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Properties for Video object

Properties for Video object

In the Object settings window of videos, you can find the following setting options.

Name: Shows you the path and file name of your video. You can also swap the video for another video file using the folder icon.


Rotates the video clockwise.

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Rotates the video counterclockwise.

Duration: Once you have changed the playback time of the video, you can set the original video length again by clicking on the time.

Start time: Here you can enter from which position in the video should be played. For example, if you do not want to see the first two seconds of the video, enter the value "2s" here.

Deinterlacing: Select here from the options Automatic, Off and Always. Activating this option only makes sense if you insert videos that have been recorded in interlaced mode.

Speed: You can specify how fast or slow the video should play in AquaSoft Video Vision and Stages. Values below 100% slow down the playback speed, values above 100% speed up the playback speed.

Transition: A Fade-in and Fade-out can be assigned to the video. The Transition can be configured individually via Adjust.

Fill background:
- On = Background is filled in color if the video does not fill the full display. The background color can be selected under Fill color.
- Off = Background is not filled and the previous object is still visible below the video. If you want to achieve a picture-in-picture effect, enable this option.
- Automatic = The program automatically sets to On for images/videos/flexi collages in the first track. If you move an object to the second or deeper track, it is set to Off. This allows you to create picture-in-picture effects more quickly. If you prefer a fixed value, you can set this yourself with the On and Off options.

Aspect ratio:
The aspect ratio describes the relationship between the height and width of the video. If a video deviates from the aspect ratio of the project, you can decide here how the video should be displayed.
- Keep: The video gets borders while playing.
- Crop: From the edge of the video, parts are "trimmed" until the video fits the correct aspect ratio, without creating borders.
- Stretch: The video is inserted into the aspect ratio of the project, distorting the image.
- Center faces: Faces are taken into account when cropping (face detection) and, if possible, are centered and not cropped.

Alignment: defines where the video should be positioned on the screen.

Rotate in motion direction: If you have assigned a Motion path to the video, you can have the video automatically rotate along the path.


How to cut, speed up or slow down videos, see our video "AquaSoft DiaShow 10: Videoschnitt, Zeitlupe und Zeitraffer".


Sound (Video sound)

Sound des Videos

Sound des Videos

Here you can specify whether the background music should be faded while the video is playing.

If the video has no sound of its own, but may have recorded noise, set the volume of the video to 0% and uncheck Fade background music. This way, existing background music will play while the video is running without lowering the volume.

If the checkmark is set at Fade background music, existing background music will be faded (turned down) according to the music settings while the video is running.

Clicking the Maximize volume button raises the volume for the complete video sound of the object so that the loudest part corresponds to 100%.

For Fade in video sound and Fade out video sound, enter the duration for which the video sound is to be slowly faded in or faded out. Activate/deactivate the function with the check mark.

In AquaSoft Stages, the volume can also be edited directly in the Keyframe track of the video.


Transparency is described in the "Animated transparency" chapter.