KlipDraw Motion vs Animate vs Basic: What’s the Difference?


07-Apr-2021 | 8 minute read

If you’re new to KlipDraw, or telestrators in general, it’s probable that you have some questions about the differences between each of our products. You want to know what tools you get in each package, don’t you? You want to know which one is right for you.


Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll lay out all the differences for you in the simplest way possible.


Ok! So, what’s your first question…?

How Many KlipDraw Programs Are There?

Easy! There are three pieces of software in our product range.


klipdraw basic vs animate vs motion


Before we delve deep into the differences between each product, let’s take a breath, do a little recap and give you a brief introduction to each one: 


•    KlipDraw Basic. This is the oldest member of the family. Developed first, it's the cheapest and simplest program in the range. Basic allows you to add static drawings to still frames.

•    KlipDraw Animate. The middle child. Animate allows you to add dynamic drawings, which can be scripted and animated, to still frames.

•    KlipDraw Motion. The newest member of the family, but also the most powerful. Motion allows you to track the action in a video without relying on still frames.


So, What’s the Difference?

Well, there are 5 major areas where the products differ: 


1. Type of Drawings


2. Sequentiality of drawings


3. Number of klips


4. Exposure time of drawings


5. Specific tools


Let's take a closer look at each one...


1. Type of Drawings

The first big difference is the type of drawings you can create. These are as follows:

Klipdraw types of drawing

KlipDraw Basic allows you to create static drawings on any frame of a video. It works like any other drawing software but with tools which are specific for sport. Frames can be added to exported videos.


KlipDraw Animate shows movement on still frames. Drawings can be animated to show movement, speed and other variables. Produced videos become more dynamic and your desired message much clearer.


KlipDraw Motion adds full motion tracking into the mix. Drawings are no longer confined to a still frame but rather move in parallel with the video playback, following the player or ball around the field.


2. Scripting of Drawings

Scripting refers to when the drawings appear and how long they are displayed for. Drawings can be shown together at the same time or one after another in a sequence.

klipdraw scripting of drawings

KlipDraw Basic displays all static drawings at the same time on the same frame. There is no distinct timing for each element and therefore there is no scripting option. 


KlipDraw Animate allows you to display drawings all together or in sequence. You decide when they appear on the frame and for how long. This is an excellent way to focus attention on multiple parts of an image at different times.


KlipDraw Motion has no restrictions. The user decides when drawing or tracking elements appear on the video and for how long. Sequences can be created with full motion tracking leading into animated drawings on still frames. The user can produce very powerful images with appropriate scripting.


3. Number of Klips

A klip is the name we’ve given to the part of a video where drawings are included. You can find more information about this here in the FAQs section of our website.

klipdraw number of klips

KlipDraw Basic only allows you to create ten klips per video.


KlipDraw Animate and KlipDraw Motion let you add unlimited klips per video. 


4. Display Time of Drawings

How long is each individual drawing in a klip displayed for?

klipdraw duration of drawings

As drawings in KlipDraw Basic are all on screen at the same time, you cannot decide how long each drawing appears on screen for. You can, however, decide the duration of the entire klip. 


Related to scripting (see above), in KlipDraw Animate you can decide for how long any individual drawing in a klip is on screen for, as well as deciding the start and end time of each one.


KlipDraw Motion works in the same way as Animate in that you can choose the duration and length of each telestration element. This is as true for drawings on still frames as it is for motion tracking elements. 


5. Specific Drawing Tools 

klipdraw specific tools

In reality, and perhaps surprisingly, this is where we’ll find the least difference between each program as the drawing palette is fairly generic throughout the three programs.


That being said, there are a few tools available in KlipDraw Animate and Motion which rely on animation and, therefore, would have little sense to be included in KlipDraw Basic.


These include the Route Simulator, Base Spotlight, Flash and Animated Zoom.


See the Difference for Yourself

So, there you have it, an overview of the major differences between each product in our range of software.


But don’t take our word for it, try it for yourself. We offer a completely free, 30-day, no obligation trial of any KlipDraw software. Click the link below for information and to get started.


In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions, you can get in touch with us through any of our social media channels where we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.



Thanks for reading.

Written By

Duncan Ritchie

KlipDraw Communications

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