Welcome to latakoo

These tutorials will get you up and running on the latakoo system in a few minutes. Or watch our recorded video introduction to latakoo.

Drag, Drop, Send.

Once the latakoo Flight app is installed on your computer, open the application and log in with the credentials you set up on latakoo.com. Then, simply drag a file into the window.

Rename your File

Type in a new name of your file. You must hit save – to apply the new name.

Quality Slider

Select the quality of the file you want to send with the latakoo quality slider. The further to the right, the less compression (or no compression) and the higher the quality. The further to the left, the more compression and a (potentially) faster transfer.

Notice that the estimated upload time changes, depending on the quality selected. That is our application using machine learning to estimate the time it will take to upload your file. The app requires at least 20 uploads in order to begin providing the estimates to you. This allows you to select the highest quality for the time you have.

Note: you may have fewer quality settings than shown here.

Select the Destination

This drop down shows all of the networks (or folders) that you have upload access to – on latakoo.com. This is where your video will be stored and where other users in your organization can find your files.

Different networks have different jobs. Typically, your organization’s main network will be attached to an automated ingest workflow with latakoo HUB. You may also have a network that automates transfers to a website CMS. Check with your management team for your specific workflows.

Click Start

Once you click start, the file will be encoded (if you have selected a compression setting) and sent to the latakoo cloud in the network you selected. Once you set your default settings, you can send files quickly with those defaults.

If your organization uses the metadata form, it will pop up after you click send. Add script, tags and more, depending on your organization’s settings.

Set Defaults

It’s a good idea to set your default upload settings in the latakoo Flight app.

First, click options. On the general tab, select your default quality settings for upload. We recommend you choose Standard or Advanced, and then adjust from there.

Then, select the default upload network for your uploads. This is typically your main ingest network. Additional networks can be added.

Finally, select your default download folder. This is where your files downloaded with the Flight app will be saved on your computer.

Pilot: Your Custom Content Feed

After logging in to latakoo.com, you’re immediately placed into your Pilot content feed. On the left is a list of content networks (or folders) that you have permission to access.

“Your uploads” is a shortcut to locating your uploaded files. Narrow the list of displayed networks, by using the filtering option.

Some networks are for sharing, some for automated ingest, some for automated file transfer. Check with your manager for specific guidance.

Locating Files

To search for a file, narrow by network, by date range, or by key words. You can even search on a user’s name to locate their uploads.

Any metadata associated with that file, either in a script or tag will be searchable.

View a File

To watch a video, click expand. Play the video, open in full screen mode and see details about your upload.

Right below the player is a transcription option. Order a transcript for any file. When the transcript is completed, you will be able to view and search the transcript for keywords.

You can also edit the metadata for the file here, if you have permission to do so.

Downloading a File

There are a couple of ways to download a file from Pilot. Beside the file, there’s a download menu. The first option, labeled (Web) will use your Internet browser to download the file.

The other options listed will use the latakoo Flight app to download the file. Besides downloading the default file (the file type that was uploaded), you will have the option to transcode the file to different codec and wrapper. The latakoo Flight app gives you the ability to change the file to suit your workflow.

Sharing Files

Also to the right of the thumbnail, you may see a share menu. You always have the ability to share files that you upload.

Here, you can connect to social media platforms and post directly to your account. This menu also gives you a way to share by email, or copy a link or embed code to take the file directly to the web.

You are able to share between networks on latakoo, with the copy function. Simply check the file you want to copy, select copy from the menu at the top of the page, select the network to copy to, and then select go. This allows you to copy files to your ingest workflow to your asset manager.

Group Uploads

When you upload a group of files they are placed in a folder inside of a network on latakoo.com.

latakoo can extract files from a contents folder off of your camera.

To group files, change the upload type on the Flight app. You can even drag in an entire folder like shown here.

Group Upload Quality Settings

Compression rates can be set for each file. Audio files will automatically default to uncompressed.

After clicking Start, you’ll see a “G” icon indicating that the files are being grouped.

Download Groups

On latakoo.com, you can view the group of files by clicking expand. Click on the thumbnail for each file to access or view the file.

Groups must be downloaded with the latakoo Flight app (version 6.4 or higher). Once downloaded they will be in a folder on your local machine. You can set the default download location in the latakoo Flight app.

Stitch Uploads

To stitch individual files into one continuous file, click on the upload type and choose Group Stitch. The button “Stitch Settings” allows you to rename the new stitched file.

latakoo can extract files from a contents folder off of your camera.

Best practices: only stitch like files with like (same frame rate, same raster size) and send no more than 10-15 files at a time.

Stitch Upload Quality Settings

Set the compression rate. When you stitch files together, they must compressed at the same setting. Whatever quality selection you make for one, applies to all.

After clicking start, you’ll see an “S” icon to indicate the files are being stitched.

View and Download Stitched Files

In Pilot, you can view the complete file, stitched together, by clicking Expand.

Stitches take time to fully render in Pilot, due to the time it takes to generate the complete, continuous file. The first, playable file you see is just one segment of the stitch.

If you click on the name of the file, it will take you to the video dashboard, where you can see how many individual videos are associated with that stitched file.

Once the stitch is complete, you can download it as you would any other individual file – either with the download Web option, which brings the default mp4 file down through your browser or by selecting a file type to download through the latakoo Flight app.

Flight App for Mobile

The latakoo Flight app for Mobile is currently available on iOS and Android devices. Go to the store and search latakoo Flight Mobile.

latakoo Flight for Mobile app works similarly to the desktop app, allowing you to choose video or images from your phone, select the compression rates and add metadata.

Log in with the same credentials you set up on latakoo.com.

Sending Files with the Mobile App

You can shoot within the app, by clicking on the camera icon.

Or, you can select library and upload an existing file. Select the file, update the tile, select the upload quality and select the destination network. Click Send at the top of the app.

Click Stitch in the library function to select multiple clips to send to the cloud as a stitched file. These should all be the same type of file – shot in the same quality and the same orientation; all vertical or all horizontal.

The metadata form will load, just like the desktop app.

Pilot on the Mobile App

On mobile, you have access to all the functions of Pilot from latakoo.com, but in the app. View, comment, share, copy and download clips from the latakoo cloud.

Easily filter the Pilot view on your phone to isolate particular networks or zoom into the Pilot feed to see more details.

Download clips to share on social media or update metadata associated with a file.

Default Settings

One of the first things you should do when you log in to the mobile application is set up your defaults. By clicking on the settings tab in the menu, you’ll be able to set up the default quality for your uploads, as well as the default destination network. Setting these defaults will populate them automatically for every upload.

Also available is home networks. Select a list of favorite networks and when you filter by “home” those networks will populate your Pilot feed in the app.

Easily toggle on notifications, set camera preferences and more.

Mobile Editor

A recent addition to the mobile app is the mobile editor. With editor selected from the menu, select clips and images, build a project with the visual elements, then add audio track and voice over right from your mobile device.

Each clip in the sequence can be trimmed, each image can be cropped or enhanced. Export the project to your library and upload with the app. Great for combining videos and images that may be from different sources and are not suitable for stitched uploads.

To learn more about the editor, check out our guide.