Editor Scenes

Within the VSDC Video Editor, a scene functions as an integral component of a project. A single project can contain multiple scenes, enhancing the organization and structure of the content. When a new project is initiated, a scene is automatically created. Its position can be located in the Objects/Projects Explorer window.

To incorporate additional scenes or modify existing ones, simply right-click on the scene's name in the Projects Explorer window and select the desired option. Another way is to navigate to the Scenes tab on the Ribbon command bar: the same options are located there. The following set is available:

  • New scene: this option allows you to add a new scene to your project. It's important to note that the new scene will appear in the Projects Explorer window.
  • Load scene: this feature enables you to load a scene into your project that you have previously saved on your PC in the .vscn format.
  • Save scene as...: this allows you to save the current scene on your computer in the .vscn format. This option is essential if you wish to transfer the scene to a different project.
  • Pack scene...: this option lets you package the scene along with all the resources added to it and save it on your PC in the .vscn format. This is suitable if you plan to move the scene to another computer and continue working on it in VSDC. It's also useful if you're deleting media resources from your PC but want to keep them in the scene for future work.
  • Remove scene: this allows you to delete the scene selected in the Projects Explorer window.
  • Remove all scenes: This option enables you to delete all scenes in the Projects Explorer window.
  • Move up: this feature allows you to move the selected scene in the Projects Explorer window up one level.
  • Preview scene: this allows you to start a preview of the scene either in a separate window (the Preview Scene option) or in the preview window (the Play Scene option).

For even faster access to scene options, you can utilize hotkeys.

Scene objects

Every scene within the project has the capacity to accommodate an extensive array of resources, including standard video, audio, shapes, video effects, and audio effects. To facilitate seamless navigation through the scene's objects, it is advisable to utilize the Objects Explorer window. Positioned at the top of this window, it is a user-friendly search field, allowing for quick and efficient object location. Should the need arise to modify any specific object, a simple right-click on it unveils a menu with relevant options.

Scene properties

To configure the properties of a scene, click on its name in the Projects Explorer window. Automatically, on the right side of the editor, Properties window will display the parameters that can be modified:

  • Scene settings: this section allows you to modify the scene's title, add a description, and control its visibility using the Enabled option. By default, Enabled is set to Yes. Switching it to No will omit the scene from the final project export.
  • Scene's duration: here, you can define how long the scene lasts. With Automatically calculated set to Yes by default, the duration is automatically determined based on the total length of the media files within the scene. If you opt for No, this activates manual duration settings under Duration ms/frames, enabling you to specify the length precisely.
  • Use project color: this option decides whether the scene will adopt the project's background color or have its own distinct color. Adjustments can be made through the Background color and Opacity level controls.
  • Audio volume: this control allows you to adjust the volume of all sounds in this particular scene. The value is cumulative with similar parameters set in the project’s properties.

This software can be downloaded from Free Video Editor description page.