Log in to Comment
To start making comments on a video, click the comment box below the player.
You can also create an account by logging in with your Google, Slack, Apple, or Microsoft account.
For SSO users, select the “Sign in with MediaSilo” option to go through your company’s login screen.
MediaSilo lets you comment at specific timecodes and to draw directly on a frame. If commenting options are not displayed, the sender did not request feedback on the link. The sender has the option to enable commenting without resending the link.
Type your comment in the text box below the video player and hit Enter. A white circle on the progress bar indicates that a comment was made at this point in the video. To see the comments you and others have made, click the speech bubble icon in the top right. This button opens and closes the comments drawer.
Export comments by clicking the down-arrow in the top right, followed by the “Export” button.
To approve a file, click the thumbs-up button in the top right. When you approve a file, a check mark appears on your profile image in the top left.
Once a comment has been addressed, you can click the blank circle next to the comment to mark it as “resolved.” This allows you to hide comments that are no longer relevant and avoid clutter in the comments section.
Video Player Controls
Choose your viewing preference by clicking the button next to Play: select “Play Once” so the video player stops when the current video finishes playing, select “Auto Advance” to play the next video in the link automatically, or select “Loop” to play the current video on a loop.
The timecode is displayed in the center of the video player toolbar. You can choose from four different formats to display the timecode:
Timecode Offset: hours:minutes:seconds:frames
Note that Timecode Offset is only available if the video has a timecode offset.
On the right side of the toolbar are the volume slider and the back and forward arrows, so you can go back or forward by five seconds.
Click the gear icon to access additional settings. The “QC Mask” menu lets you apply an aspect-ratio overlay to the video.
Click Guides to show lines indicating aspect ratio and action-safe and title-safe zones. You can select black, white, adaptive, or no guides. Adaptive guides change depending on the frame, becoming darker over bright areas of the screen and brighter over dark areas. This ensures your guides remain visible.
Select "Keyboard Shortcuts" to view a chart of time-saving shortcuts.
For more information on a file, such as file size and dimensions, click the options menu next to the video title and select "View file info."
In-Project Asset Commenting
You can leave comments on an asset directly from your MediaSilo project, without creating a review link. First, go to the asset and click the blue “Review Mode” button along the top of the page. This launches a review screen with all your annotation and commenting tools.
|A user must have commenting permission in order to view and make comments in Review Mode. To learn more about permissions in MediaSilo, please see our User Permissions Guide.|
Who Can See My In-Project Comments?
The comments you make in Review Mode are visible to other workspace users with access to the asset. Your comments are also visible in review links that feature this asset. In addition, any comments made in review links will appear in your in-project comments section, providing you with one centralized place for all your feedback.
If your workflow requires a private review session, you can create a review link and turn on the toggle “On this link only.” This way, comments made in the review link are only visible to people with access to the review link, and comments made in the review link will not appear in your MediaSilo project when you enter Review Mode.