Starting Your First Review

TechSmith Video Review makes giving and receiving feedback easier than ever. Learn everything you need to know to start your first review.

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Create an account/sign in

To get started with TechSmith Video Review, go to and click Create a New Account.

Video review sign in page

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Start your first review

Click Start Review to upload a video or image file for review. Then, drag and drop the file to the dialog or click Browse for File to pick your file.


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Add a deadline and description

Let reviewers know by when you would like to receive feedback and the kind of feedback you are looking for with the deadline and description fields.

The deadline and description are included in an invitation email sent to reviewers.

Upload modal window with deadline and description fields

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Invite reviewers with a link

Decide if you want to manually add people to the review, or if you want to send a private link that allows reviewers to access the review without creating an account.

If you choose the link option, copy and send the link to people you want to review your video and then click done.

The manage reviewers modal window

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Invite reviewers manually

To manually add reviewers, click Manage Reviewers and enter their email addresses with a comma separating them, then click add. 

If the same people frequently review your videos, consider creating a group as a faster way of adding reviewers. When you create your next review, simply choose the group from the dropdown.

Manage reviwers window

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Interact with reviewers

Comments populate the right column of the screen and are associated with a time in the video and indicated on the timeline. When comments are added, you’ll receive an email. 

Click a comment to jump to that point in the video. Use the Like or Reply buttons to interact with comments. 

To hide comments, resolve them by clicking the checkmark.

Comments panel in Video Review