Category: New features

November 15th, 2018 by admin

We are excited to announce a new release of REC.VC with new functionality making it easy for users to trim their videos directly in the REC.VC user interface.

The new video trim editor provides a visual interface enabling users to highlight the area of the recording they want to keep (blue) while the remaining areas (white) are to be removed.

A new video will be created when the APPLY button is clicked and the original video will be kept unless the user has checked the Delete original video option.

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Posted in New features, Recording

September 14th, 2018 by admin

Posted in How to, New features, Record meeting, Recording, Uncategorized

August 30th, 2018 by admin

Security has been and will always be a key component of the REC.VC cloud service.

We have over the last 3-4 months further enhanced the security framework by introducing several new features including a new additional security layer when sharing live stream and playback links with third-party viewers.

Here is how …

Playback links

REC.VC makes it easy for you to share a video recording with third-party while maintaining your desired level of security. To share one of your recordings, simply click on the Share icon:

The Share media window will then give you the following link options:

  • Link lifetime (define when you want the link to expire):
    • Custom (set expiry date)
    • 24 hours
    • One week
    • One month
    • Forever
  • Link password (optional)
  • Make video downloadable (includes download button in video player)

You can then decide if you want the copy & paste the unique enscrypted LINK or share it by E-MAIL to any e-mail recipients you add.

You can view a demo recording (no audio) with password protected link here ( password: Demo=1234).

Live streaming links

REC.VC makes it easy for any user (with live streaming permission set) to live stream from a video conference endpoint or virtual meeting room  to hundreds or thousands of viewers. And with the latest enhancements, the live stream link can optionally be password protected.

First step is to Add new stream via the Stream drop down (you may also generate unique encrypted and password protected link on any existing Streams):

Once you have added the Stream title, you’ll get the Share stream window with the option to add Link password and generate a new encrypted and password protected link:

 

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March 21st, 2018 by admin

The Synergy SKY Meeting Server (SMS) makes it easy to schedule and join meetings with the push of a button. The REC.VC cloud service makes it easy for anyone to record & share their video meetings.

Together REC.VC and SMS make a powerful combo enabling users to:

  • Schedule meetings with optional recording directly from native integration with Microsoft Outlook and Google G Suite.
  • Join meetings using their preferred personal apps (Skype for Business, Spark, Pexip, etc), browser (WebRTC) or by walking into a meeting room with Cisco or Polycom and their respective One Button to Push and Click-To-Join technologies.
  • Any meeting with recording scheduled will automatically be recorded.
  • Share, play, or download the recorded meeting afterwards.

Simply put, SMS and REC.VC remove the traditional cross-platform obstacles when scheduling, joining and recording a video meeting. And if you for any reason were not able to attend the meeting, you will always have the second-best option available, you can get up to speed by watching the recorded meeting on any device whenever convenient for you.

1. Technical Setup

Prerequisites:

  • SMS installed|Download trialMore details
  • REC.VC Enterprise Subscription|Free trialMore details
  • MCU or VMR cloud: On-premises or cloud based private meeting platform such as Pexip or VMR cloud service like Videonor. Cisco Meeting Server will also do the trick.
  • Endpoints and clients from Cisco, Pexip, Polycom, Videonor, StarLeaf, and/or Microsoft.

1.1 Microsoft Exchange

In Microsoft Exchange there needs to be added a new Resource for recordings. The Exchange Resource email address can e.g. be record@acme.com, and must allow for conflicting bookings.

1.2 SMS

The same email used for the above Exchange Resource needs to be entered into the SMS Configurator:

In addition, there needs to be Regex Rules defined to match the organizer of the meeting with his/her personal REC.VC recording address:

Matching rule: (.*)@acme.com
Replace rule: \1@.rec.acme.com

Rewrite example:

Meeting Organizer=john.smith@acme.com
REC.VC Recorder= john.smith@rec.acme.com

1.3 REC.VC

On the REC.VC side, every meeting organizer needs to have a REC.VC account with an associated recorder address, e.g. john.smith@rec.acme.com. This is best handled based on a SAML 2.0 integration between ACME’s authentication source and REC.VC, and will ensure SSO and auto-provisioning of accounts when users access the REC.VC user interface the first time.

2. Technical Workflow

  1. Schedule: Meeting organizer (john.smith@acme.com) creates a new Outlook invite and adds the Recorder Resource (recorder@acme.com) in addition to the People to be invited.
  2. Meet: People join the meeting using their prefered device or app. The Synergy SKY Meeting Server instructs ACME’s MCU to dial out from the VMR in question to the REC.VC recorder of the Meeting organizer (john.smith@rec.acme.com).
  3. Play: The meeting organizer accesses his/her REC.VC account to play, share or download the recorded meeting.

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February 1st, 2018 by admin

Today we updated REC.VC with a new security feature enabling you to set the Link Lifetime when sharing your recorded videos with third-parties.

The new feature gives you the following Link Lifetime options when creating links:

  • 24 hours
  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • Forever
  • Custom (select expiry date)

You can with the new sharing feature create unlimited numbers of playback links for a video with unique Link Lifetime (e.g. for different audiences).

When creating a new playback link you can easily copy & paste it from the user interface, or share it by email (triggering an email from REC.VC).

