Using the media tab, Greenroom Producers can upload media content such as videos, images, and slide decks to incorporate into their Greenroom Shows. When their content is uploaded, Producers can also adjust the content and make further changes to how content is displayed within a shot. Producers can even place media that was uploaded by another Presenter or user. In this article, we'll go over the media tab,
- Media Tab Overview
- File Types Supported
- Media Sub-Tabs
- My Media vs. Room Media
- Video Playback
- Additional Resources
Media Tab 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)
.GIF (sequence of images)
Each file uploaded must be under 2GB in size. There is no limit to the amount of files that can be uploaded. Check out our article on MP4 video upload requirements for more info on upload requirements regarding videos.
Within the media tab are four sub-tabs 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 recordings feature.
Additional Info on 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 the screen share activation. With the screen share feature, a Greenroom presenter can share their entire screen, a specific window on their computer, or a browser tab.
Screen share is great for presenting a demo of an application on your computer or a demo of a website. This can also be best used to share local presentation files on your computer that might have animations associated with them.
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.
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.
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 setting your piece of media to fill, the media will expand (unscaled) to fill the entire media container. This will allow your media to better fill each layout that's used within your Greenroom show, so that you don't have any container background space visible. However, this will likely crop a portion or some of your media, in order for it to fit within its media container.
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.
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 look for your shot.
My Media vs. Room Media
If you uploaded the file(s), they will be grouped with a labeling as "My Media."
If the file(s) are uploaded by another Greenroom user, they'll be labeled as "Room 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.
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.
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. You'll need to hover your cursor over the video to see it, but don't worry, the playback controls won't be seen on the Webcast.
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.
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.
Check out our article on creating and presenting slide decks in Greenroom for more info and tips on how to present slide decks within Greenroom.
Check out our article on placing media content for more info.