Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Stock-Based Compensation, Common Stock Repurchases and Dividends (Narrative) (Details)

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Stock-Based Compensation, Common Stock Repurchases and Dividends (Narrative) (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
1 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 1 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 1 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2008
Mar. 31, 2008
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
May 20, 2014
Sep. 30, 2013
Jan. 07, 2013
Nov. 30, 2012
Apr. 30, 2009
Sep. 19, 2013
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]                      
Common stock repurchase shares authorized     3,500,000us-gaap_StockRepurchaseProgramNumberOfSharesAuthorizedToBeRepurchased                
Stock Options                      
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]                      
Termination period from the date of grant 7 years 10 years                  
Total stock option compensation expense not yet recognized     $ 2,000us-gaap_EmployeeServiceShareBasedCompensationNonvestedAwardsTotalCompensationCostNotYetRecognized
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Net tax impact of share-based compensation reduction in additional paid-in capital     6us-gaap_AdjustmentsToAdditionalPaidInCapitalTaxEffectFromShareBasedCompensation
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13us-gaap_AdjustmentsToAdditionalPaidInCapitalTaxEffectFromShareBasedCompensation
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214us-gaap_AdjustmentsToAdditionalPaidInCapitalTaxEffectFromShareBasedCompensation
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Weighted-average period for recognition of cost not yet recognized     2 years 8 months 12 days                
Restricted Stock                      
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]                      
Total stock option compensation expense not yet recognized     2,475us-gaap_EmployeeServiceShareBasedCompensationNonvestedAwardsTotalCompensationCostNotYetRecognized
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Weighted-average period for recognition of cost not yet recognized     3 years 1 month 6 days                
2007 Stock Incentive Plan                      
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]                      
Number of additional shares authorized           500,000us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensationArrangementByShareBasedPaymentAwardNumberOfAdditionalSharesAuthorized
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Number of shares authorized           2,230,320us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensationArrangementByShareBasedPaymentAwardNumberOfSharesAuthorized
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2007 Stock Incentive Plan | Stock Options                      
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]                      
Total shares available for future grant     518,423us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensationArrangementByShareBasedPaymentAwardNumberOfSharesAvailableForGrant
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Award vesting period     4 years                
Termination period from the date of grant     7 years                
Outstanding shares exchanged (in shares)             182,000qumu_SharebasedCompensationArrangementbySharebasedPaymentAwardOptionsOutstandingSharesExchanged
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Weighted-average exercise price             $ 13.50us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensationArrangementByShareBasedPaymentAwardOptionsOutstandingWeightedAverageExercisePrice
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Second Restated 2007 Stock Incentive Plan | Stock Options                      
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]                      
Outstanding shares exchanged (in shares)             29,000qumu_SharebasedCompensationArrangementbySharebasedPaymentAwardOptionsOutstandingSharesExchanged
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Weighted-average exercise price                     $ 11.87us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensationArrangementByShareBasedPaymentAwardOptionsOutstandingWeightedAverageExercisePrice
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Director | 2007 Stock Incentive Plan | Stock Options                      
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]                      
Award vesting period     6 months                
Termination period from the date of grant     10 years                
Newly Hired Executive Officers | Non-Qualified Options                      
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]                      
Termination period from the date of grant     7 years                
Granted non-qualified options to purchase shares of common stock               50,000us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensationArrangementByShareBasedPaymentAwardOptionsGrantsInPeriodGross
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100,000us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensationArrangementByShareBasedPaymentAwardOptionsGrantsInPeriodGross
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= qumu_NonQualifiedOptionsMember
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200,000us-gaap_ShareBasedCompensationArrangementByShareBasedPaymentAwardOptionsGrantsInPeriodGross
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= qumu_NonQualifiedOptionsMember
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Qumu, Inc.                      
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]                      
Stock-based compensation costs included in discontinued operations     $ 198us-gaap_AllocatedShareBasedCompensationExpense
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$ 343us-gaap_AllocatedShareBasedCompensationExpense
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$ 420us-gaap_AllocatedShareBasedCompensationExpense
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