Any playback link that you have shared prior to February 1st, 2018, will continue to work for at least two months. We recommend however that you by April 1st 2018 generate and share new links for any of your old recordings that you want external parties to have access to. We do not guarantee that old playback links will work after April 1st 2018.

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December 14th, 2017 by admin

We are excited to announce the release of 16 new REC.VC layouts providing users with greater flexibility for mixing of content and people when recording & streaming their video calls, training sessions or town hall meetings.

The release includes the following:

  • 14 layouts provide users with a regular 720p (1280×720) recording & streaming.
  • 2 layouts provide users with special 720p x 2 recording for maximum quality, either as the Double Width layout (2560×720) or the Double Height layout (1280×1440). During live streams, these layouts will be scaled down to regular 720p format.

How to enable or change a layout?

In the current version, REC.VC Admin Users can change the layout for a user with the following steps:

  • Go to the edit interface of the Recorder in question
  • Enable BFCP* (if not already enabled)
  • Select layout from the Video Layout dropdown

If you do not have admin permission, please contact your REC.VC Admin User or email support@rec.vc to request a Video Layout for your account.

* Technical: When BFCP is enabled, REC.VC will receive two streams from the remote side (content + people) and mix according to the selected Video Layout. For customers on the rec.vc domain, or for customers with Recorders registered to own VCS, the VCS will do the interworking between H.239 (H.323) and BFCP (SIP).

Feel free to contact support@rec.vc with any questions or comments.

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The layouts … 

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June 28th, 2017 by admin

We believe organizations can increase the value its collective wisdom by recording and sharing meetings, workshops and training with the rest of the organization.

The REC.VC Enterprise Edition enables organizations to empower any employee to record & share, and optionally live stream, directly from their desktops, video conference endpoints or virtual meeting rooms. SIP, H.323, Skype for Business, and Chrome, are all supported.

The Enterprise Edition includes the following features:

SSO is based on REC.VC’ support for SAML 2.0 which enables integration with any SAML 2.0 supported authentication source.

Please feel free to contact sales@rec.vc with any questions.

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May 4th, 2017 by admin

Following a successful beta testing period, we have today released the new meta data features as part of the REC.VC user interface. The new features makes it easy for users to organize and quickly find previously recorded videos.

The new meta data features include:

  • Add/edit Title
  • Add/edit Tags
  • Add/edit Participants
  • Add/edit Description

All meta data fields are also available via the REC.VC API, enabling service providers and end-customers to automatically populate fields with data from their existing platforms. This includes automatically Meeting Title and Participant list from the VMR or scheduling platform to the recording in question.

New search/viewing features include:

  • Search/filter on any of the above meta data
  • Search based on Start Date and End Data
  • Sort by Date or (file) Size

The beta release took place today during the REC.VC maintenance window (Thursdays, 6.00 – 8.00 AM GMT+1) and included all REC.VC sites (my.rec.vc and any white label site). The release did not cause any downtime or impact any ongoing recording & streaming sessions.

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February 23rd, 2017 by admin

New beta release

Today we released a set of new features in beta enabling you to enrich your recorded videos with meta data. The new meta data features include:

  • Edit/change recording title
  • Add/edit tags
  • Add/edit participants
  • Add/edit description

In addition, we have released more powerful search features in beta including the following:

  • Search/filter on any of the above meta data
  • Search based on Start Date and End Data

beta_versionTo see and test the new beta features, please click on the “Try the new Beta Features” button in the user interface.

Please feel free to provide us with any feedback on the new beta features via the “Need Help” button in the lower right hand corner of the user interface.

The new meta data fields are available via the REC.VC API, enabling service providers and others with REC.VC integration to autopopulate the meta data fields, e.g. by automatically adding the VMR participant list to the recording.

The beta release took place today during the REC.VC maintenance window (Thursdays, 6.00 – 8.00 AM GMT+1) and included all REC.VC sites (my.rec.vc and any white label site). The release did not cause any downtime or impact any ongoing recording & streaming sessions.

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January 31st, 2017 by admin

Enterprises and organisations within EU can with the new REC.VC Site in Frankfurt, Germany, rest assure that all their REC.VC recorded meetings are securely processed, stored and backed up within EU.

“The EU General Data Protection Regulation is probably one of the hottest potatoes for European CIOs these days,” said Kjell Oksendal, CMO and SVP Global Alliances, MNS. “As a global cloud provider we designed the cloud service so that each REC.VC Site is autonomous and fully redundant with respect to failover and backup. When EU customers select to use the REC.VC Site in Frankfurt, we guarantee that their video recordings never will be processed, stored and backed up outside the Frankfurt Site by MNS.” More: Press release

How to select site as recorder/storage location

REC.VC Site can be selected in one of the following ways:

  • New users registering for an account via my.rec.vc or any white label site can select Location when signing up (for trial or regular account).
  • Admin users with resellers or end-customers can select Location when creating new Recorder inside the REC.VC admin interface.
  • API users can set Recorder location (ash/fra/osl) when creating a new Recorder.

REC.VC Sites are today available in Ashburn (USA), Frankfurt (Germany) and Oslo (Norway), enabling customers to select the location that best fits their regulatory and compliance requirements. Customers also have the option to leverage multiple REC.VC Sites, which can be ideal for global organisations.

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