Professional Video Solutions for Schools & Students
I am passionate about education. Training and skill development are a primary focus for Broadcast Bruce and I am always on the look out for opportunities to leverage technology to not just improve the effectiveness and power of an education platform, but to increase its reach and accessibility, enabling the delivery of knowledge to places and people previously denied it. Broadcast Bruce has a long history of delivering professional video production solutions to schools, as well as supporting students with access to the tools and skills they need to ultimately join the creative industries.
Education institutions will generally have unique needs and expectations when compared to production and broadcast businesses. They require systems that will provide students with exposure to the professional tools they will use in the workforce, but do so with limited technical engineering and support resources to hand, and limited budget. Schools are not likely to have broadcast engineers on staff to maintain and repair highly technical equipment. They are also not often drawing a direct income from hiring out the equipment and facilities as a business would, but will often need to utilise them to deliver internal services like community communications and promotional content. Finding a balance between technical and operational capability, expectations and budgetary constraints takes an in depth understanding of the unique environment schools create, and the technologies and tools available in the market.
Gone are the days where ‘broadcast standards’ demanded broadcaster budgets, with broadcasters themselves having to rapidly evolve and re-skill to ensure that they are not being trapped into expensive production processes, simply due to a failure to stay modern and agile. It is possible, with modern tools and up-to-date technical understanding, to build systems that are powerful, flexible, capable AND affordable. Broadcast Bruce specialises in the development of tailored professional video solutions, leveraging exciting, new technologies that simplify the processes of creating and sharing content, ensuring you can continue to offer acquisition, live production, post production and streaming skills that will be relevant in the future of this industry.
Dante & Your Campus AV System
How AV-over-IP can support hybrid learning environments during COVID-19
For educators: using Dante as part of an AV-over-IP strategy makes is easy to support remote and online learning as part of the response to the global pandemic. Using networks to transport both live and recording educational content provides seamless integration with lecture capture systems and allows content to be distributed with full fidelity to many endpoints across a campus, including large halls, overflow rooms demanded by social distancing, and dormitories where students are safely isolated.
For students: for those who are on-campus but constrained by isolation requirements, AV-over-IP provides high quality access to lectures and content directly over the school network. For those who are taking classes off-campus, AV-over-IP helps school IT to implement robust streaming services, eliminating unnecessary hardware and complexity so that students can get to the content they need wherever they are.
Lecture, Class , Assembly and Event Capture
If you are an educator – whether you’re a training business or a school – you are likely looking for new ways to capture and deliver course material, and to continue to engage with clients and staff, students and families, in very unusual times.
You are possibly new to this. Live streaming. Live engagement. They are very different to recording a class and uploading it. You need a system that is simple to operate, flexible and reliable. It needs to avoid the technical jargon associated with a technical industry and to integrate with the systems that you use within education institutions to communicate, and to share documents and video content.
The Lumens LC-200 Lecture CaptureStation is a self contained, easily operated appliance, that allows you to mix, record and stream multiple video and audio sources easily. Despite its simple appearance, rest assured that it is still a powerful and capable live production system, with high quality image processing as well as advanced control options for automating your video projects and integrating with the tools you use to communicate with the school community.
Keeping it Simple… The Matrox Monarch LCS
Make Every Classroom a Lecture Capture Room with Matrox Monarch LCS
Matrox Monarch LCS lets you easily stream and record lectures by combining camera and presentation material from SDI and HDMI sources. Once configured, this versatile H.264 encoder lets professors simply walk in and teach without having to interact with the unit. Watch this video and learn why Matrox Monarch LCS is your ideal lecture capture appliance.