How to create a RealTimes Story

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We just announced RealTimes, a new way to have fun with your photos and videos. RealTimes finds the best photos and videos you’ve taken and automatically turns them into RealTimes Stories that can be easily saved and shared with friends and family. To get you started, we automatically create some suggested RealTimes Stories once you download the app and allow Auto Upload of your photos and videos. These suggested Stories are the easiest and fastest way to enjoy and share a video montage of your photos and videos. However, you may want more control of how your Story looks. That’s great, you can edit a suggested Story or create your own RealTimes Story and share it with friends and family.

While you can view RealTimes Stories on multiple devices – even your TV (thanks Roku and Chromecast), you can only create RealTimes Stories on iOS and Android devices, and PCs at this time. Once you create a RealTimes Story and save it, you can edit it at any time on any of those devices. So if you created a RealTimes Story using the Android app, once you upload it to RealCloud, you can edit it on a PC or iPhone or iPad.

HOW TO CREATE A REALTIMES STORY ON YOUR IPHONE OR IPAD

Once you download and install the RealTimes app on your iPhone or iPad , you can start creating your own RealTimes Stories from your photos and videos stored on your device. Once you make a RealTimes Story, be sure to save it, so you can share it with friends and families. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, you can always edit it once it’s saved.

1. Login to your RealTimes account on your iPhone or iPad, tap on Photos & Videos at the bottom of the screen to see your media. Tap on the Photos & Videos from the dropdown menu to choose just videos or just photos. Tap on the All button in at the top of the screen to pick All Photos & Videos, Videos, or Photos to add to your RealTimes Story. Pick photos

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2. Select a series of photos in the Timeline or from Albums by tapping the arrow across from the date in the Timeline. Next, tap Create Story from the blue bar at the bottom of the screen. Add photos

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3. The app will automatically select the best videos and photos from that event and create a RealTimes Story. This is just a starting point; you can edit it, swap photos, change music, and add effects.

4. When the automated video montage ends, you have the option to Share It, Save It, or Edit Scenes. If you like what was automatically created go ahead and Share It. If you decide to Save It, you can still edit the video. Simply select it from the Saved section of Stories. In this scenario, we’re going to tap Edit Scenes. end of story

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5. You can change the Scenes that are in the video and re-order them. To add Scenes, scroll the photos and videos in the event and tap on them to select or de-select them. The Scenes that are selected will have a blue check mark in the center.

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add more photos You can also add Scenes from another event, just tap Add More in the top right corner of the screen and tap on the photo or video you want to add. Next, tap Add to Story to add the Scenes to the RealTimes Story. The Scenes will be added to the Select Scenes option.

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Create Story Rearrange the order of the Scenes by tapping, holding and dragging the image to where you want it to appear. Click Done and the new RealTimes Story will play.

6. You can also edit the individual photos that will be used in the RealTimes Story. Click on the pencil icon on the thumbnail to reveal editing options. You can use the photo editor feature to enhance, crop, change orientation, add text, draw, adjust lighting, sharpness, focus, and color. You can also add effects, stickers, frames, overlays and Meme’s to the photo. Once you make your adjustments tap Done in the top right corner of the screen to save the changes.

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7. Now that you have selected the media for your RealTimes Story, let’s add some Effects. While the video is playing click the Effects button. You can change the entire look of the video by applying an Effect (Original, Black 7 White, Sepia, Nightfall, Vibrant, Poster, Avant-Garde, Surreal, and Azure). You can also apply Transitions (Cut, Blend, Swipe, Domino, Squares, Flash, and Action) In this scenario, we selected the Surreal Filter and the Domino Transition.

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8. You can also change the soundtrack of your RealTimes Story, by tapping on the Audio button. Simply tap the instrumental song (Happy To Be Here, Breakfast Ukulele, Happy Summer Journey, Inspire, Lively Sunny, Piano Music Inspiration, Shining Bright, Skip and Strut, Uke N Whistle, and Winner). If you don’t like any of the options, you can always get more music by tapping the Add Audio button. You’ll have an option to choose from music stored on your phone, RealTimes Featured Track, Audio from your Video, iTunes, or Record a Narration. In this scenario, we chose Lively Sunny. The new soundtrack gets added to the entire video.

