Crestron lecture capture spreads the message

AUTHOR: Inavate

Crestron is targeting universities and corporate enterprises with Capture-HD, a lecture capture device for scheduling, recording and online publishing.

The device captures a complete presentation in 1080p and saves it in H.264 format. The recorded lecture includes content and microphone audio, full screen picture-in-picture (PIP) and picture-by-picture (PBP) video, including the instructor camera and presentation sources.

Operators insert a USB stick into the device and press the record button to capture a lecture. The content can be transferred to online video hosting sites or stored on a network server for publishing to a web page or internal faculty website. Once recorded presentations can be automatically scheduled for playback/viewing in any room on the network.

Alternatively, recording of lectures can be scheduled in advance from a Crestron touch screen. Using Crestron RoomView SE enterprise software, organisations can instantly add a recorded lecture for playback to any room's Outlook scheduled meetings. RoomView also automatically sends recorded lectures to viewing platforms such as Lecture Management Systems, RSS feeds, iTunes University, Blackboard, Sharepoint, Moodle and other hosting services.

Accessing and viewing the final content is facilitated through a web interface, providing a search engine and media player.

The Capture-HD line comprises two models and offers flexibility for popular camera types and video resolutions. Capture-HD-Pro features a 3G SDI input to support SDI, HD-SDI, or 3G-SDI cameras. Capture-HD provides a composite input for lower-resolution cameras.