Recorded, Asynchronous Video: The New, Hot Communication

Up to this point, video has been adopted by our culture in one of 3 ways — one for entertainment (think of all those cat videos), one for live communication (i.e. Skype and more recently Meerkat and Periscope) — and one for education (think Khan Academy).

But now slowly, the new form of video that’s emerging is asynchronous or recorded video used for communication. This new form of communication has recently become popular in the recruitment realm. Candidates record videos for potential employers to view so they can figure out who might be the best fit for the position. Casting, similarly, is starting turning to video to pre-screen actors and performers before bringing them into a live audition.

And then there’s recorded video communication between 2 people. Video profiles or recorded video messages are starting to be adopted by corporations and dating sites to get a quick sense of another person. It’s time-efficient and personal at the same time.

And finally, video testimonials and video reviews are ideal for getting a sense of a product or service from someone easily judged to be trustworthy or not.

Recorded, asynchronous video is the new form of video communication we anticipate being adopted broadly.


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Recorded Video Messages: 10 Reasons Why It’s the Ideal Communication

When people think about video communication, they usually think of Skype, Meerkat or Periskope — all live-streaming video applications.

Little discussed is asynchronous video communication — recorded video messages or comments that can be viewed by one or multiple people at once.

What are the benefits of asynchronous video communication?

  1. It’s personal; you can see someone speaking and get a real sense of what they’re saying, much more so than written communication.
  2. It’s time-efficient — you can record videos on your own time and view those videos on your own time.
  3. You eliminate the back and forth of having to schedule a time to speak and hear from one another when you’re both available.
  4. You can easily get a sense of a large number of people in a short period of time — e.g. recruiting and casting are one example — video reviews are another.
  5. Makes communicating with people in different time zones much easier, eliminating the difficulty of scheduling live video calls.
  6. It’s ideal for when you’re both busy and want to get information quickly with a real sense of the person (e.g. video messages for scoping out potential dates).
  7. It’s perfect for when you want to save those videos for posterity.
  8. It’s for when you want multiple people to view videos at different times (e.g. in the recruiting sphere, colleagues in different offices can weigh in on a candidate).
  9. With new technology, it’s now easy to record/play video messages on any device, anywhere in the world so those videos are viewable only by those with permission (see ziggeo.com).
  10. It’s fun to view videos which adds a whole new dimension to communication.

Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Roommate / Housing Share Platforms Enable Video Recording / Playback so You Know Whom to Meet

Ever try to find a housemate and have no idea who answered your ad? Roommate platforms can save you from those first painful moments of meeting — or spending time on a call with someone who clearly isn’t a fit (it’s rude to hang up after just a few seconds on a call).

By capturing videos of housemates introducing themselves, you’ll know instantly who could be the right fit for your living situation.

And with Ziggeo’s video API (an embeddable video recorder / player) it’s easy for folks to record themselves on their phones (or upload videos) so they are submitted directly to your dashboard — or sent to your account on your selected platform. Video profiles can also be made public — or viewable by all members of your platform. It’s up to you how you configure the settings.

You can also introduce yourself and your living situation on video with Ziggeo. That way there are no surprises on either end.

To find more about Ziggeo and recording potential housemate videos, see ziggeo.com/housing


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Video Reviews Can Add a Whole New Dimension to Your Site or Platform

Wouldn’t it be ideal to actually see and hear from other customers and their experience with products and services. Since it’s difficult to meet those customers in person, the next best thing is to watch their videos and hear their reactions. Video reviews are much more trustworthy than written reviews — you can see and hear first hand from people with whom you can identify.

Ziggeo’s video API makes it easy and seamless to capture video reviews from people anywhere in the world using any device, including their mobile phones. With a simple link or button, they can record themselves from their phones or computers — or upload an existing video — and submit them directly to your site or platform. From there, it’s in your control whether to make those video automatically public or send them first to a moderation dashboard where they can be approved prior to launch.

To find out more about video reviews or video testimonials, see here.


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Show the World How Fabulous You Are by Capturing Video Testimonials

According to this article in Entrepreneur, video testimonials for your product or service can multiply your profits and get your customers selling for you. And it transforms your sales pitch into a “credible, unbiased recommendation for your product.”

With Ziggeo’s video API, you can easily capture video testimonials from your audience anywhere in the world, using any phone or other device. And those videos can then be submitted directly to your private moderation dashboard where you can download, feature, and launch selected videos as you like.

You can find more about Ziggeo’s video API to capture video testimonials here on Ziggeo.


