Panopto, a video software provider for the enterprise and education markets, released a major update to its developer platform. The update provides businesses and universities with a video upload API that simplifies the process of centralizing, managing and searching libraries of organizational knowledge.
As video use in business and education continues to grow organizations increasingly find that valuable recordings are scattered across Sharepoint sites, network file shares, and employee hard drives. These video silos create two challenges for internal communication and knowledge sharing. First, they make it nearly impossible for people to find videos and the information contained within them. Second, even if the videos are found, they often can't be played back on tablets and smartphones due to video format incompatibility.
Panopto's video content management system (VCMS) and the new upload API provide an easy way to programmatically ingest videos into a central library and make them universally available within the organization or across the internet. The API also brings unique search capabilities to videos, enabling people to find content within their media as easily as they search within email or documents.
With only a few lines of code, any developer using any programming language can use the upload API to import most common video formats as well as specialty formats like Flash, Camtasia, and GoToMeeting. Once files are imported into Panopto's VCMS, they are automatically processed for playback on any device and search inside video content.