AV Resource Case Studies
Technology has dramatically changed the way we teach and learn, yet technology is only as empowering as the person trained to use it. Classrooms on the Colorado College campus were equipped with varying technologies that made it difficult for professors and instructors to master fully. The college needed an easy-to-use, common presentation system to be used across classrooms to ensure the effective adoption of technology in education delivery.
Working in conjunction with Colorado College's Media Services Department, 5280 Digital crafted a simple yet robust technology infrastructure for Colorado College classrooms. We installed portable video modules that allowed instructors to connect their laptops to mounted projectors. In addition to providing the technology to deliver presentations from their laptops, we also supplied the tools to allow the integration of other media sources including video, DVD, and satellite feed.
This successful installation allows Colorado College to deliver educational experiences from beyond the four walls of the classroom. Professors quickly adopted the shared and simple set-up, and the technology investment has furthered the college's reputation in education delivery excellence.
High Noon Entertainment
Creators of numerous hit shows including "Surprise By Design" and "Rezoned," High Noon Entertainment is on the forefront of high-definition production. But the transition to high definition had its challenges. High Noon needed to maintain a technological infrastructure and workflow capable of producing over 300 shows mastered in both standard definition and high definition. 5280 Digital helped make it possible.
To begin, we installed 14 offline high-definition suites and two online high-definition suites. As production needs grew, we identified a workflow to support the dual-format production and broadcast, culminating in a state-of-the-art, post-production facility featuring:
- 2 online high-definition suites featuring Avid Nitris editors
- 30 shared offline editors
- 50 transcription/pre-editing stations
- All using a shared storage system
This year, High Noon will deliver 375 episodes in high definition, a full 75% of their total production. In addition to maintaining their standard-definition audiences, High Noon has built brand loyalty among HD enthusiasts for their new high-definition shows.