Multimedia Production

Multimedia Production
We produce professional and broadcast quality multimedia for live events, conferences, lectures, interviews, promotions, performances and much more. Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Audio capturing, editing, conversion, compression, podcasting and CD authoring
  • Video Capturing: both in studio and on site, single and multi-camera production
  • Video post production: editing, conversion, compression, color correction and podcasting
  • Graphics embedding: integrating graphics, titles and logos to video
  • DVD Authoring: DVD format conversion and new DVD creation

Samples of our multimedia products includes:

While our primary focus is the Faculty of Arts we will consider service requests from other faculties and operating units conditional upon our resource availability. Please contact us to find out how we can help your projects.

Communication Technologies

Conferencing, Podcasting and Streaming
For Video Conferencing, Podcasting and Streaming services we offer several solutions. We provide media based communication support for Audio and Video Conferencing and Podcasting and although we don’t currently provide Streaming Services, we will consult with you about the services available on campus and liaison between you and the provider groups to ensure as smooth an event as possible.

The ARC has several video conferencing solutions that can be used for meetings, exams, interviews, distance lectures and conferences. The services include some appliance based equipment, a VMWare solution and a Cloud Based system. We are continually striving to keep our systems as up to date as possible to provide the latest and most effective communication solutions available to our clients. We can also consult and direct you to services available for classroom and distance learning delivery.

We strive to provide the best quality connections possible and as such, we prefer to test call each event prior to it happening. To facilitate that we ask for as much notice as possible to allow time for that happen. Most often, video conferences happen with connecting parties in different time zones so be aware of the time differences for each of the connectors for your event and plan around those differences.

Even though we don’t recommend it for professional work, the ARC also provides basic support for Skype conference calls, primarily in the preparatory stages: direction and providing information as to how to properly setup systems, etc.

Digitization and Restoration Services

Digitization Services

We convert and restore audio visual material from a range of media formats. We also support digitizing paper documents into electronic form, including Optical Character Recognition (OCR) whenever applicable.

Once digitized and/or restored, we can help you with duplicating, converting, and archiving your valuable media material. These services will be provided in compliance with copyright restrictions.

Supported media formats include, but are not limited to: audio tapes and reels, VHS, SVHS, MiniDV, Beta, Hi8, Digital8, 3/4 tapes, Tele-Cine, Satellite Recording, 8mm videos (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), 16mm videos (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), etc. Colour corrections and format conversions are made whenever necessary and applicable.

Equipment and Media Procurement

Equipment and Media Procurement
We offer consultation and research related to purchase of multimedia and special-purpose equipment for Arts researchers. We also handle obtaining quotes, placement of orders, and deployment.

We liaise with a range of venders from local and international markets and help you find the best possible equipment for your purpose and budget. Through the relationships we have developed with venders and agents, we have managed to ensure fair pricing, reasonable delivery, good service and high quality equipment.