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Themes / Videos
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Tell the tales and stories of your organization
Themes / Videos Overview
Themes are the tales that describe what sets your organization apart and creates a summary emotional connection with users. Through videos or slideshows with narration and animation, these vignettes can quickly set the tone for a user's experience and serve as a jumping-off point for other exploration. Along with a simple moving picture, these pieces can cause maps to move and zoom, cause associated images and text to display, and let the user jump-off to related information along the way.
Interactive Videos
Themes often include interactive videos which allow you to coordinate timed "events" to a time-based (sound or video) piece of media. Inspired by the VH1 Popup Video™ concept, our interactive videos can do much more than just display a video with some text. These videos can activate any other action within the application, from displaying cooresponding text, images or hyperlinks, to changing interface appearance (color, background, etc), to moving the map or highlighting a building, facility or layer.
Cuepoints
Cuepoints are visible moments along a media itemís progress bar that indicate that either an interactive event is going to occur or the user has the ability to dive deeper into the content currently being discussed. A cuepoint has a start and stop time and can point to any other object within the application, even another theme.
Topics
Topics are representations of departments, programs, services, distinctive features and are often used as cuepoints in themes. Topics provide a way to group text, links, and media that serve to explain concepts that span places and have a life of their own. Each Topic can contain a text description, media, links to objects in the tour, hyperlinks on the web, and commentary on/about the topic.
Lower Thirds Text
This is text that is display directly over top of the time-based media (from the bottom up). It usually consists of information about the current image or a speaker's title. Thumbnails and artwork can also be present here. This content managed feature replaces the need to include this information directly in the video file and ensures easy updating should the subject's information (e.g. job title) change.
Coordinated Content & Map Control
Text or images around the interactive video can be updated throughout the media using cuepoints. The easiest way to think about this is a person speaking while a powerpoint slide is being changed. Additionally, a video can update a map by moving it to a selected position (Landmark), turn on relevant layers, or highlight relevant buildings. In certain configurations, a partial view of the map can be opened so that a guided-tour/theme windows can be viewed at the same time.
Closed Captions
Closed captioning is also possible on all videos and the displayed text is managed via ACME.