MADISON, Wis. — March 12, 2014 — Mediasite MultiView, a new multi-format video capture feature from Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted leader for video content management and webcasting solutions, will allow Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania to uniquely capture and stream multi-perspective videos of classroom projects and faculty research.
For the past six years, the university has used Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform to streamline its video content management, and pull together all user-generated content, recorded lectures and special events into one easy to manage system.
Now, it’s going a step further by deploying Mediasite 7 campus-wide this spring, including Mediasite MultiView, for multiple, fully synchronized high definition feeds for critical analysis of student and faculty work. The new release also features dual video capture in My Mediasite, the user-friendly tool used by Bloomsburg University faculty, staff and students to easily capture, upload and share video from any computer.
These features will add real-life dimension and deepen engagement for any live or on-demand video the university captures with Mediasite.
“Mediasite 7’s ability to select any combination of cameras to be captured and streamed simultaneously will be helpful for role-playing student interviews and focus group research,” said Asa Kelley, media technician, Bloomsburg University. “Mediasite is the most versatile, robust system around.”
Each of the campus’ four colleges — Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology — currently use Mediasite to modernize the hundreds of hours of classroom footage on VHS tapes dating back several decades. The university is digitizing everything using Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform so that it can be easily watched and managed with the click of a button. With Mediasite’s powerful search capabilities, everything is indexed, making entire video libraries searchable and saving immeasurable time.
Currently the university has 1,350 Mediasite presentations on its server, of which 1,000 were created in the last 12 months due to its recent deployment of My Mediasite. Kelley said My Mediasite will lead to even more content being generated at an even faster pace.
“Bloomsburg University is a leader in combining academic video with face-to-face instruction to enhance student performance. With its deployment of Mediasite MultiView and the Desktop Recorder, the university is taking knowledge sharing to a new level, giving faculty and students in-depth looks at classroom activities and allowing video creation to occur at a rapid pace,” said Gary Weis, chief executive officer, Sonic Foundry.
Kelley will present a webinar,” How Bloomsburg University Achieved Campus-Wide Video Capture” at 11 a.m. CT March 18. Register at www.sonicfoundry.com/BloomsburgWebinar.
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About Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Building on a rich history of academic excellence as one of 14 public universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Bloomsburg University prepares and inspires students to become dynamic and confident leaders. www.bloomu.edu/
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