January 3rd, 2012
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.
December 25th, 2011
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
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
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.
December 7th, 2011
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.
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CE 4.0 VMWare Image Setup Video Tutorial
December 6th, 2011
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).
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KMC Video Tutorial - Drop Folder
November 27th, 2011
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.
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KMC Upload Tab Tutorial Video