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Video Upload Instructions

ENCODING SPECS

ONLY CONFIRMED TO WORK IN FIREFOX > 3.5 AND SAFARI 5

IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS DISABLE RICH-TEXT, AS IT OFTEN INTRODUCES BAD CHARACTERS INTO THE SHORT CODE

UPLOADING & EMBEDDING A VIDEO

  1. Click "Choose File" in the video section of your article or blog post
  2. Upload the video
  3. Place the short code in your post, where you want the video to appear. The form is:
    [video_twistage 1]
    (if you use no short code the video will appear at the bottom of your post when it is ready!)
  4. Save your post (the video will not be saved until you save your post)
  5. Videos take time to process. If you use the short-code before they are done, the player will say "Video Not Available" until they are ready.

CHANGING THE STILLFRAME

  1. Click on the video thumbnail.
  2. Find a frame in the video you want as a stillframe
  3. Click the "set stillframe" button
  4. Submit the post (the stillframe update does not happen until you do this. It may take minutes for it to update)

USING A STILLFRAME FOR THE POST LISTING IMAGE

  1. Check the "Stillframe" box in the video asset
  2. Submit the post
  3. Your stillframe will now be attached to the post, and used if you do not have another listing image set. It is cropped and resized automatically.

ADDING A VIDEO TO THE RIGHT PLAYLIST AND VIDEO LANDER

  1. On the node view, click the link at the bottom that says "Add to Video queue".
  2. Any video in the node with the "nodequeue" box checked will be added. Those without it checked will not appear in the featured playlist.

DELETING & REPLACING

  1. Check the "Delete" box on the video asset
  2. Submit the post.
  3. The video will be deleted from your post but will remain orphaned.
    (To replace a video with a new version, upload the new video and check the "Delete" box on the old video)

EMBEDDING A PLAYLIST

  1. Upload the videos, as referenced above. You can upload many videos before submitting your post.
  2. Use the short code [video_twistage playlist] in your post.

EMBEDDING IN THE RIVER

  1. Check the "Embed video in river" box
  2. Only one video, the top weighted (lightest) will appear in the river

ADVANCED EMBEDDING

  • You can embed a video without the download link by using "protect" after the index number, eg. [video_twistage 1 protect]
  • There are video filters for several common services:
    [twistage VIDEO_ID]
    [youtube VIDEO_ID]
    [vimeo VIDEO_ID]
  • ! Please ONLY use the [twistage VIDEO_ID] code when reposting a video that has been properly attached elsewhere !

FINDING VIDEO ID CODE FOR A REPOST

  1. Go to the video upload management page:http://www.fastcompany.com/admin/content/video-upload
  2. Search for your video using one or two words that appeared in the original post.
  3. Copy the VID provided, and embed in your post

RECEIVING VIDEOS FROM OUTSIDE SOURCES

  1. Send the contributor these encoding specs.
  2. Have the contributor go to this page:
    http://www.fastcompany.com/video/upload
  3. They will be prompted to login, and given the username and password to do that. Those are:
    u: video@fastcompany.com
    p: upload
  4. Ask them to provide a descriptive title (most important) description and tags that will help you find the video later.
  5. Once the videos are upload they are accessible at the incoming video management page here:
    http://www.fastcompany.com/admin/content/video-incoming
  6. From here you can search, download the source and preview the video.
  7. If you want to create or update a post with a video in the incoming queue, as-is, check the box next to it, select the appropriate option, and submit.

ADVANCED ADMINISTRATION

  • This page contains links to all admin features:
    http://www.fastcompany.com/video/admin
  • This page is the list of incoming videos:
    http://www.fastcompany.com/admin/content/video-incoming
  • This page is the list of finished videos to manage:
    http://www.fastcompany.com/admin/content/video-upload
  • And there you can do the following:
  • Find the associated post and video id for a video
  • Search for videos by keywords in the title, description or tags
  • Create a new post with an already uploaded, orphaned video
  • Append an already uploaded, orphaned video to an existing post (auto-completion is provided)
  • Delete an orphaned video
  • These operation are easy. You check the box next to the video, select your operation from the drop down at the top, and click "submit".