How to use Templates in Rocketium?

To make a video in Rocketium, you can use combinations of different themes and templates. A viewer expects something when he clicks on the PLAY button of your video. Templates and themes ensure that you give them what they’re looking for. Here is a complete guide to using Templates and a list of FAQs:

What is a Theme?

Let’s start with the basics. A theme is the structure of the design elements (like colors, positions, animations, transitions, music, etc). Each theme has its own settings that can be customised by you.

Where can I find Themes?

Themes are available inside the Editor. You can access them after you fill your content.

Step 1: Click CONTINUE

How to access templates

Step 2: Click THEMES

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What is a Template?

A template is the structure of the video script (like number of captions, scenes, number of captions in one scene, etc). It helps you create industry specific video content. 

Each template comes with its own set of very basic rules. Rules like intro scene having only 1 caption, or mandatory outro scene, etc. Every template’s rules will be mentioned, in detail, inside the Editor when you apply the template.

Template rules

Each template also comes with its own set of example videos and themes.

Where can I find Templates?

You can select a template from the TEMPLATE screen. This is the first screen you’ll see when you open the Editor.

Step 1: Open the Editor

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Step 2: Select a blank template (no rules) or existing templates

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With this, you can now select a template and choose different themes (or styles) of the same template to make the absolute best video.

Here is a screen recording to help you out:

How To Add Subtitles to Video?

When it comes to social media, viewer engagement is critical. Adding subtitles to your videos is as important as adding music. You must use subtitles to make your audience understand and contextualize your video content.

Almost all of us understand the importance of having subtitles in a video but how do you exactly add subtitles to video, is the question that intrigues all of us.

[Tweet “If you cater to a global audience, subtitles in different languages can boost your views by 15%!”]

How to Add Subtitles to Video?

STEP 1: Create an account with Rocketium

Head over to Rocketium, and create an account. You can either submit your email id, or sign up with Facebook, Google, or Twitter.

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STEP 2: Head over to the Editor

Go to the Editor, and you will see a blank space for your video. In order to add subtitles to video, you will need to upload the video file here.

Note: If you store files in Dropbox, you can just enter the URL, and it will be imported automatically.

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If you already have the subtitles in a text file, or on Pastebin, you can copy-paste them into our Notes panel.

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STEP 3: Add Subtitles to Videos – Enter subtitle mode

Click on the Subtitle button to add text and timestamps.

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You will notice that there are 2 timestamps for every caption box. The left box represents the start time and the other represents the end time. You will also notice that some default values are already present. These timestamps are calculated based on a default reading speed of 150 words per minute.

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To sync the captions with the video, you need to click on the icon above the timestamp boxes. First, play the video and everytime the caption starts playing, click on icon above the ‘start time’ box. When the caption is over playing in the video, click on the icon above the ‘end time’ box.

Check out this tutorial:

You can also manually enter the timestamps. Just play the video, note the start and end time of a particular caption, and enter the value manually in the space provided.

STEP 4: Style your video

There are multiple ways to show subtitles, and you can find relevant themes in the ‘Theme’ tab on your left.

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STEP 6: Publish your video

After you’ve finalised the settings, click Finish to publish your video.

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To get early access to the Subtitle feature of Rocketium, you can write to us and we will add it to your account for FREE!

BONUS READ: How to translate subtitles to different languages?

If you cater to a global audience, you can translate the text into over 100 languages using Rocketium’s translate feature.

STEP 1: Go to your Dashboard

This is where you will find the video you want to translate.

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STEP 2: Click options (…) and select translate

Click on the 3 dots on the video, and select ‘Translate’.

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Once you do so, you will see a pop up where you will have to select which language you want the video to be translated to.

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Select the language and you will be redirected to the Editor.

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STEP 3: Click ‘Continue’ and then ‘Finish’

If you want to do a few changes, you can edit the text. Click on Continue and then Finish to publish your video! And tada, this is how you add subtitles to video.

How to Add Animations to Videos?

In case you missed it, here are few tips that will help you select the right animations for your videos. Here is how you can add animations to your videos in 6 easy steps:

STEP 1: Sign up for Rocketium

If you haven’t already, head over to Rocketium and create an account. You can either use Google, Facebook or Twitter to sign up or login.

social media login in rocketium

STEP 2: Go to the Editor

Once logged in, go to the Editor to start creating your video. The screen you see is the Add Media screen. Here you can add your media and text.

