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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a time capsule?

Time Capsules have been a method of communicating with future men ever since time began. Our digital time capsules allow users to create video “Time Capsule” messages to be discovered at a date in the future. A time capsule is a historic cache of goods or information, usually intended as a deliberate method of communication with future people, and to help future archaeologists, anthropologists, or historians.

Getting started on Encapsulator?

There are a couple of ways you can get started, you can subscribe immediately from the home screen when you choose the “Get Started” button, or before you create an account, please feel free to use our free capsule templates to create your first video message to the future. After you record your video you will be prompted to sign up for a subscription. You have the opportunity to sign up on a monthly subscription, or choose to subscribe annually.

How do I create an account?

Click on the “Get Started” button on the home screen and subscribe to your choice of monthly or annual subscription.

How do I make a time capsule?

First you may want to consider what media type you would like to put into your Time Capsule message to the future. You can choose from VIDEO, IMAGE, FILES OR TEXT Choose a capsule template or create your own capsule type, now it’s up to you to create the messages to the future, choose yourself a date that you would like your Time Capsule to open in the future and lock your video messages away to be discovered at a date you choose.

How much data storage do I need?

Depending on your device, your camera may use higher than normal megapixels and resolution, but generally our 1 GB default storage plans are big enough to store 10 x 5min video messages to the future, enough room to add 50 images too. Plus more!

How do I lock my time capsule?

Once you have created your Digital Time Capsule items, please choose your future lock date, we also call this your hatch date. You can lock your Digital Time Capsule by choosing the “lock this capsule” button on the top right hand side of your Time Capsule template.

Uploading videos?

Once you have recorded your Time Capsules Videos to the future, all you need to do is to hit the “save” button and your video will upload to our secure time locked vault.

Problems playing videos

If you are experiencing any troubles watching your videos, please refresh the page, log out and log in again. If you have any further issues please contact us directly on [email protected] and somebody will be in contact very shortly.

How long does it take to upload video?

Upload of video always depends on your quality of Internet speed, however as a rule of thumb, we would suggest that a 10-minute video recorded straight from our web platform will complete its upload within a few mins. Please be aware, if you are uploading a prerecorded video, it may have been recorded in much higher resolution and may take longer to complete its upload. We always recommend you record straight from the video option in the web platform for the fastest and safest video uploads.

How long does it take to upload images?

Depending on the quality and resolution of your images to be uploaded, you will find that a single image will usually be complete within a few seconds.

Can I open my time capsule whenever I want?

We are sorry, no you can not. We like to think that our Digital Time Capsules are buried away just like the metaphoric version. However we understand that there are certain circumstances that may require a need for the release of YOUR personal videos and content. In these situations, please contact administration at [email protected] for early release of content. Thank you for your understanding.

What if I am afraid to record a personal video?

Please feel free to contact me directly on [email protected] for some tips on building self-esteem and the courage to create your first video upload, once you get started you will not want to stop ☺

How much does it cost?

Subscribe to our monthly payment option for just $2.95 AUD or take the discounted option for an annual subscription, Cheap as chips at just $29.95 for an annual subscription.

Can I add to my time capsule after its locked?

YES, you may update your Time Capsules as often as you feel fit, maybe you are celebrating a milestone that you want to document or maybe you just want to update it. We recommend you update your Digital Time Capsules monthly at the very least. Please select the “Add Video” and create your content. Also, don't forget to itemise each piece of content with a description. Have fun!

Is my content secure?

We use the latest and greatest in data encryption and technology to keep your files safe and secure. A lot of work and money has gone into the process of security of your capsules, from your identity, the storage of video, picture and text. Every precaution has been taken to ensure your privacy and security of content is secure.

What if I run out of space?

If and when you run out of data storage space, you will be offered an opportunity to increase your data limit to a larger package.

Why can’t I sign in?

Please refresh your browser and log in again, if you are using the incorrect password you may reset your password in the log in section. If your problems persist, please feel free to message me directly on [email protected] and I will take care of you as soon as possible.

Is it a one-off payment?

encapsulator has 2 payment options at this stage, please choose to subscribe to a monthly plan at $2.95 AUD or an annual fee of $29.95 AUD

Adding content to your time capsule

You can add content to your Digital Time Capsules as often as you wish, please just select the add capsule item and create your content. Don’t forget to itemize each item with a unique description if you want.

How long can I make a time capsule for?

Our Digital Time Capsules permit users to create Time Capsules as long as 10 years, if you would like longer, please feel free to contact us directly on [email protected] and we will make sure you get what you need.

What is a Personal Media Platform?

encapsulator is the first and original PMP Private Media Platform. We all know how fun it is to show our best side on social media and look good for our community and tribe. encapsulator allows us to be completely honest in a safe and secure environment to capture the essence of who we are today, allowing us to capture our hopes, dreams, fears and our future aspirations into a secure time locked vault to be discovered by ourselves or loved ones on a date in the future.