ViewedIt

Record your screen, share & know instantly when people watch

#2 Product of the DayOctober 11, 2016

Reviews

 
  • Chantelle KadalaWriter and Content Strategist
    Pros: 

    Easy set up and gives me a way to send an explainer video when a client has a question or wants a preview of a digital product.

    Cons: 

    Can't download to my computer

    I'm excited to see all I can do with this!

Discussion

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Michael Litt
Maker
@michaellitt · CEO, Vidyard
@alexisohanian - thanks a sweet, maple syrup covered, metric tonne for posting. This is a huge launch day for the team and represents a big step in our vision to create software that enables "Video for All" - everyone is super grateful! A little backstory on Vidyard: We came out of YC in Summer, 2011 and have since been building products that help marketers, sellers, supporters and leaders communicate with their audiences via our favourite medium, video. Many of the products we've built serve the complex needs of Fortune 100's. In the past year or so, we've simplified many of our offerings to make our technology available to smaller businesses and inevitably, individual users. Video should be accessible by all & @Viewed_It is one of the first products we're launching that helps us realize that vision. Will be lurking to answer any questions as they come up, thanks for taking a look!
Robin Good@robingood · Publisher of T5 tools.robingood.com
@michaellitt @alexisohanian @viewed_it Great tool. I am already promoting it to my readers. Two small things: 1) Is there a maximum recording time? 2) On my first try I got this error: I thought you guys may have liked to know this. (On second try, everything went ok) Keep it up and many compliments for your great tool.
Michael Litt
Maker
@michaellitt · CEO, Vidyard
@robingood @alexisohanian @viewed_it - Thx for the feedback Robin! 1) We're currently limiting recording time to 1 hour. We're working on some optimizations to ensure that we can extend this soon. 2) Thx for letting us know about the 503, glad that the software fixed itself (@Viewed_It is basically wolverine). How are you planning on using it?
Robin Good@robingood · Publisher of T5 tools.robingood.com
@michaellitt @alexisohanian @viewed_it Cool. I test and review tools for my readers. http://tools.robingood.com Viewed.it is in. I will use Viewed.it also for bug reporting and design feedback on projects. Since I have found a way to also download your final video, I could also use it for short tutorials or demos.
Dave Collie
Maker
@dave_collie · Vidyard
@robingood @viewed_it Looks like we had some issues with one of the dependent services that the ViewedIt share page relies on. We've made some adjustments so this should not happen in the future.
Alexis Ohanian
Hunter
Hiring
@alexisohanian · Co-founder, Reddit & Initialized Capital
I have followed Vidyard’s journey since their time in YC. They are the pioneers of video marketing and are on a mission to bring video to everyone and advance the way businesses communicate. Today they are launching ViewedIt and I am excited to share what the Vidyard team has built. And I just made this video using it. Pretty nifty. https://share.viewedit.com/QiFBk...
Matt Gardner@thatmattgardner · Co-Founder, RouteThis.com
Sam Legge@d0b0 · Product Manager, Thalmic Labs
@thatmattgardner @alexisohanian viewedit inception
Adithya Shreshti@adithya · Founder of Startuposphere
@alexisohanian Looks interesting. I wanted to try but the chrome app isn't working on Ghost browser.
Matthew Cook
Maker
@mattcook · Software Developer @ Vidyard
Thanks @adithya for comment! Currently ViewedIt is only supported on Google Chrome.
Matt Gardner@thatmattgardner · Co-Founder, RouteThis.com
@d0b0 @alexisohanian That's the title :p
Sam Legge@d0b0 · Product Manager, Thalmic Labs
Shahed KhanHiring@_shahedk · Founder @ Loom. Prev @ Upfront VC
@alexisohanian @michaellitt Congrats on the launch today! Vidyard has been a heavy user of Openvid since we launched back in June. 41 employees to be exact 😉 Apart from how similar this product looks to what we launched back in June, I have to say — the experience is also very seamless and it looks like there are parallel directions both of our products are heading in. I'm happy to see more companies realizing how powerful asynchronous video can be in the workplace. Good work Vidyard team - wish you the best of luck.
Michael Litt
Maker
@michaellitt · CEO, Vidyard
@_shahedk - Thanks for the feedback and support! We've been in the video business for a few years now and have run plenty of experiments with content used both internally (town-hall comms, exec briefings, etc.) and externally (primarily sales and marketing focused). Through the journey, we've found that the more organic and human the content, the better it performs. To that point, we've built (and are building) a bunch of technologies designed to make it easier to record, share and track all forms of video. This is our core business (Vidyard products are functional realizations of our APIs) & we love it! To your point on parallel directions - you're right - what we're doing is pretty different. As described above, we're less about what you create (we just want to make it easy) and more about how your viewers respond / engage. Dido on all forms of video being powerful in the workplace. We can all succeed in a big market with a shared vision and we really like (and respect) what your team at Opentest is doing.
