Case Study – Auto Tracking Camera Systems at Case Western Reserve University
Instructional Technology Being Used
The technology team at the Weatherhead School of Management has streamlined the process of capturing high definition video recordings of classroom presentations so that teachers only had to focus on making a great presentation. In order to do this, the team schedules the Echo360 video management platform to automatically record each class during the semester. Because many classrooms are equipped with a HuddleCamHD Auto-Tracking Camera the recorded videos automatically follow each teacher and remained zoom into the whiteboard spaces where they are teaching. Students and teachers have noticed a significant increase in quality with the auto-tracking cameras versus the manned cameras operated by student workers. Because the IT team had to budget for a payroll of student camera operators, the SimplTrack2 cameras paid for themselves in the first year of operation.
Audio Visual Setup
Video Conferencing and Lecture Capture
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HuddleCamHD provides affordable solutions that are quite popular in the educational market. From the HuddleCam 3X which starts at just $399 to the HuddleCam 30X which starts at $2,399, HuddleCamHD has solutions for small classrooms to large auditoriums. Focusing on USB connectivity, HuddleCamHD is a go-to resource for setting up online meeting spaces that work with everything from Skype for Business to GoToMeeting and WebEX.
Educational Case Study
The Problem: Acadia University was looking for a way to connect multiple classrooms and campuses together using Zoom.US. Zoom.US was catching on so quickly with both faculty and staff, Acadia needed to find a way to provide High Quality USB video conferencing equipment between classrooms. Without a budget to install video conferencing equipment in every room, they decided to build (2) mobile video conferencing carts: one Dual Display and one Single Display video conferencing cart model.
The Solution: Knowing Zoom.US will handle both single and dual display installations, Acadia started with a super fast Mac Mini for the brains of the operation or “Soft Codec”. They selected VFI’s MC-1000 video conferencing cart made with stainless steel durable material and features two easy to use handles which enhance mobility. For the camera they chose the HuddleCamHD 10X for Optical Zoom, Presets, and 1080p video quality. The microphone solution chosen was Phoenix Audio Quattro 3. For a complete list of components see below: