NU-Q, Northwestern University in Qatar, Tek Signals, David Carr, , School of Communication and Medill School of Journalism in Chicago.
Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), which offers undergraduate degree programmes in communications and journalism, has recently awarded a project for a three-camera HD studio, a newsroom facility and an end-to-end tapeless workflow to a systems integrator in the Middle East. The project is scheduled for completion in December.
"A brand new film studio for our communications programme is part of the project while our newsroom will cater to the journalism students," stated David Carr, chief information officer, NU-Q. The media students at NU-Q have, thus far, worked with RED cameras. However, the new studio will enable them to work with Sony cameras as well. The new project will see AP’s ENPS newsroom solution deployed at the facility while Sienna will manage the workflow.
NU-Q is also using the Haivision Furnace IP video delivery system to enable easy, efficient sharing of student-created content with its US partner, School of Communication and Medill School of Journalism in Chicago.
The Haivision Furnace system simplifies delivery of university-branded content to 35 public displays across the Doha campus.
"Haivision’s Furnace system offers our campus enormous value by enabling flexible delivery of high-quality video with remarkably low setup and maintenance requirements. Haivision’s Furnace is our primary video distribution tool. Its performance, including support for video up to 1080p, is key for us as we continue to refine our facilities and course offerings," Carr added.
Content produced by students in the Doha and Evanston campuses are shared through Haivision’s Bridge Receive and Bridge Transmit systems. In the near future, students and faculty will also be able to use Haivision’s InStream player to access a variety of content anywhere within the campus environment: whether online, in the classroom, or in the studios currently being constructed. This capability will give students at both the Doha and Evanston campuses greater opportunity to work on joint projects and productions.