Video Cloud Studio Release Notes
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Automatic Caption Generation
15 Sep 2021
Video Cloud Studio now provides a caption generation feature which can be used to automatically generate captions for videos. For information, see Automatically Generating Captions for Videos.
New Player Styling Option
7 Sep 2021
The styling page in the Players module now offers a sapphire player theme which will change the play button color and progress bar to a navy blue color. For information, see Styling Players.
Social Module Rebranding
26 Aug 2021
The Social module has been updated to correspond to the updated Brightcove branding.
Additional Columns Available in Media Module Column Selector
11 Aug 2021
The column selector in the Media module now offers additional, analytics focused columns that can be added to the video listing. For information, see customizing the column display.
Forensic Watermarking Support
19 Jul 2021
The Upload and Media modules have added support for forensic watermarking. For information on forensic watermarking, see Overview: Forensic Watermarking.
Audience Module Renaming
14 Jul 2021
Audience has been renamed as Campaign. This feature update also includes new capabilities that include:
- Campaign Chrome Extension - A new heads-up-display that provides you with at-a-glance access to video performance right from the pages the videos are displayed on
- Video Benchmarking - See how your videos are performing compared other videos based on Video Content Type
New partner: Wibbitz content creation
13 Jul 2021
Introducing Brightcove's new partnership with Wibbitz, designed to make it easier for you to create the timely and relevant content your audience wants, on channels they already visit. Learn more.
Static Image Overlays for Cloud Playout Channels
28 Jun 2021
You can use the static image overlay feature to superimpose a static image onto a video in a Cloud Playout channel.
Analytics Reports Date Selector
24 Jun 2021
The date selector for analytics reports has been updated to use a single dropdown selector control.
Updates to Custom Reports
10 Jun 2021
When creating custom analytics reports, it is now possible to include the Updated Date, Published Date, Scheduled Start Date and Scheduled End Date fields. See Creating Custom Analytics Reports for details.
Additional Analytics Filters
3 Jun 2021
Campaign Module Rebranding
2 Jun 2021
The Campaign module has been updated to correspond to the updated Brightcove branding.
25 May 2021
To help you reach a vast new market and significantly grow your e-commerce opportunity, Brightcove is excited to introduce the ability to deliver video into China through a partnership with global e-commerce giant Alibaba. For details, see the Overview: China Delivery document.
Playlist Endscreen Plugin
20 May 2021
The Players module now provides a playlist-endscreen plugin which can be used to display a playlist on the the player endscreen. See Configuring a Playlist Endscreen Using the playlist-endscreen Plugin for details.
19 May 2021
Cloud Playout now supports mid-roll ad insertion for VOD assets. See Adding Mid-Roll Ads to a channel for details.
4 May 2021
Playback Rights provide another method of controlling video playback. Videos can be restricted based upon geography, domain and proxies. See Managing Playback Rights for details.
16 Apr 2021
Main Navigation Rebranding
30 Mar 2021
The main navigation used in Video Cloud Studio has been updated to correspond to the updated Brightcove branding.
Playlists can be added to Cloud Playout Channels
29 Mar 2021
Playlists can now be added to Cloud Playout channels in addition to individual videos. See Adding Content to a Cloud Playout Channel
Admin Module Rebranding
16 Mar 2021
The navigation used in the Admin module has been updated to correspond to the updated Brightcove branding.
Players Module Rebranding
25 Feb 2021
The colors and fonts used in the Players module have been updated to correspond to the updated Brightcove branding.
Bumpers in Cloud Playout
19 Feb 2021
Bumpers can now be added to Cloud Playout channels. See Adding Bumpers to Cloud Playout.
6 Feb 2021
Cloud Playout released. See Overview: Cloud Playout.
Live Zoom Integrations
4 Feb 2021
It is now possible to integrate a Zoom meeting with Brightcove Live.
Dashboard, Media & Analytics Rebranding
3 Feb 2021
The colors and fonts used in the Dashboard, Media and Analytics modules have been updated to correspond to the updated Brightcove branding.
2 Feb 2021
Add multiple audio languages, descriptive or ambient audio experience tracks to be available for live playback.
20 Jan 2021
The Players module module now supports the ability to display video thumbnails as a viewer hovers over the player progress bar. For more information, see Adding Thumbnail Seeking to a Brightcove Player.
