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Mindstamp Newsletter
April 2020

New Features, Announcements, and What's Next from Mindstamp HQ

Hey folks,

We hope you’re staying happy, healthy, and productive during these trying times. Our team has been hard at work and we have a couple of exciting updates to share with you today. 

This newsletter has three sections and only takes a few minutes to read:

New Features

Hotspots

Hotspots

Many customers have asked for more control over where their interactions are presented within a video.

Hotspots split a video into a 3 x 3 grid and allow you to add comments and buttons wherever you choose. You can make it pause the video like a drawing, or set a start and end time to show and hide it.

Buttons can use all of the normal actions: open a link, change the time, change the video, etc.

End of Video Call-To-Action

End of Video Call-To-Action

You can now configure your own message, button text, and button action to show at the end of your video.

Videos without a custom CTA will continue to show the standard Replay Video prompt. You can remove the CTA entirely by leaving it blank.

You can edit the CTA in the video settings tab.

Show / Hide Time Controls

Show / Hide Time Controls

You can now set a start and end time for your buttons, comments, and images.

You can make a button or comment stay visible for the entire video, or flash an image for only a second. It's all up to you.

You can configure end time for each of these interaction styles in the standard edit interface. Interactions without a specified end time will still show for the default 5 seconds.

Video Clip Uploading

To add a video note, you were previously limited to recording a live video with your device. You can now upload a video clip to be placed on top of your video. Simply click the Add Video button and choose upload instead of record.

Coming Soon

Looking for a certain feature or ability? Tell us by taking this short survey.

In our May update, we plan to announce:

  • Custom Button and Comment styles that help you theme your video experience to better fit your brand or company
  • Play Video Clip and Play Audio Clip actions for buttons. If somebody clicks a button, you’ll be able to play short bits of media in response to that click.
  • A new Help Center with documentation covering all interactions and different parts of Mindstamp

Announcements

  • We've updated our Terms of Service to better protect your content and our working relationship
  • We are now maintaining a Change Log that will be updated regularly with improvements as they happen
  • We’ve removed the use of Vimeo-player videos going forward due to instability. You can still use your direct links (HLS, MP4) from your Vimeo account and we strongly encourage this direct link method for best playback.

Closing Thoughts

We continue to see increased demand for interactive video tools and the ability to create content that engages viewers and drives action. We’re excited to innovate and improve to meet these needs, and we thank you for your interest in Mindstamp. 

If you’d like to contribute to our roadmap in the coming months, please let us know by taking this brief survey to tell us how you use Mindstamp and what you hope to achieve. If you have further questions, you can contact us.

Best,

Team Mindstamp

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