Stingers are used to cover the complete screen when switching to other media content or dividing productions into different sections. A stinger will give the audience a clue when a new section is starting. You can make this even more obvious if you add a title of the upcoming section to the stinger.
An outro is usually used to end a production. With an outro, you have the last chance to communicate any important message to your audience.
We created the Stingers & Outros Template to give you some ideas on how flexible you can use the built-in Lower Third layer in mimoLive. You can use the designs for your own production, adopt them by easily adjusting the colors only or let you inspire to create your own designs.
In order to let mimoLive demonstrate all the Stingers and Outro variants automatically you will need to switch on the “Enable Remote Control” option in the Remote Control section of the mimoLive Preference window in order to make the Automation layer work.
How to load the Stingers & Outros Template
To open the Stingers & Outros template select “New…” from the File menu. You will get the New Document dialog window. Please make sure that the “Templates” section is selected at the top of this window. Now you can scroll through the list of Pre-installed templates in order to find the Stingers & Outros template. Double-click it to open it.
How to use the designs in your own mimoLive document
In the Program out window, all the stinger and outro designs should cycle through controlled by an Automation Layer. If you find a certain stinger or outro design appealing you can make use of it in your own projects by selecting it in the Layer Stack, clicking on “Copy” in the “Edit” menu, heading over to your own mimoLive document and click “Paste” from the “Edit” menu. This will insert the lower third layer to your Layer Stack and add the necessary graphics as image sources in your Source Repository. Alternatively, you can just drag&drop the Lower Third layer from the Stingers & Outros document to your own mimoLive document.
To adopt the look of the stinger or outro to your own corporate design and colors find the Color Shift option in the Background section of the Lower Third layer. With this option, you can change the colors of the background image easily.
Sometimes it is useful to switch on the “Apply BG Color Shift” in the Logo section of the Lower Third layer as well if the logo image is actually used as a graphical element rather than a real logo.
How to make use of the Stringers in combination with the Instant Replay layer
Check out Instant Replay to learn more about it.