Using review sessions

A review session is a collection of media on which collaborators can leave their feedback. It can only be accessed at specific times through uniquely generated invites sent to each collaborator.

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After following the special link, a collaborator is presented with a welcome page that gives an introduction to what the session contains.

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Clicking Join Session on the welcome page will then load the main interface.

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Playback

Clicking an item in the timeline at the bottom will cause the selected item to be either played or displayed (depending on file type) in the viewing area above it.

Use the on screen controls to play/pause media or to jump to a specific time in the currently loaded media. In addition, clicking on the playing media will cause it to pause and enter annotation mode (when supported).

Tip

Use the following keyboard shortcuts to speed up your work:

  • Left/Right arrows to step between frames.
  • Ctrl + Shift + Left/Right arrows to step between items in the timeline.
  • Spacebar to play/pause a video clip.

Feedback

Feedback can be added at any time by writing a comment in the text field to the right of the viewer (you might need to click the bubble first to show the feedback pane) or by annotating the currently displayed image using the annotation tools above the viewer.

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Annotations made on a frame will automatically be attached as a file to a comment upon submit.

A collaborator can also mark an item as either approved or requiring changes by toggling the relevant status buttons to the left above the player.

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Note

Each collaborator has their own approval status for each item in the timeline so no need to worry about disagreements between collaborators!