Note: Selecting multiple media files automatically adds them to different scenes.

STEP 3: Finalise the Content and click Continue

Once your content is finalised, click Continue to go to the Preview & Customise screen.

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STEP 4: Select ‘Animations’ to add animations

You will find ‘Animations’ in the tab on your left. Clicking that introduces you to 2 types of animations: Animated Overlays and Animated Transitions.

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Here you will find a rich collection of transitions and overlays:

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STEP 5: Click ‘FINISH’

Once you’ve previewed your video and have finalised the styles, click on Finish to publish your video.

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STEP 6: Download video from Dashboard

Once you publish your video, you will be redirected automatically to the Dashboard. From here you can either download your video or share it to social media directly.

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Download your video file from the Dashboard

How do I Add Background Music to my Videos?

Background Music, as you know, plays an important role in your videos. If used right, it can boost your video engagement scores on your social media pages.

Here is how you can add background music to your videos:

STEP 1: Login to Rocketium

If you haven’t done it already, head over to Rocketium and create an account.

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You can signup using your Google account, Twitter account, Facebook account or your email id.

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STEP 2: Go to the Rocketium Editor

After your account has been created and you’re logged in, head over to the Editor by clicking on “Create Video”. Here you are introduced to a blank canvas.

STEP 3: Add the content for your video

Upload your images/video clips or browse the built-in collection of over 1M royalty free media from Storyblocks, Videoblocks, Pixabay, Pexels, and Flickr.

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Adding images to your video

Protip: Select multiple media to automatically add them to multiple scenes

Here, you can add text and voiceover for each scene as well. You have some text styling options like highlight and italicise. You can either upload a voiceover, or use your device’s mic to record your own.

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Adding a voiceover to your video

STEP 4: Click ‘Continue’

Once you have finalised the video script, and have added all the media files and text, click Continue. This will take you to the Preview & Customize screen where you can preview your video, and get customize options.

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STEP 5: Go to ‘Music’ to select background music

In the Preview & Customise screen, you will find a lot of styling options in the left tab. Click on ‘Music’ to get a list of the music tracks available for selection.

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Clicking Music lets you select a background music track

STEP 6: Select a music genre

The list of available genres is: Acoustic, Calm, Cheerful, Classic, Comical, Country, Bright, Dramatic, Electronic, Fast, Inspirational, Rock, Serious, Urban and Vocal.

If you need help selecting a genre, read ‘Tips to select the perfect music track for my video’

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If you want to customise the volume level of your background music, click on Scene > Volume and use the slider there to adjust the volume.

STEP 7: Click ‘Finish’

After you have finalised the video and its orientation, click on Finish to publish your video.

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Adjusting volume of background music and clicking Finish

STEP 8: Share to social media or download video

You can either share your video to Facebook (personal profile, pages you admin, Ad Library), Twitter, YouTube, Dropbox and Brightcove directly.

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Sharing your video to social media directly

You can also download the video file from the Dashboard.

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Download your video file from the Dashboard

How To Make News Videos Using Rocketium

There are several types of videos that you can make if you are a digital journalist or an online publisher. In this article, I will explain how you can make news videos using Rocketium.

How To Make News Videos – STORIES

STEP 1: Login to your Rocketium account

If you don’t have an account, you can create one by signing up via email, Facebook or Google. Once you are logged in, head over to the Editor.

STEP 2: Add Content

Click on “Notes” to open up the Notes panel. You can use this to jot down the points you are planning to include in the video. You can also use this to prepare a video script. This is quite handy if you want to refer multiple sources when you make news videos.

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The Notes panel can also be used to import text and media from any URL. After you import the URL, you can select the desired text and add them to different scenes easily.

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STEP 3: Add Media

Once your video script is ready, you can start adding media files. You can either upload your own images or video clips, or you can look for relevant files from Rocketium’s collection of over 1M royalty free media. This collection can be very useful, especially when you make news videos.

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Pro tip: Uploading/selecting multiple media files, automatically adds them to different scenes.

You can optionally add a voice over to each scene by clicking on the voiceover icon. You can either upload a mp3 file or record using the microphone of your device.

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STEP 4: Style your video

After you have finalised the content of your video, hit Continue in the top right to move to the Preview screen of the Editor.

