Export Video Production Clips

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After you have searched for and selected the assets to export from the Digital Evidence Manager, and the assets are in the Export Queue, click Export in the bottom left corner of the Export Queue to export the assets in different ways.

Element

Description

Which resolution to be exported

Choose which resolution of the asset is to be exported. From the drop-down list, choose Only high resolution, Both high and low resolution, or Only low resolution.

Generate checksum

Select to generate a checksum file for each exported asset file. The checksum (or digital fingerprint) is calculated using the SHA256 hash algorithm. The resulting filename is the original base name with a .sha256 extension.

Watermark video (when supported)

Select to apply a watermark to the exported video file. When this item is selected, the pane expands to show additional fields. This is only available for video files.

Placement - Specify where the watermark should be placed in the video. Select from center, upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right.

Type - Specify the type of watermark to be applied. If Text, then there are fields displayed to input the text size, text color, and the actual text to be used as the watermark. If Bitmap, then a box displays where the pathname of a watermark file can be entered, or click the Browse button to browse for the watermark file.

When using QuickTime as the backend to watermark a video, the preferred format for a watermark file is Portable Network Graphics (.png extension). If you use a bitmap (.bmp) file, the watermark image will not be transparent and it will be surrounded by a white box covering up part of the video.

No watermark can be added to audio files.

Generate metadata output file

Generate metadata xml files for output along with asset. If selected, a drop-down list appears for you to select Create multiple files or Create a single file.

Create multiple files - The metadata file has the same name as its associated asset file, but with the .xml extension. One metadata file per asset is created and they stick together.
Create a single file - A single file containing the metadata for all files being exported is generated. A Metadata output file box appears, requiring a name for the metadata file. Click the Browse button to select.

At a minimum the data included contain pathname, file id, size, and the date and time modified.

Export logging data

Generate an XML formatted file with the contents of the log entries associated with the video clip(s) and image(s) that are to be exported. The resulting filename is the original base name with the extension _lgg.log.

After setting the parameters, click Export to export assets. A job status box appears in the Download Progress pane during the job.

Problems with exporting assets?

If your session was left untouched for a period of time, try logging out and then logging back in. When a session has timed out, it prohibits the user from exporting assets.

For more information see Search Video Production Clips and Video Content Manager Web UI.