Lecture capture and video streaming can be as simple as an iPad on a stand or a multi camera, multi microphone solution with content management and dissemination. We work with all sorts of customers from primary schools, to training colleges to corporate training environments and events.
Practical AV will work with you to ascertain your requirements and what is realistically achievable within scope and budget. We supply a full solution from consultation to design through to installation with handover and training. Get in touch now.
THE KEY CONSIDERATIONS
WHEN LOOKING AT OUR LECTURE CAPTURE AND HYBRID TEACHING SET-UPS INCLUDE:
REMOTE TEACHER / REMOTE STUDENT /
STUDENT TO STUDENT
(VIMEO, YOUTUBE ETC.)
RECORDED VS LIVE
TEAMS/ZOOM/GOOGLE HANGOUT ETC.
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM,
FILE HOSTING AND MANAGEMENT
POST PRODUCTION VIDEO EDITING
MICROPHONE TYPE AND COVERAGE
NUMBER OF CAMERAS
WHAT IS LECTURE CAPTURE?
A video from the North Staffordshire Engineering Training Association. A comprehensive broadcast and recording studio built from scratch by Practical AV from the walls, ceilings and furniture to the audio visual system, learning management system and editing software.
A high specification teaching classroom for Leiths School of Food and Wine. Live stream of the classroom to other rooms in the building for socially distant teaching and more space. The system also streams live and records to Vimeo for home learners.
KEY DESIGN STEPS...
The first step to designing and quoting a Lecture Capture or Live Teaching environment is to accurately specify the key requirements. A system which is capturing a lecture and recording or streaming to a video service (such as YouTube or Vimeo) is very different to a system which allows two way communication between participants and the presenter with LMS and file hosting integration.
Here we walk through some of the main considerations and some of the further considerations as part of a design process.
#1 Who is talking to whom?
We generally break this down in to 4 scenarios –
- Presenter talking simultaneously to those in the room, amplified or unamplified, and those viewing remotely. This is classic ‘Lecture Capture’
- In room meeting participants talking to remote participants
- Remote participants talking to in-room participants
- Remote presenter teaching in room participants and remote participants.
All or a combination of these scenarios can be covered by the right system.
#2 How am I using the system and what software?
Here we pose the question – who is using the system and how are they interacting with it?
- Is this a bring your own device scenario with a user turning up with a laptop with their own content and software?
- Is there a fixed pc in the room for people to login into their own account?
- Will it be a scheduled lesson or presentation that is recorded live and unedited for viewing live and later.
- Is there an existing Video Conferencing or Teaching Software in use such as Teams, Zoom or Google Hangouts?
#3 What additional teaching and presentation tools do I need beyond basic presentation?
- The ability to do Q&A and quizzes
- The ability to interactively annotate documents and presentations live to a remote audience
- Integration with an interactive screen and presentation tools
- The ability to control, mute and give control to any number of participants in a call
#4 How do I want to record, store, edit and disseminate recorded and live content?
There are many ways to achieve this depending on the application. You may wish to have a simple solution with videos stored on Vimeo or Youtube.
Equally you might want to integrate with an existing LMS, or an entirely new one.
We can explore the best way to complete the process end to end with as much or as little input and postproduction edits as you wish.
#5 Audio Visual System
Once the design is in place we then go about looking at the right hardware for the job. Here we explore –
- Microphones and the capture and recording requirements
- Is a broad coverage required or a single individual?
- Lapel microphone vs array microphones
- Cameras including pre-set positions, voice tracking and the number of cameras. Front vs Back or multiple? Who is on camera?
- Control System – how do we make a potentially large complex system easy to use and IT friendly. A custom user interface asking, ‘how would you like to use this system?’ can be design and rolled out as per your specification. Easy to integrate with iPads and touchscreens for custom user interfaces.
Call us now on 01283 520107 to discuss your project, email, or request a call back.
We offer a complete range of projectors, projector screens and interactive whiteboards, and supply all leading brands of flat panel displays. We also design and install audio systems from basic classroom speakers to large venue PA. and the integration of audio and camera solutions for Skype.