1 Dec 2020
The Video Properties page in the Media module now has a Categorization section. The Tag, Folder, and Manual Playlist properties have been moved from the Video Information section to this new section.
1 Jul 2020
The Campaign module can now be integrated with Salesforce Pardot to identify viewers.
14 Apr 2020
The Performance Report now provides the ability to view data for all videos, VOD videos or live videos.
16 Oct 2019
Create live streams with protected content for DRM-enabled events.
Creating Video Clips
27 Sep 2019
Live streams are now available for 7 days for creating video clips from the Live module.
Playback Rate in Players Module
1 Aug 2019
The Players module now provides the ability to display a playback rate menu in the player. This allows a viewer to select the video playback speed.
Google Analytics Event Tracking
11 Jul 2019
The Players module now provides the ability to easily integrate Brightcove Players with Google Analytics. This allows player events and custom dimension data to be sent to a Google Analytics account for reporting purposes.
Adobe Analytics Event Tracking
11 Jul 2019
The Players module now provides the ability to easily integrate Brightcove Players with Adobe Analytics. This allows event tracking data to be sent to an Adobe Analytics account for reporting purposes.
Live Event Monitoring
14 Jun 2019
The Live module now provides the ability to monitor live events while an event is in progress and for up to 1 hour after the event ends.
Live Event Analytics Dashboard
14 Jun 2019
The Live module now provides reports on live streaming event or channel performance. Information including real-time concurrent viewers and aggregated post-event data about the viewers stream time, geography, and devices is available.
Updates to Media Module UI
22 May 2019
The layout of the button bar in the Media module has been modified to provide a more responsive experience for smaller screen sizes.
Updates to Players Module UI
9 May 2019
Several changes have been made to the Players module UI:
- The player controls now include an option for a vertical volume slider
- Google+ is no longer an option in social sharing
- The embed code dialog includes a Copy button to easily copy the player embed code
- The player embed code formatting has been improved
Connecting Live Events to Social Media
30 Apr 2019
The Live module has added support to connect a live event to a social event that was scheduled in the Social module. For information, see Creating and Managing Live Events using the Live Module.
Live to Facebook
25 Apr 2019
The Social module has added support for scheduling and streaming live events to Facebook. For information, see Publishing a Live Event to Facebook.
Live Module Support for RTMPS Outputs
16 Apr 2019
The Live module has added support for RTMPS outputs. RTMP outputs allow the live stream to be sent to other RTMP entry points, for example, sending the live to stream to Facebook or YouTube. Facebook specifically requires RTMPS URLs. For information, see Using Live RTMP Outputs to Stream to Facebook and YouTube.
New Server-Side Ad Settings Option in Admin UI
1 Apr 2019
A new Server-Side Ad Settings option has been added to the Admin UI which can be used to manage Live and VOD server-side ad configurations. For information, see Configuring Server-Side Ad Settings.
Campaign Module HubSpot Connections
28 Mar 2019
The Campaign module now provides the ability to integrate with HubSpot using the High Volume (Client-Side API) method. For information, see Integrating Video Cloud with HubSpot Using the Client-Side APIs.
Ability to Change Primary User for Account
14 Mar 2019
It is now possible to select a different primary user for an account. For information, see Managing Users.
Ability to Edit Account Information
14 Mar 2019
It is now possible to edit your account information to change the account name and mailing address. For information, see Managing Account Information.
Updates to Players Module Plugins UI
1 Feb 2019
The Players module now provides the ability to easily configure a Brightcove Player with a set of Brightcove provided plugins. For information, see Configuring Player Plugins.
Additional Input and Output Options in Live Module
30 Jan 2019
The Live module has added support for both RTP and SRT input formats (in addition to RTMP). Support for RTMP outputs has also been added. RTMP outputs allow the live stream to be sent to other RTMP entry points. This can be used to send the live to stream to Facebook or YouTube for example. For information, see Creating and Managing Live Events using the Live Module.
Player Localization in Players Module
23 Jan 2019
The Players module now supports player localization allowing the player interface elements to appear in various languages. If player localization is not configured, the inter/players/configuring-player-localization.html/players/configuring-player-localization.htmlface will display in English. For information, see Configuring Player Localization.
Ability to Export Video Metadata from the Media Module
13 Dec 2018
The Media module now provides the ability to export video metadata to a .csv file. For information, see Exporting Video Data.
