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Intangible Assets (Components Intangible Assets) (Details)

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Intangible Assets (Components Intangible Assets) (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2015
Mar. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2014
Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]      
Original cost $ 15,910us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsGross   $ 16,229us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsGross
Accumulated amortization (3,349)us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsAccumulatedAmortization   (2,845)us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsAccumulatedAmortization
Net identifiable intangible assets 12,561us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet   13,384us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet
Weighted-average useful lives (years) 9 years   9 years
Amortization of purchased intangibles 199us-gaap_AmortizationOfIntangibleAssets 157us-gaap_AmortizationOfIntangibleAssets  
Customer Relationships      
Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]      
Original cost 5,115us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsGross
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_CustomerRelationshipsMember
  5,226us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsGross
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_CustomerRelationshipsMember
Accumulated amortization (772)us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsAccumulatedAmortization
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_CustomerRelationshipsMember
  (671)us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsAccumulatedAmortization
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_CustomerRelationshipsMember
Net identifiable intangible assets 4,343us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_CustomerRelationshipsMember
  4,555us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_CustomerRelationshipsMember
Weighted-average useful lives (years) 10 years   10 years
Developed Technology      
Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]      
Original cost 8,567us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsGross
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_DevelopedTechnologyRightsMember
  8,770us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsGross
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_DevelopedTechnologyRightsMember
Accumulated amortization (2,186)us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsAccumulatedAmortization
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_DevelopedTechnologyRightsMember
  (1,832)us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsAccumulatedAmortization
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_DevelopedTechnologyRightsMember
Net identifiable intangible assets 6,381us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_DevelopedTechnologyRightsMember
  6,938us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_DevelopedTechnologyRightsMember
Weighted-average useful lives (years) 6 years   6 years
Trademarks / Trade-Names      
Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]      
Original cost 2,190us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsGross
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_TrademarksAndTradeNamesMember
  2,193us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsGross
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_TrademarksAndTradeNamesMember
Accumulated amortization (382)us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsAccumulatedAmortization
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_TrademarksAndTradeNamesMember
  (334)us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsAccumulatedAmortization
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_TrademarksAndTradeNamesMember
Net identifiable intangible assets 1,808us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_TrademarksAndTradeNamesMember
  1,859us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_TrademarksAndTradeNamesMember
Weighted-average useful lives (years) 15 years   15 years
Covenants Not to Compete      
Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]      
Original cost 38us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsGross
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_NoncompeteAgreementsMember
  40us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsGross
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_NoncompeteAgreementsMember
Accumulated amortization (9)us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsAccumulatedAmortization
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_NoncompeteAgreementsMember
  (8)us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsAccumulatedAmortization
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_NoncompeteAgreementsMember
Net identifiable intangible assets 29us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_NoncompeteAgreementsMember
  32us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet
/ us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsByMajorClassAxis
= us-gaap_NoncompeteAgreementsMember
Weighted-average useful lives (years) 2 years   2 years
Cost Of Product Revenues      
Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]      
Amortization of purchased intangibles $ 316us-gaap_AmortizationOfIntangibleAssets
/ us-gaap_IncomeStatementLocationAxis
= qumu_CostOfProductRevenuesMember
$ 194us-gaap_AmortizationOfIntangibleAssets
/ us-gaap_IncomeStatementLocationAxis
= qumu_CostOfProductRevenuesMember