Live Player is designed to help Mediabank users extract media clips from live broadcast streams and publish them to the Library for further processing.
Mediabank "Live player" acts as the tool to extract highlights from the event and Library is the distribution platform for further distribution/publishing.
From the Mediabank main menu, locate and click the Live Player button.
The Live Player opening screen will appear, waiting for you to select an input source. It should be similar to the below example.
Selecting a source
You will see a the opening screen of the Live Player, partly illustrated below. The illustration show the top left side of the Live Player opening screen.
- If you wish to return to the Mediabank Main menu, click on the "Mediabank Live Player" icon.
- Select a source. To get started, select a stream from the Drop-down menu
Once selected, the live stream will appear in the "Live Player" window and automatically play the stream live.
The control bar
Hoovering your mouse pointer over the player window will activate the control bar. The Live Player starts with the "live" view, but you can actually move "back in time" taking use of the Live Player buffer. In the example below you can read from the "Total buffer" that there is close to one hour buffer zone available. (Different streams may have different buffer size). You can navigate very efficient in the buffer zone by dragging the "marker" to left or right. Even if the stream is live you can navigate as far back as the buffer allows and create clips.
The status bar and Live Player buttons
The Live Player have three different states. "Live", "Preview" and "Buffered". The buffered state is shown in above illustration, displaying only time. Below illustration shows the status bar displaying the local time of the source stream.
- The "Live Player" present the live stream source location time. The red dot with "Live" indicates you simply watching a live stream.
- Audio track - If the stream contains additional audio language tracks, you may select the appropriate.
(You may, at this point already marked a clip with In/Out stamps from the live stream but not yet created the clip.)
- Same as above. The PREVIEW indicates you simply watching a clip that contains a "mark in" time and a "mark out" time.
- Audio track - If the stream contains additional audio language tracks, you may select the appropriate before you actually create the clip.
To navigate to the beginning or the end of the clip, just click on the In: xx.xx.xx.xx or out: xx.xx.xx.xx markers
The navigation buttons
Creating a clip
Creating a Clip is easy.
- Watch the live or buffered stream and press (1) "mark in" to mark the beginning of the clip.
- The Live Player will then
- Mark the starting point (2) (orange text) down to frame level (hh:mm:ss:ff)
- Create a (2) poster image
- Automatically (2) suggest a title. (live stream name + the clip starting time) You may overwrite it.
- Then press (3) "mark out" to set the end time of the clip
- The (4) "out" time is set.
- You may add a (5) descriptive text
- You may also use the (6) "Preview" button to watch the clip. You are free to navigate with the player control buttons to move back an forth trough the clip. Navigate with the accuracy from 10sec, 1sec and down to frame level. Press "mark in" or "mark out" to adjust the clip.
- Finally, (7) create the clip. The clip can have the minimum length of 10 sec and a maximum length of 30 min.