Enterprise Video Platform – Update RC20210219 Released to EU and CA Zone

We have successfully pushed an update to all instances residing in the European Union and Canada. Next week, we will perform the same update to United States-based instances.

  1. Video Editor Now Supports Insertion of “Virtual Backgrounds”
    Users can record with any tool within our Capture Portfolio (Hardware, Software, In-Browser or Mobile), a third-party capture tool, or simply upload content and then use the Video Editor to apply a “Virtual Background”. The Video Editor also supports adding different background images to each stream. We will continue to enhance this new capability in two keys ways:

    • Refine the Artificial Intelligence models used to generate the “Virtual Backgrounds”.
    • Continue to scale out the deployment of a newly introduced GPU-Accelerated Processing sub-system (a cluster of more advanced processing infrastructure).

    Click here to learn more about this capability.

  2. Dedicated GPU-Enabled Adaptive Bitrate Live Streaming Now Available for PC and Apple Capture Applications
    The Live Stream sub-system has been extended to support adaptive bitrate streaming for live streams originating from both the PC and Apple Capture applications. This same capability was recently introduced for live streams originating from our Hardware Capture appliances.

  3. New WebEx Enterprise Connector for Video Conference Content Ingestion
    Similar in function to our Zoom Enterprise Connector, the new WebEx Enterprise Connector enables ingestion of video conference recordings from WebEx video conferences. Based on user feedback, this feature will continue to be customized to support deeper system interconnectivity. Click here to learn more about this capability.

  4. Additional Zoom Connector Integration Options for User Synchronization, Related Metadata Ingestion and More
    The Zoom-to-YuJa integrations has been extended to support new user enrollment options including Manual Enrollment, Self-Enrollment, Bulk Enrollment, and Automatic Enrollment. Further, we added additional features including:

    • Importing the Zoom-generated auto-captioning for use within the Video Platform
    • Improved support for multi-fragmented Zoom recordings when a recording is stopped and resumed within a single meeting
    • Ingestion of meeting poll and chat information

    Keep in mind that you will need to refresh your Zoom Marketplace application to take advantage of these new capabilities. Click here to learn more about this capability.

  5. Improved Social Media Connectors for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube
    The Social Media Enterprise Connectors that provide the facility to cross-syndicate video content to social media platforms have been updated to use each platform’s latest APIs. Click here to learn more about this capability.

  6. Video Player Optimizations and Caching Improvements
    The Video Player is now smaller in size, offers faster load times, aligns better with existing caching infrastructure, as well as utilizes the Content Delivery Network for the Video Player’s “front-end script” assets.

  7. Lightweight Button Style to Better Align Video Platform UI with LMS UI
    A new lighter-weight button style enables more natural brand alignment with the Organization’s LMS.

  8. Granular Capabilities to Configure Course Name Provisioning
    Organizations can now design their own course name provisioning template based on the standard LMS fields of Label, Term and Title. This enables Organizations to fully align Video Platform course names with their existing LMS course provisioning structure. Click here to learn more about this capability.

  9. Improved Support for East Asian Language Character Sets in Search-Filter and Drop-Down Menus
    Based on a review of incompatible UI elements, the filtering capabilities were improved to better support East Asian language character sets.

  10. New Gradient Top Bar Style Branding Option
    A new gradient Top Bar styling provides added customization and styling options. All existing Top Bar color options are retained.

  11. Improved Live Streaming Performance in Low Bandwidth Scenarios
    The Live Streaming capabilities have been bolstering to better support live streaming in lower bandwidth scenarios including where the Internet quality fluctuates or experiences longer latencies.
  12. Media Library Thumbnail Now Shows Recording Status for Live Streamed Sessions
    Now the Media Library overlay shows the current recording, uploading, and processing states for live stream sessions just as it already does for non-live recordings.

  13. Offline Download Availability Can Now Be Limited to In-App Downloads Only
    Content Owners can now limit offline downloading of content to only YuJa’s native iOS and Android mobile apps. This balances the viewer’s desire for flexible viewing options with the Content Owner’s concern with maintaining secure digital rights management.

  14. Institution-Wide Auto-Publish Delay Now Provides Time-Based Granularity
    Organizations using the delayed auto-publishing capability for auto-scheduled sessions can now specify a specific time at which the recording is made available to the published Media Channel. Click here to learn more about this capability.