Learning News Articles

08

Jun 2020

Recording PTZ Cameras

PTZ cameras are not like traditional camcorders. A few can record video internally to a Micro SD card, but these are the exceptions rather than the rule. Lumens, Datavideo and the high-end Panasonic PTZ Cameras (like the AW-HE130 and AW-UE150) do not have internal recording so we must look at oth...
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20

May 2020

Quick guide to lecture capture

There’s nothing mystical about recording, streaming and sharing lectures with students. In fact a full distance learning system can be designed and installed in weeks. It starts with three simple steps: 1. Lecture Theatre Camera Use a professional camera with a zoom lens that you...
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18

May 2020

eLearning: when students are in different time zones

UK institutions are facing the threat of a significant loss of income from overseas students in the 2020-2021 academic year. The government has signalled that degree level education can be delivered remotely and online but only where the quality of learning is maintained at a high standard. To a...
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07

May 2020

Preparing for distance learning: a quick guide to lecture capture cameras for universities

Enforcement of social distancing is expected to continue well into the Autumn. This is of particular concern for university students who may find student accommodation closed and lectures limited to 30-40% capacity. So, how can university education continue? The natural answer is online.
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07

May 2020

Preparing for distance learning: a quick guide to lecture capture devices for universities

The UK government has challenged universities to deliver high quality online learning resources for under-graduates studying remotely. With limited time available to specify, install, integrate technology and train staff, there is pressure to select equipment that balances functionality with eas...
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27

Mar 2020

Sharing Worship Events to a Worldwide Audience

Streaming has long been associated with worship outreach in America, the middle east and Africa. The UK and Europe are now following suit with the faithful viewing live and recorded worship events online via Facebook and YouTube channels. So what options are available, and can it be easily set u...
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20

Mar 2020

Capture, Record and Stream - Live in Minutes

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of setting up two PTZ cameras with a new all-in-one switching, recording and streaming system from Lumens. I say pleasure because the only time I had to read the manual was for a default login. Really, just once. That’s the beauty of Lumens. We sell a lot of e...
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20

Mar 2020

How to turn your professional camera into a Webcam

With the current situation there has never been so much requirement for video conferencing using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams or even Facetime. In the last couple of days, I’ve been asked by a couple of cameraman I know how they can use their fantastic kit for this purpose, as they are stu...
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19

Mar 2020

Streaming through your computer – going beyond the USB Webcam

There’s a way of communicating with video that’s inexpensive but delivers vastly improved quality. With few exceptions, webcams built into laptops, phones and tablets are poor. For a quick one-to-one conversation, they serve a purpose, but for critical meetings and presentations, the...
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18

Mar 2020

Video Streaming Solutions - Beginner's Guide

Stream it live to anywhere from anywhere The simplest way to deliver content live to staff, students, customers and service users is via YouTube Live or Facebook Live. There are lots of ways to produce and stream professional looking video. Our technical team can advise you on the best solution...
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17

Mar 2020

Nottingham Trent University’s 4K Newsroom Upgrade

Nottingham Trent University named “University of the Year 2019” chose the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast 4K studio camera system to update its studio facilities at its Centre for Broadcast Journalism.
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13

Feb 2020

AV meets IP meets IT with Panasonic at ISE 2020

Those with some grey hair like me might think eSports refers to a person from Yorkshire’s exercise regime, but I asked my 10-year-old and he says eSports is the fastest growing sector in the AV industry. At ISE this year Panasonic combines its latest broadcast and live entertainment produc...
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