Media Production Studio Video

MPS Services

Media Production Studio offers the following services to meet your needs.

Production Project Support

MPS can assist with all aspects of the video production cycle, including planning, capture, editing, and delivery.  We produce many different types of content, and the majority of our projects work on a no-fee model so that your academic organization can tell its story without major obstacles.

While we’re enthusiastic about your project, we do need to give priority to instructional and departmental multimedia projects.  There are project types that do require us to charge fees, so that we can appropriately fund and prioritize our resources. In the tabs below, you can learn more about when we collct funds for projects. Whether needing support for every part of your project, or only where MPS resources may help fill in the gaps, contact us by email at itmps@ku.edu or call 785-864-6452 for a consultation.

The Media Production Studio is funded by KU IT to support KU instruction, research, and departments, by providing video capture and production services.

In order to prioritize staff and resource allocation properly, we have three tiers of client/project types. The tiers are defined by the use of the multimedia content and the way in which the project would be funded. You can find detailed descriptions of the three tiers on the following tabs. If you have any questions about these defintions or would like to discuss your specfic project, feel free to contact us at itmps@ku.edu.

Level 1 Clients - Classroom Instructional Support and Academic Research Presentation

Description:
These are activities in direct support of classroom instruction. Or Faculty/Staff in a department that issues academic credit to enrolled students. Or presentation of research conducted by University of Kansas Faculty. In the case of production of online instructional content, it might be our recommendation that KU partners like CODL and CTE be included in consultation or production of production materials or the project itself.

Level 1 Clients are given priority over other production requests.

Services and Charges:
Level 1 Clients usually incur no direct charges for MPS services.

  • Class and Event Capture and Streaming - no charge.
    Recorded content will be delivered in HD-quality digital formats via streaming and/or download links. If hardware/software is available in a specific space, capture and streaming platforms may be utilized (Echo 360, Zoom, etc).
  • Production Project Support - no charge.
    Projects will directly support KU departments, research, and instruction; all points of delivery cycle from planning to delivery, studio projects and remote or on-location projects. All major projects will include a MPS Scope of Work and Project Agreement. Projects will be delivered in HD-quality digital formats via streaming and/or download links.
  • Duplication and Conversions - no charge.
    All conversion and duplication services are offered at no cost to Level 1 clients. We do ask that you provide media (DVDs, for instance) for duplications requests greater than five. Turnaround times vary based on the size of the request and/or the amount of requests in queue. Our typical turnaround time is one-week. Duplications and conversions will be delivered in digital formats via streaming, download links, or external hard drive loan. Important Note: The Media Production Studio will not convert or duplicate copyrighted media without written permission from the copyright holder.
Occasionally, a major Level 1 Client project may require full or partial-charge back for labor costs, due to the human and hardware strains that the project may inflict to Media Production Studio resources. This will be determined at the time the project proposal is submitted. Costs for any equipment that must be rented, or rights to media that must be purchased, will also be charged back to the Level 1 Client.
Level 2 Clients - Training, Marketing, and Promotion for KU Departments

Description:
While most Level 2 Clients do not incur charge-back, primary usage of MPS resources must be allotted to Level 1 Client work.  So support of departmental training and promotion projects will be weighed against Level 1 workload.

Services and Charges:
Level 2 Clients usually incur no direct charges for MPS services.

  • Departmental Event Capture and Streaming - no charge.
    Recorded content will be delivered in HD-quality digital formats via streaming and/or download links. If hardware/software is available in a specific space, capture and streaming platforms may be utilized (Echo 360, Zoom, etc).
  • Departmental Production Project Support - no charge.
    Projects will directly support KU departments, research, and instruction; all points of delivery cycle from planning to delivery, studio projects and remote or on-location projects. All major projects will include a MPS Scope of Work and Project Agreement. Projects will be delivered in HD-quality digital formats via streaming and/or download links.
  • Duplication and Conversions - no charge.
    All conversion and duplication services are offered at no cost to Level 1 clients. We do ask that you provide media (DVDs, for instance) for duplications requests greater than five. Turnaround times vary based on the size of the request and/or the amount of requests in queue. Our typical turnaround time is one-week. Duplications and conversions will be delivered in digital formats via streaming, download links, or external hard drive loan. Important Note: The Media Production Studio will not convert or duplicate copyrighted media without written permission from the copyright holder.
Occasionally, a major Level 2 Client project may require full or partial-charge back for labor costs, due to the human and hardware strains that the project may inflict to Media Production Studio resources. This will be determined at the time the project proposal is submitted. Costs for any equipment that must be rented, or rights to media that must be purchased, will also be charged back to the Level 2 Client.
Level 3 Clients - Grant-Funded Events and Projects, and External-to-KU Customers

