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Cardiff University adopts Quicklink Studio to provide newsgathering skills to Journalism, Media and Culture students

Tue 14, 09 2021

Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture have adopted Quicklink’s Studio (ST55) solution to allow students to gain a broad set of digital production skills by using industry-standard solutions.

The Quicklink Studio solution is used to incorporate contributions from remote guests using a laptop or mobile device for inclusion in news bulletins at the University’s studios. The solution is also used daily from the Senedd Cymru (Welsh Parliament) at Cardiff Bay, and other locations around the City to gather high-quality video feeds from reporters on location.

For reporters on-location at the Senedd, and other locations around Cardiff, reporters are equipped with an iPhone mounted to a Manfrotto Monopod. An iRig is used to break audio to XLR and headphone jack. Using Quicklink Studio, the MoJo equipped iPhone is then placed in a two-way call with a Quicklink ST100 located within Cardiff University’s studios using the Quicklink Manager – creating a bi-directional, high-quality remote contribution to be included in a live production.

The Quicklink solutions have allowed our students to gain practical skills on outside broadcast type news gathering as part of their courses. This includes the setting up of the kit on-location, and preforming pieces to camera live into the news bulletins at the University TV studios.” said Andrew Jenkins, Senior Broadcast Technician at Cardiff University.

The Quicklink Studio (ST55) enables the gathering of high-quality remote contributions from a laptop or mobile device with no apps or software installations required. Contributors can be invited using an operator generated, shareable URL link. From the Quicklink Manager, the operator is then able to remotely control and configure the contributor’s camera, microphone, speaker settings, resolution, data bandwidth and latency if required.

Andrew continued: “The Quicklink solutions have provided a new teaching and learning experience for both the staff and students, which will benefit the students when they work in the industry in the future”.

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About Quicklink

Quicklink, headquartered in the UK, supply over 800 companies with award-winning software and hardware IP solutions for the transmission of live and edited video. As Emmy Award and Queen’s Award for Innovation winners, Quicklink are proud to have been recognised for the solutions we develop on a global scale.

About Cardiff University

Cardiff University exists to create, share knowledge and to educate for the benefit of all. The University’s vision is to be the world-leading, research-excellent, educationally outstanding university, driven by creativity and curiosity, which fulfils its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales the UK and the world.

About Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Culture

Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture is a world-leading center for media, teaching and research. Offering a wide range of courses at various levels as well as an undergraduate degree which is an academic, research-based degree which can also be combined with English or Sociology. The School combines a long-standing record of excellence in teaching and training with an outstanding research portfolio – routinely winning awards from a wide range of bodies.

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