Newtek Unveils CaptureCast™, the World’s First NDI®-Native, Fully Automated Lecture Capture Solution
NewTek just announced the latest addition to its innovative portfolio, CaptureCast; multi-entry, multi-room recording and live streaming technology to foster active participation, engagement and experience for distance and blended learning.
IP-based lecture capture and micro-streaming services that connect any room on campus or any corporate meeting room to anywhere in the world – powered by NDI®, the globally standardized network video technology. Easy to implement and completely self-contained, CaptureCast does not require a dedicated operator, leaving teachers more time, attention and energy for their students.
“Video is embedded in all areas of society and in today’s world anyone can step in front of the camera and connect with an audience. Micro-streaming has become a “must have” in education to meet the growing need for remote learners and equip flexible/hybrid instruction rooms to provide an enhanced experience for remote students,” Remarks William Waters, Head of Product Management, NewTek.
CaptureCast is the first solution on the market to harness the power of NDI® by connecting mobile camera apps, software screen capture and thousands of compatible devices like PTZ cameras. Using NDI, CaptureCast also integrates direct connection with video communication applications including Microsoft® Teams, Zoom, among others.
SSchools are challenged to provide high-quality, impactful videos to keep remote learners engaged and provide accessible lesson materials and the means to replay missed sessions if needed. CaptureCast allows remote learners to access content in real time and review and revise on demand.
CaptureCast’s innovative automation records all live devices such as cameras, mics, tablets, document cameras and almost any digital education device providing HD video output, allowing remote learners to interact with video content more dynamically.
Plus, CaptureCast takes any live capture and instantly replicates it to teaching and streaming platforms to allow remote learners to switch between viewpoints, cameras, or screens to fully customize and take control. of their learning experience and interact with the content as if they were in the room – live or on demand.
All students’ learning gaps are unique and the video should be organized around unique learning needs. CaptureCast ensures that each session is enriched with metadata; tag keywords, extract data from slides and spoken words made available to learners to better access content and get directly to what they are looking for.
Every teacher, lesson, and classroom can experience various issues when recording class and streaming live. To solve this challenge, CaptureCast automates the entire process of enriching the recording stream. It moves between different configurations for a given class, on a pre-programmed schedule or schedule, and intelligently maps captured content to common learning or content management systems, all without any intervention from faculty or IT staff . Each configuration can be customized for any style of conference, speaker, or totally exceptional out-of-the-box learning experiences.
“Quality, easy-to-use video tools are a necessity for educational institutions to meet the needs of all students, whether in the classroom or at home. The expansion of our solutions into this market is incredibly exciting and a testament to NewTek’s success and growth over the past few years, in large part due to its strong channel partner program. The introduction of CaptureCast provides opportunities for our existing partners, as well as new partners in the education ecosystem“,States Barbara Spicek, President and CEO, NewTek.