In the jungle of OVPs, Kaltura is one of three open source video platforms according to our trusted resource, VidCompare.com. Among the experts and journalists in the U.S., Kaltura holds rank among the most popular OVP providers, sharing press with Ooyala, KIT Digital, and Brightcove. And, you’ll find Kaltura sharing industry insight into hot topics like DRM, mobile, and tablet delivery, as well as being a founding member of the ‘Open Video Alliance’ (www.openvideoalliance.org).
So, what makes Kaltura’s OVP stand out? Well, from my review of their 30-day trial SaaS offering below, Kaltura offers more flexibility than most OVPs that will likely appeal to the technically saavy user or service provider. With a role-based content management backend that provides batch processing of media files, content moderation, and insight into content origin, activity and usage, this OVP should be on the short list of anyone who wants more granular control over their content, their contributors, and the software that supports it all.
July 24, 2011 1 Comment
Adding subtitles to your video for closed-captioning is not only a way to support your audience with hearing disabilities, but in YouTube it improves your search results when looking for that specific video. As we know, video itself cannot be indexed (yet) so YouTube indexes subtitles, as well as your description, name of the video, comments, etc. for more accurate results through search engine optimization (SEO). Google provides some direction on how to add subtitles, but they don’t perform a thorough walkthrough and leave much to be assumed if you’re uploading subtitles without time codes. Here I walkthrough you through the process and provide some examples for your assistance.
June 25, 2011 2 Comments
Since getting my iPhone I’ve enjoyed creating short clips and posting them on my Facebook account, but never really did any editing on the device. So, I blew some cash in the App Store to try out video editing apps for the iPhone and post my findings here. Like many, if not most App Store junkies, I download based on positive feedback (no fewer than 3 stars), and secondly, on the screenshots – UI design is very important to me.
With all that in mind, I downloaded five apps that are all very slick and easy to use. I have categorized these five based on the level of editing and features you may be interested in: Simple (few features, speedy rendering), Intermediate (additional features but not what I would call feature-rich), and Advanced (deep mobile editing, feature rich, offers more tools than the previous two categories).
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June 15, 2011 4 Comments