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What’s New in SnapStream 9.1

November 08 2018 by Aaron Thompson

SnapStream 9.1 introduces collaborative clipping using Bookmarks, live streaming to Periscope, Facebook Live and YouTube Live (Beta), plus many more new features. We'll be walking through the new software during a webinar on Wednesday, November 14th at 2pm CDTCheck the new additions and improvements we've made:

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A few of the highlights:

  • Clipping Bookmarks
  • Live Streaming (Beta)
  • Analytics
  • Advanced Folder Permissions
  • Exports
  • SnapStream DVB-T Encoder
  • Avid and Premiere Web Player shortcuts
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What’s New in SnapStream 9.0

July 18 2018 by Aaron Thompson

SnapStream graduates to 9.0, bringing along a brand new, redesigned Web Player and a host of other new features. We'll be walking through the new software during a webinar on Wednesday, August 1st at 2pm CDTCheck the new additions and improvements we've made:

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A few of the highlights:

  • New Web Player
  • Amazon S3 Video Folders
  • Single Sign-On including support for Ping and OKTA
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What’s New in SnapStream 8.5

March 02 2018 by Aaron Thompson

SnapStream 8.5 adds new frame accurate clipping, HLS and MPEG-DASH recording, automatic export workflow for SnapStream Federation, support for Twitter Monetization and more. We'll be walking through the new software during a webinar on Wednesday, March 7th at 2pm CDTCheck the new additions and improvements we've made:

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A few of the highlights:

  • New Frame Accurate Clipping Engine
  • HLS and MPEG-DASH Recording
  • SnapStream Federation Improvements
  • Display of manual recordings in the Program Guide
  • SnapStream Set-Top Box Improvements
  • Play by Channel and Time
  • More Exports
  • Twitter Monetization

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What’s New in SnapStream 8.4

December 01 2017 by Aaron Thompson

SnapStream 8.4 adds SnapStream Federation, SnapStream Set-Top Box Web controls, social improvements, improved watermarking and more. We'll be walking through the new software during a webinar on Tuesday, December 12th at 2pm CDTCheck the new additions and improvements we've made:

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A few of the highlights:

  • SnapStream Federation
  • SnapStream Set-Top Box Web Controls
  • Social Improvements
  • Improved Watermarking
  • SnapStream Encoder Improvements

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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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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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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:”


New release! SnapStream 5.4

December 08 2011 by Rachel Abbott
What's new in SnapStream 5.4
Freshly baked by our little software elves, SnapStream 5.4 is ready right in time for the holidays. As always, the upgrade is completely free of charge to current enterprise customers. How's that for a stocking stuffer? Fifth generation SnapStream is chock-full of delightful goodies meant to enhance your TV search experience. First came clustering technology, then the Web Player plug-in and now you get

Upgrade to 5.4
  Advanced ShowSqueeze Rules New!
Advanced ShowSqueeze Rules
  • Set up custom rules for post-processing tasks at the job level
  • Use the easy drag-and-drop rule builder
  • Replace your global ShowSqueeze settings
  • Specify destination folders for specific types of completed tasks
  • Reduce file sizes to triple available storage
  • Optimize video formats for e-mail, iPads, iPhones, and more!
  Explore ShowSqueeze
Exclude Time From 24/7 Blocks New!
  • Exclude chunks of time from 24/7 recording blocks
  • Prevent recording of unwanted content
  • Save storage space by reducing clutter
  • For example, you may want to exclude infomercials that typically air from midnight to 5 a.m.
Exclude time from 24/7 recordings
Explore TV Recording
  Faster Guide Updates New!
Faster guide updates
  • Program guide updates occur up to 80% faster thanks to heavy optimization
  • Daily updates occur more frequently and consistently
  • New custom lineup wizard helps produce your own program guide
  • Smart updater removes duplicate shows from multiple TV sources
Folder Security and Permissions  
  • Now restored in the Web interface
  • Grant specific user groups permissions to view/access particular video folders in the library
  • Restrict activities like watching recordings, watching live TV, scheduling recordings and changing settings
  • New user permission category for Create Clips
folder security
SnapStream Version 5 Overview
  • Clustering capabilities allow you to scale up
  • New Web player plug-in delivers TV search in any Web browser
  • Service architecture designed from the ground up to be more robust
  • Nimble Web interface runs on Microsoft IIS Express
  • Enhanced fault tolerance and intelligent error handling
  4.9.3 and below Upgrade to 5.4
on existing hardware
New SnapStream
appliance with 5.4
OS Windows XP Windows XP Windows Server 2008
Web Server SnapStream-built IIS Express IIS
Date Store XML and INI files SQL Server Express SQL Server Express
  Good Better Best!
Why upgrade to 5?
Sounds great! How do we get started?
There are a few criteria to meet before we can begin your upgrade. Contact SnapStream's Support Team to discuss your eligibility and options. E-mail support@snapstream.com or call 1-877-696-3674 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

Keep on searching,

The SnapStream Team

 

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