Universities uses many digital teaching options, in addition to current teaching methods. One part of digitizing today’s classroom lessons is recording lessons, using multiple video sources in the classroom or lecture hall.
Planning of AV resources
In the recording space the user can make various arrangements for recording, including:
- The lecture setup in which the teacher is central and the students are the audience
- Discussion setup, where a discussion panel is set up and also an interruption microphone for the room
Each setup has its own camera setting, in terms of pan, tilt and zoom, which can be stored in so-called presets. Such an configuration can be included in the planning when booking the AV resources.
The speakers (s) are provided with a microphone and 1-2 cameras are set up in the room that transmit the image to the recorders (whether or not in the cloud). The speaker often has a laptop or fixed PC where a presentation can be shown on a large screen via a permanently installed beamer in the room.
The use of IP video camera’s is supported. If the customer still uses a video camera with an SDI, or maybe an HDMI output, then this source will be turned into a full-IP device by connecting an IP-encoder to the camera. The IP-encoder will transform the video signal into an IP video stream that can be routed via the standard IT network to the central Beats servers.
With Beats you don’t need to invest in hardware for each class room that you want to record. Beats ingest the IP-video streams in an central server pool. So the specification of the hardware is based on the number of concurrent recordings, instead of the number of class rooms.
There are many opportunities when using IP-video streams as source: you can show the streams on iPads or Android tablets for support reasons, and you can create multiviewers so you NOC can see all the recordings on a big screen. That will decrease the support interventions because the most of the support will be done remotely.
Of course there’s an API for the most educational video systems so your recording will end up in the right place after finishing the lesson.
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