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Development of Kaltura

Kaltura was developed in the fall of 2006 by a team based in Israel. The team consisted of Ron Yekutiel (CEO/Founder), Dr. Shay David, Dr. Michael Tsur, and Eran Etam. At the time of development they had 20 employees. (5)

They launched the company at the tech crunch 40 event on September 18, 2007 in San Fransisco. (6)

On December 21, 2007 they won the people’s choice award in the video sharing category at the mashable open web awards. (4)

In 2008 they were selected as one of the 10 most exciting Israel business startups, as well as one of the “Global 250 winners.”  (7)

In January 2008 they announced they were collaborating with Wikipedia and other wiki websites to bring up videos in rich media.  (8)

Also in 2008 they sponsored a Wikimedia event announcing their support for Michael Dale (an open source video developer) and to support the development of 100% open source video editing source.  (8)



Purpose of Kaltura


How Does Kaltura Work?

Kaltura works in a three step process that starts with collecting / creating, publishing, and managing the content that you created.  Outlined below is a more in depth explanation of this process:

Collecting / Creating Content

·         Allows the user to important content, or upload original video content.

·         Upload multiple files at once

·         Have access to the Kaltura Network of content

·         Convert media into different resolutions, including High Definition (HD)

·         Record directly from a webcam

·         Upload directly from digital cameras

Publishing Content

·         Create unique players that display your content.

·         Create custom playlists

·         Distribute content via the web

·         Annotations & subtitles

Managing Content

·         Manage, administer and analyze all content on site

·         Get statistics and analytics of video

By first creating / importing various content  through Kaltura, users will then be able to edit the content, and integrate it with other content (if they choose to), or just use their own original content.  Once the user is satisfied with the quality of their content, they will be able to create a media player that will display the content.  Kaltura works with any code, and on any website, and because of this the content and media player that the user creates can be hosted anywhere on the web.  When publishing content Kaltura allows the user to add annotations or subtitles to the video, and create playlists if they have several videos that are related.  Kaltura also allows the user to manage all of their creations, gives statistics on the videos, and allows the user to go back and edit previous works. (9)


How to Start Using It?

To begin using Kaltura, the only open sourse online video platform, you must first sign up. You must provide a running website name with complete url available and a brief description of your site, along with other information about yourself and how you will be using Kaltura.

After signing up, you will be directed to the Kaltura Management Console(KMC). You will be emailed a password that you will use to enter this site. This password can be changed if you like. After entering the site, you can then upload and embed videos or playlists using the Absolute Beginners page. (3)


 

Relationship to Other Applications

Kaltura with AthletixNation

Kaltura is partnered with AthletixNation. With this partnership they try to deliver first rate Division I college video highlights. They integrated Kaltura’s video capabilities and AthletixNation’s online syndicator to serve content to AthletixNation’s publishers. The application is used to allow different publishers to display and manage their video’s by using their own personal ideas. (1)

Kaltura and Facebook

Kaltura developed the Friend’s Video Card application for Facebook. This application allows you to start a group video card, invite friends to add photos, sounds, videos and more and then lets you mix together the results.  You can then send it to your friends to see what you made. (2)

 

How to Use Kaltura in the Classroom


What is Kaltura's Educational Value?


How to use Kaltura in International Ways?


References (1) http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS167471+03-Mar-2009+MW20090303

(2) http://corp.kaltura.com/press/kaltura-launches-friends-video-card-facebook-application

(3)http://corp.kaltura.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/kmc-beginners-guide.pdf

(4) [http://mashable.com/2007/12/21/open-web-award-winners
]

(5) [http://corp.kaltura.com/about/leadership
]

(6) [http://techcrunch.com/2007/09/18/kaltura-wins-spot-as-40th-company-at-techcrunch40
]

(7) [http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/27959
]

(8) http://blog.wikimedia.org/2008/07/23/kaltura-sponsorts-michael-dale-open-source-video-developer

(9)http://corp.kaltura.com/technology/technology

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