Protip: Let the last scene of your video be an outro with a CTA. For example, if you wish to show this video to your social media audience, you can add a CTA along the lines of “Subscribe for more” or “Like and Share this video”

In the Preview screen of the Editor, you will find lots of styling options on the left panel. The first option is to select a built-in theme. Before you select a theme, make sure you preview it to see if it goes well with the content of the video.

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You have the freedom to customise some elements of the theme like background music, caption color, caption position, font, borders, animations, etc. You can also preview your video at any time by clicking play in the Preview pane.

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More customising options can be unlocked by subscribing to one of the plans. You can check them out here.

STEP 5: Finish

Once you have finalised the video, click on Finish and this window will pop up. Set a title, add some tags to categorise your videos better and hit Done.

finalising the news video

Note: If you wish to save the settings you have selected for this current video, you can check Save as Theme, and you will find this as a user created theme in the Theme panel, the next time you open the Editor.

STEP 6: Share

You can share your videos on different social media channels like Facebook (personal profile, pages you admin and the Ad Library), Twitter, YouTube and Brightcove directly. Make sure to link your social media handles with Rocketium.

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BONUS READ: Using the Translate feature.

You can instantly translate your videos into 100+ languages with one click. This is especially helpful if you are planning to target a specific audience by showing them video ads in their language.

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In the example above, I translated the existing video from English to Arabic. Now I can use both the videos to target audience from different locations and run experiments to see which location ads give me the best metrics.

If you haven’t created a Rocketium account yet, visit here!

How to make Portrait (vertical) videos?

This is how you can make vertical videos online using Rocketium:

 

  1. Open the Rocketium editor. If you haven’t created an account, sign up here.

    Rocketium landing page
    Rocketium Homepage

  2. Add media, text and voice-over

    The first step is the “Add Content” screen. Here you can add images, gifs or video clips, text and voice-overs.

    To add media:

    Search: You can click on the search icon (magnifying glass) and search for an image/video clip from our library of over 15 million assets.

    Upload: You can also upload your own image/video by clicking on the upload icon (arrow pointing upwards) and browsing for the image/video on your computer.

    Drag & Drop: You can also drag the image/video you want to upload to the editor and drop it.

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    Add media in the Rocketium video editor
  3. Add voice-over

    Click on the Voiceover option next to the captions tab.

    Use the record button to record your voiceover for the scene and upload button if you already have a recorded audio file.

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    Add voiceover in the Rocketium editor

  4. Select a theme

    Select a theme from a library of 20+ themes and customizable settings categorized by relevance to your video. Adding effects, transitions, motion graphics, color and animations is just a one click-process.

    Theme selection
    Theme selection in Rocketium editor

    If you want to edit the music, text styling, media styling, transitions or animations, you can do so by scrolling the panel on your left.

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    Music selection in Rocketium editor
  5. Publish in vertical format

    Select the orientation of your video to Portrait mode which is perfect for mobile viewing.

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    Portrait orientation in Rocketium editor

    Click on “Finish” to publish your video.

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How to make Portrait videos?

This is how you can make portrait videos online using Rocketium:

  1. Go to the Rocketium editor. If you haven’t created an account, sign up here.

    Rocketium landing page
    Rocketium Homepage

  2. Add images, text and voice-over

    The first step to creating videos is the “Add Content” screen. In this screen, you can add images, gifs or video clips, text and voice-overs.

    To add media:

    Search: You can click on the search icon (magnifying glass) and search for an image/video clip from our library of over 15 million assets.

    Upload: You can also upload your own image/video by clicking on the upload icon (arrow pointing upwards) and browsing for the image/video on your computer.

    Drag & Drop: You can also drag the image/video you want to upload to the editor and drop it.

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    Add media in the Rocketium video editor
  3. Insert voice-over

    Click on the Voiceover icon.

    Use the record button to record your voiceover for the scene and upload button if you already have a recorded audio file.

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    Add voiceover in the Rocketium editor
  4. Select a theme

    Select a theme from our library of 40+ themes and customizable settings categorized by relevance to your video. Adding effects, transitions, motion graphics, color and animations is just a one click-process.

    Theme selection
    Theme selection in Rocketium editor

    If you want to change the music, or customise the text styling, media styling, transitions or animations, you can do so by scrolling the panel on your left. You can see the different options below:

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    Music selection in Rocketium editor
  5. Publish in portrait format

    Select the orientation of your video to Portrait mode which is perfect for mobile viewing.

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    Portrait orientation in Rocketium editor

    Click on “Finish” to publish your video.

