you are able to view the scene’s preview which shows the currently selected layout, presenter, media, and any titles.
Each scene includes 5 options:
How to Add a New Scene
There are two ways to add a new scene:
- Click on ‘Add Scene’ underneath the last scene within your draft:
- Add a scene in between two existing scenes. To do this, hover with your cursor over the scene you want to follow, and click on the ‘Add Scene’ icon:
How to Duplicate a Scene
Sometimes, you may find the need to duplicate a scene. Simply hover your cursor over the desired scene and click on the ‘Duplicate’ icon. A replica of the scene you've chosen will be instantly created right below it.
How to Reorder Scenes
Any scene can be moved up or down, changing its chronological order. To change the order of a scene, hover over it with the cursor, and click the Up Arrow or Down Arrow icons:
This will instantly move the selected scene earlier or later in scene order.
How to Delete a Scene
There will be times when you want to delete a scene entirely. To delete a scene, hover over it with the cursor, and click the ‘Delete Scene’ icon:
For each scene, you will be able to see the approximate time it will take for the transcript to be read by the selected voice before moving on to the next scene. With this, you can easily insert edited media into the scene that will time up with the transcript.
Probably one of the most important features within the scene is the Listen button. Selecting the ‘Listen’ button will read out the transcript in the chosen voice. This will allow you to make any necessary wordsmithing and adjustments to the transcript until you are completely satisfied without having to generate the entire video.
Check out our article on Pronunciation!
You are able to insert pauses within the transcript, providing a natural and dynamic flow to your videos!
Simply select the area you want to insert a pause then select the pause icon! Read more in our article about Adding Pauses!
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