Video Tasks and Controls

There are tools provided for working with videos that you've uploaded to your account.

You can work with the video in a Thumbnails mode or Single Photo mode. Each mode offers distinct advantages.

You can edit video descriptions including title, caption, keywords, copyright, and categories.

Your video can be organized into Galleries, Groups and Collections. They can be placed within Galleries and Collections, along with photos.

These are all done through the Photos page in the Dashboard.

Important note about uploaded videos: While Zenfolio hosts your files on secure, redundant, industrial-grade storage systems to make sure your video is safe, we do everything possible to make your video easily viewable online.  For this reason, uploaded videos are reformatted and optimized for online viewing. We do not keep original files so we highly suggest you always keep copies of all the video you upload to Zenfolio.

 

Multiple item selection

Many tasks, such as deleting, moving, and editing descriptions, can be performed on multiple items at the same time. This is also known as batch processing.


Continuous selection using the Shift key:

  1. In the Organizer, click to select the gallery containing the video you would like to select or double-click the gallery in the Main Area. Thumbnails of the video from the gallery will load in the Main Area and the title of the gallery will be selected.
  2. In the Main Area, click to select a thumbnail of the first video to be included in the continuous selection. While holding down the Shift key on your keyboard, click to select a thumbnail of the last video to be included in the continuous selection. All video located between the selected items will be included in your selection.


Selecting multiple photographs using the Control key (Command key on Mac OS X):

  1. In the Organizer, click to select the gallery containing the video you would like to select or double-click the gallery in the Main Area. Thumbnails of the video from the gallery will load in the Main Area and the title of the gallery will be selected.
  2. In the Main Area, click to select a thumbnail of the first video to be included in the selection. While holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard (Command key on Mac OS X), click to select additional video to be included in the selection. You can continue adding to your selection until you select all the desired video.


Video menu

The Video Menu gives you quick access to common tasks. It is available on mouse-over anywhere a video thumbnail or a full size image is displayed in the Main Area.

To access the Video Menu, move your mouse over the video and click on the blue down-pointing arrow that appears.


Video Actions Menu

The Video Actions Menu is useful when you want to apply an action to multiple selected videos. The Video Actions Menu is located on the left side of the Section Menu.

Many operations can be accessed using the Video Menu and Video Actions Menu, including:

Information in this section also covers: