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Editing a video


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Open the video edit screen

The following options are available:



Upload a new video

To upload a new video, click New > Multimedia > Video in the top menu.

For detailed instructions, refer to the following article:



Edit an existing video

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 page.



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 is fully uploaded and encoded, the following options are available:
    • Play the video
    • Check the length of the video
    • Adjust the volume during playback
    • Play the video in fullscreen
  • (B): Replace: Upload a new file that replaces the original file. The original file is deleted from Pangea CMS.
  • (C): Embed: Copy the embed code for the video to your clipboard. This is useful if you want to embed the video on an external website.
  • (D): Trim: Cut unnecessary content from the start and / or the end of the video.
  • (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 a 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.
    Hover the cursor over the Preview window to access the playback options.
  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 image

The thumbnail shows in the video player 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 for the Thumbnail.
  3. Enter your chosen timepoint into the Thumbnail box.

The image displayed in the Preview window changes to show the specified timepoint. Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.



Use the website teaser image

The Website teaser image is used to promote the video via widgets on the public website. To add a Website teaser image and also set it as the thumbnail:

  1. Click Website teaser in the left panel.
  2. In the Horizontal image box, click Select content.
  3. Use the search parameters in the left panel to locate the image you want to use.
  4. Click + Attach (the plus icon) next to the image you want to use.
  5. The selected image appears in the Horizontal image box. Click Video in the left panel.
  6. Tick the box next to Use Website Teaser image as thumbnail.
  7. Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.

The Preview window does not show the image. However, the player on the public website is updated.




Manage multimedia distribution

You can share the video via one or more multimedia platforms. For example, you can share the video via your service's YouTube channel.

NOTE: Pangea CMS currently supports multimedia distribution 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 partner. 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 a video is shared and available via the multimedia partner, you see a green tick under Status. The following options are available for managing shared videos:

  • Add to a Playlist (YouTube only): Add the video to a particular playlist.
  • Delete media from third party: Hover your cursor over the account panel and click the trash icon to remove the video from the account.
  • Update Metadata: Hover your cursor over the account panel and click the refresh icon to update the shared video based on the current video settings 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 at the top of the video page. Optionally schedule publication.
  • Last update: Specify when the video was last updated.
  • Title: Adjust the title that is displayed at the top of the video page.
  • 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: Assign the video to one or more categories.
  • Content: Provide additional content that appears below the video player on the public website.


Website teaser

Optionally configure how the video is previewed via widgets on the public website. If you do not add Website teaser settings, the Thumbnail image and the Title from the General settings are used.

NOTE: Configuring Website teaser settings is optional unless the title for the video 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.



Authors, contributors

Optionally add one or more authors that are displayed at the top of the video page on the public website. You can only add someone who is an author in Pangea CMS.



Tags

Optionally add one or more tags. Adding tags has the following benefits:

  • You can run a search for all content that is assigned to a particular tag using the Pangea CMS Search tool.
  • You can configure a Content widget to automatically display content that is assigned to a particular tag.

Tags also influence the search results displayed for visitors on the public website.



Comments

If your service has comments enabled for videos, you can manually enable or disable the option for visitors to leave comments on the current video page.



Encoded files

Access the different versions of the video file. After you upload a video file, Pangea CMS creates different versions of the file that allow it to be played on different devices and in different levels of quality.



Miscellaneous

Copy the URL for the video page, or add internal notes that are visible only via the video Settings screen. 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 in the top-right corner 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).




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