VCM Media Viewer and Logging

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In the Search Results pane, double-click the file you want to view. If the file is a video, the Media Viewer window opens with a low resolution proxy video ready for viewing. If the file is a picture, the Media Viewer opens with the picture being displayed. Along with the video or picture being displayed, all of the log entries for the file are also displayed in the same window (if any have been created).

Remember that low resolution proxy files (also called companion files) are playable videos a fraction of the size of stored originals and are created when data is captured or ingested. They allow for quick retrieval and viewing of stored video. The low resolution proxies remain online, even if their originals are offline. They are entirely managed and fully searchable.

The Media Viewer window is divided into two main areas:

Media Viewer - Use the Media Viewer to view videos or pictures. You can view videos at different speeds, search metadata content, navigate to a particular point in a file, clip parts of the video for export, and send clips to the Export Queue. It is comprised of the basic controls of any popular video viewer (such as volume, play, stop, skip forward, skip back, beginning, and end) and the following additional controls: timeline, scissors, jog shuttle, playback speed, search box, and storyboard. This portion of the Media Viewer window also displays pictures but does not have any of the video controls displayed.
Logging - The logging area of the Media Viewer is used to create logs about specific clips of a video. At the top of this area is a list of all the saved log entries for the selected video.  When a log entry has been selected, information on the clip is displayed such as time in and time out, and it provides information about the selected log such as the user who created it, date and time created, bullet color associated with the clip, and the title and description of the clip. The entire Logging panel can be minimized for maximum media viewer viewing, or the panel can be maximized to manage the log entries.

The Media Viewer with a video ready for viewing:

Media Viewer window with a Video playing and Logging displayed

The Media Viewer with a picture displayed for viewing:

Media Viewer with picture displayed and a single log entry.

For more information, see VCM Media Viewer and VCM Logging.