Portable Recording Kits

*New for 2019/20*

There are now six portable kits available at each campus, and in response to increasing demand for webcams, the tripods are now higher quality. Boundary microphones are now offered as standard as they have proved more reliable than the wireless/USB microphones.

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Portable recording kits consist of a boundary microphone and webcam which connect to the teaching computer USB ports, and a tripod is optional. Boundary microphones are placed on the lectern to record audio from a wide proximity. Portable kits are collected from the Library Helpdesks, and booked using the AV Equipment Booking Form for your campus.

It may be sufficient to record the screen activity and the speakers voice and so a webcam is optional. However recording the speaker’s facial expressions can help students understand accents, and webcams are also useful for recording additional input streams such as standard whiteboards. The tripods can be placed on the lectern and on the floor when the legs are extended, but the range is limited by the USB cable length.

Classrooms with fixed microphones and cameras

The following classrooms and lecture theatres are undergoing a refit of lecterns, data projectors, document cameras, as well as fixed cameras and microphones required for recording purposes. The refit is taking place on a rolling basis with classrooms becoming ready during trimester 1.

  • Craiglockhart classrooms 1/06, 1/10, 2/06, 2/10, 3/11, and Lindsay Stewart and Riady lecture theatres
  • Merchiston classrooms F10, F11, F12, G2, H5, and A17 lecture theatre
  • Sighthill classrooms: 2.D.04, 2.D.05, 2.D.14, 3.D.04, 3.D.15 and lecture theatres 1.D.02, 1.D.04/05.