University of Bath: Audio Visual Unit

News and developments in AV

Re:View Update

📥  News, Systems

Over the last weekend, Panopto, who provide the Re:View platform for us, have completed their update of their servers, and consequently the software version of the server.

We are now running version 4.9.

There are no items of great effect, but some functionality is extended:

  • A new Mac Recorder version (will work with keynote)
  • HTML5 based importing (can upload from more devices)

All of the reaft of changes are documented here:




8W Project Update - 14 May 2015

📥  News

8W continues in refurbishment. We thought it would be good to show some of the rooms being changed:

8W 1.1 empty....

8W 1.1 empty....





8W Level 2 room

8W Level 2 room

If you would like any more details, please contact us.



Lecture Capture Upgrade - Downtime Coming

📥  News, Systems

Panopto, who provide our lecture capture platform, have recently announced that they will be upgrading our Re:View platform on:

Saturday, May 30 - from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.

Panopto will upgrade our version from 4.8 to 4.9.

This means that our server will be offline for a small time. During this time, it will not be possible to access recordings on the server, and any attempts to upload from recorder clients will result in a "Server unable to connect" message. Recordings will still be made though, and will make it to upload later.
Full details of the upgrade are available directly from Panopto:

As ever, we will keep a close watch on this to make sure there is minimal disruption.


8W Refurbishment Update - Mid Week 1

📥  Design Build Advise, News, Projects, Spaces

The summer refurbishment project being undertaken on 8W GTA rooms is well underway.

Most of the rooms have been stripped out, and are underway with first-fix for the AV equipment, and also with the decoration.

The refurbishment will replace many of the rooms very similarly to their previous layout. However, some of the rooms will be a little different to before. More to come later.

A preview of the work being undertaken at the moment is below:

8W1.1 - Strip Out

8W1.1 - Strip Out

8W2.1 - Strip Out

8W2.1 - Strip Out

More to come over the coming days!


Looking back - History of Sony

📥  Equipment, Interesting

We've noticed recently that there have been some profiles of several established companies published on Gizmodo.

The recent release of the Sony profile makes interesting reading, showing off several bits of technology that have become ubiquitous.




New Products Demonstration

📥  Equipment, News

On Wednesday 13 May 2015, Displaynote are coming along to demonstrate some of their new products.

Their primary product is displaynote itself, which claims to offer the following features:



The second is Swoodle, which is a collaboration product.

We'll be in 6E 2.1 from 10:30 to 11:30 if you would like to come and look at their technology.

Panopto Update - Silverlight

📥  News

Panopto have announced that there appears to be an issue playing back files if you are using Google Chrome v.42.


By default, the new version of Chrome has NPAPI plugins turned off, even if you already have them installed.

The workaround for Windows is here:

They are presently working on solutions for other platforms too.