You can view and manage all your Kaltura media in the My Media section of LEO. The My Media section allows you to manage all the videos, images and presentations you have added in any units in LEO and allows you to add new media or edit existing media items to your media library. Through my media, you can also make your media accessible to a specific unit's Kaltura Media Gallery section via the Publish function.
Log in to LEO, then from the LEO home page choose the 'My Media' link under the 'Dashboard' link in the Navigation menu.
The My Media page
On the My Media page you will see a list of your videos in your Kaltura library, displayed by most recent first.
From this screen you can perform various actions on existing media, or add new media to your library:
1. Click in the 'Search my media' box and type your search query:
2. Wait 2 seconds after you finish typing for the search to begin automatically.
You will notice a blue loading bar appear as the search is performed, then your results will appear in the list below. You can click the 'Blue X icon' to clear the search and return to showing all media in your library.
Filters will allow you to find videos of a certain media type or publishing status, such as showing only videos or only images, published items or only drafts, depending on which filter you choose.
1. Click the 'Filters' button, which will open a pop-up window in which you can choose your filters:
2. Click the filter you wish to apply. The pop-up window will close, and you will see a loading bar while the filter is applied. When completed, the list of media matching that filter will appear.
To reset the filters and show all your media again, click the Refresh button at the top right of the screen:
Kaltura will attempt to convert whatever format video you upload into its own playable format. In some cases, this may degrade the quality of the video slightly.
Kaltura will not keep the original high-quality video for you to re-edit later. It is important that you keep copies of your raw video material on your computer, on portable media (such as USB sticks) or saved in cloud-based storage. Preferably, if your material is important to you, you should store it in all three.
Local computer storage
Keep a copy of your video files organised in folders on your local C: drive (My Documents folder, for example). Or you can save directly to the ACU H: drive in your personal storage, if you wish to access from other places in the ACU network.
USB sticks may be a good portable option, and can also be used simply as a backup stored in a desk drawer. If you have a CD or DVD burner, you may wish to write your original video files to disc as well.
Online file storage (or "cloud" storage) can come in many forms that you have probably encountered, such as Cloudstor, Apple iCloud, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, or Dropbox. Most of these services have a free space option that you can use. However, if you wish to save many large video files, you may want to invest in a paid upgrade for more storage and better data recovery.