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 sound is normally activated when hovering over the video but by clicking the "speaker" icon the sound will be turned on.
The "chat" icon opens up interaction options, see Preview & Interact below for more info.
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.
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.
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.
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.