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    When to Use Beacon Studio and/or Beacon Classic

    In this topic, you will learn that in Brightcove Beacon Limited Availability (LA) not all implementation tasks can be done in Beacon Studio. Sometimes you will also need to use Beacon Classic and/or Video Cloud Studio.


    In this Limited Availability release, not all the functionality from Video Cloud Studio and Beacon Classic has been rolled into Beacon Studio. To be sure the different tools are clearly understood, here are partial screenshots of each:

    Beacon Studio

    beacon studio

    Beacon Classic

    beacon classic

    Video Cloud Studio

    Video Cloud Studio

    Any documents that include steps where you have to use a tool other than Beacon Studio, it will be stated near the top of the page similar to this:


    The note will read if you need to use Beacon Classic and/or Video Cloud Studio. If you do not see this or a similar note, the steps in the doc (if any) are done with Beacon Studio.

    Multiple tool use documents

    Note that as LA progresses, and more functionality is rolled into Beacon Studio, this list will change:

    Task / Document Tool(s) Used in Addition
    to Beacon Studio
    Creating a Beacon Channel Beacon Classic
    Creating an SVOD Plan Beacon Classic
    Creating an Advertisement Beacon Classic
    Creating an Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Beacon Classic
    Creating Promo Coupons Beacon Classic
    Implementing AuthVOD Beacon Classic
    Implementing Live SSAI Beacon Classic & Video Cloud Studio
    Implementing VOD SSAI Beacon Classic & Video Cloud Studio
    Publishing a Cloud Playout Channel Beacon Classic
    Streaming a Live Event Beacon Classic
    Streaming VODs to a Channel Beacon Classic

    Page last updated on 18 May 2022