March 28, 2017 | Written by: Eric Hausken
Categorized: Cloud Video
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A new feature, for both IBM Cloud Video Streaming Manager and IBM Cloud Video Streaming Manager for Enterprise, allows content owners to generate new videos from existing assets. This can be used to create highlight clips and showcase important moments. It can also be used to break up external or internal content into smaller segments.
To utilize this feature, content owners can access the previously existing Trim option. Normally this allows for administrators and channel managers to non-destructively edit assets in the cloud. This is done through removing unnecessary segments at the start or end of an asset. Being non-destructive, these changes can always be reverted at a later date. The functionality around this feature has been expanded, though. It can now be used to select a segment of a video and generate a new VOD (Video On-Demand) file from it.
This new file, which is hosted from the cloud on the same account, is by default unpublished. This provides a chance to review the asset again before it goes live. Organization can use this opportunity to also develop an approval workflow that might require a manager. The asset can also be downloaded as well, if local copy is desired.
Due to compatibility with both versions of Streaming Manager, the final product can be external or internal focused. Use cases for the new feature vary. It can be used to break up multi presenter sessions, with each video focused on one individual. It can also be used to provide greater focus to a topic. If used as part of Streaming Manager for Enterprise, resulting content is restricted. This restriction can be based on integration with a corporate directory with Single Sign-On (SSO). It can also be executed with email verification for controlled audiences.
Learn more about creating new videos from existing assets here.