Multimedia

Here you can introduce pictures, sound or video material with which you would like to illustrate your medical findings or medical examination methods. You can equip the multimedia data with explanatory keys.

The following multimedia elements are supported by the CASUS authoring system and can be included into the card:

  • Movies (.mov,.mpg). It is possible to have one film per card in the multimedia container, you can have more realized as hyperlinks! A film can be up to 20 MB. Please keep in mind that if using mpeg2 the user has to download a plugin with costs! For best compatibility, please use h.264 Codec and mp3 for the sound track. Your video will be automatically transcoded into 4 different format for max. HTML5 video compatibility (ogv, webm, mp4, flash-video). At this point video size is limited to 1024 x 768 Pixel in Version 11.4 and lower, from Version 11.5 on will be 1920 x 1080 Pixel.
  • Flash-movies: CASUS does not recommend using Flash, because of incompatibility on iOS devices.
  • PDF: 1MB in Version 11.4 and lower, 5MB from 11.5 on.
  • Images (.jpg (for photos), .gif (for flowcharts) or .png).  The maximum format of an image is 2048 x 1536 Pixel or 5 MB. New as Beta Feature: Automatic downsize images up to 8000 x 8000 (64 Megapixel) Pixel size to CASUS limits. Max file size is 1MB in Version 11.4 and lower, 5MB from 11.5 on.

CASUS Version can be found on the login page.

In order to include a picture or a film into your card, click on search or type the path directly into the input field. Make sure that you have choosen one of the above formats. Then click save to upload the film or picture into the card (and into the database). After that you can add a comment to each picture or film in the field that is next to it. If there is more than one picture on a card, you can navigate between them by using the scrollbar. If you click on the magnifier symbol then the actual picture will be displayed in its original size. You can change the order of the pictures using the arrows. With the image editor you can edit your picture (e.g. text, hyperlinks, arrows). Image editor is compatible with Firefox browser only.


To delete a picture or movie click on the trash symbol.

Click on preview to to see your card in the player. To return to the authoring system just click “Close Preview”. Please not because of the necessary video transcoding, it may take up to one day until all video formats are generated, therefore preview of a new uploaded video might not work immediately.

More information about didactical usage of multimedia elements you find here.


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