In the media-centric world of both education and industry today, a video CMS or content management system is more important than ever before. A video content management system is a software tool to manage, store, and share multiple, large video files.
Why Do You Need a Video CMS?
Institutions and enterprises have sought a number of solutions for video content management; internal LAN networks, private YouTube channels, using their typical content management system, or using a learning management system. Each of these offers distinct disadvantages.
- Neither a content management system nor a learning management system are designed to handle and manage large video files; many may not even allow the upload of such large files.
- Private YouTube channels risk the security of your content, and your internal LAN was not designed to manage video content, and may slow down or reduce the quality of your videos.
A video content management system addresses all of these issues, and can integrate with other software, like a learning management system, that you already use.
The Benefits of a Video Content Management System
A video CMS offers a number of benefits for companies, enterprises and educational institutions of all sizes, from relatively small to quite large.
Searchable, Organized Video Content
A video content management system does not just store video content. It also makes it accessible and searchable. With a video content management system, like the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform, users can search not just titles or descriptions, but also the internal video content. This helps maximize the functionality of your investment in video.
Support for HD Video
HD video offers a better viewing experience for users, but comes with much larger file sizes. Managing these file sizes, particularly for longer videos, requires tools designed for just that purpose. A video content management system is designed for large video storage; most standard content management systems, in contrast, have been designed for files created in Word or Excel.
High-quality, Optimized Playback
Users today may watch their videos on a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone, and are just as likely to be catching up on work or school-related video content in a library, coffee shop, or on a commuter train as they are at home. Offering optimal playback in a variety of situations and on different screen sizes is essential in today’s world.
Increased Security and Customization of Access
A video content management system provides the ability to secure your internal content and protect copyrights and sensitive information from the public. With a video CMS, you can choose who can view content, as well as enable others to edit or add content. Customized levels of access to content facilitate increased security and enable different levels of access for ordinary users, like a student or employee, content owners or instructors, and administrators.
Effective Content Sharing
In order to maximize the effectiveness and utility of video content, it needs to be accessible. A video CMS provides the ability to share content on a variety of different levels. Content may be made public, via an EnterpriseTube, for marketing or informational purposes. It can be isolated to the internal network of registered users in an Internal Library, or open to only a select group of individuals. This makes it simple to deliver video content to those who need it, while protecting content outside of that group.