Support Scenarios

We supply support for 4 different kinds of video productions, and these range from simple, easy productions to more elaborate setups. In order to figure out which kind of help you need, please refer to the options underneath:

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Option 1 - Screen Capture

Recording of Lecture with Camtasia Screen Capture

You will be given a PC laptop computer outfitted with the program Camtasia. Camtasia is piece of software that records the screen of your computer as well as an audio source real time in High Definition quality. This allows you to present from the laptop computer we supply and record your lecture directly for later upload on the web.

This option is best for you if:
  • You have multiple lectures you need recorded throughout the semester.
  • You DO NOT need questions from the audience recorded.
  • You would like to have a recording with no visible cameras.
  • You would like a fast turnaround time from when the recording happens until it is posted online.

*In certain cases we can provide you with the Camtasia Software directly on your own computer. Please state this in your request if needed.


Option 2 - Audio Only

Recording of Lecture with Only Audio

You will be given a high quality Audio recorder to capture the audio from the room during your lecture. This microphone will pick up the voice of the lecturer and can be passed throughout the room for questions. This audio recording can then be posted online for many people to either download or listen to streaming.

This option is best for you if:
  • You have multiple lectures you need recorded throughout the semester.
  • You DO need questions from the audience recorded.
  • You would like to have a recording with no visible cameras.
  • You would like the fastest turnaround time from when the recording happens until it is posted online.

*In certain cases we can provide you with a wireless clip on microphone to record multiple lecturers simultaneously. Please state this in your request if needed.


Option 3 - Video Camera

Recording of Lecture with a Video Camera

You will be given a kit that will include a video camera with microphone built in, a tripod and a power cord. This kit will be ready to record video of a lecture by either the lecturer or a Teaching Assistant. The camera has very simple operation and when picking up the equipment a representative from MediaLab will give a brief lesson on its operation.
This option is best for you if:
  • You have a single lecture you need recorded.
  • You DO NOT need questions from the audience recorded.
  • You would like to have a recording with decent video quality.
  • You DO NOT need the video posted quickly to the Internet.
  • You feel relatively comfortable with electronics.

*In certain cases we can provide you with a wireless clip on microphone to record a better quality audio from the speaker. Please state this in your request if needed.


Option 4 - High Quality Video

Recording of Lecture with a High Quality Video Camera

A representative from MediaLab will attend the lecture with a high quality video Camera and high quality Audio Equipment. The lecture will be recorded in the best quality possible and different angles will be recorded.

This option is best for you if:
  • You have a single lecture you need recorded.
  • You need questions from the audience recorded.
  • You would like to have a recording with the highest video quality.
  • You DO NOT need the video posted quickly to the Internet and are okay with it coming up to two weeks after the recording.
  • You will be making the video publicly available to a large audience.
  • You would like to have the lecture in an archival format.

*In rare cases we will be able to bring multiple cameras to the lecture. Please state this in your request if needed.