Lecture Capture

Service Description

Discovery Commons can record presentations, seminars, or lectures that are taking place in the Faculty of Medicine community, or we can record these in the studio. Depending on the requirements, budget, and the results required, we use different methods of recording.

  • The simplest is through the use of a screen recording program, such as Camtasia Relay, that captures the presentation (such as PowerPoint) on the computer as it is presented, and also records the accompanying voice lecture. We can set up the recording for you and show you how to stop and save it, or a technician can stay on site and do this for you. Can be done either while a class is live, or done in a quiet room without students present.
  • Another option is to add a camera to the recording, so in addition to the audio and the visual of the presentation, there is a camera image of the presenter. Can be done either while a class is live, or done in a quiet room without students present
  • If a session is being videoconferenced in one of the large lecture rooms used by UME (MSB 3153 and 3154), we can usually record that session using the videoconferencing infrastructure
  • The most polished product is the result of production in our video studio, where the environment is fully controlled and we have a green screen to allow you to choose the background for your lecture

Click the images on the right to view samples.

Lecture Capture - Powerpoint/Audio OnlyPowerpoint and audio only; no camera on the presenter. This is the simplest way of capturing a lecture, but doesn’t include a camera image of the presenter.

Notes on this style of lecture capture
  • This format is the least enjoyed by students
  • Create a lively, interesting slide deck
  • While lecturing, need to be dynamic and convey enthusiasm for the topic to hold students' attention

Lecture Capture - Presenter and Audio with CameraPresenter and audio with a camera. This option is used if the presenter does not have a Powerpoint or other electronic presentation.

Notes on this style of lecture capture
  • This format is not recommended to develop specifically as a lecture to be recorded; rather, it would be used if a live lecture presented in this format required recording
 

Lecture Capture - Presenter, Audio, and PowerpointRecord presenter, audio, and Powerpoint simultaneously. Using a video switcher, the presenter and the Powerpoint are captured together for a polished finished product.

Notes on this style of lecture capture
  • The lecturer or the powerpoint can be full frame, or the frame can be split so both are visible simultaneously
 

Lecture Capture - Presenter, Audio, and Powerpoint (Studio)Record presenter, audio, and Powerpoint simultaneously in the studio.

Notes on this style of lecture capture
  • Recording in the studio allows the use of green screen technology to remove the background and replace it with the Powerpoint or other chosen background
  • The controlled environment helps ensure better lighting and audio than recording in an office or lecture room.
 

Lecture Capture - MSB 3154 or MSB 3153Record presenter, powerpoint and audio in MSB 3154 or MSB 3153: the two large lecture theatres in the Medical Sciences Building are equipped with cameras for either videoconferencing or lecture capture (or both).

 

Service Charges

Yes

Pricing

For Screen Recordings:

  • Within MSB—If the operator does not remain on-site for the presentation: $75 for the first hour of a presentation, $25 for each subsequent hour of presentation. Includes set-up before the presentation, processing of the recorded files and posting to a website. A premium for after-hours presentations and hosting fees may apply.
  • Within MSB—Operator remains on-site for the presentation: $75/hour for set-up and duration of the event, plus $75/hour for processing of the recorded files and posting to a website (usually about 20 minutes of processing work for each hour of presentation). A premium for after-hours presentations and hosting fees may apply.
  • Outside of MSB—Operator remains on-site for the presentation: $75/hour for set-up and duration of the event, plus $75/hour for processing and posting of the recorded files (usually about 20 minutes of processing work for each hour of presentation). A premium for after-hours presentations, hosting fees, and travel charges may apply.

For Camera Recordings: Please see Production Packages price list.

For Videoconference Recordings: $100/hour.

Service Availability

Discovery Commons business hours

Supported Hours

Discovery Commons business hours

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