By on February 5, 2013


Welcome to the Ensemble Video Beat, our bi-annual e-newsletter. This newsletter is a great way to stay informed about Ensemble product updates, company news, and customer activities. Also, each edition includes valuable learning resources related to online media workflows and/or tools. Enjoy!


The Maestro’s Message

Need-to-know information for customers interested in new versions, features, and tools.


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Ensemble Video has released Version 3.4 in the cloud, and we’re currently installing it at customer locations. Schedule your Ensemble Video upgrade! Version highlights:


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You asked for more elegant publishing options, and we delivered! The Ensemble team created four jQuery-based publishing widgets designed to engage your visitors and promote your brand. Preview the widgets here.



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In 2013 the Ensemble team will be offering monthly webinars called “Whats New @ Ensemble Video?”. These webinars are designed to inform and engage our loyal customers.  Here is a quick overview of the webinar, sign up now!

  • Version Updates
  • Explore Customer Success Stories
  • Feature Requests
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Sign Up Now!


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Please take a few moments to complete our customer satisfaction survey, your opportunity to tell us how we are doing, what features you love, and most importantly we want YOU to make recommendations for future Ensemble Video versions.

Take the Customer Satisfaction Survey


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Ensemble Video and Temple University collaborated to create a WordPress Plugin. The WordPress Plugin allows you to easily add single videos and playlists to your WordPress site. Many thanks to Sam Margulies and Viral Mehta at Temple University!


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Ensemble Video cranked out a Drupal Module to help customers easily embed single videos and playlists into Drupal. The Drupal Module can be configured to work with your cloud-hosted or self-hosted instance of Ensemble Video. The Drupal Module is pending review by the Drupal community, if you want access to the Ensemble Video Drupal Module, contact us and we’ll send you the file.




Customer headlines, Ensemble Video “insider” news, and positive online press.

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A standing ovation for our new customers, from all across North America! The new influx of customers means we get more input, we build new relationships with savvy professionals, and we have more resources to improve the platform. We are so pleased that you all chose Ensemble Video. We will continue to commit extensive energy to make you happy!

Check out this list of customers who recently joined Ensemble Video!

  • Bates College
  • Berea College
  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • Community College of Aurora
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Hartford
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Lawrence University
  • Marshall University
  • Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
  • McDaniel College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Mid Plains Community College
  • Millersville University
  • National University
  • New York Chiropractic College
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Northwestern Michigan College
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Queen’s University
  • Rice University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of San Francisco
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • SUNY Empire State College
  • SUNY Geneseo College
  • SUNY Mohawk Valley Community College
  • SUNY Orange
  • Wallace State Community College
  • Beltone New England
  • New York State Association of Realtors Inc. (NYSAR)
  • Squire Sanders
  • Bloomington Public Schools (District 87), Bloomington, IL
  • Cooperative Educational Service Agency 10, Wisconsin (CESA)
  • Exeter Township School District, Pennsylvania
  • Monroe 2 BOCES
  • Gates-Chili Central School District
  • Hilton Central School District
  • Spencerport Central School District
  • Pegasus School, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Troy City Schools, Troy, OH
  • Westminster Christian Academy, Opelousas, LA
  • Cortland City School District
  • Lakeland Central School District


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The word has gotten around about our video platform. Because of your support, we’ve been able to add new staff members to make sure we maintain the great formula that keeps our customers happy!  Please Meet the New Members of the Team:

Annabel Hine
Communications Coordinator

Annabel HineAnnabel joined Ensemble Video in 2012. She’s a recent graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked as a multimedia web producer for Here at Ensemble Video, Annabel orchestrates external communications projects, including blog articles and newsletters. The voice behind our social media presence, Annabel is devoted to communicating with educators about their daily experiences incorporating video and rich media content into their classrooms.

Jeremy Patterson
Manager of Software Systems and Support

Jeremy PattersonJeremy was one of the original creators of Ensemble Video and designed the underlying relational database that empowers the software. Jeremy graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a degree in Information Technology. Jeremy has extensive enterprise-level infrastructure experience ranging from Windows platform, telecom, virtualization, SANs, database design and management, and VoIP.

Jim Pease
Senior Software Engineer

Jim PeaseJim is a Senior Software Engineer specializing in the development, customization and integration of enterprise web applications. Jim is experienced using open source technologies and solutions to fulfill project requirements and he is interested in the research, design and implementation of RESTful application architectures. Jim is a modern day magician and will be focused on improving the Ensemble Video feature-set and developing integrations with complimentary technologies.

Ensemble Video Featured on InsideHigherEd


December’s edition of Inside Higher Ed’s “The Pulse” podcast features an interview with Scott Nadzan, Director of Marketing and Sales for Ensemble Video, discussing how the video content management system is customized for use in higher education. Check out the interview here.

About Inside Higher Ed: Inside Higher Ed is a great resource for higher education news, jobs, career advice, and events for college and university staff, faculty, graduate students, and adjuncts.


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Tap into to our new blog series “In the Trenches” showcasing the folks out in the world using Ensemble Video to drive knowledge, explore communities and disciplines, and generally make the world a better place.


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Conferences & Speaking Engagements

Attending a conference this year? We find that many of our customers are leading the charge when it comes to finding ways to leverage media in their organization. Did you ever submit a presentation proposal for a conference? Here is a list of places you can tell people about the special things you do:



Tune Up & Tune In!

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Camtasia Relay is a powerful content creation tool for any organization.

Did you know Camtasia Relay can push content to Ensemble Video automatically?

Did you know Ensemble Video is now a partner with Camtasia Relay?

If you are interested in using Camtasia Relay and Ensemble Video let us know! We can offer trial accounts and low-cost cloud pilots. Also, we need support to convince Camtasia Relay (TechSmith) to build an integration with us, knowing that you are interested will help!  Contact us now!


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Here at Ensemble Video we are big fans of Jan Ozer’s Streaming Learning Center! If you don’t know who Jan Ozer is, or you never have been to the Streaming Media Learning Center, you should! Ozer is a tremendous source of online video information and has written some of the most-viewed articles on online video workflows (along with books). Visit the learning center to get streaming video news, analysis tips and tricks for your video workflows.

View the Streaming Learning Center




Ensemble Video offers many ways to stay informed and engaged with us. Join our community to receive relevant up-to-date information, as soon as it is available. While we welcome your comments through our social media channels, not everything is meant for twitter. Please submit any questions about your specific needs or account via our contact us page, or call us at 1-315-753-0094.

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