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. For more on downloading videos in Studio, see Download an Event Video.

When adding cues in Studio or your decoder interface, you can share them with any user in your organization. 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.
  2. Click Encoder Videos. (Go there)
  3. Hover over the video you want to add cues to and click the options icon image6.png> View Details.image8.png
  4. Click Cues.
  5. Click Add Cue. image11.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. Set the cue position by playing the video, then 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 toggle icon image1.png next to Share Cue. If you want a private cue, click the toggle icon off.
  9. Click the green checkmark to create the cue. image5.png

Add Cues to a Web Video in Studio

  1. Navigate to the Library.
  2. Click Web Videos. (Go there)
  3. Hover over the video you want to add cues to and click the options icon image6.png> View Details. image10.png
  4. Click Cues.
  5. Click Add Cue.
  6. Give your cue a name.
  7. Set the cue position by first using the scrub bar to find it. Then click Set to Now to set the position. image7.png
  8. To share cues with others, click the toggle icon image1.png next to Share Cue. If you want a private cue, click the toggle icon off.
  9. Click the green checkmark to save the cue. image4.png

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). image15.png
  3. In the popup, click Open Event.
  4. Navigate to the Cues tab. image2.png
  5. Using the scrub bar, find where in the video you want to add a cue. image14.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 Cue. image12.png
  8. Your cue will show in both the decoder interface and Studio. image9.png image13.png

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