We’ve Gone To The Dark Side

Hurray! We have good news to share! We’ve been nominated for an award for best UX at the UX Awards. But enough of that. What have we got for you?

2 fab new features designed for you

We want to make content creation easier for you, your clients and your bosses. And by that we mean that we want you to spend more time being creative and less time fiddling around with technical tasks.  

So, we are delighted to announce two improvements to the Overcast HQ platform.

Annotations

The ease of collaboration and feedback is one of the top benefits to users of our platform and now we’ve added a major new functionality: Annotations. 

When giving feedback to a colleague or client on a video, you can drop a pin anywhere on the screen (see image below) and type in your comment. For example, you can identify a part of the frame that is underexposed or suggest adding a logo in one corner. We didn’t invent this technology, but we’ve made it really simple to use.

Annotations done properly save you time and ultimately raise the bar on the quality of your videos.

Annotations on the Overcast video management platform

Dark UI

Our other big reveal is a UI makeover. Since edit suites almost always have a dark background, we wanted to give a choice to our users: a black or white UI. We also want to ensure the optimum experience for users, which can change depending on time of day or the brightness of a working environment. 

Dark text on a light background is more widely used for better readability and focus during the day. However, the more time spent looking at a screen, the more eye strain it can cause, so you now have the option to switch to light text and images on a dark background if you wish. You can also exercise this choice in relation to the darkness of your working environment or whether you are working after sunset.

Overcast’s new sleek dark user interface

If you’d like to stick pins in the old, clunky way of managing video, get in touch for a demo of our platform.

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Overcast will be demonstrating their video collaboration platform at NAB Show 2019 and Avid Connect 2019 both in Las Vegas in April.

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