Studio Release Notes
In this topic, you will find the latest information on changes and enhancements to Video Cloud Studio and Brightcove Player Studio.
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12 Mar 2018
Players Module Updated UI - Beta
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.
8 Mar 2018
Dynamic Delivery Download Renditions
The Media module now provides links to download video renditions that were transcoded using Dynamic Delivery. For information, see Downloading Videos from Video Cloud.
22 Feb 2018
Updated Context Aware Profile Editor
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.
21 Feb 2018
Audience Module Video Activity Option
When using Audience Tracking, SSO or custom integrations, the Audience module now allows you to select a video and then view activity for that video. For information, see Viewing Video Activity.
15 Feb 2018
Billing & Reports Page Updated
The layout of the Billing & Reports page has been updated. For information, see Viewing Billing Information.
14 Feb 2018
Audience Module Manage Data Option
The Audience 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.
19 Jan 2018
Social Module Captions Support
The Social module now supports the ability to publish captions to YouTube and Facebook. For information, see Publishing Videos to Social Media Platforms.
12 Dec 2017
Audience Module Changes
The Publish to Email feature now offers to ability to publish videos to Gallery landing page experiences. Gallery landing pages can be easily styled and display a lead form to capture viewer information. For information, see Publishing a Video to Email using the Audience Module.
The Audience module homepage now offers to ability to view the performance and conversion of Audience lead forms. For more information, see Getting Started with the Audience Module.
6 Dec 2017
Publish to Gallery Landing Page
The Media module now offers to ability to publish videos to Gallery landing page experiences. Gallery landing pages can be easily styled and display a lead form to capture viewer information. For more information, see Publishing a Video to Email.
30 Nov 2017
Media Module Saved Search
The Media module now offers to ability to save search queries you perform. Saved searches can then be easily accessed and re-run. For more information, see How to Search for Videos and Playlists in the Media Module.
6 Nov 2017
Social Module Changes
- Thumbnail changes can now be propagated to YouTube after the initial upload (via Auto Sync Feeds).
- The default language for YouTube can now be set. This impacts where the video will be featured in YouTube search and is important for publishers outside North America.
- Geographic restrictions for Facebook can now be set. This allows publishers to limit Facebook videos to certain geographies.
31 Aug 2017
Change to Preload Video Setting
The Preload Video Before User-Initiated Playback setting in the Players module now has a default value of Load video metadata only. For more information, see Configuring Player Settings.
4 Aug 2017
Single Sign-on Integrations
The Audience module now supports SSO integrations. With this setup, data is not synchronized to a marketing automation platform. For information, see Integrating Audience with Single Sign-On.
The Audience module now allows capture of viewing data without a connected marketing automation platform (MAP) using a Brightcove cookie. Publishers can use a lead form to capture viewer information. For information, see Using the Audience Module to Track Viewers.
Viewer Profiles in the Audience module allow you to view the video view data for viewers. This is currently supported for SSO and custom integrations and for Audience Tracking. For information, see Viewing Viewer Profile Information.
20 Jul 2017
Korean Support Added
Video Cloud Studio has added support for the Korean language. For information on changing the Studio language, see Managing Your Profile.
27 Jun 2017
Publish to an In-Page Experience
The Media module now provides the ability to publish one or more videos, or a playlist, to an in-page experience. In-Page experiences are a feature of the Gallery module. For more information, see Publishing Videos to an In-Page Experience.
20 Apr 2017
Quality Selector in Players Module
As part of the player properties, you can choose to show a quality selector. This setting controls whether the viewer has the ability to manually select a different rendition as they are watching a video. For more information on the player settings, see Configuring Player Settings.
29 Mar 2017
Force Players to use Latest Pre-release Version
As part of the player properties, the player version can now be set to "Always latest pre-release" when the update mode is set to automatic. This will cause the player version to be updated to the latest pre-release version (or release version if there is no pre-release version available) automatically as new pre-release versions are available. For more information on the player update mode and version, see Setting the Player Update Mode and Version.
27 Mar 2017
URL Shortener when Publishing
When publishing a video to web or email, the Media module now provides the ability to generate a shortened preview URL.
20 Mar 2017
Video Views in Media Module
The Media module now provides the ability to display the number of video views for the past 30 days in the video list. Select Views (30 Days) using the column selector. Opening the video properties will display a graph of the video views for the past 30 days.
7 Mar 2017
Request Ads "on cue point" Setting
The Advertising panel in the Media module now provides the ability to request ads when cue points are encountered during video playback. For more information, see Configuring Player Advertising.
Improvements to Brightcove Social Auto Sync
A number of usability improvements have been made to the Auto Sync feature:
- Option to ignore inactive videos
- Option to match against ANY tag in a list
- Option to sync all videos in a Video Cloud account
- Added auto-synced videos to the publish stream view
- Improved filtering and sorting on auto-sync status page
For more information, see Using Auto Sync to Synchronize Videos to Social Media Accounts.
31 Jan 2017
Dimensions Added to Performance Report
The Performance Report now provides the ability to view performance data by device manufacturer and by browser type. For more information, see the Performance Report Reference.
New 360 Degree Video Metadata Field
The Upload and Media modules now provide the ability to indicate that a video is a 360 degree video. Edit the video properties and set the Video Projection property to 360 Degree. For information on working with 360 degree videos, see Working with 360-Degree Videos.
Default Image Sizes for Uploads
The Upload Settings Administration page now provides the ability to specify default image sizes for poster and thumbnail images during upload. By configuring image sizes as part of the Upload Settings, you can avoid having to set image dimensions in your ingest profiles. For more information, see Managing Account Settings.
