Modify Media

NOTE: Media Management has been replaced by The Studio; navigation and screenshots here are now out of date, but The Studio has similar functionality. The manual will be updated soon.

To modify a media item that has been uploaded to UpStage, first go to the Media list and locate the item you want to modify. Then at the far right under the column “Manage Media”, click on the pencil icon.

This brings you to the Media Management interface.

Media edit interface

The first interface is the Preview. Here you can do the following:

  • change the name of the media item by typing a new name in the name field
  • change the media type by selecting a new one from the dropdown menu.

Remember that you must always click “Save”, otherwise your changes will not take effect.

After preview, the other tabs vary slightly according to the type of media:

  • Avatars: Copyright, Stage, Voice, Link, Multiframe and Replace
  • Props: Copyright, Stage, Link, Multiframe and Replace
  • Backdrops: Copyright, Stage, Multiframe and Replace
  • Curtain: Copyright, Stage and Replace
  • Audio: Copyright, Stage and Replace
  • Stream: Copyright and Stage

Assign media item to a stage

Click on the “Stage” tab at the top left of the Media Management window. You will see a list of the stages that you own or have been given edit access to, and that you can assign this media item to.

Hover the cursor over a stage name; it will be highlighted in green, with a white plus (+) icon. Click on it and the stage will move to the right-hand list, which shows the stages that this media item is assigned to.

To remove the media item from a stage, hover over the stage name in the right-hand list; it will be highlighted in red, with a white minus (-) icon. Click on it and the stage will move back to the left-hand list.

You can assign or unassign the media item from all stages in a list by clicking on the green “>>” or “<<” buttons.

Note that unassigning a media item from a stage does not delete it from the UpStage server. It will no longer be available to use on the live stage that you have unassigned it from. It will still be avaliable on other stages, and in the Media Management interface.

Avatar voices

If you have chosen Avatar as the type of this media item, there wil be a “Voice” tab in the Media Management window. Here you can adjust the avatar’s text2speech voice by selecting a Voice and Variant, and adjusting the sliders for Pitch, Rate and Volume.

Test the voice by entering the text you want to hear spoken in the test field and clicking the green circle at the right-hand end of the text input field. You will hear the text spoken in the voice you have set, and can make further adjustments until you are satisfied.

Clicking the green button and the end of Test voice allow you to hear the selected voice and modify it before saving the voice.

Clicking “Save” once you have modified the voice will mean that this voice will be used for this media item on all stages. See the chapter on Avatar Speech and Voices in the Live Stage section for how to adjust the voice on the live stage.


If you want your media item to be a clickable link on stage, enter the URL here. During the cyberformances, the audience can then click on it to open the URL in their browser.

Multiframe animations

If your media item is an Avatar, Prop or Backdrop, there will be a “Multiframe” tab in the Media Management window. Here you can create a multiframe animation by combining several images together.

On the Multiframe tab, click on the Multiframe toggle; it will become green and you will see a list of the available media (avatars, props and backdrops). You can create your multiframe media item from previously uploaded media by clicking on each icon to select it, or upload a series of new images through this interface.

To remove an image from the multiframe, hover over the thumbnail in the right-hand list; it will be highlighted in red, with a white minus (-) icon. Click on it and the media item will move back to the left-hand list.

Save your changes

Click on the green “Save” button in the lower right-hand corner to upload your media item and save any other changes that you have made. You can return to the Media Management window at any time to edit the media item.