Description:
Level 3 Clients are defined as externally funded projects/events where the University of Kansas is in some way an affiliate.  Most obvious examples are conferences or speaking engagements where KU is hosting, but the agenda is externally funded.  As departments and organizations plan on the costs of these events (speaker fees, food, etc.), the capture and archiving needs should be included in the budget.    

Services and Charges:
With Level 3 Clients, all costs, direct and indirect should be recovered.  All Priority 3 projects will include a MPS Scope of Work and Project Agreement.

  • Event Capture and Streaming Rates
    • Single Camera/One Person Capture:  $60/hour (minimum, 2 hours)
    • Multi-Camera Switching:  $60/hour for 2-3 staff, $120-180/hour (minimum, 2 hours)
    • Studio Fee: $60/hour (minimum, 2 hours)
    • Sound Booth Fee: $60/hour (minimum, 2 hours)
    • Post-Production: $60/hour (minimum, 2 hours)
    • Duplication: $60/hour (minimum, 1 hour)
    Recorded content will be delivered in HD-quality digital formats via streaming and/or download links. If hardware/software is available in a specific space, capture and streaming platforms may be utilized (Echo 360, Zoom, etc).
  • Production Project Support Rates - $60/hour per MPS staff member

    Projects include support for all points of delivery cycle from planning to delivery. Both studio projects and remote or on-location projects. All major projects will include a MPS Scope of Work and Project Agreement. Projects will be delivered in HD-quality digital formats via streaming and/or download links.

     
  • Duplication and Conversions - $60/hour (minimum, 1 hour)

    Turnaround times vary based on the size of the request and/or the amount of requests in queue. Our typical turnaround time is one-week.  Duplications and conversions will be delivered in digital formats via streaming, download links, or external hard drive loan.

Occasionally, a major Level 3 Client project may require full or partial-charge back for labor costs, due to the human and hardware strains that the project may inflict to Media Production Studio resources. This will be determined at the time the project proposal is submitted. Costs for any equipment that must be rented, or rights to media that must be purchased, will also be charged back to the Level 3 Client.

Class and Event Videotaping Services

Need to capture a guest speaker in your classroom, archive or stream a departmental event, or conduct a self-assessment of your classroom teaching? MPS offers free departmental and course-related videotaping services.

Our live event support includes single and multi-camera shooting, post-production content matching, and live-streaming.

There are event types we are asked to capture that do require us to charge fees, so that we can appropriately fund and prioritize our resources. In the tabs below, you can learn more about when we collect funds for event videotaping and streaming services.

We work to fill as many requests as our full-time and student staffing allows, which is usually 70-80 events per semester.  To arrange the videotaping of a class or event, please contact us by email at itmps@ku.edu or call 785-864-6452.

The Media Production Studio is funded by KU IT to support KU instruction, research, and departments, by providing video capture and production services.

In order to prioritize staff and resource allocation properly, we have three tiers of client/project types. The tiers are defined by the use of the multimedia content and the way in which the project would be funded. You can find detailed descriptions of the three tiers on the following tabs. If you have any questions about these defintions or would like to discuss your specfic project, feel free to contact us at itmps@ku.edu.

Level 1 Clients - Classroom Instructional Support and Academic Research Presentation

Description:
These are activities in direct support of classroom instruction. Or Faculty/Staff in a department that issues academic credit to enrolled students. Or presentation of research conducted by University of Kansas Faculty. In the case of production of online instructional content, it might be our recommendation that KU partners like CODL and CTE be included in consultation or production of production materials or the project itself.

Level 1 Clients are given priority over other production requests.

Services and Charges:
Level 1 Clients usually incur no direct charges for MPS services.

