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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Kaltura, the facebook, youtube, imovie mashup

If you can envision a facebook page that is centered around editing a video with iMovie-like editing tools and YouTube-esque delivery and you have envisioned Kaltura.

As if creating a server side application that replicates all the best qualities of iMovie wasn't enough, the creators of Kaltura have added a dash of social community to spice things up. After signing up, the best way to participate in this community is to edit an existing video project (called a Kaltura) or create your own.

It will be interesting to see if the ├╝ber-social notion of group editing will be attractive to the community. The one thing I found a bit lacking when playing around with the service was the source content available. Like many of you, I don't have an existing library of content for everything I would like to make Kalturas about. When searching (and I really like the search tool they have built) I didn't find enough content to use as source. I hope they will be able to partner with sites like YouTube to make more content available as source...

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1 comment:

michelle said...

apparently, I alsi tried them out. If you click "add clip" - you can import content from their network of contemt, which includes, youtube, photobucket, flickr, and fabulous images from the NY public library.

the woman in gray skirt.