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How to make landscape videos?

Want to make a landscape video online without depending on software?

Head on over to Rocketium and sign-up now!

 

  1. Open the Rocketium editor.

    rocketium editor

  2. Add media, text and voice-over

    You are taken to the “Add Content” screen. This is the first step to create an online video. Here you can add images or video clips, add text or add voice-overs.

    To add media:

      • Search: You can click on the search icon (magnifying glass) and search for an image from our library containing copyright-free images. You can also add a caption and click on the search icon. We will show you images relevant to your caption. ????
      • Upload: You can also upload your own image/video by clicking on the upload icon (arrow pointing upwards) and browsing for the image/video on your computer.
      •  Drag & Drop: You can also drag the image/video you want to upload to the editor and drop it.
      • Import Image from URL: You can import an image from URL by clicking on the Import button and entering the URL of the image that you want to import.

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    To add voice-over:

      • Click on the Voiceover tab next to the captions tab.
      • Use the record button to record your voiceover for the scene and upload button if you already have a recorded audio file.

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  3. Select a theme

    Select a theme from a library of 20+ themes and customizable settings categorized by relevance to your video. Adding effects, transitions, motion graphics, color and animations is just a one click-process.

    If you want to edit the music, text styling, media styling, transitions or animations, you can do so by scrolling the panel on your left.

  4. Publish

    Select the orientation of your video to Landscape mode which is perfect for desktop viewing.

    Click on “Finish” to publish your video.

How to make videos for tablet?

Want to make a tablet video online without depending on software?

Head on over to Rocketium and sign-up now!

 

  1. Open the Rocketium editor.

    rocketium editor

  2. Add media, text and voice-over

    You are taken to the “Add Content” screen. This is the first step to create an online video. Here you can add images or video clips, add text or add voice-overs.

    To add media:

      • Search: You can click on the search icon (magnifying glass) and search for an image from our library containing copyright-free images. You can also add a caption and click on the search icon. We will show you images relevant to your caption. ????
      • Upload: You can also upload your own image/video by clicking on the upload icon (arrow pointing upwards) and browsing for the image/video on your computer.
      •  Drag & Drop: You can also drag the image/video you want to upload to the editor and drop it.
      • Import Image from URL: You can import an image from URL by clicking on the Import button and entering the URL of the image that you want to import.

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    To add voice-over:

      • Click on the Voiceover tab next to the captions tab.
      • Use the record button to record your voiceover for the scene and upload button if you already have a recorded audio file.

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  3. Select a theme

    Select a theme from a library of 20+ themes and customizable settings categorized by relevance to your video. Adding effects, transitions, motion graphics, color and animations is just a one click-process.

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    If you want to edit the music, text styling, media styling, transitions or animations, you can do so by scrolling the panel on your left.

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  4. Publish

    Select the orientation of your video to Square mode which is perfect for tablet viewing.

    Click on “Finish” to publish your video.

How to make videos for mobile?

Want to make a mobile video online without depending on software?

Head on over to Rocketium and sign-up now!

 

  1. Open the Rocketium editor.

    rocketium editor

  2. Add media, text and voice-over

    You are taken to the “Add Content” screen. This is the first step to create an online video. Here you can add images or video clips, add text or add voice-overs.

    To add media:

      • Search: You can click on the search icon (magnifying glass) and search for an image from our library containing copyright-free images. You can also add a caption and click on the search icon. We will show you images relevant to your caption. ????
      • Upload: You can also upload your own image/video by clicking on the upload icon (arrow pointing upwards) and browsing for the image/video on your computer.
      •  Drag & Drop: You can also drag the image/video you want to upload to the editor and drop it.
      • Import Image from URL: You can import an image from URL by clicking on the Import button and entering the URL of the image that you want to import.

    editor add content

    To add voice-over:

      • Click on the Voiceover tab next to the captions tab.
      • Use the record button to record your voiceover for the scene and upload button if you already have a recorded audio file.

    add content voice over

  3. Select a theme

    Select a theme from a library of 20+ themes and customizable settings categorized by relevance to your video. Adding effects, transitions, motion graphics, color and animations is just a one click-process.

    If you want to edit the music, text styling, media styling, transitions or animations, you can do so by scrolling the panel on your left.

  4. Publish

    Select the orientation of your video to Portrait mode which is perfect for mobile viewing.

    Click on “Finish” to publish your video.