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Create Custom Title Slides Using the Drawing Window

This tutorial is specific to Sportscode v11. Have Hudl Sportscode, our newest product? Use these resources.

  1. Create your title slide(s) in Powerpoint.

    Be sure to set your slide size to match the aspect ratio of your video. Usually Powerpoint slides are set to 4:3 by default, but the vast majority of video is 16:9. Click the Design tab, and then click Slide Size. Select Widescreen (16:9) to change the slide aspect ratio.

  2. Click File > Export once you've finished designing all of your title slides.

    In older versions of Powerpoint, click File > Save As Pictures.

  3. Name the file in the Export As field. This will be the name of the folder containing all the images of your slides. Make sure the File Format is JPEG and check the Save Every Slide checkbox. Finally, change the image size to 1280 x 720 for widescreen video. Click Export.

    Try saving files to the Desktop so they can be easily found after saving.

  4. Open the image you'd like to add as a slide. It should open by default in Preview. You'll have a folder in the save location that has each slide as a separate image.

  5. Press Command + A (Select All) and then press Command + C (Copy).

  6. Launch Sportscode and click FileNew > Drawing window.

  7. Single-click inside the drawing window and press Command + V (Paste). Resize the drawing window to fit the size of the image.

    The image may not fit perfectly in the drawing window. Be sure to resize the image and not the drawing window itself.

  8. Set the a duration for the title slide in the Duration field. Sportscode sets the default duration at 3 seconds, if you'd like something different, type a number (in seconds) into the Duration field.

  9. Click the Movie button to create an instance movie from the pasted slide.

    Alternatively, if you are on Sportscode Pro or Elite, you can select the Organizer or Sorter button to send the Drawing directly to that window. The Sorter will require you to have a picture cell in place and selected before sending from the Drawing window.

  10. Click File > Save once the movie is created.

  11. Name the file, choose the desktop as a save location, select Stand alone movie and click Save.

  12. Click FileNewTimeline and select the file you just saved. Click Yes to place it inside a movie package.

  13. Create an instance that is the entire length of your timeline. You can do this by using a code button in a code window, or by holding ControlOptionCommand on your keyboard and clicking and dragging from left to right on the timeline in an empty row.

  14. Move that instance to a movie organizer or sorter. Read more information on moving instances to a movie organizer or sorter.

    Once the instance is placed into the Movie Organizer or Sorter, you can move it into the desired position.