The Media View
The Media View provides a way of adding media content such as graphics and voice-overs to the project. For example, you can easily add images associated with specific selections of text. This provides a powerful tool for storyboarding a script.

Combined with the audio output from the text-to-speech engine, the graphics can add a new dimension to the presentation. One advantage is the ability to visually represent a story, reinforcing the action in the text and providing better cues for transitions. Also, voice overs can be easily aligned with the text, providing good synchronization of the audio with the graphics.

The Media View is found directly to the right of the Text View. Its proximity provides an effective way of lining up text with graphics. It can contain two separate tracks: the Graphics Track and the Voice Over Track.

Adding Graphics to the Media View
You can add graphics to the project a number of ways. The first way to add an image is by selecting text in the Text View, right-clicking on the selected text and then choosing "Add Graphics..." That will add a text-aligned image to the Media View with the same size as the selected text.

Another way is to right-click on the Media View and select "Add Graphics..." from the context menu. This will add an image at the location which was specified by the mouse position.

You can also add multiple images at the same time by choosing to change the image of an actor. Please refer to the page on Managing Actors for further information. Once you add an actor-associated image, it will appear in the Media View where ever the actor's lines are located.

One additional way of adding graphics is to drag and drop an image file from any Windows folder or desktop onto the Media View. This will add that image at the location which you dropped the file.
Manipulating the Image
Once you have added an image into the Media View, you can move the image up or down to adjust its place in the story. To move the image, left-click-hold on the center of the image and slide the mouse up or down. As the image moves, you will notice that the text in the Text View will highlight indicating how the image is aligning with the story.

You can also adjust the size of the image by left-click-holding on the top or bottom edge of the image and sliding the mouse up or down. This will move either the top or bottom portion of the image relative to the move movement, either shrinking or stretching the image up or down.

Note: for finer granularity of movement, you can hold the SHIFT key down as you move the image. This provides sub-line resolution allowing more accurate alignment of the image with the text.
Removing Images
To remove an image, right click the Media View directly on an image and choose "Remove Graphics" from the context menu.

Adding Voice Overs to the Media View
You can add voice overs to the project by selecting text in the Text View, right-clicking on the selected text and then choosing "Add Voice Over..." This will allow you to either record your voice from the microphone or import an existing audio file to be used as the voice over. Please see the section below "Adding Voice Overs" for more information.

 
Manipulating Voice Overs
Just like you can manipulate graphics in the Media View, you can also move and stretch the voice overs with regards to the script text. As the voice over moves, you will notice that the text in the Text View will highlight indicating how the audio is aligning with the story.

 
Removing Voice Overs
To remove a voice over, right click the Media View directly on an voice over and choose "Remove Voice Over" from the context menu.

 
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