Creating Your First Interactive Video Project
Login to Cinema8 Creative Studio before creating an interactive video. After login, you can start working by selecting the video you will add interaction to. Let's look at how we can create an interactive video project.
First of all, you should upload the video we will use in the system.
Select a video for your interactive video project by uploading it from your computer to Cinema8.
Step 1: Click on the “Library” button from the left panel. My videos list is the area where we can see the videos we have uploaded before.
Step 2: Click the “Upload” button.
Step 3: By clicking on the field in the popup window, select the Cinema8 platform. If you have a synced video account, you can also select them.
Step 4: Click on the field and select your video file to upload from our computer. You can also start the video upload process by dragging and dropping the file into this area.
Step 5: After uploading process is completed successfully, click the “Close” button to close the uploading window.
Step 6: Then, return to the “Library” screen and wait for the video to be processed by the system. The standby time may vary depending on the size of your video. Your video will be ready to use after processing. All you have to do is to click the “Create Project” button next to your video and to create a project. Click if you want to look at the project creation screen in detail.
Info: You need to wait a while before the newly uploaded videos to Cinema8 become available. As you can see in the screenshot, the “Create Project” button is not active for a newly uploaded video. When the “Status” of the video is -READY-, your video becomes ready to use and the “Create Project” button is activated.
Step 1: Click on the “Projects” button from the left panel. Projects is the area where we can see the interactive video projects we have created before.
Step 2: Click the "Create Project" button to create a new project.
Step 3: Enter the name of the interactive video project.
Step 4: Enter the description of the interactive video project.
Step 5: Enter the tags of the interactive video project.
Step 6: Select the visibility feature of the project.
Public: When you select this option, your video will be available to all users.
Private: When you select this option, you will see two customization options. The first one is the “Password” option. The password entered in this field is now the login password for your video. Anyone who do not have this password will not be able to watch your video. The second one is the “Domain Restriction” option. When you type a URL in this field, your video will only work on that URL. The third is the "Private Token" option. Creating a personal access token allows you to send interactive video URLs to your users or customers and easily track them through analytics. You can create multiple private tokens for a video and send them to multiple people.
Step 7: Click to create Private Token.
Step 8: Define a name for the URL to be shared.
Step 9: Determine from what date the video will be valid.
Step 10: Determine the expiry date of the video.
Step 11: Set how many minutes the video can be watched.
Step 12: You can see the video access date here. If the video is not watched at all, there will be no change in this area.
Step 13: Click to save the Private Token you created.
Step 14: Click to delete the Private Token you created.
Step 15: Click to copy the Private Token URL you created.
Step 16: Click to add a new Private Token.
Unlisted: When you select this option, your video will not appear to all users, only to the user groups you have selected. (Click here to learn how to create user groups)
Step 17: Select the folder where the project will be located.
Step 18: You can change the source video of the interactive video.
Step 19: Click on the “Image Gallery” button to select a preview image from the image library.
Step 20: Click on the “Video” button to take a screenshot from the video to select a preview image.
Step 21: Mark this option to make interactive your 360o video.
Step 22: Finally, after completing the required fields, click “Save” to create the project.