The VR-50HD is used primarily for capturing video lectures, promotional videos and software tutorials
The Netherlands - The Roland VR-50HD multi-format AV mixer has been chosen by Erasmus University as the AV hub of a new purpose built video creation studio at their state of the art facility in Rotterdam.

Acknowledging that a growing trend for 'flip teaching' would affect the way in which their lectures would be delivered in the future, the university took the decision to supply comprehensive video tutorial, web lecture and online learning facilities 'in house'. In order to achieve this, a dedicated AV studio was built at Erasmus, forming part of the Media Support Centre which is the central knowledge point for audiovisual services and communication technology.

The 'flipped classroom' is a form of blended learning in which students learn new content online by watching video lectures away from the classroom. As a result, time in the classroom is used by the teaching staff for personal interaction with students instead of for lecturing. The VR-50HD integrates an audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touch screen and USB video/audio streaming into a stand-alone device and provides a multi format solution for capture, recording and streaming content in the education market.

The VR-50HD is used primarily by the staff at Erasmus for capturing video lectures, promotional videos and software tutorials for different faculties which are then edited and added to the university's bespoke media asset management system (MAM) called Mediasite. This provides a library of assets which can then be used for smooth streaming, downloading or for reference by staff and students.

(Jim Evans)

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