Lecture capture has recently emerged as a must have technology for the future. It’s no longer a tool confined to education as IT professionals across industries are beginning to recognize its ability to increase access to information, save money and reduce downtime.
Lecture capture is any platform that records a meeting, lesson or presentation in a digital format. The video is then either posted online for later viewing or set up for on-demand screening. In most cases, content can be integrated with a preexisting learning management or content management system.
There are different types of lecture capture solutions available. Some are appliance based and require the purchase of company-specific hardware. For example, Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite requires the user to purchase the Mediasite recorder. The recorder is available in a small mobile size or a larger room-based size. The recorder captures video that can then be streamed or downloaded to any device as an mp3 or mp4 file. In this case, the video content can also be burned to a CD or saved to a USB drive
Other solutions are software based. For example, McGraw Hill’s Tegrity is a Web-based software application that allows users to store content on the cloud or locally. These solutions often use the built-in camera and microphone on a desktop or laptop computer for video and