Alexis Ohanian
Hunter
Hiring
@alexisohanian · Co-founder, Reddit & Initialized Capital
@thatmattgardner I see your inception... and incept your inception! https://share.viewedit.com/X4xW5...
Matt Gardner@thatmattgardner · Co-Founder, RouteThis.com
@alexisohanian But will the totem fall at the end of the movie?? :p
Daryna Kulya
Maker
@darynakulya · Product @ Vidyard | Product Hunt TO
Andrew Rasmussen@a13n · Founder of Canny
Congrats on the launch! Though this looks extremely similar to Opentest: https://opentest.co. Any comment there?
Bryan WeisHiring@bryan_weis · Growth at Siftery
@a13n Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? This seems to be almost an exact copy of Opentest. I'd be curious to hear about any differentiators. What makes this product unique?
James O'Dwyer@jxodwyer
+1. are there any differentiators from Opentest?
Daryna Kulya
Maker
@darynakulya · Product @ Vidyard | Product Hunt TO
@a13n Hi Andrew, thanks for checking us out! While our Sales team tried Opentest originally and liked the idea, the product didn't exactly fit into their workflow. We saw an opportunity to build a tool that would enable our own team and, we hope, many others to not only record their screen, voice and face, but also: - seamlessly share through email (thumbnail of your last recorded ViewedIt lives inside your Gmail compose window) and - get notified when your videos are being watched. We wanted to make the workflow super simple - Record, Share, Get Notifications. There might be similarities with Opentest on the video recording front, but there is much more that happens after you create a video. You can learn who is watching, how much of your video is consumed and use that feedback to help you create better videos! Also, we launched Vidyard Engage (Vidyard for Gmail & Outlook) earlier this year and received a lot of feedback from our customers that went into creation of ViewedIt.
Colleen B Thomas@colleen_b_thomas · Engineering Technician
I see how it has tangential features that are slightly different but overall looks very similar.
Daryna Kulya
Maker
@darynakulya · Product @ Vidyard | Product Hunt TO
@colleen_b_thomas @a13n Hi Colleen, here are a couple of key differences: - While you can paste the URL to an Openvid video into Gmail (and other places) from your clipboard, ViewedIt inserts a thumbnail image in Gmail that will be a more compelling call to action than a text URL leading to more engaged viewers! - Playback tracking is another big one that only ViewedIt offers. When people watch your video, you get notified how many people Viewed It, and will receive email notifications showing who watched and for how long. Important insights for many customer-facing teams like sales, support and others… - Plus, features like full screen recording, and up to an hour of recording time are all standard out of the box. Send me a ViewedIt video to daryna@viewedit.com. I'll watch it and you'll get the full product experience. :)
Chris Atlas Viglietta@chris_atlas_viglietta · Investment Advisor, Former VC Analyst
@a13n yeah, very similar to Opentest @https://opentest.co
Matt Gardner@thatmattgardner · Co-Founder, RouteThis.com
Oh sweet Jesus, this is legitimately the tool I needed about a month ago when we shot a demo of our web dashboard. It was such a pain to set up screen capture sunk to audio, then re-record the audio later to get it working/looking proper. Just gave it a try and it's so easy to record a single tab (was worried it would be full screen only), Camtasia is dead to me. Second thought is this will be super useful for showing current customers where features are, how to use the product, etc.
Daryna Kulya
Maker
@darynakulya · Product @ Vidyard | Product Hunt TO
@thatmattgardner Hey Matt! So glad to hear this. We have been using ViewedIt for helping customers discover how to use Vidyard platform, so it's a very important use case for us to support. Happy recording, let me know if you have any questions at all! :)
Kurtis Elliott@kurtis_elliott · Head of Product, Zoocasa
As a product manager who often does QA, I could see myself using this tool to take screen captures of bugs and then adding the video link to the story in Jira/Pivotal Tracker. Sometimes screenshots just don't cut it. Nice work Vidyard team!
Matthew Cook
Maker
@mattcook · Software Developer @ Vidyard
Thanks @kurtis_elliott ! It’s great to hear of all the use cases people plan to use ViewedIt for! We’ve been using ViewedIt internally and I can say as a developer having something more than screenshots is always appreciated :)