Note: 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 upload video and turn it into stills, shown sequentially when users scroll or hover over a widget.
To add the Shots widget, click + (W) on the widget panel, select Shots, and upload your video. The maximum upload size is limited to 30Mb. The following formats are supported: MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, WebM, and MKV. Professional plan subscribers can also use videos hosted outside Readymag by entering their URL. Please keep in mind that only public videos can be added.
If you upload a long video, on Professional, the first 600 frames (about 20 seconds of 30FPS video) will be shown in the widget while the rest is deleted. With Creator, this number is limited to 300 frames (about 10 seconds of 30FPS video).
Click the ‘Playback Settings’ icon to choose your preferred trigger event: On Scroll or On Hover.
Playback on Scroll
If you select Scroll in Playback Settings, your shots will replace each other while viewers are scrolling up or down the page. Don’t forget to increase the standard page height in order to leave space for scrolling—you can do this by dragging the blue diamond down or entering the desired value next to it.
For this effect, you can configure Speed and Delay—the page height at which playback starts.
Playback on Hover
If you select Hover, shots will change as users move their cursor over a widget. You can also set a different widget to trigger playback in Shots: click ‘Add Trigger’ and select the desired widget. The cursor can be moved either horizontally or vertically—select the direction that best suits your purposes.
You can 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.’
Note: We don’t keep uploaded videos on Readymag’s servers; only the shots themselves are saved.