New cameras for old buildings
For HAMK, a big factor in finding the right equipment was making sure it could work efficiently both in their new state-of-the-art facilities and in their historic buildings built when the university was founded in 1862
Some of these buildings held preserved status so the installation process for any new cameras had to be as inconspicuous.
The lecturers also wanted an easy solution they could operate themselves, as well as offer high-quality visuals and connection for their students learning from home.
“We wanted a versatile system to use [the PTZ cameras] in every kind of situation that we have,” says Teemu Järvenpää, a lecturer at HAMK for more than 15 years.
“This is why we wanted a camera that can be accessed through different kinds of methods. We use NDI and HDMI connections, and in some cases SDI.”
The CR-N300 matched this brief. It is compatible with both NDI and HDMI connections,ensuring seamless flexibility in workflows.
In the newer buildings, each lecturer can control their system autonomously, and the plug and play nature of the PTZ means that they can optimise their productivity with ease.
Lighting also proved an issue, with people often moving from bright light to dark corners during streams. The CR-N300 regains fast focus, which is key for these less favourable spaces.