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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2019 Opencast summit, January 16-18, Zurich, Switzerland. The call for proposals has been published and registration is open.

Opencast Starter-Sets Lottery!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Opencast, the community is giving away 5 starter-sets. Find out more…



2019 Opencast summit

16 January 2019 January 16th to 18th 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland. Read more…

Opencast 4.5 has been released

30 October 2018 Opencast 4.5 is the fifth 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…

Opencast 3.7 has been released

16 October 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…

Meeting of the German-speaking community in Erlangen, Germany

29 September 2018 Recordings are now available of the meeting of the German-speaking community in Erlangen, Germany Read more…

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

19 September 2018 The Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg is one of Germanys largest universities and has a long tradition in lecture recordings. Read more…

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

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

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

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