Posts tagged ‘webinar’

August 6th, 2013

Content Creation Best Practices

by Asef.Ahmed

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If you are an enterprise chances are that you are or have thought about using video to enhance your organization’s activities.  There are already a variety of established use cases- from internal communications, knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and employee engagement all the way to marketing, profiling employees and user generated content. But now that you can use your video across your enterprise-how do you produce high-quality content cheaply and quickly?

This is where content creation companies such as videoBIO come into play. videoBIO assists companies with content creation through their cloud-based “Do it Yourself” content generation tools and a variety of globally available services such as video capture, editing, and full production. What content creation companies are really addressing is the larger topic of “employees as content”- companies featuring their employees as the spokesperson for the brand “you are your brand”.

Join Kaltura and videoBIO on August 8th for a webinar that will show you how companies are achieving this and teach you how to simplify video content creation in the distributed enterprise. We will cover specific case studies that demonstrate how to:

 

  • Create a branded sales presentation in minutes
  • Engage your customer by generating user generated video contests, ideation and feedback surveys
  • Create video profiles and video bios for your national team without having to fly them to a studio
  • Deliver personalized professional video email messages while maintaining a company wide branded message
  • Deliver the latest information to your clients with a personalized video cover letter.
  • Encourage feedback, engagement and interaction from your customers with user generated video surveys and contests.
  • Maintain communication and interaction with your global team using video questionnaires and interview

This free and informative webinar will provide you with great tips for video screening and recruiting, branding, collaboration, communication, and much more. The date (Thursday August 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM EST) is approaching quickly so make sure you register today!

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February 6th, 2013

Online Video Accessibility in 2013 — How to Comply

by Byron Kahr

220px-Closed_captioning_symbol.svgEstimates suggest that more than 35 million Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss. A dense, detailed body of law has long required television broadcasters and manufacturers to provide captioning functionality so that this substantial segment of the public is not deprived of access to a core dimension of American life.

The rules that will govern access for the disabled in the era of online rich media distribution, however, are just beginning to emerge. Indeed, 2012 saw a flurry of new regulations, litigation, and policy statements addressing online video accessibility requirements – including a path-breaking federal court decision involving Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” streaming service. 2013 promises an even greater pace of change, as new FCC online video captioning regulations take effect and online video distributors of all shapes, types, and sizes move to comply. While the law governing online video accessibility may be in a state of flux, the trend is undeniably toward requiring that all video content distributed over the Internet be made accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing through the provisioning of closed captions. (Who exactly bears the primary responsibility for meeting this requirement – content owners, website operators, device makers or all of the above – remains a matter of debate.)149706385955609414

On February 7, 2013, Kaltura offered a live webinar, now available on-demand, surveying the current state of the law, while offering insight into where it appears to be heading. The webinar addresses the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (a new statute that President Obama signed into law in 2010), the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which, together, comprise the vast majority of the law governing streaming video accessibility. What do these laws, and new court decisions and regulations interpreting them, mean for broadcasters, educational institutions, new media companies, government agencies, and other entities that rely on online video? And how to approach compliance in a changing regulatory environment?

Our on-demand webinar discusses the available solutions and best practices, Watch it now!

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January 31st, 2013

How to Choose an Online Video Platform for Educational Use (Video)

by Gal Nachshon

IntropicWhether you are already using video to enrich your campus life, or planning to do so in 2013, it is important to be aware of the long-term benefits as well as the challenges of video deployment. As the spring semester begins, Kaltura compiled 10 essential practices for a solid education video strategy that will ensure efficiency and stability for any educational institute, big or small. The information here is based on this great webinar.

 

1. Ease of Use

First and foremost, when deploying a video platform on campus it must be easy to use for students, teachers, and alumni alike. Features such as uploading, viewing, or managing content, should be a rudimentary process to all users regardless of technical expertise.

 

2. Seamless Integration

There are multiple benefits for video on campus, but with that come also requirements, file types, and sizes which can often cause quite a headache even for IT personnel. Therefore it is imperative that a video platform will be compatible with already existing systems such as Hardware Based Lecture Capturing Systems or publishers like Blackboard, Sakai for a simple integration of video on campus as explained in the video on the right.

 

3. Authoring Tools

Since not all students and teachers are in the media department,  authoring capabilities such as screen capturing, video chaptering, and video presentations, trimming, and clipping videos must be supported and straight forward in any video platform. For with all of these features combined: knowledge can be easily generated, polished, and shared on campus instantly.

