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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18 January 2019

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2019 Opencast summit

16 January 2019 Zurich, Switzerland. Read more…

Opencast 5.3 has been released

11 January 2019 Opencast 5.3 minor release adresses bugfixes and usability improvements Read more…

Opencast 6.0 has been released

11 December 2018 This new major release includes several new features and improvements. Read more…

Opencast 5.2 has been released

13 November 2018 Please note that this maintainance release contains a breaking configuration change! 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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