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2010 updated user guide 2


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2010 updated user guide 2

  1. 1. User Help Guide January 2010
  2. 2. Menu Slide Description 4 Key Features 5 Uses 6 Logging In 7-11 Activating & Using The Broadcast Function 12 Adjusting The Flash Player Settings 13-16 Activating & Using The Stand Alone Player Function 17-18 The Video Management Function 19 Using The Inset Video Player 20 Using The Edit Function 21 Using The Delete Function 22-23 Using The Upload Function 24 Using The Download Function 25-27 Using The Audio Chat Function 28 Adjusting Audio Settings 29 Support
  3. 3. <ul><li>Streamfolio ( ) is a video online portfolio otherwise known as a v-portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Streamfolio has been developed to meet a growing need to provide an Australian based, private, fast, secure connectivity solution for trainers & students using the Moodle learning management system. </li></ul><ul><li>Streamfolio allows users to aggregate video from a variety of mobile devices to the portfolio for review and vice versa </li></ul><ul><li>Streamfolio provides Users with a private channel that is only accessible by the permissioned users </li></ul><ul><li>Streamfolio has a broadcast streaming capacity to allow the viewer access to live, real time viewing of the broadcaster </li></ul>Key Features Back To Menu
  4. 4. Examples of Streamfolio use in education & training: Classroom Connectivity Using the Streamfolio broadcaster and stand alone viewer from each remote site, real time connectivity is possible between differing sites. Streamfolio dual channel connection is recommended on the Advanced plan. Peer-to-peer A user can live broadcast to any person permissioned into that channel in real time. Performance support Real time feedback to a user in the performance of an activity. Uses Back To Menu
  5. 5. BROADCASTER OPERATION <ul><li>Logging in to your Streamfolio account </li></ul><ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your username and password </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Submit button </li></ul>Back To Menu
  6. 6. Activating The Broadcast Function After completing the login process click on the Access button. This will open the Broadcaster window in a new popup window. Instruction Step 1 Back To Menu
  7. 7. <ul><li>Activating The Broadcast Function </li></ul><ul><li>Select broadcast channel or channels from available channels and drag to the right. </li></ul><ul><li>Insert title and description. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose broadcast type: either Save or Broadcast or Save and Broadcast </li></ul><ul><li>Click on ‘next step ‘......... </li></ul>Step 2 Back To Menu Save - Allows you to direct upload a streaming video without broadcasting Broadcast - Allows you to live stream a video, but it is not saved to file Save and Broadcast - Allows you to save to your portfolio as a file during broadcast
  8. 8. <ul><li>Activating The Broadcast Function </li></ul><ul><li>After selecting the broadcast channel and broadcast type you will be asked to access a camera / microphone source. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the ‘Allow’ button to activate your camera </li></ul>Step 3 Back To Menu
  9. 9. Activating The Broadcast Function After you see your camera in the player window, press the Start Broadcast button Step 4 Back To Menu
  10. 10. <ul><li>Using The Broadcast Function </li></ul><ul><li>When broadcasting is completed press Stop Broadcast button </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting the back button after stopping the broadcast will return you to the file management window </li></ul>Step 5 Back To Menu
  11. 11. <ul><li>Adjusting The Flash Player Settings </li></ul><ul><li>The Flash player window ( video window ) can be adjusted via your computer settings. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Right click’ on the video window to open the flash player settings window to adjust audio and video settings. </li></ul><ul><li>* This adjustment may be necessary to ensure activation of your video and audio components </li></ul>Video Back To Menu
  12. 12. Activating The Stand Alone Player Function After completing the login process, and accessing the broadcast window, select and click on the Streamfolio Player link to open the stand-alone video player window. This will be activated as an additional player window and can be re-positioned to be viewed in another location on your desktop. Step 1 Back To Menu
  13. 13. Step 2 <ul><li>Activating The Stand Alone Player Function </li></ul><ul><li>Select a channel from the drop down list to access your saved video files. </li></ul>Back To Menu
  14. 14. <ul><li>Using The Stand Alone Video Player </li></ul><ul><li>Select a video ( upon one click it will highlight in a blue colour ) </li></ul><ul><li>Select and click the Play button. </li></ul>Back To Menu
  15. 15. Step 1 <ul><li>Using The Stand Alone Player Function </li></ul><ul><li>Player can be paused or stopped using the control buttons </li></ul><ul><li>Player can be resized using the expand screen button </li></ul>Back To Menu
  16. 16. The Video Management Function Play - As with the stand alone player, this embedded player function allows you to view a live broadcast or video file from your allowed channels Edit - With this function you can rename and alter the description of any of your video files. You can also share videos across any authorised channels Delete - Allows you to delete any video file from your channels Upload - Allows you to upload video files from an external source to your video channels Download - Allows you to download any video file from your channels to your PC or device Back - Returns you to the previous window Back To Menu
  17. 17. Video Management <ul><li>Accessing The Video Management Function </li></ul><ul><li>After logging in click on the Access button to open broadcast window </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Manage Videos button to open video management window. </li></ul>Back To Menu
