How to film your boss without getting fired

Video is becoming the new document for business, and executives are increasingly using it to communicate to employees.  But not every executive is Steve Jobs incarnate, naturally gifted at communicating in front of a camera. How do you direct these...


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Six ways to improve your video content ingestion workflow

Video ingestion is the backbone of video content management. Without it, you’d be lost in a sea of files and unintelligible names. At its core, video ingestion is the process of capturing, transferring, and storing video files in an organized manner...


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It takes a village to make video work inside the enterprise

Ed Cho has his hands full. His team produces 350 live events a year, and more than twice that many video productions. With those numbers, you would think he works in Hollywood. Nope. Ed works for NetApp, a fast-growing storage company with 131 offices...


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Play your part in enterprise video

All Hallows Eve is fast approaching, and since costumed celebrations are coming up I thought now would be a good time to talk about how to pick an appropriate outfit and setting for your enterprise videos. We do a lot of videos here at Qumu and, along...


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Are you using storyboards for your enterprise video?

Storyboards help videographers and editors visualize a video project. They include drawings, sketches, or pictures and narratives that tell a story.  While working on your enterprise videos, using a storyboard will save time and help to organize your...


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Thanks to video, storytelling is making a comeback for employee engagement

From Mark Kraynak's perspective, intranets have been a step backwards for employee engagement since they took hold for internal communications about 15 years ago. Sure, intranets do some things very well: efficiently connect people in new ways, provide...


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Video and the art of car seat maintenance

  I’ve talked about using video to help fix a car before, but I thought I’d share another interesting way to use video that was brought to my attention by our vice president this week. He drives an Audi and was having a hard time programming the...


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The downside of HTTP adaptive bit rate streaming

Adaptive bit rate streaming is a practice used to automatically adjust the quality of a video delivered to a web page based on the viewer’s internet connection. The intent is simple and clear - to deliver the best possible viewer experience. However,...


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Charities are a proof point for social business video

Sometimes you have to step back and look beyond your business to get the answers you need. A clear example of the power of video to engage and deliver results comes from non-profit organizations. Charities: all about engagement  Charities are early...


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Using SMIL to serve video

At Qumu, we dive into every aspect of video so we can keep up with the best ways to create, deliver and experience it. Here's an industry-standard video production tip that's worth checking out: SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) is an...


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