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9. You can also change the title of the RealTimes Story by tapping the Title button and changing the Title and Description. We changed the name to “Michelle’s Party.” Tap Save and it appears as the title of the RealTimes Story. Tap Save, to confirm changes.

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10. Once you like the RealTimes Story you created, go ahead and save it. If you watched the entire video montage you can tap the Save It button. At any time you can also tap the three horizontal dots in the top right corner of the screen and tap Save. Name the RealTimes Story and tap Save. The video will be saved on your smartphone. If you selected the auto upload feature, it will also upload to your RealCloud account.

11. You can also share the video, by tapping the Share button and then choose: Email, Message, Facebook, Twitter, or Copy Link. iOSShare

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HOW TO CREATE A REALTIMES STORY ON YOUR ANDROID DEVICE

Once you download and install the RealTimes app on your Android smartphone or tablet, you can start creating your own RealTimes Stories from your photos and videos. Once you make a RealTimes Story, be sure to save it on your device or upload it to your RealCloud account, so you can share it with friends and families. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, you can always edit it once it’s saved.

1. Login to your RealTimes account on your Android device, tap on the top left corner of the screen near the RealTimes logo and then tap Photos & Videos to see your media. Tap on the Photos & Videos from the dropdown menu for more choices. You can choose All Photos & Videos, RealCloud, This Phone, or Facebook to add to your RealTimes Story.

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2. Select a series of photos in the Timeline or from Albums and tap Create Story from top of the screen.

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3. The app will automatically select the best videos and photos from that event and create a RealTimes Story. This is just a starting point; you can edit it, swap photos, change music, and add effects.

4. When the automated video montage ends, you have the option to Share It, Save It, or Edit Scenes. If you like what was automatically created go ahead and Share It. If you decide to Save It, you can still edit the video. Simply select it from the Saved section of Stories. In this scenario, we’re going to tap Edit Scenes.

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5. You can change the Scenes that are in the video and re-order them. To add Scenes, scroll the photos and videos in the event and tap on them to select or de-select them. The Scenes that are selected will have blue circle with a white arrow in it.

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You can also add Scenes from another event, just tap Add More in the top right corner of the screen and tap on the photo or video you want to add. Next, tap Add to add the Scenes to the RealTimes Story. The Scenes will be added to the Select Scenes option.

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Rearrange the order of the Scenes by clicking on the image and dragging it to where you want it to appear. Click OK and the new RealTimes Story will play.

6. You can also edit the individual photos that will be used in the RealTimes Story. Click on the pencil icon on the thumbnail to get to view editing options. You can use the photo editor feature to enhance, crop, change orientation, add text, draw, adjust lighting, sharpness, focus, and color. You can also add effects, stickers, frames, overlays and Meme’s to the photo. Once you make your adjustments tap Done in the top right corner of the screen to save the changes.

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7. Now that you have selected the media for your RealTimes Story, let’s add some Effects. While the video is playing click the Effects button. You can change the entire look of the video by applying an Effect (Original, Black 7 White, Sepia, Nightfall, Vibrant, Poster, Avant-Garde, Surreal, and Azure). You can also apply Transitions (Cut, Blend, Swipe, Domino, Squares, Flash, and Action) In this scenario, we selected the Surreal Filter and the Domino Transition.

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8. You can also change the soundtrack of your RealTimes Story, by tapping on the Audio button. Simply tap the instrumental song (Happy To Be Here, Breakfast Ukulele, Happy Summer Journey, Inspire, Lively Sunny, Piano Music Inspiration, Shining Bright, Skip and Strut, Uke N Whistle, and Winner). If you don’t like any of the options, you can always get more music by tapping the Add Audio button. You’ll have an option to choose from music stored on your phone, RealTimes Featured Track, Audio from your Video, Amazon Music, or Record a Narration. In this scenario, we chose Winner. The new soundtrack gets added to the entire video.

