I basically want it like you are linking from a related item thumbnail, which just has an image link to the portfolio item.
I've been working with this theme for a while and I've come to the conclusion that it's not a good option for a video portfolio - images fine but not video. Every time I think I have found a workaround, another problem crops up, and really for a premium theme I shouldn't have to workaround!
1. Ideally I want to use the option to open the portfolio item on the same page - looks great - but then when playing a video and then going to another one, the audio continues from the previous video. Can't use that.
2. Next I would like to have the portfolio item open on a new page - fine - but when you link insert a video to the featured media bit, this means the video opens in the thumbnail - as above - tiny video! Can't use that.
3. Ok so I can just put and image in the featured media bit and just link that through to the portfolio item - great but where does the video go? a text link maybe, but then I have a poster frame which just opens in prettyPhoto - I don't want this image in the slideshow unless it links through to my video. Can't use that.
4. I can create a slideshow with an image and a video, but then users have to click to the next slide to view the video, not much good as often users will click the image - rather than the tiny arrows - which opens in prettyPhoto. Not good UX.
5. Ok so I thought I could set up a slideshow which rotates quite quickly to the video slide so users don't have to click anything - the video will be served up. Problem is when the video starts the slideshow is still rotating between the playing video and the image! Can't use that unless the slideshow only rotates once. Can this be done?
6. If this can't be done then what next? Maybe link the featured image to a standard post rather than the actual portfolio item?
I think it's ridiculous I have had to try and go through numerous workarounds to get something which should be simple and work 'out the box'! I've paid $35 for a premium theme (and spent weeks trying to get it working right) that really is no good for a video portfolio...unless someone can offer an alternative I've missed.