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Hints and tips for creating ClipFlair activities

This blog is for activity authors. Here you can find tips and hints on using the ClipFlair Studio


View your subtitles on YouTube

6/6/2014 - Stavroula

So you have created your subtitles with ClipFlair Studio. What can you do with them?
You can upload them on your YouTube video!
First you have to export them using ClipFlair Studio. That's very easy!

1. Click on "Export to SRT files" button on the Captions component 

2. And then Save As SRT file.

3. Then visit your YouTube Video Manager and click the drop-down menu next to the “Edit” button for the video you’d like to add captions to.
4. Select Subtitles and CC 
5. Select the language from the drop-down menu.
5. Click the Add subtitles or CC button
6. Click on Upload a File and choose the .srt you just exported from ClipFlair Studio (step 2 above)

You can also view your subtitles in your PC with Windows Media Player.

Copy the SRT file to the same folder as your video and rename it to the same file as the movie but with the SRT extension. If your movie file is ABC.avi, then you should have your subtitle file ABC.srt in the same folder. Now, open your video file in Windows Media Player. Go to Play → Captions and Subtitles and select "On if Available." (It's perfectly safe to leave this option selected - WMP will look for the subtitle file and use it only if it's present.) Now whenever you play that video, you should see the subtitles near the bottom of the display window.

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Counting characters per subtitle

5/22/2014 - Stavroula

A ClipFlair user wrote in the feedback form: "It would be useful if the program could count the number of characters of the subtitles".

It actually does! Just click on the wrench icon at the captions component (options) and tick one or more of the following options:
1. Characters per line
2. Characters per second
3. Words per minute

Once activated, a column next to the captions shows how many characters there are per line so that you know that you have exceeded the limit. The same goes for characters per second and words per minute.

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Studio Start screen

5/15/2014 - Stavroula

There is a brand new Start screen at the ClipFlair Studio!

It's there to help you:
1. Start a new activity from scratch
2. Open an activity a) from your PC, b) using a link or c) from the Gallery
3. Open a video clip a) using a link or b) from the Gallery
4. Open an image a) using a link or b) from the Gallery
5. Get help through a) tutorials, b) FAQS or c) contacting ClipFlair
6. Access ClipFlair Social.

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Color Templates

4/25/2014 - Stavroula

Remember you can change component colors and borders?
Well, we know it's a lot of work, so we have created some color templates for you. 
Pick and choose your favorite!






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Need subtitling instructions?

3/28/2014 - Stavroula

Would you like to do a hands-on activity and learn how to add standard subtitles to a video?
Here's how
Make sure you use Internet Explorer and install Silverlight!

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News component

3/26/2014 - Stavroula

A brand new component has been added to the Studio!
It's called the news component and if you add it in your activity, it will show the latest posts from all ClipFlair blogs.

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Drag and drop a clip in the activity

3/20/2014 - Stavroula

It is now easier to add clips and other material into your ClipFlair activity. 

Just drag and drop the file in the activity and a new component will be created.

If you drop the file onto an empty area of the activity, a new component will be created. If you drop the file in an existing component, its content will be replaced.

Here are the types of files you can drag and drop:

1. video clips: .mp4 (preferably) and .wmv
2. audio clips: .mp3 and .wma

ATTENTION: clip files that you import from your computer will be saved in the activity possibly resulting in a large .clipflair file . If you want to share a ready-made activity, it's better to start from a clip in the Gallery.

3. text files: .txt (.docx can be dropped as well, but only text  without formating will be imported.)

If you drag and drop text in an existing text component, the new text will be added to the existing. If some text is selected then it will be replaced with the new text.

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Changing colours

3/14/2014 - Stavroula

Did you know you can change the colours of your ClipFlair activity?

Just click on the options (wrench icon) and then click window options.
There you will find the colour picker.
You can change the background colour, as well as the title bar / border colour.
You can also set the transparency level when you change colour.

The same applies to all activity components, as each component has its own options.

See an example of a very colourful Christmas activity for children

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