Product News | February 2, 2018

Watch What Matters, Skip the Rest.

Swivl Smart Playback

A typical NFL football game lasts over 3 hours, but if you add up only the time where the ball is in play, it’s only about 10 minutes of action. What a waste of time! The same can be true for any video - not every minute is worth watching.

So, wouldn’t it be great if we could just skip the boring stuff and focus on the most important parts? Well, good news! We designed a machine learning algorithm to save you time and allow you to focus on moments in your videos that matter most. We call it Smart Playback and it’s available now to all Swivl Pro users.

With Swivl, recording content in your classroom couldn't be easier. It’s so easy that users typically record hours of video each week. We love hearing this! But videos are only useful when people watch them, and watching several hours of video each week can be lot to manage. Now, with Swivl Smart Playback, we’ve made it easy for you to watch the most important moments from those videos and skip the rest.

Don’t worry, we are not editing the original file. You can still watch the entire video with Smart Playback disabled. Simply switch the playback mode to normal to view the entire video.

If you are a Pro user, the next time you upload a video to Swivl Cloud you’ll notice that Smart Playback is auto-enabled for videos >10 minutes.


– Swivl Pro and Pro Plus users can use Smart Playback on any project created and uploaded to Swivl cloud by any user after 2/2/18.

– All Swivl cloud users can enable Smart Playback on projects uploaded by a Pro user after 2/2/18.

Learn about more ways to save time using Swivl: Save time with Bookmarking >

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