  • Class and Event Capture and Streaming - no charge.
    Recorded content will be delivered in HD-quality digital formats via streaming and/or download links. If hardware/software is available in a specific space, capture and streaming platforms may be utilized (Echo 360, Zoom, etc).
  • Production Project Support - no charge.
    Projects will directly support KU departments, research, and instruction; all points of delivery cycle from planning to delivery, studio projects and remote or on-location projects. All major projects will include a MPS Scope of Work and Project Agreement. Projects will be delivered in HD-quality digital formats via streaming and/or download links.
  • Duplication and Conversions - no charge.
    All conversion and duplication services are offered at no cost to Level 1 clients. We do ask that you provide media (DVDs, for instance) for duplications requests greater than five. Turnaround times vary based on the size of the request and/or the amount of requests in queue. Our typical turnaround time is one-week. Duplications and conversions will be delivered in digital formats via streaming, download links, or external hard drive loan. Important Note: The Media Production Studio will not convert or duplicate copyrighted media without written permission from the copyright holder.
Occasionally, a major Level 1 Client project may require full or partial-charge back for labor costs, due to the human and hardware strains that the project may inflict to Media Production Studio resources. This will be determined at the time the project proposal is submitted. Costs for any equipment that must be rented, or rights to media that must be purchased, will also be charged back to the Level 1 Client.
Level 2 Clients - Training, Marketing, and Promotion for KU Departments

Description:
While most Level 2 Clients do not incur charge-back, primary usage of MPS resources must be allotted to Priority 1 Client work.  So support of departmental training and promotion projects will be weighed against Level 1 workload.

Services and Charges:
Level 2 Clients usually incur no direct charges for MPS services.

  • Departmental Event Capture and Streaming - no charge.
    Recorded content will be delivered in HD-quality digital formats via streaming and/or download links. If hardware/software is available in a specific space, capture and streaming platforms may be utilized (Echo 360, Zoom, etc).
  • Departmental Production Project Support - no charge.
    Projects will directly support KU departments, research, and instruction; all points of delivery cycle from planning to delivery, studio projects and remote or on-location projects. All major projects will include a MPS Scope of Work and Project Agreement. Projects will be delivered in HD-quality digital formats via streaming and/or download links.
  • Duplication and Conversions - no charge.
    All conversion and duplication services are offered at no cost to Level 2 clients. We do ask that you provide media (DVDs, for instance) for duplications requests greater than five. Turnaround times vary based on the size of the request and/or the amount of requests in queue. Our typical turnaround time is one-week. Duplications and conversions will be delivered in digital formats via streaming, download links, or external hard drive loan. Important Note: The Media Production Studio will not convert or duplicate copyrighted media without written permission from the copyright holder.
Occasionally, a major Level 2 Client project may require full or partial-charge back for labor costs, due to the human and hardware strains that the project may inflict to Media Production Studio resources. This will be determined at the time the project proposal is submitted. Costs for any equipment that must be rented, or rights to media that must be purchased, will also be charged back to the Level 2 Client.
Level 3 Clients - Grant-Funded Events and Projects, and External-to-KU Customers

Description:
Level 3 Clients are defined as externally funded projects/events where the University of Kansas is in some way an affiliate.  Most obvious examples are conferences or speaking engagements where KU is hosting, but the agenda is externally funded.  As departments and organizations plan on the costs of these events (speaker fees, food, etc.), the capture and archiving needs should be included in the budget.    

Services and Charges:
With Level 3 Clients, all costs, direct and indirect should be recovered.  All Level 3 projects will include a MPS Scope of Work and Project Agreement.

  • Event Capture and Streaming Rates
    • Single Camera/One Person Capture:  $60/hour (minimum, 2 hours)
    • Multi-Camera Switching:  $60/hour for 2-3 staff, $120-180/hour (minimum, 2 hours)
    • Studio Fee: $60/hour (minimum, 2 hours)
    • Sound Booth Fee: $60/hour (minimum, 2 hours)
    • Post-Production: $60/hour (minimum, 2 hours)
    • Duplication: $60/hour (minimum, 1 hour)
    Recorded content will be delivered in HD-quality digital formats via streaming and/or download links. If hardware/software is available in a specific space, capture and streaming platforms may be utilized (Echo 360, Zoom, etc).
  • Production Project Support Rates - $60/hour per MPS staff member

    Projects include support for all points of delivery cycle from planning to delivery. Both studio projects and remote or on-location projects. All major projects will include a MPS Scope of Work and Project Agreement. