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



2020 Opencast summit - Call for proposals

17 October 2019 Opencast summit, call for proposals Read more…

Opencast 7.4 has been released

02 October 2019 Opencast 7 maintenance release Read more…

University of Cape Town

01 October 2019 The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university. Founded in 1829, it is the oldest higher education institute in South Africa. In 2018, 28 600 students were enrolled - with 17 552 undergraduate and 11 048 postgraduate students. Read more…

2019 Opencast DACH meeting

28 September 2019 Opencast DACH meeting Read more…

2008 Opencast Matterhorn workshop

27 September 2019 How it all began. 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.

Edit logo


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