Quick Start: Setting Video Properties

Product(s)
Video Cloud
Role(s)
Studio User
Task(s)
Manage Videos

The objective of this Quick Start is for you to be able to set video properties using the Media module.

After completing this Quick Start you should be able to:

  • Navigate inside of the Media module
  • Edit video properties
  • Understand why video tags are important and how they are used

The Media module is used to manage the videos in your account. You can edit video properties, create folders and playlists and publish videos.

The following video tutorial will give you an overview of the Media module.

 

Editing video properties

To view and edit the properties for a video, open the Media module and click the video title link. The video properties page will open.

The video properties are organized into the following sections:

  • Video Information - Contains properties such as short and long description, tags, related link and reference id
  • Images - Used to upload or capture poster and thumbnail images
  • Video Files - Displays the video rendition information
  • Video Views - Displays the video views for the past 30 days
  • Custom Fields - Used to add custom field information
  • Availability - Used to schedule and set geo-restrictions
  • Text Tracks - Used to add WebVTT caption files

To edit video properties, click Edit or double-click in a properties section, make the appropriate changes and then click Save.

Note: To edit video properties for multiple videos, use the Quick Edit feature.

Adding tags to videos

Tags are a set of keywords that can be assigned to a video or set of videos. For example, all of your bird-related videos might be assigned a tag of birds and animal-related videos assigned a tag of animals. Multiple tags can be added to a video. Tags facilitate searching through your media library and can also be used when creating playlists. Playlists will be covered later in this Quick Start. Tags are added as part of the Video Information properties.

Hands-on Task: Editing Video Properties

In this task you will edit video properties.

Editing Video Information properties

  1. In Video Cloud Studio, click Media to open the Media module.
  2. Click on the title for the Brown Pelican.mpg video, locate the Video Information section and then click Edit. Set the following properties:
    • Name: Brown Pelican
    • Short Description: Pelican on the rocks
    • Tags: birds

    Click Save when done and then click Back to Videos to return to the list of videos.

  3. Click on the title for the http://learning-services-media.brightcove.com/vc-quick-start/oystercatcher.mp4 video, locate the Video Information section and then click Edit. Set the following properties:
    • Name: Oystercatcher
    • Short Description: Oystercatcher on the beach
    • Tags: birds

    Click Save when done and then click Back to Videos to return to the list of videos.

  4. Edit both the Chickadee.mp4 and the Woodpecker.mp4 videos. Remove the file extension from the name and tag the videos with birds.

  5. Confirm the updated videos appear as follows.
  6. (Optional) Edit some of the animal videos and tag the videos with animals.