FL Studio Guru | Making YouTube Videos with ZGameEditor Visualizer


Welcome and in this tutorial I’ll show you
how to use ZGameEditor Visualizer, to render a video direct from FL Studio and ready for upload to YouTube, or similar video sharing site! First, lets’ open our music project.
This one’s by Ephixa, as found in the Demo Projects folder. Great. Let’s add ZGameEditor Visualizer from the plugin picker to the Master Mixer track. I’ll
detach it so I can move it over the Browser and make some room. The black window to the right, is the video preview and we can resize that too. A Tip: Keeping it small will reduce CPU load. Next lets add some content. From the Pictures tab I’ll select a background image. You won’t see it yet, we are just adding content for use in layers later. I’ll also add this custom transparent png image I made Earlier. You can add videos too, but this time we’ll stick with images.
Now the fun part, lets add these images as layers. From the Main tab, we can add our
first Effect layer. Let’s choose Image. We get a ‘preview pattern’ because we
need to assign an image source. I’ll choose the background image. Which is Template 11.
And lets maximize that with the Size control. And bam! So sunset!
I’ll click the plus button to add a new layer. Note that layers are left to right,
bottom to top, in that order. I am adding another Image so I will choose that effect
again, then select our custom Ephixa logo. Ephixa doesn’t do small…so…bam! Excellent.
Allright. That’s a good start, but we can tweak this some more. I’ll add a vignette
effect to draw the eye to the centre of the image. There we go. But I noticed the song
title is being dimmed and we don’t want that. So lets move the vignette layer to the
left so the logo is on-top of the vignetting and not affected. Better.
As this is a video we’ll need some eye-candy. Something moving prhaps…and looking at Ephixas
round penguin logo gives me an idea. I’ll put the Polar peak effect around it. Lets
see what it does. OK…we are almost there. How about some image shake with the audio.
Perfect! Time to render our video. From the Settings
tab choose Export to video. Choose your save location and Name your video file. When you
click Save, you will be shown the video export options. The quickest way is to choose a template.
I’ll go for 1920×1080 which is a good high definition size. You can choose 4K but then
the video files get quite massive and you need to make sure your source material (images
etc) are worth rendering to that size too. Click the advanced settings to see what the
template is doing. I’ll wind the bitrate up to 60 mbps to make sure the quality is
top notch. Down here you will see a summary of any effects used on the video. It’s a
nice courtesy to cut and paste this into the information on YouTube or a sharing site. Click OK and we are back to familiar territory,
with the audio export dialog. Click start and we will get both a video and audio render.
This will take quite a bit longer than usual as we are also rendering video. And Done!
So, if I check at my save location, here is my video ready to upload to YouTube. Awesome.
Before I go, if you need a helping hand to get started, we have provided some templates
here. These pick up project info entered on the Project tab in FL Studio. So you don’t
even need to use an external image-editor. Which is Cool.
With that I will leave you to render your music videos with FL Studio and ZgameEditor
Visualizer…thanks to Ephixa for letting me abuse his project and logo πŸ™‚

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