Let’s move on to the fifth video in BombBomb’s Getting Started series!
Ah, videos. The form of face-to-face communication that will set you apart from everyone else and help you to make connections like a relationship-building connoisseur.
This video about videos (see what we did there?) will go over the essentials and logistics in creating and sending videos. We’ll show you just how easy it is to record content for an audience or a one-on-one touch and send it off.
We’ll get into uploading existing videos, recording new videos, camera and microphone settings, thumbnail images, sending a video, options following a video send, and sending videos using the Quick Send function.
Watch this video so you can quickly start making some of your own!
If you'd prefer to read, here is a step by step:
The videos tab is where you will go to create videos for your emails. To make a new video, click "New Video" at the top. (If you've never used BombBomb before, you may see a pop-up from BombBomb requesting access to your camera and microphone. If you see this, click "Allow.")
There are two ways you can insert a video into your BombBomb account. On the left, you have the option to browse your computer and upload your own video file. On the right, you have the option to record a new video right on the spot.
It's also important to give your video a title. As your video library grows, naming your videos will help you stay organized and help you remember what or who the video is intended for.
When you click the "Record a Video" button, it will bring up your video recorder. To start and stop recording, click the red record button at the bottom of the screen.
If you'd like to manage your camera or microphone settings, click the gearwheel icon on the bottom right of the screen. From here, you can make adjustments to the video size, camera, and microphone.
When you press the record button, you'll get a countdown on your screen that counts down to when the video will actually begin recording. When you're done recording, if you'd like, you can also stop the recording by pressing the spacebar on your keyboard.
When your video is finished recording, there are some things you can still do before you're done with the recording process. You can play back the video by clicking the play icon, you can re-record your video by clicking "Re-record," or you can choose to take a static image instead of an animated preview for embedding your video.
Click the "Save my Recording" button when you've finished your recording. This will take you to the last page where you can make some minor edits before finalizing your video.
On this page, you can alter your video title, view the animated preview, or upload a static cover image for your video to replace the animated preview. After you've finished making your final edits, click "Save."
When you migrate back to your video library, your new video will now be visible. You can organize your videos by using labels, which are located on the left side of the tab.
There are several different things you can do with individual videos in your video library. If you click the "Preview" button, you can preview an email. You can do this before you send an email to see how it looks, or after you send an email to see the finished product.
If you'd like to go back to the editing screen, you can click the "Edit" button. This allows you to make minor changes to your video, such as the title, thumbnail, etc.
The dropdown arrow next to the "Edit" button offers more functions. You can send the video from here, view the video's tracking statistics, make a copy of the video, view information to embed the video, delete the video, or view information to link and/or share the video on your other channels.
The "Embed" option from the dropdown leads you to a page full of information about sharing and embedding your video. At the very top, you are provided with a unique shareable URL that shows your video in a separate webpage.
You are also provided with embeddable code to use if you ever want to embed your video on your personal website page. Here, you can also resize your video if you choose.
At the bottom, you can also click the "Download Video" link to download your video as an .mp4 file to your computer.
The "Link & Share" button allows you to post your video to your social media channels. It is worth noting that once your video has been posted to social media, BombBomb can track the number of "plays" from the video, but the actual person who plays the video cannot be tracked.