Publishing and Exporting Clips

The Share and Export options are used to publish clips to a third party or save them on your PC. There are two slightly different versions of the buttons. At the top of the clip management pane The Share All and Export All buttons combine multiple tracks and publish them as a single entity. The feature requires the combined clips are all derived from the same channel.

Sharing Clips

Pressing the <Share> icon opens another window allowing you to select how the clip is shared and select and modify the thumbnail. The feature requires the Volicon CEM export module.

Selecting and Cropping the Thumbnail.

By default the thumbnail is the first frame of the clip. If you want to use a different frame press the <Select Thumbnail> button below the player. This expands the player and allows you to move the frame curser. When you have selected the desired frame press the <Capture> buttom to replace the default thumbnail. MIP allows you to crop the thumbnail. Press the <Crop> button and adjust the borders of the crop outline. At the bottom of the crop box press the image checkmark to save the thumbnail or the image X to exit without saving.

Figure: Changing and Cropping Thumbnail

Figure: Changing and Cropping Thumbnail

Saving a thumbnail to your PC

The <Download> and <Upload> buttons allow you to download the thumbnail image to your workstation, modify it, and then upload it back to MIP. This enables you to do things like incorporate a corporate logo or add annotation as shown in the example above.

Figure: Thumbnails

Figure: Thumbnails


Use the Destinations frame at the far right to select the destinations to publish the clip. The pulldown menu immediately under the Profile defaults to “All system profiles.” To select a subset of available destinations open the pulldown. Destinations are configured by your MIP administrator.

Advanced Mode

Clicking the <Advanced Mode> button at the bottom of the center panel opens another pane and allows you to override the default export profile for this publish profile. Clicking <Simple Mode> resets the center pane to the previous state and will not use any of the advanced parameters.

Figure: Advanced Mode

Figure: Advanced Mode

  • Transcoding – Use the pulldown to save clip in a different video format.

  • Streams – Defaults to both audio and video. Unchecking audio or video deletes that from the clip.

  • Default Video – If there are sub encoders configured for this channel use this option to select different resolution/bandwidth.

  • Closed Captions – include closed captions with the clip. If stream is not captioned an error message appear if this option is selected.

  • Metadata – selects metadata to include with the clip.

  • Resolution – pulldown to select the desired resolution.

  • Target Bitrate – pulldown to select the desired bitrate. This option is useful to down sample the clip to reduce size.

  • Timestamp – Allows you to burn timestamp to the video and select a different time zone.

  • Banner – Uploads a file. Use the Alignment arrows to position the banner and the Transparency option to select transparency. The Width: and Height: option let you control how much of the screen is occupied by the banner.

  • Split To Chunks – divides large clips into predetermined length.

  • Maximum Time Accuracy – Gives accurate frame by frame time in the export file.

Publish Clip

Select the desired destination and press <Publish> or <Close> to go back to the previous screen. Some profiles allow the entry of additional information. If there is a triangle to the right of the name clicking it opens another dialog box. Enter the relevant information and click <Save> or <Cancel>.

Status messages appear at the top of the screen announcing Publish has started and whether it not it was successful. These announcements will close after a short period. Publish destinations are typically configured by your MIP administrator rather than individual users.

At the top of the left hand pane are the Export duration and File Name tags. Duration information is read only. The bookmark name defaults to channel name and time stamp. If desired you can change it to something more descriptive.

Figure: Publish Clip

Figure: Publish Clip

Export Clip – using Internet Explorer

This feature works much the same way as publishing but allows you to save the clip to your PC. When using IE pressing Export opens a dialog box allowing you to select the location and specify how the clip is encoded. A completion message is displayed once the clip has been saved.

Figure: IE Clip Export

Figure: IE Clip Export

Export Clip – using Volicon CEM

When using CEM the process is slightly different, the clip is saved on the CEM server. The server generates a link allowing the user to access the clip.

Figure: CEM link to Saved Clip

Figure: CEM link to Saved Clip