What are Workflows and why would I use them?

Workflows provide a way to automate post-processing tasks, based on criteria like time and recording type. You would use Workflows to routinely transcode files to save storage space, or to save all of your files to a specific user folder for easier access.
 
You can have the Workflow begin automatically when a recording starts or finishes, when a clip is created, when a ShowSqueeze completes, or on a delay, after a certain number of days from the time a recording or a clip was created. You can also run Workflows at a specific time or run them manually.
 
You can set up as many Workflows as you’d like to create different processing paths for your recordings. SnapStream’s security settings also allow admins to set permissions on what user groups are able to run specific workflows.
 
Filters allow you to select a targeted group of recordings based on:
  • Job
  • Channel
  • File Format
  • HD
  • Movies
  • Series
  • Category
  • Folder
  • Clips
  • Locked
  • Of resolution
  • Imported
Actions allow you to select a task for the previously selected group of recordings:
  • Transcode to H.264 (various profiles)
  • Transcode to WMV (various profiles)
  • Transcode to QuickTime (various profiles)
  • Transcode to XDCAM
  • SmartChapter
  • Copy
  • Move
  • Delete
  • Generate Transcript
  • Export Item
  • Lock Item
  • Unlock Item
  • Switch To
  • Share
  • Tag
You can set up as many Workflows as you like to create different paths for your recordings.
 
As opposed to happening automatically, Workflows can also be configured for manual tasks only.
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