When to use the pause screen
When adding a Pause Screen, the video will automatically pause. A Pause Screen can be used for reflective questions, adding a summary or extra information, or simply creating a moment of rest. It is up to the viewer to decide how much time he or she needs to process the given information before continuing.
Different ways to design the pause screen
You can design the Pause Screen in different ways. We will explain some of them.
Firstly, you can choose to keep the Pause Screen as a full-screen feature. You can design the Pause Screen to your wishes. You can also make the Pause Screen smaller if you want the viewer to see part of the video at the same time as well (for example: “Have you noticed the customer in the back of the store?”).
Another option might be to use the Pause Screen as a button “Click here to continue”, if you want the viewer to have a moment to look at some graphics before continuing.
An ‘invisible’ Pause Screen is also possible, by making the Pause Screen completely transparent, if your only goal is to pause the video automatically. Keep in mind that the viewer might not know that he has to click to continue playing the video, so you might want to provide this instruction in some other way.
Extra tips about the Pause Screen
Keep in mind that, when the video is suddenly paused, the sound might also stop abruptly. To give it a smoother transition, you can enable the ‘Fade the audio out and in’ option.
Turn on the detailed grid when you want to make sure the Pause Screen fills the entire screen (full screen).
When the text is too close to the borders of the Pause Screen, you can add a border in the same color as the background. The text will automatically move a little to the center.
It is possible to combine the Pause Screen with other interactions, which is very handy! Click here to learn more about this.