Analytics Links Added to Video Cloud Dashboard
Links have been added to the analytics cards on the Video Cloud Dashboard. Clicking one of these links will redirect you to the appropriate view in the Performance Report where you can view additional video performance details. For more information, see Getting Started with Video Cloud Studio.
Brightcove Social - Auto Sync
The Auto Sync destination status page now allows the list of sync statuses to be filtered. For more information, see Using Auto Sync to Synchronize Videos to Social Media Accounts.
Brightcove Social - Creating Destinations
When setting destination defaults, it is now possible to select either the Video Cloud short or long description. For more information, see Creating Social Media Publishing Destinations.
23 Dec 2016
Publish to Email
The Media module now provides the ability to select a video and then publish it to email. For information, see Publishing a Video to Email.
30 Nov 2016
Brightcove Social Now Available
Brightcove Social enables organizations to manage their video presence across social networks from a single interface. To learn more about Brightcove Social, see Getting Started with Brightcove Social or watch our Brightcove Social training videos.
Publish to Social
The Media module now provides the ability to select a video and then publish it using Brightcove Social.
New Administration Options
The Video Fields, Media Sharing, Legacy Media API Management options have been added to the ADMIN menu in Studio. The Legacy Studio is no longer needed to configure custom fields, setup media sharing or to get API tokens. For information on the Video Cloud account settings, see Managing Account Settings.
Player-level Geo Filtering
Geo Filtering at the player level is now supported. For information, see Configuring Player Availability.
31 Oct 2016
French and Chinese Support Added
Video Cloud Studio has added support for French and Chinese languages. For information on changing the Studio language, see Managing Your Profile.
Directed Migration Tool
The Directed Migration Tool allows publishers to easily migrate existing Smart Players to Brightcove Players. No changes to player publishing code are required. For information, see Using the Directed Migration Tool to Migrate Brightcove Smart Players.
30 Sep 2016
New Video List View in the Media Module
The new table list was a complete re-build which enhances performance and allows adds some new features:
- The ability to add folder, tags, and custom field columns to the table display
- A new Quick View option that can be used to view a subset of the video properties
- The table rows are more condensed to display more videos at once
For more information on the Media module, see Getting Started with the Media Module.
31 Aug 2016
Date Dimension Added to Custom Reports
When creating custom reports, a Date dimension is now available. For more information on creating custom reports, see Creating Custom Analytics Reports in the Analytics Module.
Video Cloud Studio now has a mega menu for selecting modules. The mega menu replaces the current header and allows for more modules to be added in the future.
Player-level Logo Overlays
The Players module now allows image overlays to be configured as part of the styling options. For more information, see Styling Players.
30 Jun 2016
Playlist search is available from the main “All Videos” list view as well as the “All Playlists” view. For more information, see Searching for Videos and Playlists in the Media Module.
Click to Edit
On the Video Details and Player Details pages, you can double-click inside of any editable panel and it will open up that panel in edit mode. You are no longer required to click the Edit button. We also have added Save and Cancel buttons at the top and bottom of the panel when in edit mode so that less scrolling is required.
- The preview player on the Video Details page will now playback DRM content
31 May 2016
Analytics Module UI Updates
The Analytics module UI has been updated to match the styling of the rest of the new Studio. Major changes include:
- Custom Reports are now available to Pro publishers. For information on creating custom reports, see Creating Custom Analytics Reports in the Analytics Module
- Increased performance and other improvements
- You can now link directly to specific analytics reports
- The Analytics module follows responsive design principles and performs better on mobile devices
- The Utilization report has been removed as the same usage data is included in the Billing module
- The Analytics Overview report has been removed as the information was redundant with what is displayed on the New Studio dashboard
29 Apr 2016
Remote Asset Editing
Remote asset videos can now be edited using the Media module. For information, see Working with Remote Asset Videos.
Sticky Sort in Media module
When users select to sort by a particular column in the video list view, Video Cloud Studio will remember the sort selection. When users navigate away and come back or login again, the video list will default to the sort order that was last selected.
Preview Player Update in Media module
The preview player in the Media module video details page has been updated to a 5.1.x player.
- The Add to Playlist modal now displays 400 playlists to select from
- The cue point editor now supports millisecond level cue points (using a decimal point in the seconds field)
- Videos added to manual playlists will be added to the beginning of the playlist instead of the end
- Video counts for folders will now display in the sidebar
- An Ad_keys field has been added to the video properties
31 Mar 2016
Remote Asset Support
Remote asset videos can now be added using the Media module. For information, see Working with Remote Asset Videos.
A new UI for advanced search is now available. For information, see Searching for Videos in the Media Module.
Audience Module Dashboard
The Audience module dashboard now shows key data about videos watched using Audience-enabled players. For information, see Getting Started with the Audience Module.
Audience Marketo Integration
The Audience module now has an option to integrate viewing data to Marketo using the Marketo REST API’s and custom data objects.
29 Feb 2016
The Audience module can now synchronize viewing data from Brightcove Players to Salesforce. For information, see Integrating Video Cloud with Salesforce.
SDK Analytics in Performance Report
Players used in apps built using either the Brightcove Player SDK for iOS or Android are now identified in the Performance Report using the source and destination values specified in the app. For more information, see either the iOS or Android SDK documentation.
28 Jan 2016
The Quick Edit feature in the Media can be used to edit multiple video properties at the same time. For more information, see Editing Video Properties using Quick Edit.
Player Update Mode and Version
The player update mode and version can now be configured in the Players module. For information on setting the player update mode and version, see Setting the Player Update Mode and Version.
Two player skins are now available and can be used to change the appearance of the player. For information on selecting a player skin, see Styling Players.
Video Cloud Videos on Eloqua Landing Pages
Video Cloud videos can now be added to Eloqua landing pages. For information, see Embedding a Video Cloud Video on an Eloqua Landing Page.