[teknoids] Anyone following the Opencast/Matterhorn project?

Chapman, Ben ben.chapman at emory.edu
Tue Jul 13 13:40:11 EDT 2010


Everyone,

There has a been a lot of recent discussion about lecture capture in classrooms, and many of us have either created/modified open source software or purchased commercial systems to help record lectures. I was wondering if anyone has been following the opencast/matterhorn project? It looks really interesting. They are closing in on a 1.0 release. The web-page is over here: http://www.opencastproject.org . It is a very ambitious project that aims to put together a complete end-to-end lecture capture system. It's written in java and a lot of attention has gone into the details: uploading pre-recorded video as well as recording on the fly; supporting VGA frame grabbers in addition to video capture; allowing student annotation of videos; provision for DC metadata; close captioning, workflow (including approval) etc. A lot of big name schools are attached to the project and it looks like it has some grant funding as well.

Many thanks,

Ben

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Benjamin J. Chapman, J.D.
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Emory University School of Law
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