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What’s New in SnapStream 8.3

August 31 2017 by Aaron Thompson

SnapStream 8.3 adds RTMP Capture, Faster Searching and Reindexing, Brightcove and Vimeo Export, Improved Watermarking, Video-embedded Timecodes and more. We'll be walking through the new software during a webinar on Wednesday, September 13th at 2pm CDTCheck the new additions and improvements we've made:

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A few of the highlights:

  • RTMP Capture
  • Faster TV Search and Reindex
  • Export To Vimeo and Brightcove
  • Improved Watermarking
  • Timecode Burn-in

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The President Show Press Release

June 13 2017 by Brad Hem

Comedy show entertains audiences by using President Trump’s words and mannerisms against him

HOUSTON, June 13, 2017 – Comedy Central’s new late-night comedy, “The President Show,” has chosen SnapStream’s high-powered TV recording and search technology to find the TV clips needed to lampoon President Donald Trump and other government leaders.

The show, which premiered in April and was just extended for more episodes, features comedian Anthony Atamanuik portraying Trump in a variety of settings – doing White House press briefings, interviewing guests and literally “Screaming at the TV,” a segment in which he reacts angrily to news coverage critical of him personally and politically.

“SnapStream is vital to ‘The President Show’ to source the material we need and to study the president’s mannerisms and words to give our audience the best show possible,” said Lorrie Baranek, the show’s line producer. “Without SnapStream, we’d miss all those great soundbites and gaffes, or we’d have to spend hours watching TV for the right moments.”


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What’s New in SnapStream 8.2

May 30 2017 by Aaron Thompson

SnapStream 8.2 is here with some cool new features including a Zoomable Trackbar, watermarking social posts and new social stats. We'll be walking through the new software during a webinar on Tuesday, June 6th at 2pmCheck the new additions and improvements we've made:

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A few of the highlights:

  • Automatic Channel Changing (SnapStream Encoder)
  • Zoomable Trackbar Delivers More Precise Clipping
  • Near Frame Accurate Clipping of Live TV
  • Watermark Social Posts
  • Facebook and Twitter Improvements
  • More Export Options

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What’s New in SnapStream 8.1

February 03 2017 by Sara Howard

SnapStream 8.1 is here with some awesome new features and serious performance improvements. We'll be walking through the new software during a webinar on Tuesday, February 7th at 2pmCheck the new additions and improvements we've made:

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A few of the highlights:

  • Improved YouTube integration
  • Social admin permissions
  • Performance improvements
  • Live TV is back (and better than ever)
  • SnapStream TV Set-Top Box support

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Clipping and Watching TV

January 20 2017 by Eric Cohn

SnapStream makes it easy to quickly grab a segment from live or recorded TV. While you can easily click on the captions or on the SnapStream progress bar to jump to a point in the recording, we wanted to provide our power-users with an even quicker method to effortlessly review a recording and create clips. 

With SnapStream's Keyboard Shortcuts you can use your keyboard to move rapidly through your recordings, create clips, adjust your start and end-points and much more.

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The Future of Local TV News: Social

January 17 2017 by Sara Howard

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Examining the current state of local TV news, we notice two trends. 1.) Local TV viewership is declining, and 2.) About 6 in 10 Americans get their local news from social media.

How can local TV news position itself in this future of digital media? To answer this, we take a look at this changing landscape and into how local TV news stations are keeping audiences engaged on Twitter & Facebook. Read more

 

Introducing the SnapStream TV Set-Top Box

December 19 2016 by Sara Howard

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We’re excited to announce a new product that works as an accessory to your SnapStream server: the SnapStream TV Set-Top Box.

With a SnapStream Server and the SnapStream TV Set-Top Box, watch live & recorded TV on any PC, Mac, Chromebook or television in your organization. SnapStream TV connects to your LAN via your wired or wireless network and it connects to your television via HDMI. Read more...

 

 

Getting the Most out of 8.0 with the SnapStream Encoder

December 02 2016 by Sara Howard

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Recording in H.264 is key to getting the most out of your SnapStream upgrade. The SnapStream Encoder gives seamless HTML5 playback with no browser plug-in needed. It just works for anyone in your organization and across all browsers (yes, even in Chrome!).

The best way to start recording in H.264 will depend on your current TV source. Check out the options below for more information and be sure to join us for a detailed webinar on Thursday, December 8th.

SnapStream Encoder (Component & HDMI)

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The SnapStream Encoder (Component/HDMI) allows you to ingest broadcast signals through component (YPbPr) video, unencrypted HDMI, or S-Video and convert them into compatible H.264 IP streams with closed captioning for recording or multicasting over the LAN.

 

SnapStream Encoder (QAM & ATSC)

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The SnapStream Encoder (QAM/ATSC) allows you to ingest broadcast signals from clear QAM, digital antenna (ATSC), or analog cable through coaxial RF inputs and convert them into compatible H.264 IP streams with closed captioning for recording or multicasting over the LAN.

 


 

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, December 8th at 1pm as we explain the SnapStream encoders.

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Why we Love our Customers...

November 23 2016 by Sara Howard

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With Thanksgiving this week, we're thinking about all of the ways that SnapStream customers are simply the best. To thank you for being so amazing, we're giving out "SnapStream: Made in Techxas" t-shirts (read below to find out how to get yours).

You are smart AND creative

You have been doing amazing things with SnapStream, things we never even considered. Examples of ingenuity with SnapStream:

  • Nancy Jennings at the University of Cincinnati is using SnapStream to study TV in order to improve the quality of children's media.
  • Emerson College is doing analyzing broadcast journalism through media research and content analysis with SnapStream
  • The folks at NBCUniversal are using SnapStream across the board, taking fan engagement to another level with shows like Maury, E! News, Bravo, Dancing with the Stars, etc.

How are you using SnapStream? We love to hear about what you're working on!

You are helping us evolve

So many of the new features in SnapStream are inspired by you. You request it, we make it happen. You are continuing to help us evolve as a company and we can't thank you enough. Check out the latest features inspired by you in SnapStream 8.0.

You're leading the pack

Keeping conversations real-time on Twitter and Facebook can be difficult to manage, but you're pulling it off.  Customers like:

  • The St. Louis Blues are engaging fans on Twitter with play-by-play posts
  • The Washington Examiner is focusing on using video to capture newsworthy moments in an instant. 

 


As a small token of our appreciation, we'd love to send you a SnapStream t-shirt. Thanks for being so awesome!

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SnapStream Advanced: Timecoded Tags

November 17 2016 by Eric Cohn

Timecoded tags reference specific moments during a recording. Using timecoded tags, you can identify and tag visual cues, non-verbal content and other important information that might not show up in the closed captioning or program guide data of your recording. Timecoded tags can be helpful in identifying and reviewing similar moments from different recordings.

Need to find each time a character makes a silly face? A time-coded tag called "silly face" would help you catalog and search on these specific moments in your library. It's simple to create and search for timecoded tags in SnapStream. Find out how below:


 Timecoded Tags

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1. To create a time-coded tag, right-click (Ctrl+Click on a Mac) in the playback bar or click the clip0060.jpg button. You will be prompted to select a name for the tag or choose a pre-existing playlist. The time-coded tag will show as a blue line on your playback bar. To create a timecoded range tag, set a clip start and end point before clicking the "Timecoded Tag" button

 

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2. Choose an existing tag from the dropdown menu or type a new tag. Click “Add” to finalize the tagging.

 

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3. Timecoded tags are visible in the progress bar as a tag icon and blue line. Click on any tag to take you to the moment tagged.

 

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4. Tags are indexed by SnapStream. Timecoded tags will appear in all search results organically, but you can also tailor your search to tagged terms only by using the search filter “TAG:”


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