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Editing a Video


A Video page on the public website allows visitors to watch a video file. You can optionally enable the option for visitors to download the file.

NOTE: This article explains how to edit an existing Video that is already saved in Pangea CMS. To learn about uploading a new Video, refer to the alternative article below:

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Open the video edit screen

To edit an existing Video:

  1. Find the Video you want to edit using the Pangea CMS Search tool.
  2. Click the title in the relevant box on the Search results screen.

The Video edit screen opens.




Manage the video file

To manage the video file, click Video in the left panel.

The following options are available:

  • (A): Preview: If the video file is fully uploaded and processed, the following options are available:
    • Play the video
    • Check the length of the video file or jump to a particular timepoint
    • Click the volume icon to adjust the volume during playback
    • Play the video in fullscreen
  • (B): Replace: Upload a new file that replaces the original file. This option is useful if the upload fails.
  • (C): Embed: Copy the embed code for the video to your clipboard. This is useful if you want to embed the video player on another page.
  • (D): Trim: Cut unnecessary content from the start and / or the end of the video file.
  • (E): Apply watermark: Burn a watermark logo into the video file.
  • (F): Thumbnail: Set the Thumbnail image.
  • (G): Show download link: Tick this box to include a download link on the public website, allowing visitors to download the video file.



Trim the video

The Trim tool lets you cut unnecessary content from the start and / or the end of the video. When you trim a video, you create a new version of the video, and the original untrimmed version remains saved in Pangea CMS.

To trim a video:

  1. Optionally use the video Preview to make a note of the required start time and / or end time for the trimmed video:
    • New start time: All preceding content will be cut in the trimmed video.
    • New end time: All following content will be cut in the trimmed video.
  2. Click Trim.
  3. Enter the new Start time and End time, then click + Save as new.

The Edit video screen for the trimmed video opens in a new tab. The title for the trimmed video matches the original version with [TRIMMED] - added to the start.




Set the Thumbnail

The Thumbnail is displayed in the video player on the public website before the video is played. You can set the Thumbnail using either method below:



Use a timepoint from the video file

  1. Click Video in the left panel.
  2. Use the Preview to identify the timepoint you want to use as the Thumbnail.
  3. Enter your chosen timepoint into the Thumbnail box.

The Preview updates to show the new Thumbnail. Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.



Use the Website teaser image

You can set the horizontal Website teaser image as the Thumbnail.

NOTE: For detailed information about Website teaser settings, refer to the following article:

Follow these steps:

  1. Click Website teaser in the left panel.
  2. In the Horizontal image box, click Select content.
  3. Find and attach the image you want to use.
  4. The selected image appears in the Horizontal image box. Click Video in the left panel.
  5. Tick the box next to Use Website Teaser image as thumbnail.
  6. Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.

The Preview may not immediately show the new Thumbnail. However, the Thumbnail is visible on the public website.

NOTE: The Thumbnail now updates automatically to match any further changes to the horizontal Website teaser image.




Manage multimedia distribution

You can share the video via one or more multimedia platforms.

NOTE: Pangea CMS currently supports multimedia distribution for videos to YouTube, Facebook, and Dailymotion.

Follow these steps:

  1. Click Multimedia distribution in the left panel.
  2. Tick the box next to each account where you want to share the video.
  3. Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.

The request is now processed by the multimedia platform. You can check the progress for the request at any time under Status.


NOTE: To view the Status for the request, you may need to close and then reopen the Video edit screen.

Once the video is shared via the multimedia platform, a green tick is visible under Status. The following options are available:

  • Add to a Playlist (YouTube only): Add the video to a particular YouTube playlist.
  • Delete media from third party: Remove the video from the multimedia platform.
  • Update Metadata: Update the shared version of the video to match the video in Pangea CMS. This option is useful if you edit or replace the video.



Manage encoded files

Pangea CMS encodes each video file immediately after the file is uploaded. During encoding, multiple versions of the file are created. These files allow the Video to be viewed on different devices and in different levels of quality. If you enabled the Show download link option, visitors to the public website can choose which version of the file to download.

Click Encoded files in the left panel to view the encoded files for the current Video.

Hover your cursor over the panel for a file to access the following options:

  • Encoded status: View technical details about the file.
  • Download from Akamai: Download the version of the file that is available on the public website.
  • Play on Akamai: Play the version of the file that is available on the public website.
  • Download from Local: Download the version of the file that is stored in Pangea CMS.
  • Play on Local: Play the version of the file that is stored in Pangea CMS.



Manage settings

The following additional settings options are available under Settings in the left panel:



General

The following options are available:

  • Status: Adjust the Video status.
  • Publication date & time: Adjust the publication date and time that is displayed on the public website. Optionally schedule publication.
  • Last update: Specify when the Video was last updated. If filled, the information is displayed on the public website.
  • Title: Adjust the Video title.
  • Introduction: Enter a brief introductory text. Tick Display introduction to display the introduction on the public website.
  • URL Slug: Enter a text string that is added to the URL and enhances visibility via search engines.
  • Categories: Adjust the Categories that the Video is assigned to.
  • Content: Provide Content that appears below the video player on the public website. Content for a Video can include formatted text and links. For information about the options available via the CKEditor bar, refer to the following article:


Website teaser

Optionally configure how the Video is previewed via widgets and other pages on the public website. If you do not add Website teaser settings, the preview is generated according to the General settings.

For detailed information, refer to the following article:

NOTE: Configuring Website teaser settings is optional unless the Video Title in General settings is longer than 140 characters. In this case, a 'Website teaser title' is required.


Social media

Optionally configure how the Video is previewed when it is shared via social media.

For detailed information, see the following article:



Authors, contributors

Optionally add the following settings (if available):

  • Authors: Add one or more names that are displayed at the top of the Video page on the public website. You can only add someone who is already listed as an Author in Pangea CMS.
  • Contributors: Add one or more names that are not displayed on the public website, but are visible internally to payroll. You can only add someone who is already listed as an Author or a Photographer in Pangea CMS and has an assigned Contributor ID.


Tags

Optionally assign one or more tags to the Video page. Tags in Pangea CMS are used to conveniently identify and manage groups of content. Tags can serve the following functions:

  • Configure a Content widget to only display content that is assigned a particular tag.
  • Use the Pangea CMS Search tool to find only content that is assigned a particular tag.


Miscellaneous

If the Video page is saved, you can retrieve the URL. You can also add internal notes that are visible only via the Video Settings. Notes are not searchable in Pangea CMS and are not visible on the public website.




Add related content

You can add a Related content widget to the Video page. A Related content widget provides links to other content published by your own service that visitors may find interesting. The widget is displayed on the right side of the screen on desktop, or below the main content on mobile devices.

Go to Related content in the left panel and click Select content. For detailed instructions, refer to the following article:




Preview the Video

If the status of the Video is Published, you can click Live site at the top of the screen to open the Video on the public website. Regardless of the status, you can use the options under Preview in the left panel to preview the page on devices with different screen sizes (desktop, tablet, or mobile).

NOTE: You cannot use the Preview options in the left panel until all of the required settings are filled. However, it is not necessary to save the page before previewing it.




Further recommendations

The following articles may be helpful:

Pangea CMS Guide

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