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9. You can also change the title of the RealTimes Story by tapping the Title button and changing the Title and Description. We changed the name to “Michelle’s Super Fun Party.” Tap Save and it appears as the title of the RealTimes Story. Tap Save, to confirm changes.

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10. Once you like the RealTimes Story you created, go ahead and save it. If you watched the entire video montage you can tap the Save It button. At any time you can also tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner of the screen and tap Save. Name the RealTimes Story and tap Ok. The video will be saved on your smartphone. If you selected the auto upload feature, it will also upload to your RealCloud account.

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11. You can also share the video, by tapping the Share button and then choose: Email, Message, Facebook, Twitter, or Copy Link.

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HOW TO CREATE A REALTIMES STORY USING A PC

Once you download and install the RealTimes app on your PC, you can start creating your own RealTimes Stories from your photos and videos. Once you make a RealTimes Story, be sure to save it so you can share it with friends and families.

1. Login to your RealTimes account on your PC and select Library to see your media. Select Library and choose All Photos & Videos from the dropdown menu. With this option you can choose both photos and videos to add to your RealTimes Story. You can also select to view photos and videos from your RealCloud account or directly on your PC.

2. Select a series of photos in the Timeline or from Albums and click on Create Story from at the bottom of the screen.

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3. The app will automatically select the best videos and photos from that event and create a RealTimes Story. This is just a starting point; you can edit it, swap photos, change music, and add effects.

4. When the automated 30-second video ends, you have the option Share It, Save It, or Keep Editing. If you like what was automatically created go ahead and Share It. If you decide to Save It, you can still edit the video, you will be able to find it in the Saved section of Stories. In this scenario, we’re going to click Keep Editing.

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5. You can change the Scenes that are in the video and re-order them. To add Scenes, scroll the photos and videos in the event and click on them to select. The Scenes that are selected will have blue circle with a white arrow in it.

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You can also add Scenes from another event, just click Add Scenes and click on the photo or video you want to add (hint: hold down the shift key to select multiple scenes). Next, click OK to add the Scenes to the RealTimes Story. The Scenes will be added to the Select Scenes option.

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Rearrange the order of the Scenes by clicking on the image and dragging it to where you want it to appear. Click OK and the new RealTimes Story will play.

6. Now that you have the images you want in your RealTimes Story, let’s add some Effects. While the video is playing click the Effects button. You can change the entire look of the video by applying an Effect (Original, Vintage, Timeless, Nightfall, Vibrant, Cartoon, Avant-Garde, Surreal, and Azure). In this scenario, we selected Vintage. The entire video changed to black and white.

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7. You can also change the soundtrack of your RealTimes Story, by clicking on the Music button. Simply click the instrumental song (Happy To Be Here, Breakfast Ukulele, Happy Summer Journey, Inspire, Lively Sunny, Piano Music Inspiration, Shining Bright, Skip and Strut, Uke N Whistle, and Winner). If you don’t like any of the options, you can always get more music by clicking the Add Audio button. You’ll have an option to choose from music stored on your PC. In this scenario, we chose Breakfast Ukulele. The new soundtrack gets added to the entire video.

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8. You can also change the title of the RealTimes Story by clicking the Title button and changing the Title and Description. We changed the name to “Michelle’s Amazing Party.” Click Save and it will appear as the title of the RealTimes Story.

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9. Once the RealTimes Story is to your liking, go ahead and save it. To save it, click the download icon in the upper right corner of the RealTimes Story screen and click Save Story and then Click Save. Click the blank box if you want to create an album of all the scenes used in the story. The video will be uploaded to your PC and your RealCloud account (if you selected the auto upload feature, which also gets you 5GB of free storage).

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10. You can also share the video, by clicking the Share button and then choose your method: Email, Message, Facebook, Twitter, or Copy Link. There you have it: All the ways you can create and share RealTime Stories on your devices. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can give it a try for free. Just download it from your favorite app store and start having some fun with all those memories stored on your devices.

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