Clip details

Clip details

Figure 8.1 Clip details

Choose a clip and press edit on the right side of the screen. The clip details screen is where to preview, publish, but mainly edit the metadata of a video item.


8.1 Embargo


Figure 8.2 Embargo

The embargo button is the clock above published in the top right of the screen. An embargo is used to publish an item on a specified date and time. It can also be used to unpublish an item, again on a specified date and time. The figure above shows how to add an embargo.


Note: The clock symbol is only displayed when the item is set to published.

8.2 Metadata

Start editing metadata by clicking on the edit button (in the middle at the bottom), or by clicking in one of the edit boxes. Boxes will be visible for every editable field. When provided, the Copyright field will show up in the analytics sources detail tabs described in Filter selection.

Note: Most customers have custom metadata fields. This is one way the VMS can be integrated with any existing web-publishing system. Customized fields can be exported through XML to publish smoothly by using our api.

8.2.1 Tags

Use tags to easily find videos of a certain type. Use the tag car to distinguish videos about cars, and use the tag ferrari to see video's about ferrari. Videos about ferrari will then contain the tags: cars, ferrari. Videos about a vw beetle: cars, beetle, vw. Grouping videos is easy this way. Tags are always saved lowercase.

Note: There can only be one tag per line.

8.2.2 Location

The location field can be used to add a geotag. Pressing the button next to the location field will bring up the location field.

Clip location

Figure 8.3 Clip location

Note: Use the right mouse button to show the menu which contains the add marker item. Add a location by selecting add marker and then pressing the ok button.

8.2.3 Deeplink

This is the location of the web page where the clip is embedded. In general it's recommended to populate the field with the "home url" where the clip can be displayed in the best way.

The VMS is using the deeplink field in vodcasts and for generating the video sitemap. The VMS will prefer the deeplink url instead of the generated sitemap links. See the API guide for more detailed information.

Another way the deeplink can be used is when sharing the videoclip, for example for Facebook. See the Facebook how-to embed manual for more information.

By clicking on the QR code icon behind the deeplink a popup will show with an qr image. This image can be used with mobile applications who read the QR code. A QR code contains a link to a url.

Note: If the deeplink is not filled in, the qr code will not be visible.

Clip QR code

Figure 8.4 Clip QR code

Clicking on the first icon will download the QR image to a local harddisk, while clicking the next button will select it into the keyboard buffer. The third icon will open the link in the QR code in a browser window.


8.2.4 Attachments

If the mediaclip contains attachments, these will be displayed under attachments.

8.3 Thumbnail


Figure 8.5 Thumbnails

To select a thumbnail, click on any one of the thumbnails. The currently selected thumbnail is surrounded by a green border. Deleting a thumbnail is done by clicking on the red X sign in the upper right of a thumbnail. Uploading a thumbnail can be done by clicking the blue upload button in the bottom right of the screen. To upload a custom thumbnail, click on the blue arrow up button. Make sure the dimensions of the thumbnail are at least as high as the dimensions of the video. To create a thumbnail from the video, start by pressing the play button of the video. Clicking anywhere in the video screen will create a new thumbnail.


Note: The more thumbnails there are the longer it takes to save a clip. All the generated thumbnails will be uploaded to the backend of the vms.

8.4 Mediaclip asset details

Mediaclip asset details

Figure 8.6 Mediaclip asset details

The mediaclip assets will be displayed here. These are the different formats that are transcoded by the vms, for example the iPod/iPhone version or the hd version for viewing the mediaclip in higher detail. Next to the preview button there are 4 more buttons, in order: download asset, copy asset source, edit asset and delete asset.


Note: The last 2 buttons may or may not be visible, depending on user rights and/or if it's a live clip.

8.4.1 Download asset

The file that was transcoded (for example the iPod profile) can be downloaded to a local harddisk by pressing this button. It can then be viewed offline.

8.4.2 Copy asset source

Will copy the location (url) of this transcoded asset.

8.4.3 Edit asset

Edit asset

Figure 8.7 Edit asset

The edit asset button will show the screen above, which allows for some advanced options. These options are only available for a user with sufficient rights, and normally there's no sense in changing these options.


8.4.4 Delete asset

This option is used to delete an asset. Like the edit asset screen, this is only available for a user with sufficient rights.

