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 to all be derived from the same channel.

Sharing Clips

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

Clip title and description

If desired, the title and description may be changed at any time.

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 cursor. When you have selected the desired frame, press the <Capture> button to replace the default thumbnail. Volicon Media Intelligence service 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 <Checkmark> image to save the thumbnail, or the <X> image 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 Volicon Media Intelligence service. This enables you to do things like incorporate a corporate logo or add annotation as shown in the example above.

Figure: Download and upload thumbnail

Figure: Download and upload thumbnail

Share Light Editor (SLE)

The SLE enables you to add the following features: intro, outro, slate, fade in, fade out and splice tracks. It is discussed in detail in the “Asset management” section.

Figure: Light editor

Figure: Light editor

Advanced mode/simple mode

Clicking the <Advanced mode/simple mode> button at the bottom of the center panel toggles between the two modes. <Simple mode> is the default. <Advanced mode> opens another panel to give you greater control over the clip. Clicking <Simple mode> resets the center pane.

  • Transcoding is accessed by using the dropdown to save the clip in a different video format.

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

  • Default video is the option to use to select a different resolution/bandwidth if there are sub-encoders configured for this channel.

  • Closed captions allow CC to be included with the clip. If the option is selected yet the stream is not captioned, an error message appears.

  • Metadata selects metadata to include with the clip.

  • Resolution is accessed in the dropdown to select the desired resolution.

  • Target bit rate is accessed in the dropdown to select the desired bit rate.

  • Timestamp allows you to burn a 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> options let you control how much of the screen is occupied by the banner.

  • Maximum time accuracy gives accurate frame-by-frame time in the export file.

Figure: Advanced mode

Figure: Advanced mode

Publish clip

When publishing a clip, the default setting is “Immediate”. If desired, you can specify a delay. Once set, Volicon Media Intelligence service will automatically publish the clip at the specified date and time.

Destinations are grouped by profile. Select the profile and one or more destinations. A single clip may be sent to multiple destinations simultaneously. Some destinations allow the entry of additional information, denoted by a triangle to the right of the name. Click the <Triangle> to open the dialog box. Enter the relevant information and click <OK> or <Cancel>. Then press the <Publish> button at the bottom of the page.

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

The <Export duration> and <File name> tags are at the top of the left-hand pane. Duration information is read-only. The bookmark name defaults to the channel name and timestamp. If desired, you can change it to something more descriptive.

Figure: Publish clip

Figure: Publish clip

Export clip – Using Internet Explorer

This feature works similarly as publishing, only it 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 Media Intelligence service Content Export Module (CEM)

The export of a clip is an accessible process when using Volicon Media Intelligence service CEM. When using other browsers, the process is slightly different; the clip is saved on the CEM server. The server generates a link that allows the user to access the clip.

Figure: CEM links to saved clip

Figure: CEM links to saved clip