Add Cues to a Video

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Cues are timestamped markers you can use to denote specific events or to section your videos. For example, you can create cues to mark when a speaker starts or stops talking. Then you can use those cues to trim the video or broadcast a specific part for your viewers. You can also use cues to delimit a section of video to download. Learn more about downloading videos in Studio.

When adding cues in Studio or your decoder interface, you can share them with any user in your organization (Learn more). All user roles can manage cues with the exception of Video Review. Alternatively, you can keep them private and accessible only to you. Cues can be added to both encoder and web videos.


Add Cues to an Encoder Video in Studio

  1. Navigate to the Library > Encoder Videos.
  2. Click the encoder video you want to add cues to.
  3. Click Cues.
  4. Set the cue position by using the scrub bar to find your desired location.
  5. Click Add Cue. The cue will be created at the location you found on the scrub bar. image5.png
  6. Give your cue a name. For example, if you’re delimiting the video to just one speaker, this could be “Speaker Start” or “Speaker Stops.”
  7. If you want to change the cue's position, use the scrub bar to find your desired location. Then click Set to Now to set the position.   image2.png
  8. To share cues with others, click the Share Cue toggle. If you want to keep your cue private, ensure the toggle is off.
  9. Click Save to create the cue.  

Add Cues to a Web Video in Studio

  1. Navigate to the Library > Web Videos
  2. Click the video you want to add cues to. 
  3. Click Cues.
  4. Set the cue position by using the scrub bar to find your desired location.
  5. Click Add Cue. The cue will be created at the location you found on the scrub bar.
  6. Give your cue a name.
  7. If you want to change the cue's position, use the scrub bar to find your desired location. Then click Set to Now to set the position.   image3.png
  8. To share cues with others, click the Share Cue toggle. If you want to keep your cue private, ensure the toggle is off.
  9. Click Save to create the cue.  

Add Cues to a Video From Your Decoder Interface

  1. Log in to your decoder.
  2. Find the encoder video you want to add cues to and click Select Event (encoder videos are called events in the decoder interface).  Screen_Shot_2022-08-11_at_3.25.54_PM.png
  3. In the modal that appears, either clear or don't clear the disk cache, which is the content stored locally on the decoder (Learn more). If there's no cache, the modal will instead say Open Event
  4. Navigate to the Cues tab. Screen_Shot_2022-08-11_at_3.27.48_PM.png
  5. Using the scrub bar, find where in the video you want to add a cue.  Screen_Shot_2022-08-11_at_3.28.11_PM.png
  6. Give your cue a description and if you don’t want to share the cue, check off Share new cues with others.
  7. Click Add CueScreen_Shot_2022-08-11_at_3.28.41_PM.png
  8. Your cue will show in both the decoder interface and Studio.  

     

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