Explore large data sets, or multiple data sets, with animation

Data Storyteller was designed with video editors in mind. It substantially simplifies the creation of animated charts and map visualizations for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Resolve and Final Cut. From small to large data sets, Data Storyteller’s Maps and Charts plugins have all the options you need to create stunning data-based animations. Designed from the ground up for video production, your animations can be created in much less time than traditional data visualization tools.

There are many sets of controls available to select, format and display your animated data exactly the way you want!

World and US Maps

Visualize world data (countries) or US data (states and counties). Use names or FIPS to link data to regions on the maps. The World Map offers different projections, including a 3D globe.

Traditional Charts

Create Bar, Line, and Scatter/Bubble charts. Because Data Storyteller is built on the robust charting library of D3.js, we will continually be adding other types of charts after the 1.0 release.

Automated or Manual Animation

You can create animations by setting a few parameters, such as Draw On Time or Fade Off. Or you can manually keyframe many settings for more complex animations that are timed to the rest of your production.

Simple or Complex data handling

Imported CSV or Excel files can be simple spreadsheets or more complex, with multiple sheets or large data sets. Users can also export/import Json files to use the same data settings, visuals, and titles/legend choices in their next graphic.

Built-in Spreadsheet and data reload mechanism

A built-in spreadsheet to see and select all of the data or highlight specific cells, rows, and columns you wish to include in your visualization. You can see all your data inside of the app and use the “Reload Files” button to refresh the in-app content after editing the data in a spreadsheet app.

Single and Multi-file data animation options

upload one or multiple data sets and choose how your data will be animated on the screen in both cases. Data Storyteller has two panels dedicated to setting how you want your data to play on the screen, allowing users to apply video transitions, control the animation interval time, select Fade or Draw, and more.

Range/Filter Animation

choose to slowly reveal or hide data by keyframing the spreadsheet selection or filtering values that are higher or lower than a user defined threshold. By using keyframes that determine when and where each new data point appears, it is possible to create animations that are timed to other aspects of your production for more impact.

Map Data Values to Color, Size, Position, US Map, and World Map

Data values can affect many aspects of the Charts and Maps, allowing you to create interesting visualizations that connect with your viewers.

Preset Templates and Test Files

A wide variety of templates help users get started on creating beautiful data visualizations. Data Storyteller also offers built-in test files: simply choose one of the data sets available to try the plugin. There’s no need to have your own spreadsheet setup to get started.