New Feature: Captioning

We have added a new tool to the videoportal for captioning your video.

Captioning is useful in various ways by making your video accessible for the hearing impaired as well as making your video more searchable as captions are also indexed by web-crawlers which ‘crawl’ the internet on behalf of search-engines to find as much information on a URL available as possible.

The tool automatically creates captions based on the audio and allows you to edit the captions and their timing afterwards which is a required step as mistakes can and will occur in the automatic process due to sound effects, music, mispronunciation, accents and through other means (the system however is very good).

And to have a extensive draft to work from and only having to correct any mistakes and timing issues is a lot less work than you would have if you had to create everything from scratch. That said we are very happy to introduce this new system!

For more information on this new tool we have written a guide (available in English as well as Dutch).

Guides

 

New Feature: CaptureSpace

Capture space adds the option to create various forms of recordings previously unavailable to you.

Now you can record solely your voice, make a webcam recording, a screen recording (with or without your webcam) as well as record your presentations (PowerPoint for instance) and lectures with multiple camera angles and a microphone input.

Aside from offering these very powerful options for recording, the software also immediately allows you to edit your recording prior to uploading the video (or saving it locally).

For more information on this new tool we have written a guide (available in English as well as Dutch).

Guides

 

Introducing Stefan de Jong

Hello!

My name is Stefan¬†and I am a new addition to the digital services group specifically hired as functional manager for Leiden University’s Kaltura and web-lectures systems working with Mads.

For now I will have to be inducted by Mads before I can pick up issues fully on my own but I am confident this will happen fairly quickly and my work this first week has included writing a new version of the Kaltura manual here on this website as well as translating that to English which has given me a good understanding of how this platform works.

My background related to this job is that I have worked as a systems and software support specialist (specializing in Apple products) for various companies also providing support for audio/video services and as a web-developer.

In my spare time I am an avid musician mostly playing classical piano music by Liszt, Chopin, Schubert and Beethoven but also creating my own dance music. I also like to play games both on (mostly RPG’s and strategy) and off the computer (snooker, pool, darts).

Of course I hope you won’t need my services much (because a stable system is a good system) but if you do I am happy to help!