Posts tagged ‘Video Tutorials’

February 12th, 2013

Kaltura’s CEO shares his insight about the company’s past and future (Video)

by Gal Nachshon

The following article was published on Beet.TV, on February 11, by Megan O’Neill. In it Kaltura’s Chairman and CEO, Ron Yekutiel, discusses the company’s evolution to date and where it is heading.

 

When open source video platform Kaltura first launched, it appealed primarily to the media vertical, as the media industry was the first to use video online.

However, CEO Ron Yekutiel tells us, that “with the message of openness and ease of integration and flexibility,” it became clear that Kaltura had the opportunity to appeal across a much more diverse spectrum of online video users and use cases. Yekutiel spoke with us about how Kaltura is expanding into the arenas of education and enterprise in an interview at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat.

In higher education, Yekutiel says that Kaltura has begun developing solutions that integrate into learning management systems, like Blackboard, Sakai and Moodle that are already being used in schools.

Kaltura provides a plugin that allows schools to incorporate video into these systems, and is already being used in hundreds of schools. We learned more about Kaltura’s integration with learning management systems from EMEA Account Director Sergio Cardoso at the Online Educa Conference in Berlin last December.

In the coming months, Yekutiel says that Kaltura will expand their functionality in educational systems even further with lecture-capture, making it easier for schools to provide students with video content of lectures. “We’re working to provide full solutions that would…make it easier, more affordable and more streamlined to capture lecture information.”

Yekutiel sees enterprise as similar to education because “training and education is something that you do at schools, but then again you do it at your workplace everyday.” He says, “There’s no one centralized location within corporations to really harness the power of video or harness the power of rich media to enable you to do your job better.” Kaltura is filling this niche with an enterprise solution that not only lets businesses use the platform to make videos public, but also to create a local video service—a “corporate YouTube”—where employees can access and share internal video content.

 

Therefore, and as seen, plenty of work has been already accomplished by the Kaltura team in order to accommodate all three verticals of Media, Education, and Enterprise, and we are looking forward to see further development and usage of Online Video across all three and more.

 

January 3rd, 2012

Editing Videos: Trimming & Clipping

by Vitaly.Shter

This is the first post in a series of posts about Kaltura’s time-based features such as in-video chapters, advertisement cue-points, and more. With Kaltura’s easy-to-use clipping and trimming tools within the KMC, you can easily create highlight reels from a long piece of content. Potential use cases include editors creating “Top Moment” highlights from sports footage, top quotes from a keynote speech, or highlights of specific topics in a recorded lecture at a university.

Kaltura’s trimming feature allows you to replace the original file, while our clipping tool creates a new entry in addition to the original file. Editing can be performed very accurately, at a frame level or a millisecond level of granularity. Every clip creates a new video file that is encoded to multiple flavors, can be downloaded, distributed and played back on any device.

Clipping and trimming is a great way to reduce content drop off, by making your videos shorter, clearer and to the point!

This video tutorial will show you how to use Kaltura’s trimming and clipping tools. Try it for yourself, start a free trial account. Stay tuned for our next blog post on another time-based feature: advertisement cue points.

 

Clipping and Trimming

 

December 25th, 2011

RTMP VOD and Live Streaming Using Red5 and Kaltura CE 4

by Roni Cohen

This post assumes you have Kaltura CE4 and Red5  installed and configured for webcam recording, if you don’t read this post.

In this final video post about Kaltura CE4 and Red5 integration, we will show how to enable RTMP delivery and live streaming.

 

RTMP delivery and live streaming using Red5

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December 23rd, 2011

Webcam Recording On Kaltura CE4 Using Red5

by Roni Cohen

This post assumes you have a working Kaltura CE 4.0 server. To easily install CE4 check out “How to setup Kaltura CE 4.0 VMWare image in 15 minutes“.

Welcome to the second video tutorial in our video posts series on installing and using Kaltura CE 4.0.

In this post, we show how to use a webcam to capture video using the Kaltura Contribution Wizard in CE 4 and the open source Red5 media server. As always we try to keep the knowledge and steps as general as we can so the guide will fit any Kaltura installation (VMWare, Cloud, Install, On Prem, etc.).

Note, that different Linux distributions (Debian or Fedora) behave differently and often use different commands. While the below installation steps are the same, the specific commands may vary between distros (for example, in CentOS we use yum to install packages, while in Ubuntu the command will most likely be apt-get).

This video tutorial will guide you through installation of the Red5server and its configuration in Kaltura CE 4.0 for enabling webcam recording.

Red5 Installation and Webcam Support

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December 21st, 2011

Go Global with Kaltura Multi-Lingual Captions

by Vitaly.Shter

Kaltura has extended and improved support for multi lingual captions, allowing you to upload SRT or timed-text caption files directly to the KMC, in multiple languages and formats. Using multi-lingual captions, you can extend your reach to new audiences and geographies, increasing the number of views, click-through rates and monetization.


Captions Search App


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December 7th, 2011

How To Setup Kaltura CE 4.0 VMWare Image in 15 minutes

by Roni Cohen

Various forum threads (@, @, @) discussed issues with the VMWare image of Kaltura CE 4.0. The following video tutorial will guide you how to install Kaltura CE 4.0 VMWare image in 15 minutes.

In the video we deliberately re-created most of the problems users encountered while setting up the VMWare image. The fixes mentioned in this video also apply to the generic Kaltura Server installation and are not specific to the VMWare image installation (We’ll make sure that in the next release these are simplified and fixed).

Two problems that the video solves particularly are the logs and cache folder permissions and the Sphinx localhost issue.

Now set your clocks, follow the video and in 15 minutes you’ll be good to go.

CE 4.0 VMWare Image Setup Video Tutorial

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December 6th, 2011

Automate Content Ingestion using Drop Folders – Part I

by Vitaly.Shter

Welcome to the second blog post in our series of video tutorial blogs. Here we will talk about advanced ingestion functionality, specifically the Kaltura monitored Drop Folder feature.

You can use a drop folder to automate an on-going workflow of media and/or metadata ingestion into Kaltura.  This allows for efficient and fast content ingestion in complex operational environments that require parallel work on metadata and media, as well as bulk ingestion of large amounts of content. This feature is intended for advanced Kaltura users who wish to utilize a more scalable and automated ingestion process than the manual upload functionality can provide.

Kaltura offers multiple configuration options for setting each drop folder to a specific workflow that fits your needs, from simple media upload tasks to bulk ingestion of complex media packages that include multiple media files and metadata items.

The video tutorial below will demonstrate an ingestion flow of pre-transcoded media files via a drop folder (option 2a below).

KMC Video Tutorial - Drop Folder

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November 27th, 2011

Eagle Upload Mega Menu Video Tutorial

by Vitaly.Shter

As we are busy working on Kaltura’s next release , Falcon (stay tuned!), we’d like to highlight some of the exciting features from our most recent release, Eagle. And why talk when you can demonstrate – below is the first video walkthrough in our series of upcoming video tutorial blog posts that will showcase how to upload media into the Kaltura Management Console, edit it, add advertisement cue-points, and much more (for more details see Eagle release blog post). You can keep reading this post about our robust upload functionality, or simply click the video to see it in action.

 

KMC Upload Tab Tutorial Video

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