How to advance corporate training effectively in China?(一)

Since the era of mobile internet access, developing technologies like 5G network,4K/8K HD are promoting extreme HD,fluency and fast video cloud to come to reality.As Chinese biggest video cloud platform,POLYV keeps updating its product to fit users with these new technology.Recently,live class that POLYV releases has become the meat and potatoes of corporate training.

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Traditional corporate training

 

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New pattern of corporate training–POLYV live class

 

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As the name would suggests,it is a function whose substance is a cooperation between teachers and teaching assistants.Unlike the previous training class,they are both on the line.The character of teaching assistants is more than just urging staff to follow the rules of class and manage the online chat room.Their main tasks are giving staff instant feedback and solving their questions to proceed the class.Sometimes they can help to provide assistance to organize test and analyse the effect of the training and examination.

This function has got great feedback from POLYV’s users like Shanghai Pudong Development Bank.It has set up a kind of easy to operation for corporate training.You can even launch “three or four teachers”training mode for producing better training results.

Video content safeguard machanism

Corporate training content sometimes are involved with sensitive business secrets which live service provider needs to deal with.Considering corporate’s worries and benefits,POLYV has researched a video copyright protection system called PlaySafe,with all of its proprietary intellectual property. And recently,a technology that can prevent outlaws from recording intelligently has been released.

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Video process flow

 

Is that possible to differentiate among staff and external visitors before corporate training begins?

The answer is YES.It has a specified terms,video play authority. You might add your staff to whitelist so that they can watch live directly.Choosing code as a verification for entering live class is also supported.You could also make your staff registered or set custom authorities as you like.

Thanks for your reading.Sign up our website and test POLYV’s live product,we promise to provide the best service to you.In the following artical,we will find more benefical functions for advancing coporate training in China.

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POLYV:do our best to help Xiaotang Nursing produce Chinese nursing education vlog

Recently,Chinese nursing education vlog conference has been held in Guangzhou Chimelong Hotel.Xiaotang Nursing,which serves as a comprehensive platform with APP client,PC client and wechat public account has grandly released.

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Aiming at creating an image of the most professional and interesting nursing education vlog across the country,Xiaotang Nursing will share couples the all-round nursing experience from preparing for pregnancy ,pregnancy to 0~3 aged children in the form of video.The founder,Tang Zuoshou,said he would pay attention to health,caring and education from a fertilized egg.And what his ambition was to take his products in this specific vertical to an extreme and produce the best original videos sharing platform of Chinese nursing education.

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After months of research and development,the growth of Xiaotang Nursing devolops significantly.POLYV has played a very effective role in running its vlog,with providing cloud video and live streaming technical service.

“Due to POLYV’s technology,our full HD videos plays smoothly.”Tang gives what the highest evaluation he can describe,“it’s literally like a running river as it never stucks.”

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Xie Xiaofang,POLYV chairman,witnessed the special moment of Xiaotang Nursing platform’s release with other partner organizations on the conference.He has pushed forward both sides to build up strategic partnership deal in which they hope to advance win-win cooperation for nursing education vlog’s development.

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Coming up to its fifth birthday,POLYV will keep its corporating philosophy of “focus,pratical and innovation” and spare no effort to help make buiness video valuable.So far,it has provided cutting-edge video technology for over 48000 businesses and organizations.

Finally,let us see the style of Xiaotang Nursing platform simply.

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Thanks for your reading.If you want to know more about our products,please contact us.

 

A big break of POLYV Live class

Live class is to training and teaching online what mechanical keyboard to a programmer.It fits you most for training and teaching live streaming.To give users better experience,POLYV live class now has been upgraded to the newest!

Compared to the old one,a whole new visual design of new live class looks more comfortable.Except that ,there is more between using two versions. One highlight is our live interactive application,which will bring you extraordinary sense of communicating online.Now Let us see more latest features and contents.

Why live class is the best tool for training and teaching online?

Reason one: it provides two kinds of live mode including data flow and video flow.The advantage is that it ensures that the audience can watch live fluently even under poor network environment.

Reason two: it is more suitable for teaching and training scenes as it designs Three-part-separated Screen and its PPT application and brush tools are particularly good for use.

