VideoBank, a software development company that focuses on media asset management, says twelve classrooms at the University's GSB Hyde Park Center now include integrated cameras for classroom recording. The Center is said to be using the VideoBank Encode / Logger as well as the VideoBank Web-Express VideoBank, to capture the lectures/speeches and make them available on the internet.
The technology vendor explained that video from the cameras is captured in MPEG format by the VideoBank Encode / Logger and then transcoded, usually to Windows Media format, for the web playback application. Video file storage is provided by a Dell server, with 500GB online storage and a terabyte offline.
Chicago GSB associate director of audio visual, David Gulbransen, said, "The system is incredibly easy to use, with a straightforward Web interface to schedule recordings. And the online Web interface that students use for viewing the lectures is so intuitive that it has never been necessary to offer any formal training."