Moovly's current editor, called Moovly Studio, replaces the old Moovly Classic editor. These two applications are based on entirely different technologies:
- Moovly Classic was based on Adobe Flash, an old technology that is currently being abandoned and unsupported by more and more browsers and operating systems (see e.g. https://www.theverge.com/2015/12/1/9827778/stop-using-flash)
- Moovly Studio is based on HTML5, a new and powerful browser technology with many additional benefits over Flash.
Note: Moovly Classic is only available to users who signed up before April 1st, 2017. If you signed up after that date, you will only have access to Moovly Studio.
Because of the technology differences, content made with Moovly Classic is unfortunately not compatible with Moovly Studio. There are however ways to transfer content and assets from the old editor platform to the new and minimize the effort required to keep working with your Moovly Classic content in Moovly Studio.
- Your Personal Library in Moovly Classic contained images, sounds and videos you have uploaded from your computer. You can upload the same personal objects to Moovly Studio via the Upload Media button. If you have all your uploaded Moovly Classic assets in one folder on your computer, you can upload them all at once to Moovly Studio (just do a multi-select of your files).
- If you have a Moov in Moovly Classic that you would like to bring over to Moovly Studio, first download the video file to your computer (via the Download button). Choose the following options:
- HD 1080p
- no Moovly watermark, no outro
- When the rendered version is ready, download the video file to your computer. Logout from Moovly Classic and login to Moovly Studio (https://dashboard.moovly.com).
- Create a new Moov and upload the video file you have downloaded from Moovly Classic. This file will then be added to the video section of your Personal Library.
- Drag and drop the video file to the Stage and position the video such that its edges fit the Stage correctly.
You could now save this Moov, close the Studio Editor and publish or download your Moov again. The quality of the newly rendered Moov will be very close to that of the original Classic video.
If you would like to make changes to your Moov using Moovly Studio, here are a number of tips:
- If your video has one or more sound tracks (voice-over or music) of which you still have the original, high quality sound files, then upload those to your Personal Library in Moovly Studio. Next, click that Classic video on the Stage and, in the Properties panel, put its sound volume to zero. Then drag your uploaded sound(s) to the Stage and adjust their position in the Timeline to re-synchronize them with your video.
- If you would like to replace sections of your uploaded Classic video with new, updated ones, you can cut parts from your video by splitting it: right-click its blue bar in the Timeline and select "Split layer":
- When your video is split, the two parts will each have their own layer. You can shift a part in time or drag its edges to the left or ther right, hiding or revealing existing a piece of that video. In the gaps you create this way, you can add new content.
- Of course, you can also overlay your video with new objects to hide older ones. If you'd like to put new text objects over old text objects, make sure to fill the background of the text object with a color (e.g. white).