NAB Show: Vaddio to Showcase Classroom Recording Studio System

System includes gear from Cattura, Middle Atlantic and Shure
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LAS VEGAS--Vaddio, an Eden Prairie, Minn.-based developer of PTZ cameras, control systems, and other Pro AV solutions targeting the lecture capture and streaming marketplace, will showcase a new classroom recording studio solution at the 2018 NAB Show.


The recording studio combines a Vaddio AV Bridge MATRIX PRO switcher, Cattura CaptureCast, Vaddio RoboSHOT PTZ cameras, Middle Atlantic RFR series mobile rack, and Shure wireless microphones to create an end-to-end professional quality recording studio that can be used to record and stream live productions, such as lectures for higher education, corporate conferences, and house of worship events.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, Cattura’s CaptureCast is a browser-based solution with a multi-source/multi-room recorder that records users’ screens, webcams and microphones. When PCs are connected to the AV Bridge MATRIX PRO with USB, end users can bring remote classrooms into the learning environment using soft conferencing programs like Skype, Google Hangouts or Zoom, and stream the video to the Kaltura, Opencast, Panopto, and YouTube platforms.

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With the automated setup, Vaddio’s AV Bridge MATRIX PRO and RoboSHOT cameras and CaptureCast only need to be powered on and the pre-programmed macros take over once the class is scheduled to begin recording. The AV Bridge combines audio and video mixing functionality into a single appliance, as well as a simple way to add multiple cameras, microphones and other AV devices to a classroom. It then manages the complex process of mixing, switching and controlling devices into a single USB or HDMI stream.

“With presentation triggers and automation macros available on the MATRIX PRO, the instructor doesn’t have to worry about manually switching from camera to camera, or camera to PowerPoint,” said Rob Viren, Vaddio Product Manager. “Combine that with [CaptureCast’s] scheduled recording and streaming, and we can deliver high-quality production events, without repetitive setup activities or administrative management.”

As a US-based manufacturer, Vaddio believes that controlling all aspects of product development is the key to delivering high-quality, reliable solutions that keep customers up and running. 

Vaddio is in Booth C9515 in the Central Hall.