Note: this article refers to Vidyard's deprecated, classic personalized video option. For more information on our current personalized video offering, refer to our documentation or contact the Vidyard Professional Services Team.
This article outlines the technical parameters required to produce a video that can be used with Vidyard's personalized video API.
From beginning to end, you'll production team is responsible for:
- Shooting a video with clearly moments where personalization can occur
- Using Adobe After Effects to apply edits, effects, and identify points of personalization
- Submitting the final project to Vidyard for process and rendering
Although you may have an idea of where personalization will occur in your video, consider the following parameters that may dicate how personalized moments appear:
- Personalized text, images, and audio are supported
- For personalized text: Use uppercase letters for personalized fields where possible. Due to low-case descending letters like “j” or “p”, the font size and positioning may vary between fields with and without descending letters
- Any standard, out-of-the-box effects included with Adobe After Effects are supported (no custom effects)
All tracking, transformation, and effects will need to be applied to the personalized layer(s) before being submitted to Vidyard. The Vidyard personalization team will not be able to manually track the personalized layer(s).
After Effects Project Layout
It is important that the Adobe After Effects project follows these guidelines:
- Main video/audio file flattened to an .mov/.mp4 on the bottom layer with personalized layers above
- Pre-compose the main flattened video layer and name the composition "VIDEO"
- Name the main composition "MASTER"
- Name the After Effects file "Project template.aep"
- IMPORTANT: Composition and source files at 1280x720p (any framerate is fine up-to 30fps)
- Remove any unused assets from the bin
- Remove any unused layers from the MASTER composition
The final videos will be released as H.264 encoded 1280x720 videos at up to 30 FPS.