August 23rd, 2022 – New York, NY – Stringr, the award-winning video sourcing, production, and management platform for news and consumer content, today announced the launch of the latest version of its SaaS solution, the Stringr Remote Video Sourcing, and Production platform. The end-to-end platform connects media companies with instant access to custom video footage, remote production software, and limitless video distribution options.
“With our SaaS Remote Video Sourcing and Production platform, we simplify every part of the video production chain; our customers can not only get custom video footage quickly, now they can also create and share video content faster than ever before,” says Lindsay Stewart, Co-founder, and CEO, Stringr. “Stringr is the only real-time solution available for sourcing and sharing video. And our clients are already seeing the benefits, by being able to produce more video content without any increase in resources.”
“Stringr has always been about empowering media companies to acquire exclusive video footage quickly and easily without having to staff up during heavy news cycles or miss out on some stories simply due to personnel or geographic limitations,” continued Lindsay. “Our newest features expand the ability for our customers to get video fast and then produce and share that video even faster.”
New features include:
Engage: Stringr Engage simplifies how broadcasters can source video from their communities. Instead of searching for user generated content on social media, asking for permissions, and then waiting for the high-resolution original video to be shared, media companies can simply create an Engage request for any video content and share it publicly with their audience – onscreen with a QR code or on social with a link – so anyone can contribute video. Videos are instantly added as an asset to edit, share, or use for live broadcast.
Remote Guest Interview: The Stringr platform now includes a feature that makes it easy to get HD recorded and live interview content from remote guests and commentators. Simply send the link and guests can join instantly. Instead of looking like a standard video conference, the host and guests are all individual feeds to switch between for live broadcasts or edit together later for a dynamic looking interview.
Remote Commenting: The Stringr platform already includes feature-rich video editing and production tools, but now also has remote, frame-level video commenting to collaborate and get feedback in real-time from anyone on the team, no matter where they are located. Stringr integrates these comments with our cloud-based editing tools so there is no need to change between multiple applications and programs. All assets from the original raw video to the final produced piece are all located in one place, so there is no more searching for different versions.
“What makes the Stringr Remote Video Sourcing and Production platform unique is that it allows customers who are interested in hybrid or all-digital workflows to easily add our video sourcing and SaaS solution to their existing production environment,” says Brian McNeill, Co-founder, and Head of Product, Stringr. “With this new platform, we enable everyone on the team, no matter where they are located, to capture, edit, approve and share video in real-time.”
Use cases for the Stringr Remote Video Sourcing and Production platform, include:
- Community engagement and hyper-local video content directly from viewers. For example, simply add a link to social channels asking the community for content from a local event or get their views on a topic.
- Digital-first content creation for web and social media. Stringr is perfect for producing stories quickly for online viewing and interaction. No need to disrupt the broadcast workflow, digital teams can use Stringr from start to share, for all their news story production.
- Covering more locations simultaneously & sourcing content across your DMA. Stringr offers geographic freedom and scales up or down with the demands of any given day. The Stringr remote video sourcing and production platform enables media companies to cover more news and events, which is so critical when trying to maintain a real relationship with viewers and the local community.
Launched in 2014, Stringr is the only company to combine news video acquisition with a complete remote production solution – streamlining news workflows around the world. Our award-winning cloud-based video platform serves over 1,000 global customers, supported by our proprietary network of 120,000+ videographers stationed across the United States and internationally. And with over 1.5 million news videos available in our archive, daily live pool feeds, weather content, and original stories, Stringr offers broadcasters more news video than any other solution.
In 2022, we expanded our offering to non-news customers with Iconiq, which delivers the same video sourcing and production solution tailored specifically for brands and marketers. Learn more about Stringr at http://www.stringr.com and Iconiq at http://www.iconiq.video