Export Playlist Clips

You can export playlist clips of audio/video files from TRIAL DIRECTOR as clips. Once exported, you can send the clips to other team members or opposing counsel via email or other file sharing services.

In the Playlists Explorer, you can export a playlist as one or more clips. You can:

  • Export each of the clips in a playlist to individual clip files.

  • Export all of the clips in a given playlist to a single clip file.

To export playlist clips, follow the steps below:

  1. From the dashboard, click the Presentation module.

  2. Click the EVIDENCE tab in the left navigation panel.

  3. Open the needed case by double-clicking the case name in the Cases table. Alternatively, you can select the appropriate case name, then click the Open Case button in the ribbon bar above the table.

  4. Open the Playlists Explorer.

    If the Playlists Explorer is not visible, you can open it using the Explorers dropdown in the TRIAL DIRECTOR EVIDENCE Main Menu.

    Click the drop-down arrow and then click Playlists.

  5. Right-click on a playlist and select Export Playlist Clips. Note that this option appears grayed out if you do not have media attached to any of the playlist clips.

  6. The Export Clip wizard appears, listing all of the clips included in the selected playlist.

  7. Select a location, name, and output type for the exported clip.

  8. The supported output types include:

    • MPEG 4

    • TRIAL DIRECTOR for iPad (high resolution)

    • TRIAL DIRECTOR for iPad (standard resolution)

    • MP3 - if the source is an audio-only file

  9. If multiple clips are selected and you want to combine them into a single clip upon export, click the Concatenate to Single Output File check box.

  10. To export the clip with captions, select the Include Captions check box. Then select one of the following options:

    Note: If the clip contains redactions, the captions for the clip are likewise redacted.

    • Embed Captions - If this option is selected, captions are exported with the clip and are capable of being toggled on or off in the media player. This option allows you to choose whether or not captions display while playing a clip. It is recommended you use VLC as your media player if choosing this option, as Windows Media Player and Movies & TV are not supported. If you would like to use Windows Media Player or Movies & TV, you can choose the Burn-In option instead. For an example of a clip with embedded captions, click the image below.

    • Burn-In Captions - If this option is selected, captions are "burnt" into the video and therefore are viewable to all users by default, regardless of the media player chosen. These captions cannot be turned on or off, but rather always display when the clip is played. Captions are burnt into a separate area beneath the clip, to avoid blocking any part of the deposition. For an example of a clip with burnt in captions, click the image below.

  11. Click the Export button.
  12. The clip is generated.

  13. Click Open Location to navigate to the clip export location.


Related Topics

Overview: Playlists

Overview: Clips

Add a Playlist to a Case

Remove a Playlist from a Case