Normally, with Media Cloud activated and working, uploads go to WordPress first and then Media Cloud will upload to cloud storage. When you enable Direct Uploads, those uploads will now skip WordPress completely, and are sent straight to your cloud storage provider.
For Videos, direct uploads will not generate additional metadata that you may or may not need. However, if you install FFProbe on your server, Media Cloud will generate this additional metadata after the upload to cloud storage is complete.
Articles in Direct Uploads
Direct Upload Settings
Learn how to integrate direct uploads with WordPress's Media Library.
Direct Upload Image Settings
These settings control image settings when performing a direct upload.
Direct Upload Video Settings
Settings for processing video during direct uploads.
A guide on installing FFProbe on your server for fetching metadata for videos uploaded with direct uploading.