Is there a way to have both video galleries and image/photo galleries? I have tried using the featured video widget but the video is then displayed very small in comparison with the slide widget version. Ideally i like the video to be displayed as is via the slide widget and then be able to add a photo gallery further down on the home page.
Good question. One way to do that would be to create a page for your video and insert it into the content there. And then use the Home Block — Page Content widget to insert that page into your front page. That should give you a full-width video and still leave the slider widget free for your images.
If that doesn’t work out quite right for you, let me know.