What is new live class looks like?

1.The interface of new version is beautiful, user-friendly and easy to operate.As we can see,specific changes are listed as following:
(1)New design with optimizing the black border of the edge of PPT;
(2)Enlarging teacher’s profile picture for better visual scale on the screen;
(3)PPT and camera on the mobile side can be enlarged and removed anywhere;
(4)Allowing audience to flip through PPT and review knowledge of the subject during the webcast.

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2.(1)Teachers can add the lecture introduction to the page to improve students’perception before the lecture starts.
(2) Generating the relevant sections automatically when live comes to an end, which meets the needs of students to have access to the information on the lecture.

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3.(1)Allowing at most six students to have a voice and video chat with the teacher at the same time.
(2)Allowing audience to watch the whole live when multi-users are having a voice and video chat.What’s more,the number of online general audience have no limits.

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4.(1)Adding interactive data statistics functions for users making better data driven business decision.
(2)Adding whiteboard function under Three-part-separated Screen mode for prestenting knowledge conveniently.
(3)Adding screen sharing function under Three-part-separated Screen mode,so that teachers can operate their computer desk on real-time to people online.

 

5.(1)Adding Three-part-separated Screen line which can directly inset iframe.

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(2)Generating automatically Three-part-separated Screen line of playback which can be inset into users’ own webs.

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Operation guide of new live class

Step 1:Log in POLYV’s live background and build a new channel number.You would get an account and password after setting information.

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I:Enter POLYV’s live background

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II:Add a new channel

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III:Get your account and password

 

Step 2:Download and start your live class client, then enter with your channel number and password.Now you can use the newest live class.

Download link:http://www.polyv.net/download/?pages=live

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choose the third one to start new live class

 

New version of training and teaching live streaming tool will give you better user experience.If you have any questions when using new live class,contact customer service supervisor and we will solve your problems at the first time.

Service Announcement for National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday 2017

Greetings! The whole week long National Day holiday is coming close, and this year the holiday gets a little special — Mid-Autumn Festival lies within the holiday. In other words, the National Day holiday this year gets a little longer than in previous years.

So, in order to get you understood for our service during the holiday and arranged your work better, we would like to annouce it in detail as following —

1. Our office will be available on September 30th (Saturday) as usual time, then closed from October 1st (Sunday) through October 8th(Sunday), and will be back into service on October 9th (Monday).

2. Invoice and document delivery will NOT be available during the holiday.

3. Online support and customer service will still be available during the holiday. If you have any issues on our service and need help, you can contact us via e-mail (service@polyv.net), our hotline (+86 400-158-8816) or Business QQ (800009268) for one-on-one aid, or look up our development documents and FAQs in our Developer Center in case the answer is there.

We apologize for any inconvenience during the holiday. Once again, thank you for your patience, and wish you good days during the holiday.

Cordially from POLYV Support & Customer Service Team.

[Concise Tutorial] 5 Tips for your video voiceover

Howdy! As we provide different tips and tricks for making your product video well, some audience have sent message to us for help of doing voiceover. So in today’s Concise Tutorial, we have 5 tips to make your voiceover work easy and nicely done. Let’s begin!

1. Start recording before beginning the shoot

Many people may think that if you want to do voiceover, you hit the record button as soon as you start. While it’s quite intuitive, in fact you will lost the first few words if you do so, as our body reacts less than a second later in general. But this little delay will greatly affect the recording, making you stop and do it again.

A better way do the recording is to start recording your voice about 2~3 seconds before you actually start. This will help you start more confortable, as well as the de-noising process mentioned later.

2. Keep your voice in the right style

Well, this needs some skills because most of us are not professional in voicing.

Before you start the voiceover, you need to understand the type and the plot of the video, and what kind of emotion is involved in it.

After you have a thorough look into the video, you can divide the script to different parts if you need to, to keep your voicing style the same in the particular section, and the emotion goes well throughout the whole video.

3. Don’t panic if there’s minor difference from the script

Even the seasoned voice actors can make mistakes in the voicing process, let alone us. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid the mistake all the time.

Sometimes you may notice that some of the words you say don’t match the script, and you will hesitate or immediately stop to request another take to do it well. That will take more time to finish the voiceover.

