Videos: Adding Assets
In your Administrative Portal begin adding video and related content by choosing Videos from the left hand navigation. As video assets are added they will be listed alphabetically down the page, and as the list grows the search field can be used to quickly locate a specific title.
To start adding, click the New button at upper-right and a modal window will open for you to then type in the content title. Click the Add Video button to save it.
You will then be given another window that shows the video title has been added successfully, and a URL link with a Copy URL button. You can send this URL to the content provider so that they can upload the video and other content for you, or if you already have the video you'll be able to upload it directly. Let's look at both options.
Requesting content from the filmmaker/distributor/content provider:
Copy the request URL from the video asset you have created and provide that to the content provider.
When they open the URL link they will find fields to upload the video and related content directly into the asset space you have created. In addition to uploading the video, content providers can also upload a trailer, images, and submit asset details and meta data, all within the same link if you choose to make those available. If the content provider has a CineSend Files account they can choose the import button rather than uploading.
To customize your request page, including what fields are offered, please see Customizing The Video Request Page.
Upload the video and related content yourself:
If you already have access to the video, you can upload it yourself rather than sending out a request to the content provider. To do so, select your video asset from the list. In the Details area, click on the gear icon at the far right and choose "Upload Video". You will be prompted to select the file from your hard drive. If you do not already have IBM Aspera Connect installed on your computer, you will be prompted to download it. Aspera Connect is what the Administrative Portal uses to securely and swiftly upload files, and when uploading your file you'll see the upload status in the Aspera Connect window.
You can also upload still images, trailers and more directly from your computer by navigating to the sub-navigation areas "Artwork" and "Additional Assets".
For more details on the sub-navigation choices for Videos, please see: Configuring Video Options
For more details on customizing your Video Request page, please see: Customizing The Video Request Page