Thursday, November 13, 2008

CCK08 - Shameless Commerce

One of the things that is emerging from the Connectivism discussion is that engaging media and video presentations have a place in higher education. To that end, most institutions are rushing to capture lectures and other presentations. Now they need hardware and software to do the capturing, uploading and distribution.

Enter NCast Telepresenter

NCast's Telepresenter™ Multi-media Capture Stations deliver high-resolution graphics plus high-definition video in an inexpensive appliance that requires no presenter interaction. Now you can create, stream, and record content like lectures, presentations, speeches, earnings calls, scientific events, and more - simply.

Take a look around and see why NCast has been chosen by the most demanding organizations to be their mixed-media production partner. NCast's Telepresenter™ - Simply Impressive

This is a nice product from a local company. They have made a plug-and-play box that does it all - capture, encoding, FTP to the server, RSS feed generation. Unlike many of the other products, the NCast solution provides a single video file that includes audio and multiple video components, so there are no synchronization of problems on playback.

See actual video captured using the NCast equipment at Google Video - search for MIT Club of Northern California for the Science Lecture series

Explore the History and Fate of the Universe with MIT grad and Nobel Laureate Dr. George Smoot. As part of the Science Lecture Series, The MIT Club of Northern California is pleased to announce that Dr. George Smoot, SB ’66, PhD ’71, and Nobel Laureate ’06 will present a talk, ‘The History and Fate of the Universe’, to local Alumni on October 3rd 2007. Dr. Smoot, the second most famous Smoot to graduate from MIT, will present a lecture about his mapping of the cosmic background radiation. Initially discovered by Penzias and Wilson in the early 1960’s Dr. Smoot’s work led to the discovery and mapping of minute special variations in the cosmic background radiation. These variations on the order of 1 part in 100,000 represent quantum fluctuations in the structure of the known universe when it was less than the size of a proton. They are also the seeds from which present day galaxies have evolved. The analysis of these fluctuations provides a number of insights into both the history and the future evolution of the universe.

As more of these systems are deployed, there will be a lot more of video available. There is still something very compelling about seeing and hearing a Nobel Laureate telling jokes about cosmology.


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