Cadmore Platform Updates
Melissa Seserko, Chief Product Officer, shares the latest features and updates.
September 15, 2021
Throughout our last few big conferences, our new feature development has centered around engagement. At the individual video level, a new comments section allows attendees to asynchronously ask questions and share thoughts with the authors. A new discussion board forum allows for structured, public discourse to occur during the event.
User-earned badges tie everything together by incentivizing the things organizers want to encourage, such as joining live events or commenting on a certain number of videos. These badges can be customized to the event.
All of these features are configurable but not required for an event site. Different communities have different preferences and engagement strategies, and this versatility allows us to create an event site that fosters the right types of interactions for your community and event.
Accurate transcripts are hugely important to the discoverability and accessibility of any video. Our new WYSIWYG transcript editing tool allows organizations to request individual authors and speakers to view, correct, and approve their own transcripts.
This tool is focused on usability and simplicity for the one-time user. After receiving an email notification, the user opens a URL with their video and timestamped transcript side-by-side. The words that show together in the Closed Captions – or sections – are on separate lines to emphasize the importance of the timestamp-to-word sync. The user is encouraged to add and edit speaker names for accuracy.
Automatically-created transcripts, using AI, are often used by our event clients to generate thousands of prerecorded session transcripts, when the quantity of content makes human transcription prohibitively costly. However, it’s still important that a human review the transcripts in advance of publication, and this tool enables the subject matter expert (the speaker herself) to do so quickly and easily.
Our asset management tool remains the backbone to much of what we do with and for our clients. As the tool continues to grow to meet our client needs, we have added several features to support the workflow for anyone who manages large numbers of assets at a time.
The advanced upload interface allows users to set titles, language, and media type before ingestion, which eliminates a later workflow step. This is a great option anytime a user has more than a handful of uploads at a time.
Additionally, the “bulk assign” metadata feature allows a user to add metadata objects to multiple assets at a time. For example, as a media library grows, there may be a need for an expanded metadata model and the back content needs to be updated. Instead of revisiting assets individually, the user can select all relevant assets and update them simultaneously. It’s a big timesaver!