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Have a question? We're here to help! Below you'll find answers to common questions asked by PE Universe™ members. Can't find the answer you're looking for? Contact us via the Feedback link at the bottom of the website. We will continue to update the Help Center to better serve PE Universe™ members.

Videos


How do I upload a video from my computer?

1. Log in to your member account and click on the Videos link on the top menu. 
2. Click on the Upload a Video button on the top right of the page. 
3. Enter a title for your video in the Title field (e.g. Parachute Activities). 
4. In the Description field, type in a brief description for your video.
5. Click the Upload button in the Video or File section. A pop-up will appear listing the files on your computer. Select the file you would like to upload, then click Open. The file will appear under Upload Queue
6. Under Access Restriction, select the level of access you'd like to allow for your video. Public: All site visitors can view your video. Members: Only PE Universe™ members can view your video.
7. In the Tags field, enter the keywords that will help categorize your video and provide easy searching for site visitors.
8. Click Publish when finished. 

Once your video is published, you can view it on your Videos page or on the home page.

How do I upload a video from my camcorder onto PE Universe™?

Digital Camcorder
If you have a digital camcorder (one that captures in Digital8, MiniDV, HDV, or any of the DVD formats), then you're ready to start shooting. Your camcorder will need a direct connection to your computer, either through the USB or FireWire ports, or by inserting the DVD you've recorded. Once you've downloaded the video from the camera onto your computer, you can directly upload it to PE Universe™. Or if you'd like to edit it first, open it in your editing software, save it, then upload it to PE Universe™.

Analog Camcorder
If you have an analog camcorder (one that uses VHS, VHS-C, SVHS-C, 8mm, or Hi8 tape), you can still upload your videos onto PE Universe™ with some additional equipment. Because these camcorders are usually not equipped with a computer connection, you will need to digitize the video through a converter box (this will convert the analog signal from the camcorder to a digital signal). After the video has been digitized, you can directly upload it to PE Universe™. Or if you'd like to edit it first, open it in your editing software, save it, then upload it to PE Universe™.

How can I edit my video (add titles or music, cut out sections, compress file size, etc.)?

Most computers come with a video editing application already installed, such as Apple iMovie or Microsoft Movie Maker. These programs allow you to easily edit your videos, add soundtracks, change the file type, compress the file size, etc. If you do not have a video editing application or would like to upgrade to one with more advanced features, there are plenty of editing programs available for purchase or download online.

How long should my video clip be?

Each video you upload must be 100MB or less. For this reason, most videos on PE Universe™ are less than five minutes. If you are uploading a long video, you may need to compress your video using a video editor such as Apple iMovie or Windows Movie Maker. Your account is allowed 1GB (1,000 MBs) total for all media files (this includes videos, photos, audio, PDFs, Word documents, etc.).

If I need to compress my video (make the file size smaller), how can I do this?

Most computers come with a video editing application already installed, such as Apple iMovie or Microsoft Movie Maker. These programs allow you to easily edit your videos, add soundtracks, change the file type, compress the file size, etc. If you do not have a video editing application or would like to upgrade to one with more advanced features, there are plenty of editing programs available for purchase or download online.

What video formats does PE Universe™ support?

Supported video formats include: Quicktime (.mov, .qt); Windows Media 9 or lower (.wmv); MPEG (.mpeg, .mp4);.avi; and .flv.

Why can't I see my video?

Due to the file size, it may take several minutes for your video to appear after publishing. Once complete, you will be able to view your video by clicking on the Videos link at the top of the page.

Can I include my video and other uploaded files in a Clipboard post?

