To upload a new 360 video to the portal, perform the following steps:
- Go to the portal by clicking here.
- Click on 'UPLOAD VIDEO'. The video upload page is displayed.
- Select the relevant tab that represents the required upload type according to the following options:
- VIDEO UPLOAD - Select this option to upload your 360 video file manually.
- EXTERNAL CONTENT - Select this option to upload a 360 video that is stored on external CDN.
- Go to the 'COMPANY' field and enter the name of the company that will be defined as the owner of this video. Relevant results will be displayed in a drop-down list from which you can choose from.
Note: If you do not have access to any additional Affiliate Companies, this field will be set to your user's owning Company by default.
Note: If the 'Set Company' field in your company context menu is active, this field will be automatically set to your selected company context. For further details, please see Company Context Menu.
- Go to the 'VIDEO TYPE' field and select '360'. This will set the video type attribute to '360' allowing all players to render the video for a 360 experience.
- Go to the 'ENCODING PROFILE' field and enter the name of an encoding profile that will be used to create appropriate video renditions for these videos. Relevant results will be displayed in a drop-down list from which you can choose from.
Note: This field is usually set to 'AOL Videos Renditions' according to your default Company settings. If you do not have any default Encoding profile set in your company, this field will be blank and require you to select an appropriate Encoding profile.Note: If you do not have any previously created encoding profiles, please refer to How to create an encoding profile.
- Upload your video using one or more of the following options:
- Drag & Drop - Simply drag & drop your video file to the upload icon in the center of the screen.
- Click on 'Browse' - This will open a finder/explorer window that will allow you to select one or more videos manually.
Note: These upload options are available under the 'VIDEO UPLOAD' tab.
- 'Enter external source url' - Enter into this field a video file URL address for videos that are stored on external CDNs. Then press enter/return or click on the arrow icon ).
Note: This upload option is available under the 'EXTERNAL CONTENT' tab.
Note: The upload options field will be available and highlighted in blue only after a Company and Encoding Profile have been defined for the upload.
Note: After a video is selected, it will automatically start to upload to the Portal. When the upload is completed, the video will undergo an additional encoding process to create different video renditions. Both processes include a progress bar indication displayed at the bottom of the upload page by each video.
Note: For further details, please see How to Add an IAB Category to Your Video.
- 360fly - Select this projection type for a video shot with a 360fly camera.
- Equirectangular - Select this projection type for a footage taken with an equirectangular 360 camera.
Note: For the 'Save' button to be available, you must enter both a 'Title' and an 'IAB Category'.
Note: When the encoding process is completed, a preview of your video will be displayed in the details page. In addition, the 'Upload State' of the video will change automatically to 'Ready' allowing the video to be syndicated according to the assigned Seller Rule.
The following tables describe all the available metadata optional fields although not all might be visible under your company/user settings. Each table describes the fields available under each tab in the video edit page.
The following table describes all the optional fields under the 'BASIC INFORMATION' tab.
|DESCRIPTION - SHORT||Allows to add short description for your video. This will be available for API users.|
Allows you to add a transcript file that will be associated with your video.
Note: The transcript file makes it easy for editors to search and find your video according to its spoken context. For example, a user can type a catch phrase as a search query to find a popular video containing this phrase.
|LANGUAGE||Allows you to select a language to be set as the spoken language in this video.|
|SUBTITLES||Allows you to upload or link subtitles to your video. The subtitle language selector field allows users to find your video according to it's supported language.
Note: For more information, please see How to Add a Subtitle File/URL to the Video Upload.
|SELLER RULE||By default, all your videos are automatically assigned to your company's default seller rule that controls how your video is syndicated to other companies and users in the Portal. Selecting this field allows you to set a different seller rule to define which companies can or can not access your video.|
|THUMBNAILS||When uploading a video, the platform will automatically generate a high quality thumbnail for your video. This field allows you to upload a custom thumbnail instead if you want a different image to be placed on your video.
