Pick any frame as Webgate.io video thumbnail

A thumbnail is a small image that represents your video when browsing your assets. It can improve collaboration by making your clips more recognizable or when showing important information like the film slate. When sharing videos with press or clients, the thumbnail of your clips should be eye-catching and provide a hint about what the video is about.

By default Webgate.io auto-generates thumbnails of your uploaded assets. It can happen that the automatism does not always find the right image, the actors could be shot in an unflattering way or simply an unsuitable image was chosen.

This is where our new thumb generator comes into play. It allows you to easily save the current frame as a thumbnail directly in the player while watching your video footage.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the video feedback functions for individual clips. In the Webgate.io player you will find several buttons in the upper right corner above the video. These always refer to the currently playing clip and will disappear after a few seconds. With a click into the picture you can fade them in again. The functions explained from left to right are writing comments, drawing feedback into the image, voting functions from «Like» to «Dislike» and new the possibility to use the current image as thumbnail. Of course you can use our player controls to navigate to the desired image frame by frame.

Published at: July 15, 2022 06:00 AM

Pick any frame as Webgate.i...

Closed captions for your video streams

With captions you can translate your videos into different languages, make video content accessible for people who are deaf or hearing impaired, or enable reading along when the environment is too noisy. And of course, you can give feedback on captions in the video review itself.

Add subtitles or transcriptions to your clips. All you need to do is upload a suitable .vtt or .srt file and choose its type and language.

You can upload different subtitles per clip and thus offer a variety of different captions. If you have the necessary rights, the menu item «Captions» appears in the context menu (three dots) of your playlists and clips. In the playlist you will find the «CC» (Closed Captions) icon in the sidebar. Here you can add new captions via the plus symbol, activate and mark them as default. All people who have access to the video can select the captions via the «CC» icon. This also applies if you want to share video content via Directlink. This way Webgate.io allows you to view and give feedback on movies and their captions even with people without a Webgate.io account.

Published at: June 22, 2022 02:28 PM

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Project-wide user details

One of the first things you do when starting a new Video Production online or creating a media library is inviting your team members and collaborators. With the help of self-created or predefined roles you can control the access rights of your users and organize them into groups.

Our new feature «Project Details» allows you to save individual information about your users. These can be viewed by people in your project. The most important field is the position.

Especially in dailies projects, many users get access to the project. So that you don't have to check the staff list every time to see who has which position, you can now assign the position Line Producer, Director, Editor, DoP, DIT, etc. within your project. . The same person can have a completely different position in another project. This way, responsible persons can be determined and marked. You can also share any information like contact details project-wide.

You find this feature in the user sidebar. In the context menu of the users the details can be customized by the project admin. Persons with details are marked in the sidebar or get a label with their position in the project. You can also search for the position of the person.

Published at: March 15, 2022 09:00 AM

Project-wide user details

Custom watermark text configuration

Your video content is your most important asset! As soon as you collaborate in teams, especially in large or global teams, the protection of your assets becomes more important. Not to speak of sharing content with third parties before a major release. Watermarks and especially personalized watermarks are of great importance here. The more content has to be personalized for users, the greater the administrative effort and possible sources of error.

Webgate.io provides a remedy here: while setting up your Directlink automatic personalizations that are really burned into the videos can be activated simply via checkbox for all invited persons.

To avoid problems with subtitles or requirements from film, TV companies and distributors, you can now customize the appearance of personalized watermarks.

You can adjust both the position and opacity to your needs. Webgate.io will take care of the details so you can focus on the creative aspects. This makes Webgate.io your secure video distribution platform for video reviews, your post production, press releases and all other video projects with high security standards.

Published at: March 07, 2022 11:00 PM

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Stream and share videos with 4K Ultra HD playback

Customers and partners expect a sharp and crisp image from a professional video production. Especially for restoration projects or new high resolution productions, you want to share and show your videos in the best quality.

We've added 4K UHD to the Webgate.io render pipeline. To enable 4K UHD for your project streaming and download derivatives, you have to activate the resolution as allowed in the project settings. Take into account that your audience must have the necessary bandwidth and screen resolution to watch 4K videos.

From our tools for your media production we would like to highlight one in particular. Our online video player allows you to zoom in and out of videos. In addition to a breathtaking streaming quality, the 4K playback enables your audience to examine enlarged sections of the image in high quality. This is especially useful if you use Webgate.io as a video review tool.

For those who want to know more in detail: The resolution of 4K UHD is 3840 x 2160. Our streaming files are created in the color space Rec 709. We have chosen a data rate of 10 Mbit/s for your high quality streaming.

Published at: March 06, 2022 11:00 PM

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Improved Video Review

In the last weeks we had some conversations with our users. We wanted to learn more about workflows and how you use the Webgate.io video player. We received valuable feedback and feature requests from project managers, editors, DITs, cameramen and women. Some of them we could already implement.

