Feature Overview: Media Tab

Elevate your production by uploading media and tailoring how your videos, images, and slide decks appear.

Using the media tab, Greenroom Producers can upload media content such as videos, images, and slide decks to incorporate into their Greenroom Shows. Once content is uploaded, Producers can also make adjustments to how content is displayed within a shot. Producers can even place media that was uploaded by another Presenter or Producer. In this article, we'll go over the media tab:

Media Tab Video Overview

File Types Supported

The following types of media files can be uploaded to the Greenroom Media Tab:

.PDF (image/slide deck)

.PPT (slide deck)

.KEY (slide deck)

.JPEG (image)

.JPG (image)

.PNG (image)

.GIF (sequence of images)

.MP4 (video)

.MOV (video)

Each file uploaded must be under 2GB in size. There is no limit to the amount of files that can be uploaded. 

Media Sub-Tabs

Within the media tab are four sub-tabs across the top that will either host various files you upload, or enable a screen share:

  • Files: Anything the user uploads via the "Upload" button off their computer, to be placed as shot content.
  • Screenshares: Assign a user's screenshare to a particular shot.
  • Overlays: Special files that get placed on top of shots.
  • Recordings: Any recording that is generated using the record only feature.

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Screenshares

Screen share will give the Producer the ability to put a Presenter's screen share into a shot layout, and activate their own screen share. Presenters will be able to activate their own screen share from this section, but the Producer can prompt them to activate the screen share during the shot before. With the screen share feature, a Greenroom presenter can share their entire screen, a specific window on their computer, or a browser tab. The Producer can also enable audio from the screenshare of a Chrome Tab, or a Windows desktop.

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Media Settings

Looping Video

Within the edit section of each video file that you upload, you can set your video to loop with a toggle. When toggled on (green), loop will make the video content play on repeat within the shot, until the shot is advanced to the next shot. You cannot toggle on or off the looping video feature of videos that have been uploaded by another Greenroom user.

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Fit/Fill

When uploading any piece of media content to the media tab, you'll have the ability to edit how the media sits within a shot dimension. Within the edit section of your piece of media is a dropdown option for fit, with a second option below it for fill.

The fit option will place your media with its whole scaled dimensions within a layout container so that the entire piece of media is seen.

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This might also leave some background space visible, depending on the size and aspect ratio of your media. If that's the case, you can use the background dropdown to the right to put background color around your media.

When media is placed in the Canvas, you can also right click or (CTRL + click) on the media to bring up a pop-up menu show the following options. If right clicking on a video, you'll see the additional setting that can enable loop.

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We recommend testing this setting with each piece of media when you're building your shots within the Showbuilder mode, in order to ensure the best layout for your shot.

 

My Media

Media that you upload gives you editing control of that media, meaning you can loop video files, scale media to fit or fill within its dimensions, add a background color to the media, and add more still images and video files to the existing media - further building out a deck or creating a playlist of media. You can also present your media to the feeds tab or even remove/delete your media from the Greenroom.  A download option is also available to any images or videos you upload to the Greenroom.

 

Room Media

Media that another Presenter, Producer, or viewer uploads to Greenroom can only be edited by that Greenroom user. As the Producer, you can remove/delete their media from the Greenroom, scale their media to fit or fill within its dimensions, add a background color to their media, and present their media to the feeds tab. A download option is also available to you for any images or videos another user uploads to the Greenroom.

 

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Video Playback

Once a video is placed within a shot, you'll see its thumbnail populate within the layout, with a playback bar control at the bottom of the video. This will allow you to pause the video mid-shot, scroll to a specific section of the video, and even adjust the volume of the videos audio. You can play the video to test it within Showbuilder mode before your show starts, ensuring that the video plays properly with audio.

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When you're starting your live Greenroom show or are about to switch to a shot with a video, playing the shot will automatically start the video. When clicking "Play Shot" or "Next Shot" within the Showboard environment, the video will start playing. When the video comes to an end, it will hold on the last frame of the video, allowing the producer to make a seamless cut to the next shot.  

 

Video Trim

In Showbuilder mode, you can access a Trim feature within the pop up menu of a selected video, whether you're looking at files or recordings. The Trim feature will open up a new window that will allow you to mark start and end points of the video, while referencing playback controls.

 

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