Video Technologies

Streaming, Cable TV, Class Capture, Echo360, Videographer

Emory's Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) is a leading national trendsetter in providing innovative video technologies and broadcast services supporting the teaching, learning, research, and service missions of the University. A broad menu of video services is available to Emory faculty/staff and sanctioned student groups, Emory Healthcare, and Emory affiliates.

Measured by the highest standards, LITS offers the following cutting edge video technologies:

Emory Cable Television is Emory's campus-wide cable television network providing programming to Emory faculty, staff, and students. Emory Television airs 18 foreign language channels, a variety of entertainment channels, major networks, and popular programming. Digital and high-definition channels are also available. Specialty programming includes broadcast of satellite shows and live events, ETV: Channel 53 - original student productions, and WMRE - the Emory student radio station with live studio scenes. Emory University, Emory Healthcare, and Oxford College all offer cable TV programming services. Each location provides a unique channel line-up and hosting service including Comcast services at EHC and Charter Communications at the Oxford Campus.

Audio and Video Streaming services support both live broadcasts and archived on-demand content. Streaming services are customized to meet project needs that may include creating digital media for online courses, departmental training, live streaming, and/or archiving of campus conferences and events. Live streaming, aka “webcasting,” is a specialized service that requires pre-planning, technical coordination, advertising, and resources to provide an effective and successful event. Webcasting has been used to broadcast Emory's Commencement Ceremonies as well as other employee and campus events. The streaming audio and video service is meant to be adaptable within Emory’s infrastructure, to be easily deployed locally via Emory’s network and to Emory cable TV as well as being deployed to the Internet for off campus and worldwide viewing. The service is delivered via a Wowza streaming server that supports a variety of formats (mp4, mp3, RTMP, RTSP, Apple HLS, Adobe HDS, MS Smooth Streaming, MPEG-DASH) with mp4 (H.264, AAC) being our main streaming video/audio format. LITS encourages Emory entities to utilize the central streaming service to create digital media for online courses, distribute departmental training, or broadcast live campus conferences and events.

Emory Class Capture (Echo 360) is a service that provides the automation of digital content recording, packaging, publishing, and distributing of recorded content. Many of the Emory schools have installed automated capture systems in select classrooms or can provide computer-based capture solutions for faculty who teach in locations without automated recording systems. The Echo 360 system generates a variety of file-types for playback on the web or on mobile devices. The playback environment is integrated with Blackboard and can be viewed in a web browser. Echo 360 makes it possible for students to revisit a lecture as many times as they like; repeat viewing options are especially valuable for exam review or to gain a better understanding of a difficult concept. Echo 360 is an effective way for instructors to build libraries of material that can be accessed not only by students, but also by the extended academic community.

Videoconferencing Services provide support for a number of collaboration and video conferencing room based systems hosted on the Emory University and Emory Healthcare networks. General collaboration and video conferencing facilities and the MCU (multi-site unit) are available through LITS for Emory University, Emory Healthcare, and Emory Affiliates. Our team provides consulting and demonstration briefings on collaboration and video conferencing systems for departments that want to purchase and maintain their own systems. A variety of desktop conferencing and collaboration tools are available, enabling one-to-one or one-to-many communications. With collaboration and conferencing technology tools, working groups are able to be more productive and travel less.

LITS Video Production Services provide a wide array of services including HD video recording of live events, coordination of live event web streaming, audio visual support, production of educational training videos, documentaries, interviews, and video file preparation services.

Our team of experienced video production professionals will work one-on-one with you to bring your event or program to the web and/or Emory Cable TV in high definition. Your project will be captured and produced with the latest professional broadcast equipment including Sony HD XDCAM camcorders and recorders and digital editing in-house. Project consultations and post-production takes place at our main offices on the Quad, in Woodruff Library.

Planning sessions are free of charge. Video Production Services works with you to assure that your department, school and campus branding standards are applied to your project and that digital quality (and technical standards) are met for publishing on Emory sites. We invite you to meet with us to plan your next project or event. For more service details and contact information refer to our documents under “Related Resources".

Key Features and Benefits

  • Live Event Webcasting (Streaming AV)
  • Live Event Broadcasting (Cable TV)
  • Broadcast Channel Programming (Cable TV)
  • Digital Recording (Class Capture Echo 360)
  • Digital Streaming (Streaming AV, Class Capture Echo 360)
  • Desktop Videoconferencing (Videoconferencing)
  • HD Room Videoconferencing (Videoconferencing)