Using 3rd Party Video Streaming Servers

Before creating an interactive video in Cinema8, you should have a linear video. So, let's look at the ways to select the video you will use.

- Video Upload to Cinema8 (Streaming and Storage)
Cinema8 Stock Video Library
Synchronizing Another Video Account to Cinema8 (Youtube, Vimeo, Kaltura, Medianova, BrightCove)
Web Search on Youtube and Vimeo

 

1- Video Upload to Cinema8

The first way to select a video for your interactive video project is to upload 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 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 here if you want to look at the project creation steps 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.


2- Cinema8 Stock Video Library

As a second method, you can select the video from Cinema8’s public stock library. In this area, there are sample videos that you can use in your interactive video projects.

  

Step 1: Click the “Library” button on the left panel.
Step 2: Click the “Video Library” tab on the page.

  

Step 3: Once the Cinema8 stock video library is opened, select a video and click the “Create Project” button. 
Click here if you want to look at the project creation steps in detail. 


3- Synchronizing Another Video Account to Cinema8 (Youtube, Vimeo, Kaltura, Medianova, BrightCove)

You may have an account on video platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, Kaltura, Medianova or Brightcove. It is very easy to integrate your videos on these platforms into Cinema8 and make them interactive.


Step 1: Click on the “Settings” button on the left panel.
Step 2: Click on the “Streaming Platforms” button on the page.
Step 3: Select the platform and enter your account information to display videos in the Cinema8 player. Then, click to the "Synchronize" button.
Step 4: Click the “Save” button to synchronize your accounts with Cinema8. 

Now, you can see the videos that you synchronized in Cinema8 Library.

 

4- Web Search for Video

You can search for public videos on YouTube and Vimeo with keywords. Then, you can create an interactive video or store in the library for later use.



Step 1: Click on the “Library” button on the left panel.
Step 2: Click on the “Web Search” tab on the page.

  

Step 3: Type the keyword to search for and click on the “Search” button.


Step 4: On this page, search results in YouTube and Vimeo are displayed. Click on the video you want to use for your interactive video project.

  

Step 5: By clicking on the “Add to Library” button, you can add the video into the library to use in other projects.
Step 6: By clicking on the “Create project using this video” button, you can start creating interactive video project. 
Click here if you want to look at the project creation steps in detail.