LEAD Video Text Overlay Filter User Interface (2.0)

The Text Overlay Video filter adds static or moving text to videos. It lets you control the font type, font size, border and background. An external XML file can be used to specify text to appear on specific frames. The property page is shown in the figure below:

Text Overlay Settings Page1 tab:

Text Overlay Settings Page2 tab:

The Text Overlay property page provides a user interface for changing the filter's attributes. Changes will be applied directly to the streaming media with the ability to set them permanently by selecting Apply or OK, or to abandon changes by selecting Cancel. Positioning the mouse pointer over a control displays general information for that control. The following table shows the controls and their descriptions:

Page 1 Table

Control

Description

Enable TextOverlay check box

This check box enables or disables text overlaying. All features will be disabled if this box is cleared, and the video sample will be passed intact.

Font options button

This button displays the font dialog, which can be used to select font options such as font name, font size, font color, etc.

Font BK color button

This button displays the color dialog, which can be used to set the font background color. This option is enabled only when the text outline option is disabled.

Rotate angle spin control

This control is used to determine the text rotation angle in tenths of degrees, i.e. the unit of rotation is 1/10 degree, so to set a 45 degrees angle, use 450.

Enable outline options check box

This check box is used to determine text outlining options. If this button is selected, the following will be true:

  • Outline pen style is enabled.
  • Fill brush style is enabled.
  • Pen color is enabled.
  • Fill color is enabled.
  • Transparency is enabled.
  • Edge Width is enabled.
  • Font Background color is disabled.

If this check box is cleared, the following will be true:

  • Outline pen style is disabled.
  • Fill brush style is disabled.
  • Pen color is disabled.
  • Fill color is disabled.
  • Transparency is disabled.
  • Edge width is disabled.
  • Font Background color is enabled.

Outline pen style drop-down list box

Use this to set the text outline style, i.e. Solid pen, dashed pen, etc.

Fill brush style drop-down list box

Use this to set the outlined text fill style i.e. Solid brush, horizontal brush, etc.

Pen color button

Use this button to set the pen color of the text outline.

Fill color button

Use this button to set the fill color of the outlined text. This color is applied to the text body and background if the View background check box is selected.

Transparency check box

Check thus box to make the text body transparent.

Edge width edit box

Use this to set the text outline width

Left spin control

Use this to set the left coordinate, in pixels, of the view rectangle. This value is with respect to the video stream dimensions. The overlay text will be displayed within this view rectangle.

Top spin control

Use this to set the top coordinate, in pixels, of the view rectangle. This value is with respect to the video stream dimensions. The overlay text will be displayed within this view rectangle.

Right spin control

Use this to set the right coordinate, in pixels, of the view rectangle. This value is with respect to the video stream dimensions. The overlay text will be displayed within this view rectangle.

Bottom spin control

Use this to set the bottom coordinate, in pixels, of the view rectangle. This value is with respect to the video stream dimensions. The overlay text will be displayed within this view rectangle.

Auto positioning on view rectangle check box

Check this box to enable auto repositioning of the overlay text on the view rectangle. If selected, the filter will use the current values of X and Y with respect to the view rectangle instead of the whole video stream rectangle

Page 2 Table

Control

Description

Horizontal Alignment drop-down list box

Use this to specify the horizontal alignment of the text to the left or right.

Vertical Alignment drop-down list box

Use this to specify the vertical alignment of the text to the top or bottom.

Horizontal Center check box

Check this to make the text horizontally centered.

Vertical Center check box

Check this to make the text vertically centered.

Overlay text edit box

Set the text to be overlaid over the video stream.

Enable text from file check box

Check this to enable overlay text feeding from an XML file. This option will enable the File name text box, and disable the Overlay text edit box.

File name text box

This box contains the XML or SRT subtitle file name that contains the overlay text and directives.

File name browse (...) button

Displays the Open dialog to select the XML or SRT file to be used as the source for overlay text and directives.

Codepage drop-down list box

Use this to specify the code page for text encoding in .SRT files. Note: The font selected for text display will effect which code pages are supported.

Left to right radio button

Select this to set the text scrolling direction from left to right. This is enabled only if the overlay text is fed from a file.

Right to left radio button

Select this to set the text scrolling direction from right to left. This is enabled only if the overlay text is fed from a file

Top to bottom radio button

Select to set the text scrolling direction from top to bottom. This is enabled only if the overlay text is fed from a file.

Bottom to top radio button

Select this to set the text scrolling direction from bottom to top. This is enabled only if the overlay text is fed from a file

Enable opacity check box

Check this to enable the overlay text opacity, a ratio of the text painting weight.

Opacity value spin control

Use this to control the overlay text opacity, a ratio of the text painting weight.

View background check box

Check this to show the text background color.

Enable XY Position check box

Check this to enable overlay text positioning. If this box is cleared, the text will be shown based on the chosen text alignment.

X spin control

Use this to set the X coordinate of the overlay text position. The position will be with respect to the view rectangle if the Auto positioning on view rectangle check box was selected, otherwise itll be with respect to the whole video frame.

Y spin control

Use this to set the Y coordinate of the overlay text position. The position will be with respect to the view rectangle if the Auto positioning on view rectangle check box was selected, otherwise itll be with respect to the whole video frame.

Text repeating check box

Check this to enable auto repeating of the overlay text. This will work only if the text is fed from a file.

Word wrap check box

Check this to wrap the text based on the view rectangle width.

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