Learn how to create a new production, and how to add media to your library

In this article you'll learn how to set up and start using your workspace in a few easy clicks.

1. Before you begin

Before you can start using Limecraft, you’ll will need a legitimate user profile. Either you have to accept the invitation of your producer or commissioning editor, or you have to sign up for a registered account yourself.  Activating your personal account is free and only takes a minute!

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2. Create your first production

A Flow production is the project in which you collaborate with team members on media, stories, screenplays and transcripts. To create your first production, hit Create Production on the dashboard.

Note: the free plan comes with one free production. If this is not your first production and you are still on the free plan, you will be asked to upgrade.

Choose a descriptive title for your production. If you want, you can also choose an image.

Don’t forget to use the update button to save your changes. You will be taken to your production library once the changes are saved. Now it’s time to add some material!

The production and the account can be extensively customised. See the sections on production management and account management for more info.

3. Adding media to the library

Within a production, the library gives access to all your media including still pictures, audio files, video files or other types of media. 

There are several ways to add material to a particular project, but for now we will only highlight the key features that allow you to get started.

The easiest way to get material in your project is to just select one or more files on your desktop or local drive and to drag and drop them. Alternatively, you can use the the Add Clips button in the right corner.

Your upload starts and your files should appear in the library (press the refresh link if the library pops up an outdated message).

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4. Using your Material

Upon completion of the ingest, you can start using your material for different purposes. Virtually any type of workflow you would like to execute is configurable and executable.

  • Audio transcription, whereby audio is turned into timed text
  • Adding metadata
  • Creating new stories by selecting fragments and adding them to a storyboard
  • Transferring a collection of a storyboard back and forth post-production
  • Secure online sharing of certain items or collections, asking for feedback or approval
  • Subtitling your content 
  • Archiving or restoring from archive
  • ...