Video Style: 1901


What kind of videos is 1901 best for?

1901 is a special video style to make videos that look like black & white silent movies.


What can I do in 1901 that I can't do in other video styles?

1901 is very special! This video style works great with videos, which will play a bit faster, like in old silent movies. Photos and videos appear in black and white, on a grainy old film. Title Slides will look like old timey text inserts typical of silent movies.
In 1901 you also have a special Zoom & Pan option when you double-click on an image: by default it is set on "automatic" but you can choose a key point if needed. This lets you set manually the key part of your photo, to make sure it won’t be cropped out of your video. Once you’ve set the important point in your photo, it will be shown in your video with a gentle pan and zoom effect (aka Kenburns) centered around that key point.
This option is available for the following video styles: Tiles, Martini, Comics, Snowflakes, Diamond and Humble.


How can I add text to my video? How long can it be?

To add text to a 1901 video, you need to create Title Slides - they will appear like dialogs in old timey silent movies.
To add a Title Slide, click on the big red plus button in your timeline and choose Add title slide.
In a Title Slide, you can type in up to 2 lines of text, and each line can show about 20 characters.
Note that you cannot add captions in this style.


How can I change the overall speed of the video?

1901 lets you choose the overall speed of your videos by setting how long you want photos to be shown for. By default, the pace of the 1901 video style is set to fast it shows each photo - or map or text slide - for about 3 seconds. To change the overall pace of your video, click on "Project Settings" and select a different pace, you can choose between Normal, Fast and Ultra Fast.