As a former meteorologist, I think it goes without saying that by default I will talk about any content management system with "cumulus" in the name. In this case, I'm talking about CumulusClips, a video sharing CMS officially out of Beta and released a stable version (v.1.1).
If you are in need of sharing videos but a little uneasy with allowing someone else manage those videos then perhaps CumulusClips is your answer. Requirements for hosting CumulusClips aren't too difficult to meet although you'll want plenty of memory for all that video encoding you'll need to do for new videos uploads.
The video sharing cms CumulusClips is officially out of Beta and released a stable version (v.1.1). CumulusClips is an open source video script that allows users to create their own video website or YouTube like clone. CumulusClips has several great attributes. These include free & open source, mobile support, and automatic updates, just to name a few.
With all the hype surrounding the video recently more specifically online video this is a major break through. Users can now deploy their own branded video communities without relying on the major players like YouTube and Vimeo.
Users have been able to build their own video websites for a while now however these solutions were usually tagged with a hefty price tag (like BrightCove) or encumbered with encrypted source code like other video cms'.
To find out more about CumulusClips visit: http://cumulusclips.org
CumulusClips.org appears to have a number of hosting partners in mind that you can use to host their CMS. I can't help but think CumulusClips will also attract people that wish to share videos on their own intranet and behind the firewall. There are a lot of reasons companies have a need to share videos with their employees yet still keep the contents of the video "in the company". CumulusClips looks to be a solution for both Internet and intranet usage.
Since CumulusClips is so new, I haven't had time to review it myself. However, I would bet if you have some spare time during the holidays and you work with IT...this would be a fun project. CumulusClips is available for download and if you have a server that meets the requirements, the installation process may take you as little as three minutes to complete.