Crestron has announced shipping dates for the release of its CAPTURE-HD, a new high-definition lecture capture device for university campuses and corporate enterprises. CAPTURE-HD provides staff and presenters with a simple one-button solution to schedule, record, publish online and view lectures, presentations, medical procedures and seminars. Following CAPTURE-HD’s hugely positive reception t will be available to Crestron integrators from early November.
CAPTURE-HD is smartly designed as a complete meeting and lecture capture solution that’s said to be both easy to use and budget-friendly for wide-scale deployment across any campus or corporate environment. With CAPTURE-HD students and staff can now view presentations and lecture series in HD from wherever and whenever they choose, including from popular mobile devices such as an iPhone, iPad or laptop, providing more options for accessing academic content.
“Capture HD delivers a simple and efficient end-to-end solution for recording, processing, online distribution and remote viewing of lectures and presentations,” says Robin van Meeuwen, VP of Sales and Marketing at Crestron International. “The system is incredibly simple to both install and operate and its price-point is well below comparative products making it suitable for all budgets while still offering Crestron peace-of-mind. The result is a greater availability of resources and content and a more effective learning experience.”
Flexible enough for any school, university, teaching hospital or corporate setting, CAPTURE-HD enables instructors to teach using their choice of analogue or digital media sources including HD video, computers, whiteboards, and a range of mobile devices. Requiring no special training or effort from the instructor, CAPTURE-HD records a complete presentation in high-definition 1080p and saves it in high-quality H.264 format.
The recorded lecture includes content and microphone audio, plus full screen picture-in-picture (PIP) and picture-by-picture (PBP) video, including the instructor camera and any other presentation source such as a PowerPoint, DVD, or website.
With two models to choose from the CAPTURE-HD line offers flexibility for popular camera types and video resolutions. CAPTURE-HD-PRO features a 3G SDI input to support SDI, HD-SDI, or 3G-SDI cameras. CAPTURE-HD provides a composite input for lower-resolution cameras.