Redesign Brings Responsive User Interface
Remember the world before smart phones and tablets? No, not the world when there was just an iPhone or just an iPad, but the world where there were not hundreds of mobile devices on the market manufactured by dozens of companies. It was the world where there where good old fashioned computers and laptops dominated the personal computing marketplace. Obviously, today is a very different story. Mobile computing is here to stay as there are hundreds if not thousands of personal computing devices on the market. Whether those devices are using an Operating System (OS) from Apple, Google or Microsoft, vast mobile computing options for consumers are forcing vendors like Ensemble Video to completely redesign their user interface to support simple video management on all devices. In the age of streaming media, Ensemble Video has once again taken the lead. This is how your online video platform should look.
Part of the appeal of Ensemble Video has always been its no-frills, simple user interface, which made video management simple for large or small organizations. But Ensemble Video was originally designed as a lightweight interface built for personal computers. Today, Ensemble Video is rolling out its biggest design update in the company’s history: the responsive revamp provides one simple user interface that works seamlessly across all platforms. The new user interface automatically scales to the width of your device – so all users now have a customized interface for their device of choice. I think you will agree, Ensemble Video has moved beyond your expectations!
The update adds a handsome new font face, minimalistic interface elements, and intuitive buttons to reflect Ensemble Video’s focus on simplicity. Additionally, the light color scheme helps accentuate important features and branding elements to make the user interface effective and efficient. Moreover, the Ensemble Video interface also now uses larger video thumbnails to represent media, enables a toggle between listing mode and grid mode for the Media Library, and has exposed features like Annotations, Captions and Trim to reduce confusion for users. Finally, Ensemble Video Version 4.0 also includes a eagerly anticipated “Bulk Delete” feature.
“This is the most significant redesign that we’ve done since Version 1.0,” says Andy Covell, Ensemble Video’s CEO. “We’ve done bits and pieces along the way and launched dozens of new features, but this is the first user interface redesign we’ve done of the entire system since the beginning of this venture in 2007. We are excited to get this in the hands of our current and future customers.”
Version 4.0 can be summed up in two words: “perfect balance.” There have been some changes and some improvements, but not too much, not too little. Fans of the old interface will be pleased to see that the new interface, while slightly different, was clearly inspired by the previous layout. I think you will agree that the latest version of Ensemble Video feels like the best Ensemble Video ever!