Archiving, 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. This feature requires that the combined clips are all derived from the same channel.
Press the <Achieve mark> icon to save a clip outside normal system storage. A download link will appear the clip may also be downloaded from the management console page.
Pressing the <Share track> 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 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. MIS 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 to save the thumbnail or the X to exit without saving.
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 MIS. This enables you to do things like incorporate a corporate logo or add annotation as shown in the example above.
Share Light Editor
The share light editor enables you to add: intro, outro, slate, fade in, fade out, and splice tracks. It is discussed in detail in the asset management section.
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: use the dropdown to save the 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 a different resolution/bandwidth
Closed captions: include closed captions with the clip, if the stream is not captioned an error message appears if this option is selected
Metadata: selects metadata to include with the clip
Resolution: dropdown to select the desired resolution
Target bitrate: dropdown to select the desired bitrate
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
The default publishing setting is Immediate, if desired you can specify a delay. MIS defaults to saving the clip to bookmarks; alternatively you may select archiving the clip.
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 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 MIS 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.
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.
Export Clip – using Volicon CEM
When using other browsers 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.