We are proud to announce the arrival of Ensemble Video 5.2, which includes new Player, Integrations, Workflows, and Administrative features. In 5.2, we released a Video Advertising Support and Playback Rate Customization for the Video Player. Additionally, we developed an Integration with Cisco WebEx, enhanced the Zoom integration, and the XML Ingest Workflow. Finally, we built-in a number of administrative features. We added a custom Ensemble Studio Dashboard, French Language Support, new footer branding options and an authenticated viewing tracking message option. Learn more below!
Integrations & Workflows
- Ensemble Studio Dashboard
- French Language Support
- Institutional Footer Customization
- Authenticated Viewing Tracking Message
Video Advertising Support
Ensemble Video now allows you to display video advertisements to your viewers to help you maximize online video ad revenue from every device. In Version 5.2, you can easily integrate with almost any ad server, network, or exchange. Our video platform supports standard Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) ad tag formats, including VAST, VPAID, and VMAP. In other words, if it's a recognized video advertising standard (on desktop or mobile web), Ensemble Video can work with it. Learn more about our Video Advertising Support!
Playback Speed Customization
The Playback Speed for the Institutional and Organizational Video Player can now be customized. This allows Institution Admins and Organization Admin to add or remove playback speeds. For example, the default settings of 0.5, 1, 2 can be changed to 0.25, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2 and 4. Learn more about changing the Player Playback Speeds.
Integrations & Workflows
Cisco WebEx Integration
Cisco WebEx is a video conferencing software that allows users to host meetings at the click of a button. With Ensemble 5.2, there is an integration between Cisco WebEx and Ensemble Video. The integration allows WebEx web conference video recordings to be directly uploaded in Ensemble Video libraries so the WebEx recordings can be published to any LMS, CMS, or website! Learn how to configure the WebEx Integration!
Zoom Integration Updates
With Ensemble 5.2, a new option has been added to the Zoom Integration to allow an easier way to add users to the workflow, and see all that are already added. As you can see in the image below, you can Add Zoom users by email address, as well as see the list of all validated Zoom users. This makes it easy to see who all has access to this integration and why someone who isn't validated might be having issues. Learn more about the Zoom Integration.
XML Ingest Workflow Improvements
The ingest workflow lets you assign custom meta data to Media Library media content at the time of ingestion. This workflow now support ingestion of Genre, Credits, and Assets (attachments and captions). These improvements are in addition to previously supported meta data elements. Learn more about using Classic Shadow Files and Full Shadow Files.
Shadow File Format Example
Ensemble Studio Dashboard
Ensemble 5.2 extends the Ensemble Studio capabilities. There is a new recording dashboard to help you monitor and troubleshoot your Ensemble Studio recordings with ease. The Ensemble Studio dashboard also provides more detailed information per recording and device. You can view the device status, device history/logs, and the location of recording. Also, in the case when there are interruptions during recording, Ensemble Studio will automatically merge recording segments into one merged content. Learn more about the Ensemble Studio Dashboard.
Ensemble Studio Dashboard Activity
Ensemble Studio Dashboard Alert
French Language Support
In version 5.2, the default language of Ensemble Video can now be changed to French. This means the Ensemble Video, the administrator user interface, as well as the end-user experience, can be displayed in French. Administrators and users can easily switch Ensemble Video to a preferred language (English, Spanish, or French) by modifying their Region and Language Settings. Learn more about Region and Language Settings.
Institutional Footer Customization
With Ensemble Video 5.2, you now have the ability to customize your Institution's Application Footer Image and your Institution's Application Footer text.
Application Footer Image
Application Footer Text
Authenticated Viewing Tracking Message
Ensemble Video now offers a new capability for creating a warning/info message when viewers login to view content and their viewing will be tracked. This can be added to video and video playlist login forms to ensure viewers understand their viewing will be tracked.