In fact, if the minor difference doesn’t change the meaning of the original script, or affect the understanding of the plot, just keep going without hesitation – the script just acts like a reference to keep the plot going in a right direction, and doesn’t need to be 100% followed if not specific.

If you do make major mistakes in one of the sections, you can immediately stop, then try to read the whole sentence or section a few more times to make it more fluent, or to understand where you should stress or how fast you should voice it. You literally learn from the mistakes in this process.

4. Remove the noise in the background

OK, now that you have all the tracks voiced, it’s time to do some preparation before inserting the voicing tracks into the video. De-noising, or removing the noise in the background is one of the most important step.

It’s ideal place to do the voiceover is the recording studio where it has better soundproof and equipment that bring less background noises, making the voicing tracks clear and sounds professional. But most of us are unable to do it in the studio, and usually in a closed room with little environment noise. De-noising is now important at this situation.

Most of the sound processing softwares, like Adobe Audition, GoldWave, Audacity and Samplitude, have professional de-noising filters. These filters usually require selecting a section of background noise (usually the 2~3 seconds silence before you start speaking), and start analyze the specification of the noise. When the analyse done, you can select the whole track to start the de-noising process.

Usually the de-noised tracks sounds very clear with the default presets. But if you are not satisfied, you can change some parameters before the whole track de-noising, and see if the result is satisfied.

5. Synchronizing the tracks

With all the tracks ready, you can now insert them into the video editing applications, clip the tracks into pieces and put them in the right place. You can also adjust the speed of the voiceover tracks or the original video if needed, but usually not recommended to do this.

With these 5 tips, you can now understand the voiceover better, and do your own if you have the chance. New skills acquired, yippee!

If you have any questions or want to share your way to manage the videos, just feel free to leave the comment down below. And don’t forget to check out or blog or our official website http://www.polyv.net for more information and useful tips!

See you in the next article, and happy video hosting!

[POLYV Insight] What can we do with live streaming? (Part 3 – Education)

In the previous article of this series, we talked about some possible ways for using live streaming in the field of consumer products, which has a great number of audience and potential conversions.

While consumer products draw most of the spotlight, another important field – education – is also rising for live streaming demands. “Knowledge is power,” and the power is growing strong and more realistic.

Here we list some of the possible scenarios of using live streaming for the education industry. Let’s get started!

I. K-12 & in-class training

Education is vital for the next generation, especially for those under 18. Besides the traditional classroom, we can set up live streaming sessions for Q&A and additional assistance for those who want to learn even more outside the class.

For Q&A sessions, the teachers can answer questions from one or more students. Using the microphone connection feature, the communication between the teacher and the designated student(s) is instant without latency. Or, the teacher can pick up some typical or representative questions to answer, with the help of the chatroom feature, just as most of the live streaming services do.

And for personal assistance or private classes, the teacher can show the presentation along with the narration and in-class Q&A, with the help of the three-way player. Besides, the teacher can set up some key points or questions during the live session, to check if the student has mastered the knowledge taught within the session.

In some major cities, we can even see several online education platforms or education agencies combine these services into an integrated solution, making it an online-offline personal courses, improving the performance even more than tradition classrooms or personal assistances.

II. Skill training

While fundamental education is vital for kids and teenagers, skill training is equally important for college students and in-service staff. With the training needed, they can seek more opportunities for finding jobs as well as promotions.

To meet the need of learning skills in spare time, it is now very popular to do live streaming classes, or to hold webinars after work or on weekends.

The night-time live streaming classes or webinars are mainly for sharing thoughts, skills, or case studies. They are not like any kind of the courses in textbooks, K-12 classrooms or university courses, instead they are practical cases and experience that can be used in similar situations, or transplanted to other scenarios.

The bottom line, these live streaming classes/webinars are extension to the knowledge and skills that you have learned over years. Compared to traditional learning or courses, they are more case-oriented and more likely to pinpoint your questions or problems encountered in practice.

III. Studying abroad

Nowadays, more and more parents as well as students themselves have put their eyes on the education resources abroad, mainly universities and colleges for undergraduate, master or Ph.D., while some may focus more on high schools. Studying abroad is now a new trend, not only in China, but also in many other countries.

