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Studio Lecture Capture

What is Studio Lecture Capture and Why Would I Do It?

Studio Lecture Capture refers to the process of creating a video resource—in a recording studio rather than in front of a live class—for the purpose of presenting course content to students. With a recorded lecture, you can “flip” your class (have students watch the lecture outside of class during the time they’d normally be doing homework, then during class have them actively work on problems or a project), or you can present material intended to supplement, remediate or enhance course content delivered during traditional class sessions.

What Are the Benefits of Studio Lecture Capture?

By creating a lecture video in the Media Creation Lab (rather than setting up a camera in the back of a classroom during a class session) you can ensure high-quality audio and that any visuals you wish to present will be easy to see. For students, giving them a video allows them to rewind and rewatch sections they didn’t understand or need to hear again.

How Can the Media Creation Lab Help Me?

The Media Creation Lab is a self-service digital multimedia studio. While we do not provide staff to produce, direct or edit your videos, we can help you plan your project, identify optimum hardware and software, and provide the training needed to get you started. Our goal is to provide all the technology and training you will need to produce your own videos. To that end, we offer the following:

  • Consultations and Training: When you reserve time in the Media Lab, you may request staff assistance. We will work with you to identify the right combination of knowledgeable staff and one-on-one training to get your project off the ground.
  • Multimedia Hardware: The Media Lab is equipped with microphones, a video camera, a webcam, a teleprompter, and backdrops (including greenscreen). We also have a Lightboard, a specialized piece of equipment for instructors who wish to present a video that includes writing on a whiteboard.
  • Multimedia Software: The computer in the Media Lab has the following lecture-capture software installed:
    • Techsmith Camtasia
    • Panopto
    • PowerPoint
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Articulate 360
    • Adobe Captivate
    • Wirecast

A Teaching Center staff member will help you identify the right software for your project, and provide training in its use.

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