The TradeCast platform includes several useful features to add interactivity to your video content. One of these is 'Overlays', a feature that allows you to place a number of interactive buttons on top of a video. Your viewers can use these interactive buttons to be redirected to web pages or to request additional information related to the video being watched. This article explains how to add and manage the 'Info' video overlay.
The 'Info' overlay is an ideal feature to show your viewers additional information while they are watching a video. The icon of this overlay is the letter 'i', which suggests that the viewer will see more information when clicking or tapping the overlay button. For example, you could use this overlay to tell a viewer more about the subject of the video.
Adding the 'Info' overlay to a video
Adding the 'Info' overlay to a video is done via the Media Overview. The Overview can be accessed by clicking the following buttons in the CMS of your online video platform:
In the Media Overview, select the video you want to add the overlay to and click on the three-dot sign (...). In the selection menu that pops up, click on 'Overlays.
You'll now enter the Media page for the chosen video. Here, not only can you find the most important display and analytics information for this video, but you can also manage the overlays here. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see a selection screen with the following Overlay option:
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The bars behind the different interactive overlay options visualize the duration of the chosen video. To activate an overlay, click on the bar behind the overlay you want to activate. The 'Add' screen pops up:
Here you can specify at which moment in the video you want to activate the overlay and until which moment you want the overlay to be visible. The default setting ensures that the selected overlay is visible throughout the entire video.
More options for 'Info'
Another option in the 'Add' screen for the 'Info' overlay is 'Info text', which allows you to add the text that should appear when a viewer clicks or taps the Info button in a video. The text editor contains a number of options for formatting your text, including the ability to add hyperlinks and images.
If you're satisfied with the overlay's settings, you can save your edits by clicking on the 'Save' button in the lower right corner of the 'Add' screen. Your chosen overlay is now active and you can view the results of your settings directly in the video player at the top of the screen.