3.3 Sharing

3.3 Sharing

This lesson is all about what to do with your videos after you've made them so we're going to be talking about where you store your videos and how you share them with other people.

In this lesson, we are going to go over how you can do this with Tella. We're also going to talk briefly about how you can do this with other tools then we're going to look at a practical example of how to embed your videos that you've made on a website, which is a really popular use case for any entrepreneur.

Of course, you want your content on the front page of your business, and that is usually your website. So let's look at how this works in Tella.

Tella is one of these all-in-one tools, which means you can not just record and edit, but you can also host all your videos and make it really easy to share with other people.

Let's jump back into the app and see how it all works.

Now that we've finished working on our masterpiece, we want to share this with someone. All of our work is automatically saved into our account on the web. We don't need to upload it. We don't need to hit save. That all happens to us automatically. So all that's left for us to do after finishing working on the video is to hit Finish.

And that will take us to the view page for the video.

So this is the page that your viewers will see. They won't have access to all of these tools. They'll just get access to watch the video.

To share a video with someone, you can simply copy the video's link, or you can grab the URL from the address bar and then send that to someone via chat or email. When they click on that link, they'll get taken to this page, where they can hit Play and watch the video.

The next thing about Tella which is probably worth mentioning now, is that Tella automatically transcribes everything that you say in your video. You don't need to write these subtitles manually.

It all happens for you and you can also hit Edit, and then correct any mistakes that you might see show up, and that happens instantly.

So if I wanted to change my name to Steve, you can see that that automatically changes there right away.

There are also a couple of ways that you can share your video. So if you press Share, you'll get a few extra options.

Here you can see the URL that you want to copy.

You can also use the Email Sharing option which you select, you'll get a GIF that will generate, and this is something that you can copy and paste into an email.

The reason why it's nice to be able to share your video as a GIF over email is that it helps click-through rates.

So if you're sending it to a customer or a prospect, this is going to be much more motivating to click on than a plain old link. All you need to do is hit Copy to Clipboard, and you'll be able to paste this GIF into your email client.

The other cool thing you can do is you can pick a different timestamp in the video just by typing it in the Frame Start-time, and that will generate a new GIF from that moment in the video.

A handy thing to do is to go and find an interesting part of the video, maybe where there's some action on screen. Type in the seconds here, and you'll get a much more exciting GIF that you can share over email again, helping you improve the click-through rate there.

If you want to publish your video to YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, or somewhere like that, you'll need the actual MP4 file of your video so that you can upload it to those places.

To do that, head over to the right and click Download.

You'll see a bunch of different options before downloading your video. You can download the subtitles as a separate subtitle file, switch on 4K, or export the video as separate clips.

Previously, we recorded quite a few clips or created quite a few clips in our video. If you wanted, you could export the video as a series of those clips, in a zip file instead of it all being combined as one which is handy if you want to do extra editing in a more advanced video editing software.

And then lastly, you can choose to burn in the subtitles so that they are part of the video file.

When you've picked all of the settings that you want, just hit Start Export, and the download process will begin.

As you record more and more videos, you'll start to build up quite a bit of a library. Tella helps you manage all of that in the cloud. How you categorize and organize your videos is totally up to you. You can make channels for anything.

The key thing here is that you'll be able to quickly access the videos either by searching through the channels or typing in the search bar and you've got access to Edit, grab the link to Share, Download, or you can hit Play.

Now, if you're not using Tella to record and edit your videos, you might need to think about an extra tool to host your videos online, which is usually the better option than keeping them on your desktop. Something like Google Drive or Wistia are good options.

Google Drive is a bit cheaper and lets you store several different files in there. Wistia is probably a bit more expensive, but more specialized and focused on video and a bunch of other tools that fit into those two broader categories as well.

YouTube is another thing that's worth mentioning because you can just upload a video to YouTube and you don't have to publish it to the entire world. You can keep it unlisted or private and just store your videos there for no one else to see.

But of course, the main benefit of YouTube is that it's very easy to publish and other people can watch your content.

So for this last part of this lesson, we're going to go through an example of how to embed a video that we've made in Tella onto a website.

This is a really popular use case for entrepreneurs. The website is the front page of most of our businesses, and we want to be able to get a demo on there a tutorial, or some information about our product so we're going to go through that step by step.

For this example, I'm going to be embedding a video into a website made with Framer, which is a simple online website builder. The principle and steps will be roughly the same if you host your website or build your website on something like Webflow or WordPress.

So the first thing I'm going to do is to add a block to my website, which is going to let me embed external content.

In Framer's case, I go to the Insert Option utility, and then I'm going to select the Embed option so I can just drag and paste that in the block.

And then on the right-hand side, I can edit the Embed Components Properties.

I'm going to want to switch to HTML because that's where I can embed the full iframe from Tella.

So if I switch now back to Tella and go to Share, we can go to the Embed option.

So if I head back into Tella, you can see I've got all these options.

The first one you can see is that the title and avatar are visible. This will display the title and depending on the size and the avatar of the owner. If you don't want that visible, you can switch it off.

You can also switch off the record your own button if you like. And you can choose if you want it to autoplay on mute. And then the other handy one is that maybe you don't want the GIF, thumbnail. So we can switch that off.

You can also decide if you want to have it loop so that once it gets to the end, it'll play back again.

I'll now copy the Embed code again, head back into Framer, and then update the code with the new one and it's as easy as that.

One more thing that I want to show you is how to embed your videos from Tella into Notion. Another really popular use case because of how popular Notion is with entrepreneurs and small businesses, because it's an easy way to host information, and documentation, and it's super easy to add videos in there.

So let me quickly show you how that works.

So, back in Tella, I want to grab the link to the "How to Customize and Edit" video.

And I want to head into Notion and I want to update the editing section of the Tella Knowledge base.

So here we're going to see that we have this old video where can just click on this and hit delete and remove it.

I can then go and paste that link and Notion will prompt you with whether you want to create an Embed.

So instead of just displaying this link, we want to actually Embed the video. So if we press that, and give it a second, it will fetch the video for us.

And now I've got a video embedded nicely inside of my Notion document. Super easy.

So that is the end of the fourth and final lesson in this module. I hope you've been able to learn how to share your videos from Tella, how to download them, and how to embed them on other sites, as well as some ideas about what other options you have if you are creating your videos with something other than Tella.

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