We at SnappyTV are very excited to announce that our integration with Tumblr has been released. I would like to show you how easy it is to create an animated gif in our LiveCut Editor. Our editor is a DVR in the cloud. During a live or VOD video you can create a GIF at any moment you like.
The first thing you’ll need to do is to connect your SnappyTV and Tumblr accounts together. There are a few, familiar steps to do this. First you’ll want to go to the Account Settings area in the LiveHub portal.
Once there, go to the Connect to Social tab and click the button to connect your Tumblr account and give SnappyTV permission to post to Tumblr on your behalf.
After doing this one-time setup, you’re now ready to publish videos, images, and animated GIFs to Tumblr! Go into the LiveCut Editor for your event. In this example, we’ll create an animated GIF and publish it to a Tumblr blog.
Once you’ve entered the LiveCut editor for your event, hit the GIF Create Button and we will grab a default of four seconds of video.
Next you will want to adjust the timing if you wish. You may drag the clippers or use the 1 Second and 1 Frame buttons beside the small thumbnails. Write a Title and Description if you wish then hit Continue.
You will see a light box pop up with a preview of you GIF. You may play the GIF forward or backward. Our default is rock – which plays it forward then backward. You may adjust the speed of play back or the number of frames in your GIF. Then hit Publish
We currently don’t allow GIFs of over Four Seconds in Length. Four second GIFs can get quite large in file size especially with lots of frames.
It’s important to remember that Tumblr puts a 1MB Limit on GIFs. If yours is over 1MB than your GIF won’t play and you’ll get a still image linking to the GIF on SnappyTV.
Next a thumbnail of your GIF will appear in the right column. Next you’ll hear the Share Button then the Tumblr Tab. You’ll have an opportunity to link your Tumblr Account. Once you are authenticated you may share to Tumblr.
It may take as long as a few minutes and then you’ll see your GIF appear on Tumblr. It’s quite easy and fun to make great GIFs.
Here’s what you get and here it is on Tumblr.