Yes! In fact, we encourage it! Here's how:

1. Log in to your member account and click on the Clipboards link on the top menu. 
2. Click on the Add an Idea button on the top right of the page. 
3. Enter a title for your post in the Title field (e.g. Parachute Activities). 
4. Type in the content you would like to share in the Description field.
5. Click the Upload button in the Video or File section. A pop-up will appear listing the files on your computer. Select the file you would like to upload, then click Open. The file will appear under Upload Queue
6. Under Access Restriction, select the level of access you'd like to allow for your post. Public: All site visitors can view your post. Members: Only PE Universe™ members can view your post. 
7. In the Tags field, enter the keywords that will help categorize your post and provide easy searching for site visitors. 
8. Click Publish when finished. Once your posting is published, you can view it on your Clipboard page or on the home page.

Member Registration


Why should I become a member of PE Universe™?

As a member, you're entitled to many benefits. Benefits include: Participating in discussions with other members; posting your videos, photos, and media files; sharing your activity ideas with others in the PE community; viewing member-only content that is restricted from site visitors; and access to member-only promotions and exciting new features. Become a member today! It's free to join! Simply click on the Join Now button on the home page to get started.

Will my member information be sold or given to others?

Absolutely not. We value your privacy and your information will not be sold to others. As a member, you have complete control over what information you share with other PE Universe™ members. For instance, if you would prefer your email address not be public, you can choose to hide it from your member profile.

Do I need to become a member in order to view videos and other content?

No, you do not need to be a member to view any content on this site that is marked as "public" by the creator. However, if you would like to join in the discussions or publish your own ideas, you will need to become a member. Becoming a member is easy, and free! Simply click on the Join Now button on the home page to get started. Because PE Universe™ is ran by its community members, we encourage you to become an active member and make this site even better!

Do I need to become a member in order to upload videos and other content?

Yes, and best of all, it's free to join! Simply click the Join Now button on the home page, then create your account. Once created, you can share your ideas, videos, audio files, photos, and other documents with others in the PE community.

I didn't receive my confirmation email. What happened?

If you just joined PE Universe™, your confirmation link is included in the "Welcome" email you received after signing up. If you were already a member of PE Universe™ and are now confirming your email, you will receive a separate confirmation email. If you haven't received these emails, check in your email client's spam or junk folder. If after several hours you still have not received the email, try confirming your email again with a different email address.

Idea Clipboards


What's a Clipboard?

Each PE Universe member has their own clipboard on which they can jot down and share ideas. If you have an activity idea that is not in video format, use your clipboard to share this idea with others in the community! Your clipboard will store these ideas, as well as the media files you've uploaded (such as videos, photos, documents, etc.).

How do I add an activity idea to my clipboard?

1. Log in to your member account and click on the Clipboards link on the top menu.
2. Click on the Add an Idea button on the top right of the page.
3. Enter a title for your post in the Title field (e.g. Parachute Activities).
4. Type in the content you would like to share in the Description field. If this is a content-only idea with no media files to include, click Publish.
5. To include a video or other media file in your clipboard posting, click the Upload button in the Video or Filesection. A pop-up will appear listing the files on your computer. Select the file you would like to upload, then clickOpen. The file will appear under Upload Queue.
6. Under Access Restriction, select the level of access you'd like to allow for your post. Public: All site visitors can view your post. Members: Only PE Universe™ members can view your post. 
7. In the Tags field, enter the keywords that will help categorize your post and provide easy searching for site visitors. 
8. Click Publish when finished.

Once your posting is published, you can view it on your Clipboard page or on the home page.

Discussions


How do I start my own discussion?

1. Log in to your member account and click on the Discussions link on the top menu.
2. Click on the Start a Discussion button on the top right of the page.
3. Type the topic of your question into the Title field, then ask your question and provide more details in theDescription field.
4. When finished, click Publish.
5. View your posting by clicking on the Discussions link on the top menu. Check back to view feedback from others in the community.

General Questions


How do I upload photos, MP3s, or other content to my account?

To upload other types of media files, simply follow the same process for uploading a video. Once your file is uploaded, you will see it in your account along with your videos.

I'm having problems uploading and editing my content. Where can I go for help?

If your issue was not addressed above, you may be able to find help among your community members. If you have suggestions for help topics that are not covered, log in and click on the Feedback link, located at the bottom right of the site.

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