Latest version of Mediasite for lecture capture12 January 2012
Mediasite 6, the latest version of Sonic Foundry’s lecture capture platform, has been launched.
The announcement includes a family of features aimed, says the company, at radically accelerating the adoption of lecture capture and video content management for education institutions at all stages of the blended learning life cycle.
New Mediasite 6 capabilities include live or on-demand streaming of a Mediasite presentation to iPad, iPhone, iPod, Blackberry or Android device using HTML5 and H.264. It will also perform a system-wide search for words and phrases within a presentation, a presentation catalogue, or across a Mediasite library.
In addition the latest version allows for captioning transcripts and presentation metadata; search engine optimisation for public Mediasite content by exposing more information about presentations, including metadata, slide text and closed captions, to the search engine; enhanced Mediasite analytics with embeddable analytics widgets and iOS-friendly reports; and ingestion support for H.264 video.
"For 10 years, we’ve been singularly focused on creating the most reliable, scalable and automated lecture capture system on the market,” said Rob Lipps, executive vice president of sales for Sonic Foundry. “Using our automated and integrated approach, our customers have enjoyed success with their Mediasite deployments. Not only are they increasingly generating vast amounts of original Mediasite content, they are also efficiently pulling in user-generated content from desktop sources. Now it’s time to identify new ways to manage and distribute campus knowledge. Customers and analysts rave about our content management and distribution system for online video and rich media is leading edge, and we now have the opportunity to unleash the power of that platform for other uses."