SOURCE: Kaltura Inc.

Kaltura Inc.

September 30, 2014 09:30 ET

Kaltura, the Leader in Campus Video, Announces Its Video Creativity Suite

New Suite Includes Easy to Use Video Tools for Capturing, Creating, Recording, Uploading, Editing, Annotating, Segmenting and Adding Calls to Action to Video Content, All Available Within Kaltura's Full Range of Education Video Products

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 30, 2014) - EDUCAUSE Conference 2014 - Kaltura, 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."

About Kaltura
Kaltura's mission is to power any video experience. Provider of the world's first Open Source Online Video Platform, Kaltura simplifies the creation of video experiences, and provides tools that facilitate innovative and engaging experiences that create value. The Kaltura platform engages hundreds of millions of viewers by providing media companies with advanced video management, publishing, and monetization tools that increase their reach and monetization and simplify their video operations. Kaltura improves productivity and interaction among millions of employees by providing enterprises with powerful online video tools for boosting internal knowledge sharing, training, and collaboration, and for more effective marketing. Kaltura offers next generation learning for millions of students and teachers by providing educational institutions with disruptive online video solutions for improved teaching, learning, and increased engagement across campuses and beyond. For more information: www.kaltura.com, to join Kaltura's community visit: www.kaltura.org and www.html5video.org.

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