Created and Updated By User in the Media Module
13 Dec 2018
The Media module now provides the ability to see who created and last updated videos in your account. For information, see Getting Started with the Media Module.
Updates to Media Module UI
6 Dec 2018
Several new features have been added to the Media module UI:
- The side navigation panel can now resized by clicking and dragging it
- The video listing page now supports horizontal scrolling
Updates to Players Module
30 Nov 2018
Several new features have been added to the Players module UI:
- When adding a logo overlay, a Logo URL can now be added. This will open a new browser tab when the overlay is clicked.
- When using a playlist player, the playlist can now be hidden. This is useful when you want to play a series of videos without having the playlist be displayed.
- A JSON editor is now available for editing the player configuration.
For information on all the player properties, see Setting Player Properties.
Updated API Authentication UI
14 Nov 2018
The API Authentication page has been redesigned. For information, see Managing API Authentication Credentials.
Updated Billing UI
8 Nov 2018
The Billing page has been redesigned. For information, see Viewing Billing Information.
Last Login Added to User Administration
1 Nov 2018
A Last Login field has been added to the Manage Users page. This field will display the last date and time a user logged into Video Cloud Studio. For information, see Managing Users.
Players Module Updated UI
3 Oct 2018
A new player editor (the player details page) is now available. Access to the legacy UI will be available until March 2019. The legacy editor must be used when editing version 5.x players. For information, see Setting Player Properties.
Redesigned Live Module
17 Jul 2018
The Live module has been redesigned with a more robust backend and simplified UI. For information, see Creating and Managing Live Events using the Live Module.
Social Module Clipping Enhancements
22 Jun 2018
It is now possible to set a Social clipping default ingest profile. For information, see Managing Ingest Profiles.
It is now possible to create Social clips from videos with DRM applied that were transcoded using a Dynamic Delivery ingest profile.
Create New Folders when Uploading Videos
29 May 2018
The Upload module now provides the ability to create new folders for videos that are being uploaded. For information, see Uploading Videos Using the Upload Module.
Offline Playback Video Property
24 May 2018
An offline playback video property has been added in the Upload and Media modules. When checked, enables the video to be saved locally and viewed offline when using applications created using the device SDKs. This option will only appear if the account is enabled for offline playback.
Export Gallery Leads Option
15 May 2018
The Campaign module now provides an Export Gallery Leads option which can be used to export data captured in lead forms used in Gallery experiences. For information, see Exporting Gallery Lead Data.
Required Fields when Uploading Videos
14 May 2018
The Upload module can now be configured so that all required fields must have values before videos can be uploaded. For information, see Managing Account Settings.
Multiple Audio Track Support in the Media Module
1 May 2018
The Media module now provides the ability to upload additional audio tracks for videos that were transcoded using Dynamic Delivery or Context Aware Encoding. For information, see Adding Audio Tracks to Videos using the Media Module.
Players Module Updated UI - Beta
12 Mar 2018
A new player editor (the player details page) is now available as on opt-in beta. Publishers will see a button on the current player details page that says "Switch to Beta Editor". When clicked, a modal will pop up explaining what the new player editor is and how feedback can be submitted. Both the new and old version of the UI can be used. The switch is user specific so you will not be impacting the UI for all users in the account when you choose to opt-in. Note that the ability to manage player plugins is not yet available in the new UI.
Dynamic Delivery Download Renditions
8 Mar 2018
The Media module now provides links to download video renditions that were transcoded using Dynamic Delivery. For information, see Downloading Videos from Video Cloud.
Updated Context Aware Profile Editor
22 Feb 2018
The Context Aware Profile Editor interface has been improved to allow for finer grained control over profile settings. For information, see Creating Ingest Profiles for Context Aware Encoding.
Campaign Module Video Activity Option
21 Feb 2018
When using Campaign Tracking, SSO or custom integrations, the Campaign module now allows you to select a video and then view activity for that video. For information, see Viewing Video Activity.
Billing & Reports Page Updated
15 Feb 2018
The layout of the Billing & Reports page has been updated. For information, see Viewing Billing Information.
Campaign Module Manage Data Option
14 Feb 2018
The Campaign module now provides a manage viewer data option that can be used to search for a user and then either remove that user or export that user's data. For information, see Managing Viewer Data.
Social Module Captions Support
19 Jan 2018
The Social module now supports the ability to publish captions to YouTube and Facebook. For information, see Publishing Videos to Social Media Platforms.