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Introducing SpotCast, a new video instruction platform

The first time you ever do a task is often the most dangerous time.  The reality of work, is that a job you’ve never done before will take you longer to complete. When you do a job for the first time you are more prone to error, and if it is a physical job, injury. Sometimes serious injury.   Proper one-on-one training done at the right time helps to turn a “first time job” into an easy job. But giving one-on-one training isn’t always possible.  That is why we created the SpotCast platform. It is designed to be the easiest way in the world to record video instructions. Why attach instructions to physical objects? The team at SaferMe built this platform to help solve a problem that we experience too.  Our CEO and his family are in the dairy farming business. The head developer of SpotCast is a Kiwi orchard owner.  We know how useful one-on-one training with employees and contractors can be, but that sometimes you can’t be around to show them exactly what to do. SpotCast is designed to be a practical tool for unstructured workplaces.  A way to attach instructions to physical objects How does it work? All you need to do is: Place a SpotCast sticker on a piece of equipment or in a location you care about. Scan the QR code sticker, and you will be asked to record your video. Once done, the next time someone scans your SpotCast sticker, your training video will show. It’s that easy. For hints and tips on making a great tutorial video click here.  Why QR codes and Video? If a picture says a thousand words, then a video says more!  Showing people what to do rather than telling them, helps to communicate what they need to know. While QR codes have been around for 30 years, it took a pandemic to bring their usage into the mainstream.  Now when people see a QR code, they know they can scan it to either do something or learn something. You can learn more about SpotCast by going here. Or you can click here to order QR codes for your business.

15 July 2022 · SpotCast Team

Inspiration for SpotCast Videos

How to record the best tutorials on your phone

You have just a few moments to get someone's attention. So when you are recording a tutorial on your phone to use on SpotCast by SaferMe there are a few things you can do to get the best result. Come with a script Making a video in under 5 minutes may be a bit of a challenge. So write down some bullet points about the key messages that you want to get across. Your goal is not to read from the script word for word, but to have some notes on hand to make sure you cover all of your key points. Practice a few times SpotCast gives you the ability to re-record your video if you are not happy with the first take. And if you change your mind you can always delete your video and start again. If you are not naturally gifted at being on camera you may want to have a few rehearsals of what you will say in front of the camera. It will save you having to re-record. I will also help cut down on all of those “um’s”. Show us your face In testing we found that video’s that include the instructor's face AND a screen showing what needs to be done get more engagement and higher satisfaction scores than the alternative. The result is much more engaging  You have three ways to go about this. Get a colleague to hold the camera for you Use a tripod Use phone with double screen recording Some modern Android phones come with the ability to record both screens at the same time. Unfortunately this feature does not come out of the box on Iphones. The good news is that you can download some advanced camera apps. Here are a few that we recommend Download advanced cameras Android Double Side Camera IOS Dual Camera Split Videos: Revo DoubleTake by FiLMiC Pro To make your new camera app the default you can follow this guide

15 July 2022 · SpotCast Team