Creating the Group Video
If you have all the videos you're expecting to receive, or you simply want to preview what the final video will look like, you'll want to create your Group Video.
To create your Group Video, our software joins your Video Clips, back-to-back in the order you've specified, including a half-second cross-fade effect. The video is in landscape orientation at a 720p HD resolution when completed.
The Group Video section of your dashboard shows an estimate of how long the creation of the Group Video will take. How long Group Video creation takes depends on the length of your video. A 5-minute Group Video will take about 15 minutes to create, while a 30-minute Group Video could take just over an hour.
The estimate is usually accurate within plus or minus 10 minutes. In the rare scenario that the process is taking much longer than promised (e.g. 30 minutes more than the estimate), please get in touch with us.
Creating the Group Video
Step 1: Order Your Video Clips
Drag and Drop your Video Clips into the order in which you’d like them to appear in the final Group Video. Please see Changing the order of videos.
Step 2: Select Create my Group Video
To get started, navigate to the Group Video section of Dashboard
Step 3: Background and Intro
Customize the intro (the short lead-in that appears at the start of the video), as well as the colorful background for the Group Video. Please see Customizing your background and intro
Step 4: Outro
Customize the outro. Similar to the intro, this will allow you to customize 1-3 lines of text to end your video. You can also elect not to have an outro by selecting No for Show Outro?
Step 5: Background Music
You have the option of including an instrumental background music track in your Group Video. If you set Add background music? to Yes, you'll be able to select from a number of songs using the Song drop-down menu.
The music will be normal volume during the Intro and Outro and then you can choose whether the music stays at Normal volume, or if it plays Quietly in the background or is Silent during the Video Clips. Please see: Selecting Background Music for your Group Video
Final Step: Review your Choices
You’ll be shown a summary of the choices that you’ve made. Please confirm that they are all correct. If there's something you'd like to change, simply press Back to navigate to the correction. If everything looks good, press Create to start the video creation process!
Since the video creation process is happening in the cloud and not on your device, you are free to close your browser window or tab and come back later; no need to wait.
When the Group Video creation has finished, we'll send you a notification e-mail.
Need to make any changes or add more Video Clips?
The Re-do my Group Video button allows you to re-do the Group Video creation process, in case you want to change something or you received more videos to include.
At Memento, we believe that the most important ingredient for a great Group Video is the people. Happy faces and heartfelt messages should be front and center and that's what we focus on. That said, the possibilities in video editing are endless and our ultimate goal is to continue improving our automated Group Video creation, while at the same time keeping things simple.
If you have any suggestions for things you'd like to see in Memento's Group Videos, please let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org!