Many use Webgate.io as a video review tool. A fast, easy and familiar navigation is key. That's why we had already implemented shortcuts like in Avid at the beginning of the year. Today's update generates thumbnails over the entire time span of the clip. When you touch the timeline with the mouse, a preview image is displayed. So you can find the right frame in a flash.

If you use our new metadata management and store circle take information, you can filter for it in the upper right corner. You can also filter for clips that contain comments. Ideal for checking or processing QA comments.

A new fullscreen view, automatic fade in/out of controls and fixing the clip navigator in fullscreen mode are among other minor improvements of the update.

If you also want to give feedback or have a feature request, please drop us a line. We are looking forward to it.

Published at: February 27, 2022 11:00 PM

Improved Video Review

Manage all metadata in one place

With the help of metadata, important information is stored in the files that can facilitate your entire workflow. These should be maintained and completed from the beginning to the end of your project. In addition to technical data like frame count, time code, bit rates, they can also contain content information such as reel, scene, take and QA comments. These are collected during the production by the camera, the DIT, the Script Supervisor or the Editor.

Webgate.io offers a faster and more efficiently way to edit and create metadata within your image and video production. Once you have uploaded your data Webgate.io starts auto-crawling your files for technical metadata. Collected metadata can be imported via an Avid Log Exchange file (ALE) and automatically assigned to all your clips of a shooting day.

Webgate.io now offers a simple interface to manually change metadata of your organized inventory of data assets and your managed shooting days.

When opening the info sidebar, you can view images/videos and edit the metadata at the same time. If you change a picture or clip, the sidebar will be updated as well. This allows you e.g. to change slate information of videos more efficiently. Webgate.io allows you to search by specific metadata fields or combine searches in order to filter results. With existing scene information clips of the same scene from A and B camera will be shown next to each other.

Published at: January 24, 2022 08:00 AM

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Avid like Online Video Playback

When evaluating dailies, a cut or VFX shot, good video navigation is essential. You want to watch a cut again, evaluate a comp in more detail or you were simply distracted for a moment and want to rewind.

Our Video Player is based on the video navigation of Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro. So you can use the familiar shortcuts like J, K and L also within Webgate.io.

When pressing L you can play forwards and with J backwards. Multiple presses will increase the playback speed. If your browser supports it, it will even play a pitched audio. With K you stop the video and reset the playback speed. If you want to reduce the playback speed, you can also activate a SlowMo via the burger menu of the player. And also the shortcuts for in and out points are now based on Avid. You can navigate through the video frame by frame with the left and right arrow keys.

You can find all shortcut functions directly in the player in the shortcut sidebar or in the video feedback tool section.

Published at: January 19, 2022 02:00 PM

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Video sharing with a limited number of views

Directlinks often contain sensitive information such as unreleased movies or TV films. Especially here it is of enormous importance that you keep full control over your data. One component for secure sharing of movies and films can be the number of possible views. The value is set when the Directlink is created and specifies how often a link can be viewed.

We distinguish between personalized Directlinks where Webgate sends the invitation and each user receives his own link, and self send Directlinks, where one and the same link is created for several users.

If a person is invited via Webgate.io with a personalized Directlink, with for example three possible views, the invitee can open the link once on the smartphone, iPad and laptop. After that, all views are blocked. The invitee can watch the film multiple times in the same session on the identical device.

The maximum limit also applies to self send Directlinks, but Webgate.io does not differentiate between the users. No matter who accesses the link, every view counts. If the limit is reached, the link is blocked for all.

If you want to reset the counter of a Directlink, you can do this either for all links at once or for single users. In the context menu of the Directlink in the sidebar you can reset all views at once, in the admin view of the Directlink you can reset the counter for individual invitees.

Published at: January 13, 2022 09:00 AM

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Introducing Webgate.io

ARRI Webgate is becoming Webgate.io. We’re also changing our domain from arriwebgate.com to webgate.io. We’re changing the name, but keeping the same easy way to collect video feedback, host files and share your high value video footage.

We change the name due to the sale of ARRI Media GmbH to the SL Unternehmens-Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH. We’re also looking forward delivering our modern video workflow through a shorter and more expressive name and domain.

What is happening with your account and projects?

All your account details and project data stay the same. You should start using our new domain webgate.io. When using our old address you will be redirected to the new one starting December 15. You still log in with the same credentials as before but you may need to update your password vault.
If you are using the Webgate API you need to change the domain from api.arriwebgate.com to api.webgate.io. If you are the owner of a Whitelabel domain it will be automatically changed to the domain 'yoursubdomain'.webgate.io. Visitors of your old whitelabel URL will be automatically redirected to the new domain, you don't have to take any action.

What is happening with your Directlinks?

All your previously generated and shared Directlinks will automatically redirected to our new domain.

If you have further questions write to our new support email at help@webgate.io or using our contact form. We’re happy to help!

Published at: December 09, 2021 07:00 AM

Introducing Webgate.io