 

4. Anytime, Anywhere, AnyDevice

Likewise, for a truly simple experience from anywhere, at anytime, the platform must be compatible with all current devices as well as those that are surly to be developed in the near future. Hence, by applying flexible APIs, that AutoDetect and play the most compatible video rendition per the end user’s device, whether it is a mobile phone, tablet, PC, or Mac, ensuring prompt loading as well as a viewing experience without faults.

 

5. A Central Media Hub

Therefore, as campuses grow on global levels, a centralized media hub or Campus Tube is a major benefit for any education institute. For by placing all video content under one roof, which is compatible with all devises and systems, a cosmopolitan campus can truly be reached for educational, communal, and PR purposes alike. Such centralization of all content doesn’t just aid in sharing videos and finding them, but also reduces cost and time for IT support .

 

6. Security and Governance

Although there are many videos you want to become viral and accessible anywhere, there are others you might want to protect due to copyright restrictions or security. Therefore, governance restrictions per user, IP, Session, or even embed codes, make it an easy way to ensure campus videos are safe on the World Wide Web as presented in the video to the right.

 

7. Syndicate, Publish and Distribute

A click of the button (unless restriction are applied of course) must be available to make any video searchable on Campus Tube, Google, Yahoo, iTunes, YouTube, etc. Such syndication abilities are beneficial for sharing knowledge since “over 800 million unique users visit YouTube each month… watching over 4 billion hours of videos each month.” Hence, YouTube will expedite the process of spreading videos globally for “100 million people take a social action on YouTube (likes, shares, comments, etc) every week.”

 

8. Metadata and Captions

In order to find videos online they must have customizable metadata functionality behind them. Simple use of tags and categories go a long way for sorting videos in an easy manner. Likewise, rich metadata capabilities such as full transcripts and captions make the video content itself searchable by keywords and down to the second inside the player.

 

9. Analytics and Metrics

By having all content centralized and categorized, such functions as analytics and metrics are easily generated. Allowing teachers to see their student’s online participation and contribution in a specific course or for an administrator to measure an over all return on investment as explained in the video to the right.

 

10. Scalability and Stability

once applying all these 9 video platform features, it won’t be long before you’d see the growth and impact of video on your campus life. It is not surprising that Columbia Business School saw 400% traffic increase once implementing Kaltura’s online video platform. However, exactly because of this reason, it is important to predict the future in order to avoid challenges such as storage and delivery due to increasing file sizes and demand respectively. Therefore, a long-term educational video strategy and a strong platform will ensure that such challenges will be addressed and resolved ahead of time.

To learn more about efficient video deployment in your campus, check out our recent webinar: “10 Best Practices for Building an Education Video Strategy at Your Institution.”

 

December 9th, 2011

Webinar: Unifying the Flash and HTML5 Experiences – Is it time to go HTML5 first?

by Zohar Babin

With HTML5 approaching maturity and cross-industry implementation, and particularly in the light of Adobe’s recent announcement that they plan to stop supporting Flash for mobile devices, it is important to be ready and know where the wind blows. What should you know about HTML5 when creating media centric sites? How close are we to feature-parity with Flash?

Watch this 45 minutes webinar where our HTML5 experts take you through unifying look & feel across HTML5 and Flash, design advanced interactivity over video playback and creating more compelling and engaging video experiences. We’ll also cover the great benefits that HTML5 based video implementations will bring to Search Engine Optimization, analytics and audience measurement, and of-course the main pitfalls like content protection.

Click here to watch the webinar.

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November 1st, 2011

The Social Enterprise

by Russ Zack

 

Originally a term coined by Saleforce.com CEO Mark Benioff, the “Social Enterprise” has become an increasingly hot topic these days. Jive, Yammer, and existing incumbents such as Microsoft and Salesforce.com are delivering social enterprise applications to allow employees, vendors, and partners to work and communicate more efficiently across time zones, languages and geographies.
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April 7th, 2011

StreamingMedia Webinar: Simplifying the Content Publishing Workflow

by Zohar Babin

Video workflows have become greatly refined over the years, thanks in large part to online video platform providers. But with mobile devices and more interactive video experiences taking hold,content publishers are now looking at new ways to simplify the creation, control, management, monetization and publishing of online video. This is not a sales pitch event, but three short informative presentations to acquaint you with ways to create social and interactive video experiences. Followed by an interactive question and answer session, this half-hour Q&A will be devoted to answer your questions.

Join Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura’s CEO and other OVP experts for a live discussion about:

  • ways to integrate video into your existing systems and workflows
  • developing an effective mobile and device strategy for video
  • ways to use video content to drive both internal and external results
  • how to create social and interactive mobile video experiences
  • the limitations and opportunities of video advertising in the mobile world
  • tips and tricks for simplifying the content publishing workflow

Register at StreamingMedia.com