University of Bath: Audio Visual Unit

News and developments in AV

Tagged: lecture capture

Re:View Downtime

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📥  Lecture Capture, Systems

On Saturday 17 December 2016, Panopto (who provide our lecture capture platform) have announced that our Re:View service will undergo an upgrade to version 5.3.

From 8pm to 12pm, if you try to playback any content from Moodle, you will get a "Server unable to connect" message.

The headline upgrades in this version are:

• Quizzing
• ASR generated captions
• Slide editing and Table of Contents Editing in the HTML 5 Editor.
• Multiple primary stream editing.
• HTML 5 first, HLS in embed,
• Client OS detection for downloading the Recorders, for example if you're downloading from a mac you will only see a mac recorder option.
• End User configurable Caption Styling
• Upload Custom thumbnail

 

 

Re:View Update

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📥  Systems

We've been told today that there is a small problem with the search mechanism in Re:View.

It appears that the search mechanism does not function correctly if you are looking for a specific recording.

The manufacturer is aware of the problem, and are presently investigating.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

 

 

Re:View migration - complete

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📥  Lecture Capture, Service

The Re:view service has been migrated to a new server, for which the web address has now changed. (Please see http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/av/2015/12/11/review-service-update/ for the previous announcement)

Users viewing content through the Re:View block on Moodle pages do not need to do anything, they should still be able to access content as before.

If you previously accessed recorded content via the web address https://uniofbath.hosted.panopto.com please now use the new address https://uniofbath.cloud.panopto.eu.

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This also applies to the Windows and Mac recorder applications, for which you will need to change the server address as per the instructions here:

https://wiki.bath.ac.uk/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=94583271

Users on Managed PCs who do not have administration rights will need to contact their IT supporter to do this for you.

 

If you have embedded content or weblinks to Re:view content in your web sites or Moodle pages you will need to change the address in order for this to continue to work, so where a link is written as:

http://uniofbath.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=”xxxxx” where “xxxxx” is an ID number referencing the session

Please change to:

http://uniofbath.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=”xxxxx”

Please contact a.v.bookings if you require any assistance with this process.

 

 

Watching Panopto

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📥  Design Build Advise, Equipment, Systems

We've had a few reports recently that some of our academic colleagues have forgotten to wear their microphones during lecture capture sessions.
As a consequence, some recordings can be a little quiet.

In this instance you can select a little known feature that is available on some PC's running Windows, called Loudness Equalisation, to improve the volume of recordings when they are played back.

To enable this, go to Control Panel and Select the Sound option - select the Playback tab and double click the default device (likely to be Speakers or Headphones)

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In the following window, select the "Enhancements" tab and tick the box marked "Loudness Equalization" - note not all PC's may have this option.

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Now when you playback quiet recordings they will playback much louder than before.

To disable this feature untick the "Loudness Equalization" box.

 

Microphones in teaching rooms

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📥  Equipment, Spaces, Systems

We provide microphones in every teaching room on campus to be able to capture at least the PC Screen and Voice.
The microphones in the small rooms are on the lectern top - and look like this:

In most of the larger rooms, we provide microphones that can be worn (or they need to be to capture speech!).

 

Over the last few weeks, we've had a few recordings fail on Re:View due to microphones not being worn.

Can we please remind everyone that wants to capture their content to wear a microphone in the room, if there is one there to wear.

More information is here:

https://wiki.bath.ac.uk/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=94578155

If the microphone is a RevoLabs (left picture above):

https://wiki.bath.ac.uk/display/bucsAV/Revolabs+Microphone+Guide

If the microphone is a Sennheiser (right picture above):

https://wiki.bath.ac.uk/display/bucsAV/Sennheiser+Lapel+Microphone+Guide

 

This should ensure your students never miss a word!