Note: For further details, please see How to upload a custom thumbnail to your video.
The following table describes all the optional fields under the 'MORE DATA' tab.
|AVAILABILITY DATE||Allows you to define a time-frame, in which the uploaded video will be available for syndication. You may select the time zone and then define a required 'Start' and 'End' date (or select 'No end date').
Note: The video will not be available for syndication to publishers before the 'Start date' or after the 'End date'.
|CLICK URL||Allows you to define a website address to which your viewers will be redirected to when clicking on the video.|
|CLICK-THROUGH DELAY||Allows you to add a numeric value in seconds that will delay the activation of the click URL.|
|OVERLAY URL||Allows you to add custom overlay URL, which will be displayed in the video.|
Allows you to upload a watermark brand logo that will be displayed as an overlay on top of the video. The logo will also be displayed in the Video details page.
Note: You can add different logos to each video.
|THIRD PARTY TRACK URLS||
Allows you to define custom third party tracker URLs that will be triggered by the player in the following events:
Allows you to add tracking URLs per country. The available tracker URL fields are:
For further details, see How to Add Geo Clicks to Your Video.
|EXTERNAL CONTENT ID|| Allows you to add a 3rd party video ID that will be associated with your video.
Note: For example, you can add your YouTube video ID here to easily identify the same video in the YouTube platform.
|CONTENT LIFECYCLE||Allows you to characterize the content of your video as one of the following options:
|AUDIENCE GENDER||Allows you to select the required target gender/s according to the following options:
Allows you to select the appropriate audience age according to the following options:
Note: you may also select multiple or none of the listed options.
Allows you to select the appropriate video Parental guideline ratings from a drop down menu according to the following options:
Allows you to assign selected descriptors for your video according to the following options:
Note: you may also select multiple or none of the listed options.
|CATEGORY||Allows you to add custom category metadata to your video. This field is not linked to any standardized category list and allows you to enter any word. Multiple categories should be entered using comma separators.|
|LOCATION||Allows you to enter the location in which the video was filmed.|
|LOCALES||Allows to add locales to your video.|
|CREDIT||Allows you to add name/s for the video credits.|
|COPYRIGHT||Allows you to add custom copyright information.|
|PRODUCER||Allows you to add name/s of the video's producer/s.|
|KEYWORDS||Allows you to add custom keyword metadata to your video. This field is not linked to any standardized keyword list and allows you to enter any word. Multiple keywords should be entered using comma separators.
Note: When importing videos from YouTube, this field will be automatically populated by the tags defined on a YouTube video.
|AUTHOR||Allows you to add name/s of the video's author/s.|
|CUSTOM ATTRIBUTES||Enter any custom attributes (parameters and values) using the 'Name' and 'Value' fields. You can then use these attributes to search for the video.|
|TOPICS||Allows you to add additional metadata fields that are relevant for your video, by entering any topic or tag name in the 'Name' field and then entering values for this topic. The topics will then be added into the platform search engine for future searching.|
|CONCEPTS||Allows you to add multiple concepts as free text.|
|TAXONOMY||Allows you to assign custom taxonomy attributes to your video.|
The following table describes all the optional fields under the 'RESTRICTIONS' tab.
|GEO RESTRICTIONS||Allows you to either allowlist or blocklist countries where this video can or cannot be played back.|
|DEVICE RESTRICTIONS||Allows you to either allowlist or blocklist specific mobile devices that will allow or prevent the video from playing back.|
|VIDEO RESTRICTION -
Selecting this check box allows you to apply specific video restrictions directly to this video. When activated, the following 'AVAILABILITY SCOPE' and 'ACCESSIBILITY' fields will be displayed.
The following table describes all the optional fields under the 'MONETIZATION' tab.
|DISABLE ADS||Allows you to disable advertisement from being displayed on this specific video when it is played back in a player.|