Viewer Mode

Select an asset by double-clicking it or by pressing Enter. This will take you to the asset view screen. Here, all assets in the folder will be displayed in a carousel below the selected file.

In the top-right corner, you have the options to share, download, and upload a new version.

The right side of the interface also features the information drawer. Click the arrow icon on the right to open the drawer and view the file’s information and previous versions.

In the asset view screen, you can also toggle on Focus Mode. This feature enables Shift to go full screen and provide a dedicated viewing experience while interacting with your asset.

The Projects Homepage

To view all projects and the file tree, open the left-side drawer.

Forward and back buttons are available to help you to navigate through your projects.

Use the Files, Team, and Settings options to toggle through options for each project.

The options dropdown menu allows you to change how items are sorted, the thumbnail size, and how many items are displayed per page.

When an asset is selected, you will see the icons for share, download, and delete in the top-right corner.

When you hover over an asset, click the three-dots menu for options to share, rename, download the source file, and download the proxy.

On the projects page, you can hover over an asset to scrub through the asset and preview the footage contained in the file.

Viewing preferences will persist across the platform once they are set, even after starting a new login session.

Download Proxy

By clicking the three-dots menu in the bottom-right corner of an asset tile, you can select Download Proxy, which will download the asset's proxy file.

All of your projects can be viewed as a list by clicking the list-view icon (three horizontal lines) at the top of the page. This view also provides header links that allow you to sort by the different options available (date updated, title, size, etc).

Changing Thumbnail Size

In order to change the way that thumbnails are displayed in Shift, first go to your profile preferences.

Then, find the Fill Asset Thumbnails option, which is automatically checked. When unchecked, thumbnails will display the entire image with a border.

Favorite Projects

Shift allows you to favorite any of the projects in your account. This will allow you to keep your most active projects in the Favorites tab at the top of your Projects page for easy access.

To add a project to your Favorites, simply click the star icon on your project's thumbnail.

To remove a project from your Favorites, click the star icon again, or click the three-dots menu on the project tile and choose "Unmark Favorite".

Edit Poster Frames

To edit a Poster Frame for one of your videos, right-click the asset and select Advanced > Edit Poster Frame.

This will open the modal where you will edit the file's poster frame. Scrub through the file until you reach the frame you wish to use, and then click "Select Frame."

Once you choose "Select Frame," this will save that frame as your file's new poster frame.

Upload Poster Frame

To upload your own poster frame image, right-click an asset and select Advanced > Edit Poster Frame. Then, click "Upload Poster Frame," and select an image from your computer.

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