Last updated: Nov-21-2023
In this short tutorial, you'll see how to take a video you've produced and upload it to your Media Library. Additionally, you'll see how to apply basic transformations for aesthetic and web optimization purposes.
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|0:13||Upload a video from your local file system by logging into your account, then using the Upload Widget in the Media Library.|
|0:59||Some video file formats may not necessarily be best suited for web and mobile usage. So, Cloudinary can dynamically convert and normalize the file to the relevant web formats, such as MP4 and WebM, then encode the files for different web browsers and mobile devices.|
|1:16||Now that the file is in your Media Library, you can make transformations to it for optimization, right from the transformation editor. To do so, select the Edit icon on the file in the Media Library.|
|1:33||One of the more commonly useful transformations to apply is through the video_codec parameter and setting it to auto. This allows Cloudinary to normalize the file and optimize the video for the web, including its audio settings.|
|2:03||As an example, you can overlay a logo and place it in the southeast corner of the video.|
|2:55||Aesthetic transformations can be done in conjunction with optimization transformations, chaining together endless opportunities for file customization.|
- Learn more about uploading and storing video assets in your Media Library.
- Find out about transforming video assets using the transformation editor.
- Sign up for our free Introduction for DAM Users and Content Editors course.
Media Library UploadDrag & drop or select from remote sources to upload
Transformation BasicsLearn the basics of a transformation URL
Advanced SearchUse advanced search to find assets by date range
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