How do I make a video?
You can create a video by choosing a template from the homepage. When you have chosen your template, select 'make', which will take you to a preview page where you can choose your style, music, length and size. Once you have made your choices, click 'next', which will take you to the instant editor where you can choose and search for clips, upload your own content, edit text and much more. It's that simple!
What are templates?
Templates are videos you can customise. Use your own videos, images and music or choose from millions of rights-cleared multimedia assets to create your own video using our easy-to-use instant editor.
What is the instant editor?
The instant editor incorporates a range of features, from pre-set footage collections to text editing, voiceover recording tools and much more. You can create videos in seconds using Binumi's instant editor.
How do I add and delete footage?
To add footage to your timeline, simply drag and drop the thumbnail from the content window to where you want to insert it. You can also drag and drop the thumbnail over the [+] button to add it to the end of your timeline. Clips saved in 'Uploads' are added in the same manner.
Deleting footage from your timeline is easy. Just hover over the clip and click the trash can icon. Please note that this action cannot be undone.
How big is the Binumi content library?
There are over 4.5 million multimedia clips in the Binumi footage library and we are not stopping there. Our content team and global partners add new clips every month. Most of our gorgeous content from around the world is only available to Binumi users.
How can I reorder clips in the timeline?
To move clips around in the timeline in the Instant Editor, simple click and drag to the new location. Note: moving one clip over another will cause them to swap places.
How do I search for clips in the Binumi library?
You can find clips in the Binumi Library by using the search icon, or use Binumi’s specially curated footage bins. Each bin contains a large selection of footage related to the topic you have selected. You can click to drill down levels and explore related topics. On the left of the bins you'll see the topic you are exploring. Hit the back button to go back up a level.
How do I edit a clip?
Hover over a clip in the timeline to display the edit clip button. Clicking will open the edit window where you can adjust the clip length by dragging the in/out arrows below the clip preview. You can also click in the middle of the bar to move to a different section of the clip.
How do I add and delete text?
While editing a clip, simply click inside the text box in the clip preview window to enter text. You can insert additional text boxes by clicking the [+] icon in the text details. You can also change the font, size, color, background and justification. Move a text box by clicking and dragging it to the desired position. Click the text effects tab to display various animated effects for the active text box such as fade in/out, wobble and spin. To delete text, just click the x in the upper right-hand corner of the text box.
How do I save my storyboard?
The Binumi editor automatically saves the latest version of your storyboard - so you never have to worry about losing work.
How do I preview my video before rendering it?
You can preview your current timeline - including edits, text, effects and audio - at any time by clicking the preview button. To start the preview at a given point in your timeline, hover over the clip where you want to start, click the [...] button, and then the play button to watch a 20-second preview. Please note, preview does not reflect final video and audio quality.
How do I adjust the volume of a clip?
A clip's native audio is turned off by default. If you want to turn it on, select your clip in the storyboard, click the 'edit clip' icon then press the 'mute' button. You can use the slider to adjust the volume to the desired level.
How do I record a voice-over?
Select a clip from your storyboard and click the 'add voice-over' icon. Then click 'record' to start recording your voice-over. When you have finished recording, click 'stop'. You can review the recording by clicking 'play' and save it by clicking 'save'. Please note, your device must have a microphone attached and permission granted to use this feature.
How do I add an audio file, such as a pre-recorded voice over, to a clip?
Select a clip from your storyboard and click the 'add voice-over' icon. Select the audio file you want from the scroll-down menu on the right of the pop-up box, then click the 'add audio' button. Items with a microphone icon indicate previous recordings recorded via the Binumi platform. A music note indicates an uploaded audio file.
How do I add my own soundtrack?
In the instant editor, you can add your own audio track by dragging the audio clip you want to use from "my uploads" to the "add audio" section below the storyboard.
Can I rename a finished video ?
To rename a video, go to "my videos" and hover over the video title to reveal the "pencil" icon. Click "rename" to change the name of the video.
Can I edit my videos once they have been rendered?
Yes. Hover your mouse over the video thumbnail and click the "recreate" icon. This will open up an edit window where you can update and render a new version of the video. You can recreate a video in this way even if the original storyboard has been deleted or changed.
Why is my file failing to upload?
First, check your internet or data connection. If your connection is down or slow, your file may stop uploading and you'll receive a 'file error' message. If you are trying to upload a large file - a video that exceeds 10 minutes in length - this may also struggle to upload. With large files, try dividing up the file into smaller videos before trying again. All files uploaded to Binumi must be under 250MB unless you have an Enterprise plan. If the file or files you are trying to upload exceed the storage quota for your account, you will recieve an error message. Simply upgrade to access more storage.
Why did my video fail to render?
First, check your internet or data connection. If your connection is down or slow, your video may stop rendering and you'll receive a 'render failure' message. If you are trying to render a large file - a video that exceeds 10 minutes in length or uses several complicated overlays, transitions and effects - this may also struggle to render. Please contact us if the problem persists.
Why can't I download my video?
With a free Member plan, you can download up to 5 videos per month. Once you upgrade to a paid plan, you can download unlimited videos.
Why can't I share my video to social media?
It could be that you've not yet linked your social media accounts. Alternatively, contact your administator and see if they have provided you with permission to link your social accounts.
Why did my text effect not work?
In some rare cases, certain text effects may look different in preview, or once the video has rendered. Re-rendering the video usually fixes this problem but if it persists, please contact us.
How do I retrieve a deleted video?
Once a video is deleted, you cannot retrieve it yourself. Please contact us if you need to retrieve a deleted video file and we will do our best to assist you.
How do I retrieve a deleted storyboard?
Once you have rendered a video, you can recreate that video by using the recreate button. Access this feature by hovering over a video on 'my videos'. Once a storyboard has been deleted, you won't be able to retrieve it yourself. If you need to retrieve a deleted storyboard, please contact us and we'll do our best to assist you.
Why isn't my video HD?
If you selected 'HD render' when you finished your video, it will be available to view in HD. Simply switch the toggle to HD when you play the finished video. Videos automatically play in SD so they work instantly on every bandwidth. HD may require more time to load.