Sonic Foundry Demos Latest Release of Mediasite at ISE 2019

Sonic Foundry today announced the latest innovations to its Mediasite Video Platform. Updates include enhanced collaborative video capture solutions, real-time video monitoring and DVR capabilities, a caption editor and easily accessible video for any training room, huddle room or classroom. The features include:

  • Comprehensive video and web conference capture with Mediasite Join. Live streaming capabilities, integration with Skype for Business and support for the widely-used SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) video conferencing standard are the latest features in Mediasite Join, the solution that automatically records and manages everything said and shown during meetings and online classes. Join, available on-premises as an appliance or in Mediasite Video Cloud, records conference calls placed on platforms like Zoom, Polycom, Vidyo and Cisco via H.323. Join also integrates with Pexip to record conferences taking place over proprietary conferencing platforms. By simply being a participant on the call, Join can replace various systems that archive calls because it creates a much more accessible, secure and data-rich presentation than the single-stream recordings from conferencing technologies. Skype for Business and SIP calls in Join are currently available with a cloud deployment.
  • Create and share video on any device. Mediasite Desktop Recorder, the easy-to-use personal capture software offered as part of My Mediasite, allows employees, faculty, students, etc. to record screencasts and video from any device. From creating several simultaneous video streams to the latest My Mediasite capabilities – capturing audio-only or video-only – users can record with the click of a button. A streamlined interface speeds up the video creation process with seamless sharing and publishing capabilities.
  • Plug-and-play capture. The Mediasite RL Mini provides automated capture in a compact, affordable device. Users simply plug in their laptop and camera and start a class or meeting anywhere. The latest version includes the ability to monitor audio locally.
  • Centralized video capture and real-time monitoring.
  • Monitor video deployments in real time. Mediasite Monitor helps users manage large deployments, keeping track of and controlling one to hundreds of Mediasite Recorders simultaneously. The real-time monitoring eliminates latency. Users can preview video, adjust and listen to audio via the WebRTC protocol, all in real time.
  • AV-over-IP Streaming. The latest integration between Mediasite capture appliances and NewTek’s NDI IP Standard allows for the most efficient streaming video production. It allows for high-quality video, audio and metadata to be transferred between devices over a local area network, creating a more flexible video transmission to a centrally-connected location.
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A new caption editor and integration with speech-to-text technology creates more searchable, accessible videos and deeper insights into video data. Mediasite has full content search for everything said and shown in many languages, automatically indexing it and removing vocal pauses for cleaner transcripts.

Mediasite channels are the latest way to curate, watch, interact with and share videos. With deep engagement features and powerful search, users can create customized video playlists in My Mediasite. A YouTube-like interface supports continuous playback of video and automatically aggregates related content.

New deep engagement features like quizzing, annotations, commenting and polling help instructors and trainers measure progress and give real-time feedback. Plus, social streaming capabilities via Real-Time Messaging Protocol allows Mediasite to directly stream to Facebook and YouTube while simultaneously streaming to Mediasite, an effective way to increase reach by sharing select videos with the public.

The latest release of Mediasite adds digital video recording (DVR) capabilities for seeking and pausing live webcasts.

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (, a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (, rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at