Vidyard redesigned its video creation and collaboration platform with a set of enhanced editing and security features. New capabilities include a Zoom integration, updates to its video hosting platform, an Android app, video commenting, and single sign-on (SSO) security.
The service continues to be available on a freemium basis with a series of tiers from free to enterprise (see the pricing table on the right).
Vidyard added new on-screen drawing and highlighting tools to its webcam and screen recording service. Users can customize videos by highlighting their screens with a variety of brush sizes and colors. When recording their screen and webcam at the same time, users can move their camera window on-the-fly to avoid covering up important visuals. Users may also add speaker’s notes, bullets, and talking points “on-screen, directly above their webcam.”
Vidyard updated its iOS app and added an Android app, helping users “record and share videos anytime, anywhere.” Videos may be quickly recorded and shared with a branded video sharing page. Both the app and desktop applications share a common video library, providing access to the same set of pre-recorded videos.
Viewers can leave comments and replies to shared videos, allowing colleagues and prospects to collaborate, provide feedback, or ask questions. The senders receive comment notifications to help expedite closing the communications loop. This feature is available for Pro, Teams, and Enterprise users.
Pro, Team, and Enterprise video users may secure access via private passwords and SSO.
New enterprise features include transcribing, closed captioning, video thumbnail customization, viewer permissioning, and publishing to public and private channels.
A new Zoom integration for Business and Enterprise licensors lets users automatically sync recorded Zoom calls into their accounts once the call completes. Recording security features include SSO and passwords. Recorded sessions may be viewed on a dedicated video sharing page.
“Businesses are quickly evolving their sales, marketing, and communications strategies to align with a digital-first communication world. Video is a huge part of that, as it’s simply more efficient, more expressive, and more effective than standard text. Today’s businesses need a simpler, smarter, and more scalable way to put the power of video into their people’s hands. We’re excited to deliver on that need with a new breed of video creation and hosting solutions that turn any business professional into a video creator and any organization into a video-first business.”Vidyard CEO Michael Litt
“We’re only scratching the surface of how video can be used to create a more connected, engaged, and efficient workforce in the digital age,” said Vidyard VP of Marketing Tyler Lessard. “With the barriers to video creation and sharing all but gone, we’re excited to see how businesses across all markets will capitalize on the power of video in the months and years ahead to enhance everything from sales and marketing to internal communications and employee engagement.”
Vidyard has 220 employees based in Kitchener (Ontario), Vancouver, Boston, and Dublin. The firm’s conversion rate from freemium to paid has increased during the pandemic.
Tomorrow I will be discussing the Vidyard integration into Alyce’s Personal Experience (gifting) platform.