Web-based content management system represents the synthesis of streaming video and electronic documents
St. Louis, MO September 15, 2010 -- Digital Media Solutions, LLC has announced VIVID Books™, a web-based content management system that represents the synthesis of streaming video and electronic documents.
For long-form instructional video, VIVID dispenses with the ubiquitous "scrubber bar” and allows YouTube or Flash-based video to be navigated and searched much like a book, using a table of contents, transcripts, keyword searches, and browser-based bookmarks. Search results and bookmarks don't just point to video files. They take the user directly to specific locations within the video.
And for traditional "text-centric" projects such as online user's guides and training manuals, VIVID lets authors to go beyond illustrations and photos, enabling short, context-specific video clips (demonstrations) to be associated with paragraphs, sentences, or even individual words. Video is incorporated in a non-disruptive manner that preserves page layout and the cohesiveness of written narrative.
VIVID is an ideal solution for education and training in domains involving complex concepts, processes and activities, such as
-Science, mathematics and engineering instruction
-Do-It-Yourself home improvement
-Product assembly / installation
Possible applications include
-Searchable video libraries (e.g., university lectures)
-Instructional videos Do-It-Yourself guides
-User guides and knowledge bases
VIVID is available as either a turn-key SaaS solution or as a custom solution installed on the hosting service of your choice. YouTube, Flash Media Server, and Wowza hosted video are supported.
A white paper describing the problems addressed by VIVID Books is available at
A fully functional implementation of VIVID Books, including documentation and examples, is available at www.vivid-books.com