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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Video & Multimedia Technology Unit is Alabama Extension’s in-house solution for meeting our Specialists’ and Counties’ multimedia needs, ranging from simple, conventional photography projects, through satellite and videotape delivery to the latest DVD authoring and live Webcasting and on-demand streaming technologies.
The unit’s capabilities are anchored in a broadcast-quality on-location, field, studio, and post production environment, which is interfaced with the Auburn University campus educational television network both by computer and fiber optic cable. Computer based digital multimedia is delivered via the high speed multimedia servers on the Auburn campus — Windows Media Server, hosted by ACES, AU iTunes, hosted by Auburn University, and off-campus video social networking sites such as YouTube.
We have joined several technologies together in the Unit’s Multimedia Lab, including streaming audio and video for broadcasting over the Web, on-screen presentation software, graphics applications, scanning applications and both linear and non-linear video production technologies.
Additionally, the unit maintains a large repository of cataloged Extension-related stock video footage that can be incorporated into any of the formats of our media products. This footage is available in the format of the client’s choice by request. If specific footage is needed, our shooting staff can acquire that footage either by requesting it through our consortium of Extension Video Producers, or by scheduling an on-location shoot with one of our videographers.
For smaller productions not requiring more than four specialists on stage simultaneously, we deliver live, in-house, in-service training products in a professional format, all with broadcast studio-quality production values.