Some of the high schools, universities and colleges, have come up with the idea of using videos to give a good first impression to the potential foreign students, as well as to promote the advantages studying in their campus.

And, apart from those general introduction videos and open course videos hosted in the website, many schools and colleges now use live streaming to present the daily life of the campus, the communities of different interests, or to have interactions to those potential students who want to have a closer look to the campus and the teachers.

With the help of live streaming presentation and Q&A session, students can have a closer look to the schools they like and make the right call, while the schools can attract the potential students more efficiently than before. This is a win-win situation, and everyone can be happy at the end of the day.

IV. VR/AR Classroom

Have you ever felt bored with the dead silent classroom? Or those dull, lifeless textbooks? Now, with the help of VR and AR technologies, learning is no longer boring nor painful – instead, it’s full of fun.

With the help of VR, you can now explore prehistoric creatures such as dinosaurs and trilobites, experience the story of Grimms’ Fairy Tales or Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio develops, or travel around the world and see the landmarks in real time, without even going out of the classroom.

That’s what VR gets in the upper hand – bringing immersive, extensive experience that texts and simple images can’t provide.

And if you afraid VR is too immersive or easy to get yourself hurt, we have another plan – AR.

No matter you use Hololens, hologram projections, or simply your mobile phones, AR doesn’t separate you from the real world. It just adds different image or animation layers for presentation or note, to help the viewer get knowledge faster and more intuitive.

Besides, AR doesn’t bother you to interact with the real world. You can interact with the virtual characters or animation, while continue receive instructions or read the books you have, no bother.

For this idea, Corning Glass has portrayed it in the A Day Made of Glass series dating back in 2011. In one of the scenes, the students are in a classroom where they can learn animals and plants through a tablet with AR feature.

And for closer cases, a development team in Jiangsu, China has made a first batch of AR textbooks, which can display different characters or portray the plot when students point the camera in their phones to the images, titles or QR codes.

V. Conclusion

There are many more possibilities for the industry of education. We just listed some of the more probable use of live streaming, and we believe there are many more if new demands arise. Video technology has changed the industry a lot over the last decade, and the use of live streaming will be the next game changer.

Now, time for the discussion – what do you think about the use of live streaming in education or training? Let us know in the comment section down below, and stay tune for our next article!

A brief comparison for POLYV’s PC, HTML5 and mobile media player

Howdy! Recently we’ve received some feedback from our clients who wants us to make a comparison for the media player used in Video Cloud and Streaming Cloud.

Well, we have decided to write an article about this before, but as our player keeps evolving, it may take some time to summarize and update the comparison chart.

And now, here it is –

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Features

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Marquee/Rolling captions

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Authorized viewing

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Skin customization for the player

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Password entry for viewing

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Autoplay

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Cover

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Ads before playback

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Intro

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Preview

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Ads on pause

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Logo customization for player

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Copyright item on right click

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Resolution adaptation

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Information point

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Player language select[1]

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Q&A Player

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Viewer information form

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3-way presentation player

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Bullet/Rolling comments (on-screen display)

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Multilingual subtitles

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Playback domain restriction

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Advertisement analysis

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Watch time analysis

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Traffic analysis

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Playback error code

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Sub-video (video clips from original video)

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Playlist

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Share links

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Right sidebar[2]

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Continue last play position

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Overseas acceleration

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Multiple speed playback[3]

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Panel color scheme settings

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Ads after playback

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Related/recommended videos on end

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Encrypted video playback

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360/VR video playback

Note:

1. Currently available options: Auto, Chinese (Simplified), English. More languages to be added.

2. Including Cinema mode, Share, Quality, Widescreen, Subtitles, Bullet/Rolling comments, Screen capture, Interactions, etc.

3. PC player will read and buffer the corresponding speed copy (transcoded) of the original video. For HTML5 and mobile player, the video can be played in designated speed directly using parameters from HTML5 standards.


Hope you can understand our media player better with the help of this comparison chart.

If you have any questions or problems, feel free to leave your comment down below. And don’t forget to subscribe our blog, or check out our official website (http://www.polyv.net/) or development help center (http://dev.polyv.net/) for more detailed information.

Stay tuned and see you next article!