We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our first EMEA Collaboration Event in London on May 20th. The aim of this event is to provide current Qumu customers and prospects, as well as human resources and internal communications experts, the opportunity to learn in an informative, networking environment about the power of video for communications within the enterprise.

The day will feature presentations from Qumu customers, as well as industry experts, on the future of video and its power to revolutionize communications within the enterprise. The Qumu executive team will…

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Qumu has been bringing video to life on SharePoint platforms for years. With Qumu as a video engine, SharePoint 2010 and 2013 users have been able to watch live and on-demand video from anywhere in SharePoint, create and share video between coworkers and leverage the power of video throughout the enterprise.

This week, we’re excited to announce enhancements to the Qumu Video App for SharePoint 2013 that bring new power to SharePoint implementations that want to take full advantage of video including the addition of in-player Speech Search functionality. Speech Search…

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IBM, Microsoft, Gartner, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal – it seems like everyone is talking about Mobile First and Cloud First. And for good reason. They are pivotal changes in information technology that are dramatically changing the way businesses operate.

Mobile First and Cloud First are not incremental effects – they are transformational. What was formerly an option is now becoming the standard. Like the shift from mainframes to minicomputers, they redefine how things are done on a grand scale.

Cloud First: transformational…

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Now that you have a professional camera, and you’ve mastered the basics of shooting video, it’s time to try something more creative. Have you explored some non-traditional approaches that can make your professional video stand out?

This is especially valuable in an enterprise environment. If you are trying to record an executive interview, or if you are recording a marketing demo, the videos may sometimes turn out to be too straight and serious, which may result in loss of viewer interest.

When you are faced with such a situation, you can make use of your…

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Good videos start with good camera work. No matter how carefully you plan a video recording session and no matter how much effort you spend on editing the video, you just can’t make a good video out of lousy footage. With that said, quality video is easy to record, and here are the seven blunders that you must make sure to avoid.

  • Motorzooming: Don’t overuse the on-screen zooms. Especially, while recording a screencast. Most modern screen recording software lets you zoom in and out of the screen. While this is useful in focusing on specific…

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The finalists for the 2014 CIPR #insidestory awards were announced this week, and we’re excited to share the shortlist for the Best Use of Video Award:

  • ASDA
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises (HR Communications Team)
  • MerchantCantos / PwC
  • NBCUniversal International
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland – UK Retail Banking

At Qumu, we are big believers in the CIPR #insidestory awards program – and particularly the Best Use of Video award – which Qumu is sponsoring this year. Engaging and empowering teams has always been challenging, and the challenge grows as our world accelerates. These firms are…

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Nintendo released their first Nintendo Direct “episode” of 2014 on February 13. Since 2012 Nintendo has been producing these 30-50 minute webcasts on a bi-monthly basis and has been able to garner global live viewership that sometimes tops out at over 1 million people. In each episode a Nintendo executive presents up-and-coming games, and gives viewers insight into Nintendo’s roadmap for the future. In the most recent Nintendo Direct, CEO Satoru Iwata addresses global viewers and personally introduces every new game in the 40-minute webcast.

Iwata is the type of executive who understands…

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In my previous post – ‘Better enterprise video with the Rule of Thirds: Part I’ , I introduced you to the useful concept of the Rule of Thirds. In this post let’s go one step forward and talk about how to effectively apply it.

While some find it easy to implement, others struggle with the Rule of Thirds. Here are some tips on the Rule of Thirds that you can use with you next video project.

  • Visualize the rule: The easiest way to implement the Rule of Thirds is to imagine a grid…

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The Rule of Thirds (a.k.a the Golden Mean) is a common principle or practice that has been used by  professional videographers for years.  You can make your video look professional using different camera angles and techniques, but even with them, your shots will look awkward if you don’t apply the Rule of Thirds.

So what exactly is it? Well, The Rule of Thirds basically cuts a frame into nine separate boxes with four distinct lines. The Rule relies on the fact that to produce a good visual, its elements must align with…

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Citrix announced the CSX ecosystem of their Citrix CloudBridge family today. The CSX ecosystem is the next step in “building a strategic networking solution that securely, efficiently and effectively connects the branch to the enterprise cloud network.” Qumu has partnered with Citrix  to leverage the power of enterprise video through the CSX ecosystem.

Increasingly, businesses are using cloud-based architectures and third-party providers to host a wide range of data in the cloud. While this solution is cost effective and highly scalable, it presents problems when businesses need to deliver…

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