Zencastr Clips is a paid feature that uses AI to transform longer videos into several shorter video clips, optimized for a variety of social media platforms. Clips supports content in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Before requesting AI-generated clips, you now add your own watermark/logo and customize the title and caption styling, ensuring your clips reflect your distinctive brand or style preferences.
In this article:
Before You Clip
Before you customize your video and generate AI clips, keep in mind:
The watermark can only be modified before the clips are generated.
The title and caption styling can be modified both before and after the clip generation process.
Uploading Your Video
To upload a video to clip:
Log into your Zencastr account.
On your Podcast Dashboard, click your avatar in the top right corner.
Select Clips Dashboard from the dropdown.
Click Create at the top right of your Clips Dashboard.
On the Create Clips page, click Upload
Upload your video file.
Note: The file type must be MP4.
On the Watermark tab add your own watermark/logo to the video.
To add your own watermark/logo:
Click the Watermark tab.
Next to Visibility, click Show.
Click the Upload Watermark button.
Select a JPEG or PNG file from your computer.
Next to Position, select where in the video you want the logo to appear.
Next to Scale, use the slider to adjust the logo size.
Next to Opacity, use the slider to increase/decrease transparency levels.
Adjusting Title and Caption Styling
On the Captions tab customize the appearance and position of the clip title and captions.
Adjusting Title Styling
To adjust the title styling:
Click the Captions tab.
Locate the title section to adjust its individual elements.
Hide/Show: Hides or displays the title on the video.
Position: Select the position of the title - top, center, or bottom of the video.
For top or bottom positions, further adjust the title’s placement using the Vertical, Left, and Right spacing sliders.
Font: Change the title’s font, size, and color.
Outline: Opt for an outline or box style for the title, modifying the outline color, size, shadow color, and shadow offset.
Adjusting Caption Styling
To adjust the captions:
Click the Captions tab.
Locate the caption section to adjust its individual elements.
Hide/Show: Hides or displays the captions on the video.
Position: Select the position of the captions - top, center, or bottom of the video.
For top or bottom positions, further adjust the caption placement using the Vertical, Left, and Right spacing sliders.
Font: Change the captions' font, size, and color.
Outline: Opt for an outline or box style for the captions, modifying the outline color, size, shadow color, and shadow offset.
Highlight Active Word: Toggle on/off to determine how many words display in the captions at a time.
‘Off’ displays one word at a time.
‘On’ displays two to six words at a time, highlighting the spoken (“active”) word in a different color. When selected, you can define the color and scale of the active word.
Applying Enhancements to Clips
Once you've defined and reviewed all the desired settings, to apply them to your AI-generated clips:
Click the Next button at the top right of the Produce page.
On the Produce insert, under AI Generated Clips, make sure the correct aspect ratio video is selected under Short Form Clips and Social Feed Clips.
Note: If you have a Thought Leader or ZenAI plan you can select two aspect ratios.
Click the Create Clips button.
Result: A message indicates that clips are processing. When it completes, the necessary amount of credits will be deducted from your credits balance.