Opencast is a flexible, scalable and reliable video capture, distribution, and management system for academic institutions. Opencast is built by a growing community of developers in collaboration with leading universities and organizations worldwide.

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Introduction


News

Opencast Developer Workshop 2018

11 July 2018 November 13th to 15th 2018 in Osnabrück, Germany. Read more…


Opencast D/A/CH Meeting 2018

10 July 2018 September 27.-28., 2018 at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Read more…


Opencast 5.0 has been released

12 June 2018 This new release includes the popular Paella Player, a new Animate service to create exciting trailers, a Live Streaming Scheduler and many more improvements. Read more…


Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität

08 June 2018 With about 45.000 students the University of Münster is one of the largest universities in Germany. Organized in 15 faculties, the scientific portfolio of the university contains a wide range of professions. Initially founded on April 16, 1780 it was later demoted to an academy in the 19, century. On July 1, 1902 Emperor Wilhelm II. reenacted Münster to a university, which became known under its present name five years later. Read more…


Opencast 4.4 has been released

31 May 2018 Opencast 4.4 is the third maintenance release for Opencast 4.0. Opencast 4.0 focuses on end user ease-of-use to make the day-to-day lives of Adopters easier. This release has an updated asset management core enabling centralized property storage, as well as many user interface tweaks and performance improvements. Read more…


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Features

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Schedule

Schedule events to automatically record based on a pre-defined timetable and capture both video(s) of the presenter and the computer signal.

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Edit

Bulk edit and trim video recordings. The UI provides graphical visualization of standard edits and can therefore significantly reduce editing time.

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Process

A scalable infrastructure to encode video, generate metadata and preview images, create captioning and bulk edit to support video processing at scale.

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Distribute

Publish recordings for download or on-demand viewing via YouTube, RSS, Atom-feeds or with OAI-PMH.

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Playback

The media player is a standalone application or embedded on blogs, wikis or a content management system.

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Manage

A robust dashboard to manage, configure and track the status and performance of video content and distribution channels.


Get Involved

Opencast has an active, helpful and engaging community. Here you can find information on how to get in contact with us.


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