Scripting videos using Video Puppet
Video Puppet can automatically synchronise video and audio timelines, generate life-like narration tracks and create slides from text. To get full control of all those features, you’ll need to create a video script.
A video script is a simple text file with properties. You can use YAML or JSON format to create the script.
Here is a very simple example, adding a single scene with an image:
size: 720p scenes: - image: london.jpg
This structure has the following properties:
sizeproperty specifying the dimensions of the video (
720pis a standard size for 16x9 videos usual on Youtube and social networks, but you can also use values in the
Width x Heightformat, for example
- a list of one or more
scenes, each containing assets to show.
You can easily add create scenes from image files, as you’ve seen in the previous example. But you can also do a lot more:
Video Puppet can automatically generate narration from text, using a life-like audio track:
size: 720p scenes: - image: london.jpg narration: Welcome to London
Add additional scenes by creating more elements in the
size: 720p scenes: - image: london.jpg narration: Welcome to London - image: berlin.jpg narration: Welcome to Berlin
Use your own audio
If you want to use your own voice, just add the
size: 720p scenes: - image: london.png audio: london-audio.mp3
Use pre-edited video clips
You can also provide videos as scenes:
size: 720p scenes: - video: my-first-scene.mp4 - video: my-second-scene.mp4
This is just a start. For a detailed list of things you can achieve with Video Puppet scripts, check out the Examples on Github.