The Adaptive Upload feature improves the overall time it takes for recordings to be uploaded from the Subject’s recording device to your OpenReel storage by actively uploading the footage while the recording is still taking place. Adaptive Uploading minimizes the waiting time and uncertainty of uploading footage from a Subject’s device by actively uploading the recordings in the background while the recording is still taking place.
How to Enable Adaptive Uploading
This feature can be enabled in the Account Settings (affecting all new Projects/Sessions), at the Project Level (affecting all Sessions within that Project), or within a Session itself.
This feature can be configured to on or off for specific device types based on your preference. There are four options that can be selected from the drop down menu.
- All Devices
- Web Devices (Only)
- Mobile Devices (Only)
- Disable (No devices)
How Adaptive Uploading Works
By turning this feature on, you will not need to initiate the upload process for your files; they will begin uploading automatically while you are recording them.
Adaptive Upload actively uploads clips in sections. Once a recording finishes, the final section will be uploaded and the file will be complete. This ensures that the clips are successfully uploaded as the recording is taking place, which helps prevent file loss in the event of a disrupted recording session and decreases upload time for both Directors and Subjects once the recording session has ended without degrading the quality of the local recording.
Please note: If a previous recording is still uploading when you begin a new take, the adaptive uploading process will not resume until the first file finishes uploading.
The file will not be changed and will still be delivered as .webm for webcam and .mov for mobile devices. Bitrate and frame rates are determined when the file is recorded, not when the file is uploaded, so the bitrate and frame rate of the file will not be affected.
Only once the file has been completely uploaded will it be deleted from the device.