Leveraging Software and APIs to Extend Automation
By Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst Enterprise Webcasting & Streaming, Wainhouse Research, LLC
Good software has made it easy for all of us to take good graphic design for granted.
Even the most basic publishing tools make it easy to weave text, photos and graphics together to create great-looking brochures, white papers and other documents.
Of course, we all should be more than accustomed to seeing documents that blend multiple inputs into a single effective messaging vehicle. After all, the first mainstream “desktop publishing” software that put advanced design capabilities into the hands of average users hit the market more than a quarter-century ago.
In short, tons of folks have the tools and skills now to put together documents that would have been within the reach of only the best graphic designers 30 years ago. It is important to keep this history of desktop publishing in mind when we think about the future of webcasting and streaming video.
Cbox Makes Content Creation Easier
To simplify the content creation workflow, Cbox can be automated in a number of ways.
The system can be operated “headlessly” to automatically capture and publish content with its recording scheduler and auto-publishing options. These features are useful in classrooms, conference rooms and other environments where lectures, presentations and meetings regularly take place. In use cases such as these, the process is completely hands-off and Cbox is transparent to the presenter and audience.
Even with automated content capture and publishing, Cbox still takes advantage of its switching, mixing and Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera control capabilities. External triggers can switch among presets eliminating the need to manually select them. Using external triggers in conjunction with Cbox, presenters can deliver a presentation while Cbox handles the switching and mixing.
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