Kaltura (www.kaltura.com), provider of the leading video technology platform and most widely used institutional video management solution in education today, announced its new Video Creativity Suite.
The new suite includes tools for capturing, creating, recording, uploading, editing, annotating, segmenting and adding calls to action to videos. The suite includes Kaltura CaptureSpace, which is the company’s simple to use personal capture tool, presented for the first time at Kaltura Connect 2014 – The Video Experience Conference, in New York City this past June. CaptureSpace allows faculty, students, and instructional designers to easily create multi-source video recordings in-class, at home or on the go, and automatically upload the videos to the Kaltura Platform, making them available for publishing in all leading Learning Management Systems and in the Kaltura MediaSpace social video portal.
In a recent survey of educational technology leaders and faculty by Kaltura, close to 50% of faculty responded there are no sufficient tools available to support easy incorporation of video into their class workflow. Based on that feedback Kaltura has designed its Video Creativity Suite with an intense focus on ease of use, accessible design and single click capabilities. Kaltura CaptureSpace, for example, allows users to capture a variety of recording situations, from formal in classroom lecture capture scenarios to ad hoc on the go capture of learning experiences, all with just a few clicks of the mouse. Additional tools in the suite include video recording, uploading, clipping and trimming, annotating, cue-point insertion, segmenting, adding calls to action and more.
“The power of video is mind-blowing, especially in the context of teaching and learning where video engages and educates more effectively than any other method, by far,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Co-founder, Chairman and CEO. “But video is also quite complex, and our new Video Creativity Suite takes that complexity away. The Suite allows professors and students to focus their creativity on the content, rather than on the technology. Video Literacy is a critical aspect of digital literacy now days, and we hope to further simplify the use of video with these new tools.”
Kaltura’s Video Creativity Suite fully complements the company’s video management solution for cross-campus media deployment, and opens new and exciting ways for institutions to leverage video for live events, alumni outreach, course material for teaching and learning, media based student assignments, training videos, video demonstrations, and the management and playback of licensed content.
Kaltura’s market leading video player now supports multi-device publishing of synchronized videos and slides that are captured by CaptureSpace or by other third party lecture capture products. Kaltura’s automated metadata extraction, editing and chaptering tools also facilitate deep search and effective utilization of the captured content which, when combined with in-player quizzing, enable immediate assessment of learning outcomes.
“Simplicity and ease of use for maximum creative expression are our goals in expanding our video management solution to include these new engagement tools” shared Justin Beck, VP Education at Kaltura. “The new suite of tools is now available in all our products, allowing institutions to unleash personal creativity education at a highly affordable institutional investment point.”
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. The company provides the world’s leading video technology, including more than a dozen video-based Software-as-a-Service offerings, as well as an open and flexible Platform-as-a-Service for developing new video experiences based on hundreds of APIs for video ingestion, transcoding, metadata management, distribution, publishing, engagement, monetization, and analytics. A recognized leader in the OTT TV (Over the Top TV), OVP (Online Video Platform), and EVP (Enterprise Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform, and as the one with the widest use-case and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of organizations and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, in work, and at school. Kaltura provides media companies with advanced video management, publishing, and monetization tools that increase reach and monetization, and that simplify production and publishing workflows. Kaltura offers enterprises video solutions that boost marketing and sales and improve internal and external communications, training, and collaboration. Kaltura enables educational institutions with disruptive online video solutions that improve teaching and learning, and increase engagement across campuses and beyond. Kaltura enables cloud computing providers and cable, satellite, and mobile operators to launch video-based services for both consumers and businesses. Kaltura is committed to its core values of openness, flexibility, and collaboration, and is the initiator and backer of the world’s leading open-source video-management project which is home for more than 100,000 community members. For more information visit www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org, or www.html5video.org.