8.5 Embed and Preview

Embed & Preview

Figure 8.8 Embed & Preview

Pressing the embed preview button on the bottom of the screen, will show a playout selector screen as well as an embed screen as shown above. Pressing preview after selecting a playout will result in playing the current video in the selected playout. This will show the video preview screen in Section10.11, Video preview. The last selected playout will be remembered. The copy code button will copy the embed code for usage on a webpage.


Note: Make sure the status of the video is published.

8.6 Source information

Source information

Figure 8.9 Source information

This is information about the source clip that was uploaded to the VMS. It is mostly technical details, that can be used to see what kind of video file has been uploaded.


8.7 Fitmode Tab


Figure 8.10 Fitmode

The fitmode is used to make sure the content size is correctly displayed in relation to the player. This setting is clip specific. Normally when all clips are the same height and width, there is no need to change this.


8.8 Subtitles and Nametags Tab

Subtitles and Nametags

Figure 8.11 Subtitles and Nametags

Subtitles or nametags can be edited in this tab. There's also a button to upload subtitle/nametag documents. The 4 formats that are allowed are: srt, ttxt, xml and sub. When uploaded the VMS will detect which format it is. Subtitles/Nametags need to be set to published to show up in the video.


Note: The subtitle/nametag tab will only be displayed if subtitles/nametags have been contracted.

Subtitle edit

Figure 8.12 Subtitle edit

After pressing the edit button the screen above will display. There is an inpoint and an outpoint that need to be filled in. Pressing the minus sign will remove the corresponding line. If there is need to add another line, press the (bottom) plus sign. To display a subtitle/nametag on the 4th second, type "00:00:04.0". Enter the text next to the in and outpoint.


Note: The system will assume hours as default. If 4 is typed, the system will save that as "04:00:00.0".

8.9 Social Tab

After creating an export channel in the settings described in Social Channels export any clip to YouTube, Twitter or Facebook. Start by pressing on the button of the social export to use. Hereafter select the export channel to push the clip to the internet. In this case there already has been an export to the channel named Facebook.

8.10 Information


Figure 8.13 Information

Here you can see information about the transcoded video. It contains information about the length, the clip id (identifier), subtitles etc.


8.11 Video preview

Video preview

Figure 8.14 Video preview

The figure above shows the video preview of a videoclip. Closing this screen can be done by pressing the esc button on the keyboard, clicking on the close button, or clicking outside the preview window.


8.12 Live clip

Creating a live clip is described in Create new ....

Live clip details

Figure 8.15 Live clip details

A live video or audio clip is essentialy the same as a normal clip, except in this case it is needed to manually add a live url. For button explanations see Mediaclip asset details .


Live clip icon

Figure 8.16 Live clip icon

When the mediaclip is a live mediaclip the icon above will be shown in the top left of the mediaclip view.


Live clip edit

Figure 8.17 Live clip edit

When pressing the edit button the popup shown above will be shown.


Note: The external party that will provide the live stream should be able to give information about the height, width, bandwidth and live url. All the fields are mandatory.

Live clip delete

Figure 8.18 Live clip delete

This will remove the clip from the list of assets. A confirmation box will be shown to prevent users from accidentaly removing a clip.


8.13 Text clip


Figure 8.19 Information

Create a textclip by clicking on the Create new button in the bottom left of the screen, and then click on Text clip. By entering a name for the text clip, the text clip details will be shown. The text clip has different properties (below) than a normal mediaclip. Enter the text that should appear into the call to action text field. Enter the url to go to after clicking the text ad in the click through url text field. The example shows what the ad will look like.


Note: Text clip will only be displayed if the campaigns module has been contracted.

8.14 Shared clips

Shared clips

Figure 8.20 Shared clips

This screen is mostly the same as the clip search described in Section8.1, Clip search. There are however some differences like the publication dropdown and the import button. Select a publication to show the clips that are shared. After clicking on the import button, it's possible to edit the metadata of the clip. The metadata already contains metadata filled in by the owner (publication) of the clip. It's not possible to change the source of this clip, for obvious reasons. Editing this metadata does not update the metadata of the owner, it is a copy for personal use.


Note: Shared clips are only available if the Enterprise module has been contracted.