Interactive video has some terminology that not everyone may be accustomed to. Here are some terms you should be aware of when learning about and using interactive features:
- Branching/Time Triggers: Jump between points in a video or pause the video to allow the viewer to choose their own path.
- Click out URL: The action of going to another website from the video.
- Grab-net: This is the invisible click-area of a hotspot. Note that if you’re adding a sticky hotspot, it also defines the pixel area of the object for accurate motion tracking so it's worth spending a little time getting your grab-net just right.
- Pause point: A time trigger action that puases the video at a set time. This is often used in branching experiences where the viewer is forced to take action (e.g. tap a hotspot or a button on an overlay) to continue the video.
- Hotspot: The hotspot is the area of the video that acts as a hitbox - clicking on the hotspot will lead to the content.
- iFrame: An iFrame allows an external webpage to be placed inside another.
- Overlay: An Overlay is a pop up which you'll add your interactive content to, whether it be an iFrame, a video, a PDF, etc.
- Posterframe: This is the cover image of your video that greets viewers before the video starts.