So much new stuff that this post’s headline wraps to a second line! As we prepare for NAB, we’re releasing a slew of features across multiple modules. And, we have some even newer stuff in development which we can show at the event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange getting together with us. What’s available now, and demonstrated below, includes:
Clear & present instructions on basics of using Annotative Player to help new users get started
Refined layout when adding comments in Player making advanced features more discreet and basic features more obvious
Toggle to switch video play between higher quality and better bandwidth efficiency versions including automatic prompting when bandwidth challenges are encountered
Schedule reminder emails to be sent in advance of Tasks being due
Copy entire scenes of Collaborative Script including any uploaded media within a project or across projects (which can be especially useful to achieve templates on episodic content that tends to follow the same pattern)
Most recent release responds to a lot of suggestions from field to make our service work better:
highlight where to click for commenting on a video so that first time users don’t watch video in our player and write feedback by email without realizing they can easily leave contextual comments right within the video
simplify presentation of player by reducing the controls that show, specifically having per-comment tools only reveal when moused over particular comment
allow a specific comment to be shared proactively calling attention of someone who has to take action on it
when sharing Annotative Player page, avail sharing video at current playhead location within video — when combined with including a message in sharing action, this can effect private commenting for eyes of some but not all project team members
when sharing any video.Market7 page, be able to add new people to project and then the first time they log onto the project they’ll go directly to the shared page (instead of the project’s home page)
Here’s a demo:
Suggestions from our users are the best way to improve our service, and this release reflects their value, which we greatly appreciate!
Before Market7 started, I was a frustrated in the customer role of getting video produced. These projects tend to involve people not used to working together, each bringing different areas of insight and ignorance, and needing to bridge the gaps and get productive quickly. The problems are of course most stark when the project starts. We are working with some customers on great ways to launch projects with key information conveyed and materials organized, without confusion, from the start.