Knowledge Base

Adding and Managing Assets in Video Brand Studio

A video is made up of a number of assets; images, videos and text. Before we can use images and videos, first we need to add them to the platform. Find out below how you can upload and manage your assets in Video Brand Studio.

Do you want to upload assets to the Asset Bank of your portal? Read more about it here.

How to access, find and manage your assets

Access and find your assets
  1. Click assets_VBS.png Assets in the left side menu to go the asset overview screen. By default you will get to see an overview screen with the available collections.

  2. (Optional) Use the search bar in the top menu to find the asset(s) you're looking for.

  3. Click the All Assets collection or View all in the top menu bar to view all assets. Alternatively, you can open one of the collections to view the assets inside.

    Tip

    Would you like to change the view of your asset overview screen?

    Click the list_view_VBS.png button in the top menu bar to change to list view and click the grid_view_VBS.png button to enable the grid view.

Manage assets
Select assets
  1. Go to the asset overview screen or open a collection.

  2. Hover over a thumbnail and tick the select box that appears.

  3. (Optional) Repeat the above steps as often as necessary to complete your selection.

    Tip

    Click the Select all button in the top menu bar to select all visible assets. Assets that are not loaded yet will be not selected.

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Deselect assets
  1. Hover over a selected thumbnail and untick the select box.

  2. (Optional) Repeat the above step as often as necessary to deselect other assets.

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Remove assets
  1. Go to the assets you want to remove.

  2. Select the asset(s) you want to remove and click the delete_VBS.png in the top menu bar. The system will warn you if the asset(s) are being used in creatives.

  3. Click Delete asset to permanently remove your assets.

    Note

    • This action is permanent and cannot be undone.

    • Creatives and/or templates where these assets are being used will no longer work properly.

How to upload assets

File formats

Video Brand Studio is optimised for the following file formats:

Image:

JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF

Video

MOV, MP4

Note

Video files can have a maximum length of 10 minutes. Contact your Customer Success Manager if you would like to upload videos longer than 10 minutes.

Audio

MP3, WAV

Upload assets
  1. Select Upload from the top right of the assets page.

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  2. The upload page will open, allowing you to drag and drop your files. Alternatively you can click anywhere to select your files from your computer.

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  3. Click Upload to upload the files.

Once you have uploaded your files, they will be ready to add to your projects.

Collections

Collections are a useful way of organising your assets.

Create new collection
  1. Select one or more assets on the asset overview screen and click the add_to_collection.png button in the top menu.

  2. Open the Select collection dropdown and search for the collection you want to add your assets to.

  3. Click Save to add your media.

You will be automatically redirected to your collection.

Add assets to an existing collection
  1. Select one or more assets on the asset overview screen and click the add_to_collection.png button in the top menu.

  2. Enter the name for your new collection in the Or Add new field.

  3. Click Save to save the assets to your new collection.

You will be automatically redirected to your collection.

Delete collections
  1. Click the assets_VBS.png in the left side menu to go the asset overview screen and click Collections in the top menu bar.

  2. Select the collection(s) you want to delete and click the delete_VBS.png icon in the top menu.

  3. Read the warning message and click Delete to permanently remove your collection.

    Note

    This action is permanent and cannot be undone.

FAQ

I clicked export but I just got a CSV file, where are my assets?

Currently we only support downloading assets individually. The export functionality is for reporting purposes.

Do you support 4k video?

Yes, however you may notice rendering and previewing takes longer when working with 4k video files. We recommend using 1080p video files.

What file formats do you support?

Video Brand Studio is optimised for the following file formats:

Image: JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF

Video: MOV, MP4

Audio: MP3, WAV

Why does my video file not upload?

Make sure the file format of your video is supported by Video Brand Studio and that the video is no longer than 10 minutes.

Can I change the name of my asset?

To rename an asset, open the asset overview in list view and select the asset you'd like to rename. Now select edit-metadata_pencil.png next to the asset name in the preview panel on the right, and update the asset name.

Note

Each asset has a unique ID which cannot be changed. This does not affect renaming assets.

How do I close the upload assets box?

In the top right of the upload box, there's a small square which you can click to navigate back to the main assets page.