The Shots widget is available with paid plans only, but you can test it in Preview mode even with a Free subscription.
The widget allows you to turn video or image sequences into stills, shown one by one when users scroll or hover over a widget. Bear in mind: it's not possible to upload a video and image sequence to Shots simultaneously.
You can customize the Playback settings and also apply the standard Animation, Rotation, Position, Arrange, and Lock settings to your widget.
If you want to use a different video, go to the Shot Settings icon and click ‘Replace Shots.’
We don’t keep uploaded videos on Readymag’s servers; only the shots themselves are saved.
Uploading a video
Click + (W) on the widget panel, select Shots, and upload your video or paste a direct link.
- Video size is 30 Mb or less;
- It has one of the following formats: MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, WebM, and MKV;
- It is public (if you enter a link when adding Shots).
Once the upload is complete, the first 600 frames of your video will transform into Shots.
You can also use one of the readymade sequences provided by our partner Wannathis. To view them, click the icon in the Shots settings:
If you aren’t satisfied with the quality of Shots in the published version of your project, try compressing the initial video and then re-upload it to Readymag. If this doesn’t help, consider using an image sequence instead of a video—Shots created from images are typically higher quality.
Uploading an image sequence
Click + (W) on the widget panel, select Shots, and upload image files.
- Images have the PNG or JPEG format;
- The format is the same for all uploaded files (you cannot mix two different formats).
Images will be converted into stills, arranged in the same order they had in their source folder. There’s no limit on the number of files that can be uploaded, but their overall size should not exceed 30 Mb.
Please keep in mind that images uploaded to Shots won’t be compressed or transformed on our end: frames will look and weigh exactly the same as their originals. That is why we recommend compressing the images before uploading them, this will increase the loading speed of your project.
You can select an event that will activate your Shots sequence in the Playback settings. Learn more about this feature here.