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How to upload files in Overcast

1. In the menu bar at the top of the page, the green “Upload Files” button is visible – click it to begin uploading your files.
2. A pop-up window will appear. Here you can select which files to upload from your computer, which projects they belong in and what keywords you’d like to associate with them.
3. When finished, click Upload Files.

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How to search for video and other assets

1. To search for assets, use the Search Bar at the top of the screen.
2. Type the name of the asset or one of its related keywords and Overcast will show you the relevant results.
3. To filter assets with more granularity, you can use the advanced search by clicking the filter button at the right side of the search bar.
4. You can then filter assets based on: file size, resolution, duration and date along with other filters.
5. When you’ve inputted your desired filters, press “search”. 

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How to download assets in Overcast

1. To download a file, first go to the Asset Page of the file you wish to download.
2. On this asset page, look to the vertical icon panel at the leftmost side of screen. Click the 3rd icon (down arrow) on this panel (labelled “Download”). 
3. On the right-hand side of the screen, select which format you would like to download in and click “download”. 

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How to create a project in Overcast

1. To create a new project in Overcast, click into the projects tab on the left and click “create new project”
2. Put in your project name, make sure it’s enabled and then for the “client” tab you will only have one option so keep it at your account name.
3. Upload a custom thumbnail if you’d like, if you don’t, we will show a small thumbnail of a few files in the project.
4. Put in a small description if you’d like and create the project. 

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How to invite a new collaborator in Overcast

1. Go into the project list.
2. Click “Add a collaborator” and put in the email of the person you want to add.
3. Choose the permissions that you want the collaborator to have. 
4. Press “Invite Collaborator”

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How to send for review in Overcast

1. While viewing an asset, click the button on the right which shows “send for approval”
2. We prepopulate an email to whoever you want to send the request to with the subject line pulled directly from the filename. 
3. Add in additional information to the email. 
4. Click who to send the request to.
5. They will get an email with a secure link where they can login and see the asset and will be able to click “approved” or “send back for revisions”

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How to send for approval in Overcast

1. While viewing an asset, click the button on the right which shows “send for approval”
2. We prepopulate an email to whoever you want to send the request to with the subject line pulled directly from the filename.
3. Add in additional information to the email.
4. Click who to send the request to.
5. They will get an email with a secure link where they can login and see the asset and will be able to click “approved” or “send back for revisions”

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How to comment and annotate in Overcast

1. To make a comment on or add an annotation to a video or image, click the comments tab on the left.
2. To add a comment type it into the box and it will appear on the right. You can do the same thing for annotating.
If you add an annotation, it will appear on top of the image or video.
3. For videos, if you add comments while watching the video, the comments and annotations will be timecoded.
4. You can also use the “Cycle markers” button to cycle through the comments and annotations on the video
If required, you can also download the comments in many different formats.

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How to Add a new user in Overcast

Watch: How to add a new User to your Overcast account

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Welcome to Overcast – Part 2

Introduction To Overcast | Explore some of our workflows around video.

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Welcome to Overcast – Part 1

Introduction To Overcast | Upload, Comment and Share your first video.

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How to Delete a Video or Asset in Overcast

Watch: Learn how to delete video

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How to create a clip from a video in Overcast

Watch: Learn how to create clip

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How to Change a Video’s Thumbnail

Watch: Learn how to change thumbnail

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How to Add Batch Metadata

How to Add Batch Metadata

Watch: Learn how to add new metadata in 23 secs

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How to work with labels in Overcast

There are multiple ways to work with labels in Overcast To use keywords: When uploading files, in the uploader, you can type in keywords you wish to tag the files with. To use labels: Create a label in the “label” tab on the left side of the assets screen. Drag the files you wish to […]

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How To Work with Labels
How to Add Annotations

How to Add Annotations

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How to Add Subtitles in Overcast

In the below video, Philippe will go through how to add subtitles in Overcast. Step by step how to add subtitles in Overcast. Go into the asset view. Click the “Subtitles” button You can see we have already created the subitles when you uploaded the video. To edit the subittles, you can use the “Edit” […]

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How to Add Subtitles

How to Copy or Move an Asset to Another Project

Watch: Learn how to move a video (or any asset) between projects in Overcast

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How to Create a New Client

Watch: Learn how to create a new Client in Overcast

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How to Edit Your User Profile on Overcast

Watch: Learn how to edit profile in 13 secs

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