In CoveritLive’s most recent update in April, the CiL team added a very unique and valuable tool to the already robust EventStudio. The Insert feature allows Producers to insert new content into a CoveritLive experience, allowing a post to be added earlier in the timeline.
The new Insert feature is useful if there is a media item or social post that the user would like to insert at a specific point in in an event stream. Inserted content appears in real-time and the Insert feature is available to all Writers and Producers.
When a Producer inserts an item it will always appear below the original post that was selected for “Insert” and will share the same timestamp as the item above. If a Producer chooses to Insert a second item (attached to the same post) then this will appear above the first inserted item (and below the original post).
Best Practices for using Insert
Insert Mode works well when adding new posts that the Producer wants Readers to view during a Replay (as the inserted post will appear to have been added during the original timeline). For example, if the Producer wants to add an important Video clip that they didn’t have available at the time, but is relevant to the event timeline.
While inserted posts appear within the event in real-time, current Readers are not alerted when a new insert is added. For example, if a post is inserted further back in the timeline at a position that is not immediately visible to Readers, it may not be seen during the live event. If the Producer wants to feature important content that does not appear within the event timeline the CiL team recommends adding it as a Pin instead.
The insert feature is only available for Live events. If the Producer wants to insert new posts after the main event coverage (post-game for instance) we recommend running your event as a Ticker (which is designed to host permanent or long term live events).
Read the full release notes of all of our releases in the What’s New? section