Video (AR.Tile)

General:

Add a video for a more interesting interaction with the viewer. Use it to showcase the product or service. 

You can use three different types of videos within genARate
How to:
  • Click on the Video Icon inside the toolbar to start the upload dialogue
  • Insert your video simply drop the file or insert the link from YouTube / Vimeo

Settings:

Label:  Add text to the video box 

Name:  Select a unique name for your video element

Thumbnail: Add unique thumbnail to the video box  

Title background color: change the color of the background 

Icon and Text color: change the color of both Icon and Text

Source: Name of uploaded source file and button to replace uploaded video “on the fly”

Loop Video: Toggle automatic repeat of the video.

Upload video files from your local directory

  • Only videos in mp4 format allowed
  • Maximum File size is 20MB
  • The video will be hosted on the genARate backend and loaded into your AR experience during the initial download
  • A big file size might lead to long download times in the final experience (depending on Internet connection)

Videos directly from YouTube

  • Copy and paste the video link directly from YouTube
  • Note: currently this only works with YouTube and Vimeo videos and not with other video platforms, websites or video links
  • The video will be streamed from YouTube directly during the experience, no hosting on the genARate backend needed
  • Select the desired upload option and start the upload
  • After successful upload a preview thumbnail of the video will be displayed in the scenario editor
  • Click on the thumbnail inside the scenario editor to move/position the element via drag & drop and to access the settings

 

Videos directly from Vimeo 

  • Copy and paste the video link directly from Vimeo
  • The video will be streamed from Vimeo directly during the experience, no hosting on the genARate backend needed
  • Select the desired upload option and start the upload
  • After successful upload a preview thumbnail of the video will be displayed in the scenario editor
Formats & Restrictions for local video:
  • Allowed types: mp4 / Youtube / Vimeo link
  • File size restriction: 20MB (for mp4 videos) and not larger than 1000px
  • The recommended standard size: 480p
  • The recommended bit rate: 2.5Mbps – 4Mbps (depending on the expected connectivity of the end user.)
  • For mobile use, the best option is H.264 video codec, AAC or MP3 audio codec and .MP4 as the video container.
 
Tips & Tricks:

Please keep in mind that user has to download the video (either at once or during streaming) in order to watch it in AR. Therefore, try to keep file size and length of video as small/short as possible!

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