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Pointer Pop Help

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Point out any part of your video with Pointer Pop; a bundle of 105 animated pointers, pins, indicators and markers. Score a point 🏀 with built in automatic motion tracking!

General Workflow

Here’s your game plan for using Pointer Pop. Trust me, it’s really easy!

  • Drag and drop your pointer onto your timeline.
  • Use the published parameters to customize the look of your marker.
  • Use the built in motion tracker to stick your pointer to a certain part of the video.

Published Parameters

pointer pop parameters

Each template comes with published parameters that make it easy for you to customize your indicator. The Published Parameters are under the Title Inspector. All pointers have similar published parameters however some templates may have different parameters based on the design. But don’t worry, they’re really easy to use.

ANIMATIONS

Use the Build In and Build Out checkboxes to turn the start and end animations on and off.

Use the Text On/Off checkbox to quickly turn off the text.

For Object Tracker, take a look a the object tracker section below.

POINTER

These parameters control how the animated pointer looks. You can change color, opacity size, rotation and more depending on the template.

CONTROLS

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Position
Used to change where the title is located. Use the position parameters to offset the pointer and text from the tracked point.

Rotation
Used to rotate the title.

Scale
A slider that lets you change the size of the title.

OBJECT TRACKER

Pointer Pop comes with motion tracking built in! You can use this feature to automatically track your pointer to a specific part of the video.

Use the square with corner circles to select what you want to track. Then use the forward or backward arrows to track forward or backward.

DROP SHADOW

You can add a drop shadow to your arrow to help separate it from the background.

Color
A color picker to change the drop shadow color.

Opacity
Brings up a slider to change the drop shadow opacity.

Blur
Opens a slider to blur or sharpen the drop shadow.

Distance
Provides another handy slider, this one to change the drop shadow distance.

Angle
Used to change the drop shadow angle.

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