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How to create, upload, and use Animated Filters

Animated Filters

What is an animated filter?

An animated filter is a fixed-position, motion overlay that can be uploaded to your Slate account to put on top of any piece of content. Animated filters are .mov files. The max file size for video filters is 150MB but we recommend staying under 80MB.

Uploading filters

  1. Create a video filter in one of the available 4 dimensions in the video editing software of your choice.
  2. Export your video using the Quicktime format and codec Apple Pro Res 4444 + Alpha.  This needs to be a .mov file. Your video filter must be exported in this codec in order to work. 
  3. Send the .mov file to support@slateteams.com or your slate rep. The filter will be added to your account right away!

Creating animated filters

When creating animated filters here are some ideas to think about:

  • Add branded flair:  Logos or watermarks that animate into place.
  • Opens and transitions: Animation can serve as an introduction or open to themed content, or a transition between story tiles.
  • Sponsor integrations: Brand integrations are now more valuable to partners and engaging to fans with animation.
  • Big moments: Big moments are made even bigger with animation to help these moments stand out from everything you are posting!
  • Lower thirds or player cards: Have lower thirds animate in for on-air talent or give player cards animation to make them pop.
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