VideoScribe v3.6 release notes

Posted by Ashden Walker on August 27, 2020
Ashden Walker

We’ve just released VideoScribe v3.6! It’s now ready for you to download from your account page. If you're new to VideoScribe, you can get started with a free 7 day trial.

If you're a VideoScribe customer using a Mac computer, you'll need to save your projects online before upgrading to v3.6. You can learn more about this and how to do it here.

So, what's new in this update? 

  • Multiple language support
  • Google Fonts available
  • Inline text editing within the editor view
  • Improved text resolution
  • Kerning fixed
  • Timer in preview playback
  • Fade-in option on PNG and JPEG imports
  • Removal of YouTube render option
  • Bugs fixed

If you've used VideoScribe before, it's important that you understand the following information before installing our latest version. The font system is a completely new system from the previous versions which means the following:

  • In version 3.6, you will be able to use pre-installed Google fonts which are listed in the add text element menu. Please use version 3.5.2 if you wish to use your own imported fonts.
  • You can still edit the contents of any fonts that already exist in your scribes, prior to 3.6.
  • Version 3.6 is compatible with 64-bit desktop machines. From version 3.6 onwards we will only support 64-bit machines on VideoScribe. If you have a 32-bit machine, please install version 3.5.2.
  • Saving a scribe file in version 3.6 will upgrade your existing scribe files to the new font system. This means that you cannot use 3.6 scribe files in previous versions

If you have any questions regarding these changes please check our Instant Answers. If you'd like to see our new system for yourself, you can start a free 7-day trial today!

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Multiple language support

Version 3.6 is a significant improvement to VideoScribe and we are now able to support multiple languages!  VideoScribe can now support languages that use the following character sets:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Cyrillic
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin

Read our latest blog post on knowing which fonts to use to write in our supported languages. We will look to add additional languages in the future so let us know what languages you would like to see in VideoScribe here

Google Fonts now available

We have over 60 new fonts available from the get-go in VideoScribe with a range of styles and weights that make personalising your scribes so much easier.

What you see is what you get

When you create a text element, you can now see how your font and style will look in the editor view before you see it on the canvas. You can now have text elements of varying colors. Highlight sections of text and then select your colour. 

Improved text resolution

We've made wholesale changes to the way fonts work and operate within VideoScribe, including improving the resolution to vector graphics grade so the text that is written is sharp.

Kerning fixed

The kerning of our fonts has been improved from previous versions.

Timer in preview playback

We've added a timer in the preview play section to assist you with getting the timing and synchronisation of your scribes just right.

Fade-in option on PNG JPEG imports

We've made the fade-in option available when importing PNG and JPEG images, giving you more control over your animation options.

Removal of YouTube render option

We have removed the option to directly upload to YouTube. We're looking to reintroduce a new and improved YouTube upload feature in the future. You can still render your scribes to video locally or via sho.co for MP4 and upload to YouTube manually.

Bug fixed

We fixed a bug where on occasion, users were unable to select elements as the previous one became sticky.

We’ve packed a lot in to v3.6 of VideoScribe and hope you like our improvements! To get started with a 7 day free trial of VideoScribe, click here. If you're already a VideoScribe user and would like to upgrade to the latest release, simply download and install it here. Mac users please follow our guidance here before upgrading.

Want to take your VideoScribe skills to the next level with v3.6? Enrol in our online course with Udemy!

Udemy is one of the leading online learning marketplaces, aimed at professional adults and students with over 50 million enrolled users learning from their platform. We’re so pleased to announce the launch of our Udemy courses, designed specifically for you by our Head Trainer, Jonny! In our VideoScribe Fundamentals Training: Creating Animated Videos course, Jonny has captured our top hints and tips so you can quickly learn how easy it is to create engaging whiteboard animation videos using VideoScribe v3.6.

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