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Video Technologies
(Also known as: Streaming, Cable TV, Class Capture, Echo360, Videographer)



Eligible: Instructors, Physicians, Staff, Students, Researchers, IT Professionals

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 Edu.net- 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 Helix streaming server that supports a variety of formats (mp4, mp3, Windows Media, QuickTime, FLV, Real) with mp4 being our main streaming video 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 provides 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 Videography and Video Production provides 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. Pre-production planning sessions are free of charge. 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 “Service Documentation.”


Service Features & Options


Feature / Option Application
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


Additional Service Information


Application / Option Cost
Cable TV Classroom Drop - $7.00 monthly

Staff/Office Drop - $17.75 monthly

Public Viewing Area Drop - $28.00 monthly

HBO Channel - $15.00 monthly

Installation (no existing jack) - $190.00 one-time

Installation (existing jack) - $55.00 one-time

Live Event Broadcasting - $75.00 per hour, 3 hour minimum ($225.00)

Fiber Link - $180.00 per fiber one-time, after 5pm plus $180

Satellite Downlinking - $200.00 one-time

Streaming AV

Live event Webcasting - $75.00 per hour with a 3-hour minimum ($225.00)

Fiber link - $180.00 per fiber one-time, after 5pm plus $180

A/V Encoding - $75.00 per hour, 30 minute minimum
Echo 360 Lecture Capture Account required for use, cost for equipment and licensing handled by individual schools and departments

Videoconference Bridge

Multisite Support - $75.00 per hour
ISDN Connectivity at cost (per AT&T rates)
Videography and Production Services For costs please refer to our documents under “Service Documentation” in the right pane.

To submit a request or to report an incident related to this service either call the IT Service Desk at 404-727-7777 or create the request or incident online at help.emory.edu