When distributing your videos on different marketing channels, it is essential to tailor your video according to the recommended specification(s) of the respective channel. The user interface of each marketing channel and your use-case is different. The way viewers will engage with your video will depend on how well you optimize your video specifications for the native format.

You can easily create engaging videos with Custom Formats in Typito. Be it for a billboard video advertisement or a vertical banner ad for Google Ad network.

  • Please note: Custom Formats is a paid feature. You will be able to edit videos with custom formats for free, but you‘ll need to subscribe to one of the plans to export and download such videos.

Let us walk you through the steps to easily create Custom formats and use it in your video projects:

Step 1: When creating a project, you need to click on the option Create Custom Format

Step 2: Click on “Brand kit” : You will see the option to add a custom format

Let’s say you want to create a format for a billboard ad. When you choose to create a Custom Format, the following view will show:

Here are the details you need to enter to create a Custom Format:

Format Name: This is a name for your reference. This will show up in the format selector when creating a project and format switcher in the edit experience.

Width: The width of the video in pixels (px)

Height: The height of the video in pixels (px)

Height and width can be anywhere between 300 to 1920 px

Purpose: This is for your reference and our learning. We just want to learn how we can optimize the experience according to the use case you mention. Not a required field.

Add Padding: By default, a custom frame will be without padding. You can add padding (letterbox) on top/bottom by enabling this option. Padding is quite common in videos across social media channels like LinkedIn and Facebook.

To add a padding, you just need to mention how much % of the video area should be occupied by the letterbox.

Once you have defined the specifications of your Custom Format, click ‘Create’ to save and create the format. You will be redirected to the “Brand Kit” section where you will now see a list of formats you have created:

That’s it, now you can choose a Custom Format and use it in your video project. You can either click on ‘Use This Format’ as shown above or choose the format when creating a new project:

And then you can see the changes instantly on your editing page.

Note - You can also create a format of the video while editing. You need to simply click on the pencil icon beside 'Format' and then click on 'Create your own formats!'

You can now add video clips, text, graphics, images, and design and preview the video. Ready to export and download the video? 

If you have already subscribed to any of the paid plans, you can export the video with 1-click. 

If you are trying out Typito for free you will get a prompt to upgrade to a paid plan:

Once you export the video, your video is ready in all its Custom Format glory.

Got any questions? Send a message to hello@typito.com or use the chat support functionality in the app.

We have created a tutorial video below -

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