Add material to your library


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Your library contains all the media in your production. Initially, it is empty, so let’s add media to it!

Select files to upload

You can either use the file picker to add files, or simply drag them onto the library and drop them:

Add files using file picker

In the top right corner of the toolbar, you’ll find the Add Clips button. Click it and select some video files in the file picker that pops up.

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Add files using drag&drop

You can also select files on your file system and drag them into the Flow browser window.

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note: Depending on your needs, it might be easier to work with our Limecraft Edge client to transfer material into the online Flow platform. If you work with material which has multiple files for a single clip, if you want to transfer material in bulk, or if you want to create proxies locally and only send those proxies to Flow, Edge probably is the better choice. Learn more about the Edge client software.

Wait for uploads to finish

Uploading the files will take some time, depending on the filesize. You can monitor the upload progress in the dialog which pops open once the upload starts.

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Once the uploads have completed, you can close the browser window if you want.

View your clips in the library

Once a file starts uploading, you can view it in the library. If you see the following notice, simply click the refresh button and your items should become visible.

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Depending on the state of the upload and ingest, the thumbnails in the library will look different:

Playback unavailable

While the upload is busy, the thumbnail looks like this. The ingest workflow has not yet started for this clip.

Processing

The label processing indicates the ingest workflow is running on the server. The ingest workflow will create proxy versions of your material which are playable on the Flow platform.

Ingest complete

Once the ingest workflow has finished succesfully, the clip will look like this.

Ingest failed

If something went wrong during the ingest process, the thumbnail will look like this.

Wait for ingest workflow to finish

You can watch the ingest progress by clicking on the show details button in the thumbnail of the item:

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This opens the details for the file you just uploaded. In the sidebar on the right, you should find the ingest workflow progress:

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