The Video Sharing app of Limecraft allows you to easily and securely share individual clips or collections of material with third parties without granting them full access in your Workspace. Sharing settings allow you to give permission to download all or specific versions of the clips, to give feedback in the form of comments or approval, or to return modified versions. 

The key advantages of using Limecraft for Sharing Video, instead of third party applications like WeTransfer, Dropbox or, are that you avoid making unnecessary copies and that you're saving time by avoiding additional file transfers.

Sharing Clips, Subclips or Collections

Collaborate and share your content with external parties (not part of your production team) with the use of share link. They can review, comment, download or upload content depending on your choices when creating the link.

You can share your content in the following ways.

Share an individual clip from the selection of clip actions.Limecraft screenshot detail illustrating how to access clip-level actions including video sharing

Share several clips by selecting them in the library and click the 'Share' function on top.

Using Limecraft Flow, you can easily share clips with third parties. Use the share icon on top of the thumbnail, or select a number of clips and use the share function on top

Share a collection by pressing on the coggwheel next to the collection to open the collection actions menu.

Limecraft screenshot detail illustrating how you can access the sharing function by using collection-level actions

Generate Shareable Link

After making your selection, a dialog pops up to allow you to 'Generate Shareable Link'

When sharing clips or collections of clips with third parties, Limecraft Flow asks you for confirmation before generating a shareable link

Share Settings

Various options will now be shown to customise what you want to allow the receiver to view and do:

Limecraft screenshot detail of the share settings, allowing you to set a password and manage the micro permissions of the share collection

  • Enable the 'Review clips' permission so the receiving party can create comments. If you don't enable this, they won't see any comments nor will they be able to create them.
  • If you want the receiving party to be able to download clips, enable the 'Download permission. 
  • Enable Upload  clips (only available if you shared a collection).
  • Enable the 'Approve clips' permission if you want the receiving party to be able to set the review status. 

The advanced settings for the share link gives you the option to:

  • Set a password under Advanced settings. 
  • Require a name when opening a share link.
  • The option to show a player instead of clip overview through the link.

Asking for the name of the person allows you to identify who reviews or approves your content. 

Limecraft screenshot of the review app, showing the threads of comments

Click Save & Continue. The dialog proceeds to the next step, where you are able to add a title or label, a description to give some more context, as well as an expiry date.

Upon creation of a shared link, Limecraft Flow allows you to add a label and a short description that will be displayed on top of the shared collection. This dialogue also allows you to set the expiry date of the link.

Finally, click 'Save'. The wizard proceeds to the last step:

Eventually Limecraft Flow allows you to provide one or more receivers of the shared link.

Now you have a choice on how you want to share the clips:

  • Copy the link into a chat message, mail or something else. The receiver will be able to view the shared clips using the link. To create comments, they will have to provide their email and name.
  • Let Limecraft Flow mail the share link directly. This has the advantage that the receiving party will not have to enter their email and name to create comments.

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