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.

Archiving clips

Press the image <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.

Sharing Clips

Pressing the image <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 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 MIS. This enables you to do things like incorporate a corporate logo or add annotation as shown in the example above.

Figure: Download & upload thumbnail

Figure: Download & upload thumbnail

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.

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: 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

Figure: Advanced mode

Figure: Advanced mode

Publish Clip

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.

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 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.

Figure: CEM link to saved clip

Figure: CEM link to saved clip