  18. 18. PLAYER <ul><li>Using The Inset Video Player </li></ul><ul><li>To play a video, click on selected video this will highlight both the selected video and the channel in which it is filed </li></ul><ul><li>Press the Play button and the recorded video will be displayed in a small inset player window. </li></ul><ul><li>* Note - To see a recorded video in a larger window, please use the stand alone player </li></ul>Back To Menu
  19. 19. EDIT <ul><li>Using The Edit Function </li></ul><ul><li>To open the edit window click on edit button in video management. Click on selected video, then click Edit button. </li></ul><ul><li>The edit function allows you to alter the title and description of your video file </li></ul><ul><li>When the edit window is open alter the title and description to your choice and click the Save button. </li></ul>Back To Menu
  20. 20. DELETE <ul><li>Using The Delete Function </li></ul><ul><li>The delete function allows you to permanently delete video files from your channel. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the video management window, click on the file for deletion. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on delete button </li></ul><ul><li>When prompted, confirm deletion </li></ul>Back To Menu
  21. 21. Step 1 <ul><li>Using The Upload Function </li></ul><ul><li>The upload function includes a re-encoding tool and will accept the following file fomats; .flv, .mov, .wmv, .avi, .mp4, . 3gp, .mpg </li></ul><ul><li>Files are converted upon upload to .flv format for replay or download * Note - Your original video is retained in original file format until selection for deletion. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the channel or channels you wish to upload to. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the video management window and click Upload button to open upload window </li></ul>Back To Menu
  22. 22. Step 2 <ul><li>Using The Upload Function </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Video Title </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Video Description. </li></ul><ul><li>Browse for the required file on your PC </li></ul><ul><li>Select video file for upload </li></ul>Back To Menu
  23. 23. DOWNLOAD <ul><li>Using The Download Function </li></ul><ul><li>The download function allows you to download .flv video files to your desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the video management window and select the video file you wish to download . </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Download button and the download will start in a new browser based window. </li></ul>Back To Menu
  24. 24. AUDIO CHAT <ul><li>Using The Audio Chat Function </li></ul><ul><li>Streamfolio allows full duplex audio chat to occur between 2 single chosen users during live video streaming. </li></ul><ul><li>The audio chat function is also enabled during the Save or Save and Broadcast mode. </li></ul><ul><li>A viewer can request an audio connection with a broadcaster from within the stand alone Streamfolio </li></ul><ul><li>* Note – The word “chat” is meaning audio conversation from one person to the other in real live time....NOT text chat. </li></ul>Back To Menu
  25. 25. Step 1 <ul><li>Using The Audio Chat Function </li></ul><ul><li>To connect with a broadcast using the Audio Chat function you must access a current live broadcast </li></ul><ul><li>* Note - the Audio Chat feature is only active in a live broadcast stream. </li></ul><ul><li>The Audio Chat feature is best accessed and activated via the and activated via the stand alone Player. </li></ul><ul><li>Once in the live broadcast video stream you activate chat by selecting the On button in the Audio Chat bar. This action will send a request notification to the Broadcaster who will activate the audio connection . </li></ul>Back To Menu
  26. 26. Step 2 <ul><li>Using The Audio Chat Function </li></ul><ul><li>Upon receipt of a viewers Audio Chat request you will see a waiting message in broadcast chat window </li></ul><ul><li>Select and click on each waiting message to allow Audio chat for each participant. </li></ul>Back To Menu
  27. 27. Step 3 <ul><li>Using The Audio Chat Function </li></ul><ul><li>When chat is connected the waiting message will convert to “Talking” and the viewers name will appear. </li></ul><ul><li>Right click on video window to open Flash player settings window to adjust audio and video settings </li></ul>Back To Menu
  28. 28. <ul><li>Adjusting The Flash Player Settings </li></ul><ul><li>The Flash player window ( video window ) can be adjusted to better suit your computer settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Right click on the video window to open the flash player settings window to adjust audio and video settings. </li></ul><ul><li>* This adjustment may be necessary to ensure activation of your video and audio components </li></ul>Audio Back To Menu
  29. 29. Using the support function All registered users are able to use the integrated support function. Click on the support button in the broadcast window to access the support page. Fill in form and submit to receive priority email support Audio Back To Menu
  30. 30. Future Development <ul><li>Streamfolio is currently capable of full duplex video & audio broadcasting recommended on the Advanced plan. users report the ability to both receive and transmit concurrent broadcast and save streaming functionality with success. Some of the future development and additional capabilities within the product include: </li></ul><ul><li>integrated file access, broadcast, view & replay functionality </li></ul><ul><li>dual integrated duplex video & audio capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>multi-channel live broadcast recording & saving </li></ul><ul><li>Upload & edit functions from mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>All updates to the product and service are available by visiting </li></ul><ul><li>All Users are registered to receive any additional updates via priority email registration. </li></ul>Back To Menu