Learn the overall process for starting a redaction project in CaseGuard Studio.
Please note: your own workflow doesn’t necessarily have to be as linear, but we recommend referring to these instructions as a starting point.
In some cases, you may or may not need to follow all of the instructions below, because your redaction needs could be quite unique.
Step 1: Create a project
Your project is like a directory folder. Your project is the place where you add media such as video files, audio files, images, and PDFs. You make all your edits in the files within the project; your original media files remain untouched (this is known as non-destructive editing).
- To create a project, select File>New Project.
- Select where you want to store your folder.
- Name your project.
- Optionally, add the name of the requestor (i.e., the name of the person making the request), case number, and date of request.
- Click Create Project. CaseGuard opens a new project. You will be prompted to add files you want to redact or enhance.
Step 2: Add files to a project
To use CaseGuard Studio, you need to add your media (video, audio, images, and PDFs) from your computer, camera, phone, or an external storage device. You can import media from many kinds of cameras and other devices.
Once you’ve selected the files you want as part of the project, the files will populate into the Project Files sub-screen, and the media player option will darken, to show it is not activated.
To learn more about importing files into CaseGuard, see Import and Analyze Media.
Step 3: Select files to redact
Now your project can really begin to take shape. To start redaction, select the file you want to work from in the Project Files panel and start redaction. To learn about everything you can do, see our Quick Start Guides below.
- Quick Start Video
- Quick Start Audio
- Quick Start Images
- Quick Start PDFs
You can add video and audio effects in CaseGuard.
Step 4: Export your files
When you’re done redacting your files, export them immediately with one-click or schedule them to process in the background while you’re away.
For example, let’s say you had a project with 10 video files and 7 audio files. You need to redact and process all of them eventually, but really need one video processed immediately. With CaseGuard, you can easily process that one video file for now and finish the rest later.