Hong Kong Metropolitan University Strengthens Investment in EditShare

Hong Kong Metropolitan University has expanded its investment in EditShare, installing FLOW media management and EFS shared storage as the core content platform for its Nursing Simulation program.

“Video is one of the core components of our high-quality training and education,” says Wilson Yau, AV Technology Manager (ALTO), Hong Kong Metropolitan University. “It helps us track trends, improve learning and document methods and time spent on practical training.”

EditShare’s integration with the program’s SimCapture, which is used to record and assess student performance, provides a centralized repository and archive that educators can easily access, share learning outcomes and proof of performance. The innovative workflow was designed and deployed by EditShare Channel Partner Viewcon.

“For audits and official records, our university keeps its videos for seven years which equate to hundreds of thousands of video files,” adds Yau. “EditShare worked well in our AV Production Studio and we knew it would automate many of the manual processes that come with storing and sharing video at this scale.”

Prior to the installation of EditShare, Hong Kong Metropolitan University stored the files on standard storage, using Windows Explorer to search and locate videos.

“Prior to EditShare, staff would manually put all this information into the file and then drag and drop it into the storage,” explains Yau. “There are roughly 140 files recorded per day so this task was incredibly time-consuming, tedious and prone to human error. EditShare was able to build a custom workflow that automated all of the manual tasks, ensuring these were accurately documented and available for viewing moments after they were made.”

The workflow features EFS tiered storage with integrated production, nearline, and archive capabilities. FLOW serves as the control layer, automatically migrating video content, including simulation records, from the SimCapture to EFS. Metadata is automatically added to the video and includes key information such as teacher, student, session and other notes. Staff can log into the web-based FLOW dashboard, search videos on a number of angles, add further notes, share, and playback practical sessions.

“EditShare has deep expertise in the education market,” says Said Bacho, chief revenue officer, EditShare. “Our systems are used by educational institutions all over the world which speaks volumes of its agility to adapt to specialized environments like Hong Kong Metropolitan University’s Nursing Simulation program.”

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