Video Cloud Studio Release Notes

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Video Cloud
Live
Social
Audience
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Studio User

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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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.

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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.

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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.


Audience Module HubSpot Connections

28 Mar 2019

The Audience 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 interface 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 Audience 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.


Audience Module Video Activity Option

21 Feb 2018

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.


Billing & Reports Page Updated

15 Feb 2018

The layout of the Billing & Reports page has been updated. For information, see Viewing Billing Information.


Audience Module Manage Data Option

14 Feb 2018

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.


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.