Hong Kong Metropolitan University expands investment in EditShare
March 2, 2022
EditShare, the technology leader that enables storytellers to create and manage collaborative media workflows, today announced that 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 programme.
EditShare’s integration with the programme’s SimCapture, which is used to record and assess student performance, provides a centralised 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.“Video is one of the core components of our high-quality training and education. It helps us track trends, improve learning and document methods and time spent on practical training,” said Wilson Yau, AV Technology Manager (ALTO), Hong Kong Metropolitan University.
Prior to the installation of EditShare, Hong Kong Metropolitan University stored the files on standard storage, using Windows Explorer to search and locate videos. Yau continued, “For audits and official records, our university keeps its videos for seven years which equate to hundreds of thousands of video files. 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.”
The innovative 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.
Yau explained: “Prior to EditShare, staff would manually put all this information into the file and then drag and drop it into the storage. 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.”EditShare’s Chief Revenue Officer, Said Bacho comments: “EditShare has deep expertise in the education market. 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 programme.”