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Using Video Clips with Sports Practices

Upload, clip, and share recordings to help your team.

Warpwire's clipping feature is a great way to share specific parts of a longer video. Clipping creates derivative segments from a larger original file.

In this workflow, let's imagine a sports team who has their games and practices recorded. The coaching staff could create clips of the full-length game or practice to share particular plays and decisions to review with the team, or with specific players.

We'd begin this process by either capturing or uploading the original recording into a Warpwire Media Library.

We'll start at the beginning and go through the entire process.

First, we'll create a Media Library for the content.

Create new Warpwire Media Library user input field

Then, we'll upload the video to the Media Library we just created, giving it a Title during upload.

Add Content dropdown within the Warpwire Media Library File browser with video selected User input field for Title and Description of uploaded video

Next, we'll create a clip of a particular play. We'll navigate to the Media Settings page by clicking the three dot icon Three dots icon to the right of the asset title and select "Settings" from the dropdown menu.

Warpwire media options dropdown menu, with 'Settings' link selected

From this page, click the "Create Clip."

Warpwire media options pane with user input for 'Title' and 'Description'

The clip creation interface allows you to type in specific time-codes (to a fraction of a second) to create a clip.

Alternately, click and drag the arrows on either end of the video to highlight the segment you want to turn into your clip.

Video clipping interface

Click the round play button to preview your clip before saving.

When you're ready, click the "Create Clip" button.

When you create a new clip, it will not affect the original video. The new clip will be a separate video asset in the Media Library.

The clip you just created will have the same title as the original asset, but with [CLIP] prepended.

New clip alongside original video in Warpwire Media Library

The clip will have fresh analytics and metadata. You'll be able to tag it, add captions, edit its title and description, and change the thumbnail: it is an entirely separate asset from the parent video.

Finally, we want to share this video with the people who need to see it. We'll do that by clicking the three dot icon Three dots icon to the right of the asset title and selecting "Share" from the dropdown menu.

Media options dropdown menu with 'Share' link selected

This video needs to be shared with particular users (a couple of players) rather than the whole school. To do this we'll select "Share with additional Users and Groups (Protected)" from the dropdown menu on the share page.

Sharing pane with sharing options dropdown open

Using the search box, find the user(s) or group(s) we want to share the video with. In this case we want to share the video with one or two specific players. Click on the name of the user or users you want to share the video with.

Search box to search for users and groups

Alternately, a video can be shared with an entire group at once. If the team is a group, search for the team name to share with everyone at once.

Congratulations! You've created a clip from your sports practice and shared it with the players you wanted to coach.

List of users with permission to view uploaded video

Remember, the "Create Clip" functionality is available for any asset your own. Multiple clips can be created from the same source video or audio file, and new clips can be created from clipped media.

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