To complete the finalization of your creation, the last step involves transforming your draft into a captivating video. Once satisfied with the outcome, you have the option to publish the final result through various means, including downloading it, embedding it into a webpage or LMS, and sharing it as a link or to your social accounts.
In this guide, you’ll learn:
- How to create a video preview
- Version History
- How to Publish your video
How to Create a Video Preview
Once you’ve completed your draft, begin by generating a preview to assess its readiness for sharing with the world. To do this, click the 'Create Video' button in the top-right corner to generate the video preview.
Upon rendering the video, a progress bar window will appear, showing the current status. To continue editing the video or work on other drafts, simply click the 'Keep Editing' button to close the window. After closing the window, the video's rendering progress will be conveniently displayed in the top-right corner for your reference:
Note: Editing the video at this stage will not impact this version (refer to the What's a version? section below). Any changes made here will only become visible after you click 'Create Video' again, generating a second version with its own progress bar.
After the rendering process is complete, a window will appear displaying your video preview. Take this opportunity to play the video and ensure you're satisfied with the outcome before proceeding further.
If the current outcome doesn't meet your expectations, you have the flexibility to keep editing and create better versions until you are completely satisfied with the result. To do so, simply click the 'X' in the top right-hand corner of the pop-up.
Rest assured that you can generate as many video previews as you need without any deduction of minutes from your account. Your creative process is unrestricted and focused on achieving the best outcome.
What’s a Version?
With every click on 'Create Video', a new version of your project takes shape. To track the rendering progress of different versions, hover your mouse over the Play icon (located at the top right) and click on 'Show Older Versions'.
If you've generated multiple versions, you can conveniently preview each one and publish your desired version by selecting 'Export' next to the chosen version. This allows you to manage and share various iterations of your project with ease:
How to Publish Your Video
Once your video preview is completed, we give you multiple options to publish:
Note: Please be aware that publishing WILL deduct minutes from your account. For more information about account minutes, refer to our Account Minutes article.
- Download the final video to your device
- Copy Link to your video by copying its URL
- Password protect your link
- Embed it across multiple platforms or in your email
- Share to your social accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp)
Once you’ve created your video, within the pop-up window of the completed video, click on the 'Download' button. You'll have the option to choose the desired file type (MP4, WebM, or MOV) and select the preferred resolution (Full HD (1080p) or HD (720p)). This way, you can tailor the video to your specific needs and ensure optimal quality for your chosen platform.
To easily share the video online, click on the 'Copy Link' button:
A small window will pop up displaying your video’s unique sharing URL. Copy it by clicking 'Copy Link':
You can add an extra layer of security to your shared videos by setting a password. This feature ensures that only those with the designated password can access and view the content. It’s a game-changer for protecting sensitive information and ensuring your videos are seen by the right eyes.
- Safeguard your videos and control access to sensitive content.
- Ideal for sharing internal training materials, company updates, and other proprietary information.
- Share videos securely with a specific audience by providing them with the unique password.
After selecting the ‘Copy Link’ publishing option, select the drop-down menu and click ‘Password Protected Link’. Then input your desired password and select ‘Protect’. If you don’t remember the password or need to change it, simply select the ‘Override Password’. Once satisfied, select the ‘Copy Link’ to send out the new password-protected share link.
Remember to share the password with your colleagues or relevant party!
Another option is to embed the final video directly into your webpage, or LMS platform. To generate your video’s embed code, hover over the ‘Share’ icon and click 'Embed':
A window will pop up allowing you to select various options for your embedded video. Select the options you want to be applied (if any at all), and click 'Copy Embedded Code'.
Now you can paste this link anywhere where embedding videos is permitted.
Embed in Email
The Embed in Email option will copy and email embed format to your computer's clipboard, which you can then paste to the email software of your choice.
The link embedded in the video's thumbnail will be available after the email is sent.
Hour One makes it easy to share your videos straight to your social accounts. Hover over the ‘Share’ button, then choose the desired social account you wish to publish your video.
Need any help with Creating & Publishing? Send us a message.