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

An Ideal tool to Capture Videos Before In-Person Interviews with Nanny and Caregiver Candidates

Studies have shown that by watching someone’s video, you can gauge the trustworthiness of that person. And that’s exactly what’s needed when screening for your families next nanny, au pair or caregiver. You’ll be able to see and hear first hand which candidates could be the right fit for you so you can spend your timing meeting with the most ideal ones for your family.

Ziggeo’s video API lets caregivers record videos from their phones or other devices and submit them privately for your review. Nanny, au pair and other caregiver platforms can simply integrate the embeddable video recorder right into their site — and even use Ziggeo’s recruitment tool to pre-screen candidates before recommending them to families.

In addition, families could personalize their own situation by recording videos — and since the API allows for permission-based viewing, only those candidates families select could have access and view those videos.

To learn more about Ziggeo’s video API to record/play videos for caregiver platforms, visit ziggeo.com/caregivers


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Ziggeo’s Video API Helpful for Clearing Rights

Have you ever experienced the pain of having to clear rights to videos once you have them on hand? It can be a nightmare.

Ziggeo’s video API that captures recorded videos can be integrated into your site or platform in such a way that rights you need cleared can be done prior to videos being recorded and/or submitted.

All you need to do is add a Terms of Service and/or Privacy box that can be checked (and links to your own agreements) — and ensure that that box is checked before allowing videos to be submitted.

It could save you lots of time and heartache.

Note: this does not represent legal advice; please check with your attorney to make sure this process works for your needs.


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Ziggeo’s Video API Could Transform How Politicians Get Elected

Ziggeo’s video API could easily transform politics as we know it by not only personalizing both politicians and voters (they can appear on recorded videos) — but by answering questions via short videos, politicians’ views could be more transparent and more easily understood.

Ziggeo’s video API lets politicians and voters/constituents record videos from any device, anywhere in the world — and submit those videos directly to your platform or site. Those videos could be submitted privately or made automatically public — or initially submitted to a moderation dashboard and then made public.

Imagine politicians recording short videos, each of which addresses a different topic that can then be separately circulated. And imagine
constituents asking questions and expressing their concerns and issues on recorded video so that politicians can hear first hand from their voters.

Recorded video responses to particular questions make a powerful impression — they personalize the candidates and show who they really are.

To find out more about Ziggeo’s video API, how it can be used in politics, and Ziggeo quick start/hosted solutions for capturing videos, see ziggeo.com/politics

 


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

A New Way to Cast: Capture Performer Videos via Ziggeo’s Video API

Programs, casting platforms and sites are realizing that Ziggeo’s video API makes it super easy to capture actor, performer and expert videos.

Here are some of the ways video recording / playback is being used by casting platforms and shows:

  • Initial auditions are being conducted by TV, web and film-based programs by capturing videos of actors, performers, etc.
  • Sides are posted, lines read, and songs sung without the need for standing in long lines
  • Videos can be reviewed by multiple parties, e.g. casting agents, producers, directors, etc.

Videos can be recorded and submitted from anywhere in the world which increases your pool of actors or experts to choose from.

And videos captured via Ziggeo’s video API are as private or public as you like; as such, videos can be submitted privately — and then selected videos featured publicly. So for instance, for “Making of the Film” footage, you can feature videos of actors recording during the casting process.

In addition, you can clear rights to those videos by having actors and/or experts sign your terms prior to video submission so you know you have the rights you need.

To find out more about Ziggeo’s video API for video recording and playback, particularly as it relates to casting, please see: ziggeo.com/casting

 


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.

Capture Recorded Videos for Dating Sites / Apps

It’s time to recognize that profile pictures simple don’t give, well, the full picture.  How many of us have relied on 15 year old photographs only to be shown that the real deal looks, well, not the same as 15 years ago.

Enter: recorded videos.  We’re not saying this needs to be the first view onto someone.  Sure, you could try replacing head shots with videos.  And those videos could even be professionally produced and uploaded if you like.  

But probably the best use case — at least this point in time — is for off-the-cuff video messages. That is, not live video chatting but rather recorded video messages you can leave for one another so you can hear first hand from that person. Here’s a sample video exchange so you can see what we have in mind.

 

Video Messages

As Seth Godin explained, “Ziggeo is an extraordinary way to get insight on a large number of people in a short period of time.”  See here.  And in the dating world, that can prove extremely useful.

To find out more about Ziggeo for Dating and Ziggeo’s video API and video SDK, check out Ziggeo’s site here.


Ziggeo powers video everywhere with its set of APIs for video recording, playback, media management and storage. In one easy step, companies and organizations can capture, curate and control videos from its communities.