“We’re very happy with Sorenson 360. It truly is a time saver for us.”
Loyola Marymount University, founded in 1911, is the largest Catholic university on the West Coast. LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. LMU enrollment includes 5,667 undergraduate, 1,886 graduate and 1,319 law school students. Its 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and was recently included in “The Best 371 Colleges: 2010 Edition” Princeton Review, 2010.
LMU was previously using a streaming product that was very limited. It did not allow users to expand the video into full screen – a feature their target audiences had become used to with other online destinations. It also played video instantly when a page loaded, with no option to change this default setting.
LMU&rsqo;s team (Web, New Media + Design) made plans to revamp its interactive site, and had aspirations to develop a new way to present the video content that would be in line with what users are accustomed to (i.e., YouTube, Hulu, etc.)
LMU had already been using Sorenson Squeeze to compress its video and started investigating the possibility of using Sorenson 360 Total Video Delivery Network for its video needs. LMU credits the online tutorial of Sorenson 360 and their Sorenson Media sales manager as a wonderful resource for helping them understand the product. Afterwards, they were setup with a trial account that helped them further explore Sorenson 360 and determine it was the ideal solution for the university’s needs.
We’re very happy with Sorenson 360. The vast amount of formats, filters and presets is amazing, along with being able to compress and upload in one step. It truly is a time saver for us.”
“We’re very happy with Sorenson 360,” said Amy M. Meredith, web manager, LMU. “The vast amount of formats, filters and presets is amazing, along with being able to compress and upload in one step. It truly is a time saver for us.” LMU’s new interactive site, iLMU 2.0, is now in full motion, with Sorenson 360 as its primary solution for embedding video into various Web pages and hosting videos that will be viewed in the new site. The new “Point. Click. Experience LMU.” site is targeted towards prospective students, so its functionality and quality is critical. LMU has been especially impressed with being able to apply email notifications for clients and people on its team, letting them know their video has been compressed and uploaded. The preview and crop feature has also proved to be very beneficial to them, as well as the ability to choose different sized players to accommodate its various microsite templates, which include campus and departmental video tours. Sorenson 360 provides all the tools LMU needs to deliver the LMU total video experience.