You can create a project in Chorus Video in the planning stages or once your video is finished and ready for audiences. Here’s how to start:
Create a new project
- Open Chorus Video at [your org].video.usechorus.com.
- Select + New project.
- Add an audience-facing Title. You can change this later.
- Confirm the information in the Job code section, including the Brand and Video type. The Keyname will be automatically generated, and you can edit it as needed.
- Hit Create.
When you’re ready to add files to the project, drop them into the sidebar or hit Upload to find them on your computer. A progress bar will appear—feel free to close the sidebar and your files will keep uploading in the background. You can also upload files later.
Chorus supports MP4 and MOV video files up to 5GB. We recommend using a video with an aspect ratio of 16:9. If you upload a square or 4:5 video, for example, audiences will see letterboxing on the sides of the embed.
Enticing thumbnails are an important part in encouraging audiences to watch a video, and they’re also required for syndication. We recommend using a 1920x1080px JPG or PNG image (or 1080x1920px for vertical videos (depending on the platform it will appear on).
Captions are required for accessibility. You can upload caption (SRT) files or request captions when adding a video. When doing this, make sure that you link the caption file and video file to one another on the Files tab.
Note: If you add _YT or _FB to the end of a video or thumbnail file name, that file will automatically be selected on the appropriate platform card.
Add details and metadata
After creating a video project, you can add additional information on the Project screen. This metadata is crucial for tracking how videos are performing. You can fill in the metadata when you’re creating a project, or start with a minimal amount and add details as the project develops.
- Add a Series, Season number, and Episode number, if applicable.
- Add a Credit role and corresponding Credit name, if applicable.
- Give your video a Description. This will get sent to YouTube if you decide to send a video to their platform.
- Under Performance tracking, you can add a Category (a beat, theme, initiative, or sport, for example), Revenue type, and Tags.
- Hit Save.
As you work through the project, update the video metadata. Once your files are uploaded, you can request captions, send videos to platforms like YouTube and Apple News, preview embeds, and add videos to stories.