Filter and manage incoming content from staff or audience contributions. Toggle between videos and photos by checking the boxes "Videos/Photos" in the top left corner.
Instant publish via SDI, RTMP/TCP or video embedding.
The left pane is where you find and manage incoming content. Below example shows an active Live stream (red “Live” label overlaying the thumbnail).
When clicking on a video thumbnail, it will start playing in the middle Preview pane. It is possible to place multiple videos for previewing at the same time.
By hovering over a video several icons will appear.
The x icon removes the video from the preview pane only.
The arrow icon lets you place a video in any chosen publishing output.
The chat icon opens up interaction options, see Preview & Interact below for more info. (appears only for live broadcasts)
Click the tag icon to quickly create segments from the broadcast.
The three dots icon opens up a menu where you can tag, create a filter, download, delete, trim and access broadcast details. The three dots icon is accessable both in the left incoming pane and the middle preview pane.
In the top left corner of the Content Dashboard you can choose whether to display videos, photos or both at the same time.
In the top bar the button "Create filter" allows the operator of the Content Dashboard to create new filters, making it easier to find relevant content. Active filters are highlighted in blue.
Current filters are:
Location filters are supported by a map which will be activated when a location filter is highlighted.
Trimming clips is a useful tool allowing you to create short video clips during or after a live video to quickly share newsworthy highlights with your audience.
Click on the “Three dots” icon under a video followed by "Trim clip" and drag the handles in the tool to trim the video in the beginning and/or end into the preferred length.
Click on Save as new clip and in a few seconds the trimmed video will be available for downloading at the bottom of the page.
The segment tool allows you to mark out highlights, or segments, from live or earlier recorded broadcasts, later to be downloaded (optionally) as new clips.
This section provides play, rewind and forward controls for the video. The rewind and forward buttons allows you to either jump to the start or end of the video, jump to the start or end of the highlighted segment or jump 15 second forward or backward. Or just click somewhere on the timeline to mark your required position.
To create a new segment, choose a specific time frame, type the name of the segment and click "Save segment" and it will be placed at the bottom in the "Segment list".
To edit the start and end points and/or name of segments from the segment list, firstly highlight the segment followed by the Start/End buttons next to the fields that display the time when you are at the right position in the video. Or manually type time positions in the time fields.
This section lists all the segments that have been created from the video with respective titles as well as start and end points. Click on a segment either to edit or create a new one from it. When you have finished editing the segment, you can choose to download the selected one, or just click "Export all segments" to download all clips in the list.
The exported segments will be saved as individual files in .mp4 format with descriptive file names.
Instead of clicking the three dots, you can quickly create segments from a broadcast when it is in the Preview pane by clicking the little tag icon. The start of each segment will be in yellow marking on the timeline. The segments will be saved in the segment list in the editing tool.
DISCLAIMER: The start and end point for the segments are not precise at the time being. To ensure you have included everything you need in a segment, you might want to add 2-3 seconds at the start and end positions.
When clicking on a video thumbnail, the video will start playing in the “Preview” pane.
If the video is a live stream, the operator of the Content Dashboard will be able to interact with the contributor via IFB-style audio talk back or text messages.
Tapping on the "chat" icon when hovering over the video, interaction options will appear below the video.
Tap on "Click to talk" and the app user will receive a request to accept or decline talk back in the Iris Flow interface.
The browser may ask for permission to use the microphone, please allow this (and preferably tick the box for “Always allow”).
It’s possible to initiate talk back sessions on multiple previews at the same time and then mute individual channels by clicking the "Audio" button below the video player.
We strongly recommend that the contributor is using a headset during a talk back session in order to avoid acoustic feedback.
The message function is activated the same way as for a talk back request. Type in the field where it says "Type a message" and hit send. The app user will receive the message in the Iris Flow interface.
Note that the message function is a one-way communication and read-only for the app user.
To view and see details about an incoming photo, simply click on the thumbnail located in the left pane. It will pop-up larger and display the metadata associated with it.
Click on the “three dots” icon in a photo to activate following options:
A useful way making sure not to miss any incoming important material in the Content Dashboard is to enable the notification service. You can choose to get notified both by a sound and a pop up.
To enable notifications, click on the "spanner" icon in the top right corner of the Content Dashboard. A notification of a live stream will pop up on your screen, within a few seconds of the start.
When a video is ready for publishing, hover over the video, click on the “Arrow” icon followed by the desired Output for the video.
Videos can be published over
An Output is like a looping playlist and will play videos in the order they appear in the list. If a new video is dragged to the top, that video will play out first.
Read more about how to publish in the Publishing section in the left pane.
Please contact your Iris sales representative for detailed publishing guides, configuration information and further guidance and support.