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Mediasite EX 6.1 Gains User-Generated Content Module, MP4 Support

Sonic Foundry is previewing an update to its Mediasite EX Webcasting and streaming media suite, incorporating a range of workflow and content creation enhancements.

The new Mediasite EX 6.1, being demonstrated at the Educause 2012 conference happening this week in Denver, CO, includes a new module (the User Generated Content Module) that connects with the new My Mediasite and Mediasite Desktop Recorder to allow students and faculty to create and edit rich media presentations from any location.

It also includes a Web-based tool called Mediasite Editor, which allows users on Mac OS X and Windows to edit their rich media presentations.

On the workflow side, Mediasite EX 6.1 includes new support for content approval workflows. As Sonic Foundry described it, this feature is designed to "ensure quality-controlled user-generated content by enabling authorized users to review, comment, edit and approve video before it's published."

The new version also adds:

  • User tagging;
  • Automated thumbnail generation of video for navigation;
  • Indexing of text embedded in videos to make them searchable;
  • Support for importing MP4; and
  • Centralized downloads of Recorder updates.

Mediasite EX 6.1 is expected to be released in December. It's being previewed this week at the Educause 2012 conference in booth 1433. Additional details can be found on Sonic Foundry's Mediasite portal.

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