Simulcasting explained

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 29/03/2017
Almost two years after its launch, Facebook Live has taken the marketing world by storm. Brands and publishers have quickly understood the almost limitless possibilities to connect with their followers and customers. One of the most important advantages of Facebook Live is easy to grasp: it’s where (most of) your audience already is. This saves you […]
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Demo: video playlist

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 16/12/2016
A playlist is a set of selectable video items, played in a certain order. Clevercast lets you determine the playlist filter and order criteria, maximum number of items, continuous play… Clevercast also lets you create smart playlists based on one or more tags. They will get updated automatically whenever you upload or record a new […]
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Viewer analytics with video heatmaps

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 11/11/2016
Video heatmaps are a powerful visual representation of the viewing behaviour of your website visitors. By dragging your mouse pointer over the video you see exactly which parts of the video are watched more than others, which parts do not seem to engage viewers, and which parts are watched more than once, indicating particular customer interest. Heatmaps […]
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Simulcasting with the event manager

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 11/11/2016
Simulcasting is short for simultaneous broadcasting, which means that your live video signal can be distributed to two, three or even more internet channels at the same time, typically a combination of corporate websites, partner platforms and social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Until recently, this kind of setup required loads of bandwidth at the event venue, […]
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Adding interactive elements to your video with Clevercast

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 15/10/2016
This tutorial shows you how easy you can add interactive layers to your video using Clevercast’s interactive editor. The interactive editor shows your video on a timeline that lets you add elements like links, buttons, images, lower thirds or a second canvas video. These elements can simply be dragged on the video timeline and styled […]
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Secure video sharing

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 02/09/2016
If you want your video’s to be shared securely, you can enable Clevercast’s temporary URL functionality. This ensures that all your private videos are only accessible using a secure streaming URL. These URLs can be dynamically generated by your website, CMS application or mobile app using a secret passphrase. They expire after a certain period of time, […]
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Managing live events

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 09/05/2016
The live event manager is a full featured dashboard that lets you control every aspect of your live broadcasts. This includes configuring broadcast quality, customizing player look and feel, setting geographical restrictions, scheduling start time, and adding pancartes or messages that show up in the player. It also lets you preview the live stream and determine when […]
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White & blacklisting viewers

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 05/05/2016
Sometimes video is not intended for everyone. Clevercast allows you to stay firmly in control of your video content by defining viewing permissions based on IP address, country or website domain. You can decide whether to whitelist or blacklist certain countries, domains and/or IP addresses. This can be done for one or more videos, playlists, webinars […]
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Inject video metadata to boost SEO

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 02/05/2016
Adding video metadata such as a title, description and tags has some interesting benefits. The metadata will be injected in the video player, which will boost your SEO. This results in better search results in Google, other search engines and social media platforms. As your number of videos increases, the metadata makes it easy for administrators to organize […]
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Cloud archival of video sources

  • Posted by Clevercast
  • On 24/04/2016
New on-demand videos can be automatically archived in the cloud, offering you a secure, durable, and low-cost manner to create a long-term backup of your video sources (or high quality encodings). Archived videos can be retrieved at all times through a URL with temporary validity, generated by Clevercast. Currently, Amazon S3 and Glacier are supported as cloud archiving […]
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