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Connecting with Employees: Video for Executives

Whether you’re an executive or part of the corporate communications team, you know how important it is for company leaders to make a connection with their employees. Personal connections can build employees’ trust, but executives will never have as much time for one-on-one face time as you’d like. The secret of today’s successful executives is

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Help! Building an Effective Video Support Page

You are about to finish implementation; all the bells and whistles are enabled, workflows established, and functionality tried and tested.  The excitement of launching video all over your institution is brewing. Now you are discussing end user adoption and usage.  And then the question arises, “How should we build our support page?” That moment when

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Best Practices for Solution Design (For Video and In General)

When I first got my job as a solutions architect at Kaltura, I was ecstatic about the title. “Solutions architect”. You tell me your problem, whatever it is, and I will figure out a solution for you and then help you come up with a real life plan to implement it. In the years since

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Basics of Filmmaking: The Shot

A few years ago, Kaltura employee David Kronmiller put together some very entertaining videos on the basics of filmmaking and working with a camera. And you know what? They’re still relevant! We’re running a series of these fun videos to show you some of the ways you can spice up your videos. When we launched I

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Video for Insurance Companies

The insurance industry is expanding; staying at the top of the market is no simple feat! Competition is coming from all angles and digital disrupters are creeping around every corner to grab their share of the market. Top insurers are finding new and improved buyers. These buyers are savvy and they expect low prices along

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What Makes for a Women-Friendly and Productive Workplace?

It’s terribly unfortunate that even in this day and age, women have yet to be completely incorporated in the tech world. The territory is still considered male-dominated, with women occupying less than 30% of tech jobs, according to the Huffington Post (July 2016). There’s a correlation there with a series of disturbing harassment cases that

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How to Make Great Video: Brainstorming for Your Next Video

Part of an on-going series about how to make great videos, without needing specialized tools. Read more here. In the last post, we finished editing your video. That’s it! You’re done! Now, it’s time to start thinking about your next video. Sometimes, it’s obvious where to go next. If your first video was the beginning

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Why Transcoding is Important

Transcoding is a process in video processing in which the video is reformatted from one format/codec (internal structure) into a new format/codec. . It’s an important part of making sure that video can be viewed wherever it’s delivered, so it’s worth taking a little time to understand. There are several goals that the transcoding helps

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How to Make Great Video: Video Editing

Part of an on-going series about how to make great videos, without needing specialized tools. Read more here. Last time, we looked at some slightly more advanced ways to get great quality audio. So now, you should have a completed video! Well, almost complete. It’s tempting to just post as soon as you’re done filming,

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Introduce Yourself: Why Professors Should Do Video Introductions

Recently I was spending some time with my family. Since several of them were at University, I heard a lot about college life.  My nephew had just started at Uni and was describing his first days as he was embarking on an engineering degree. “I had no idea how my professor was going to be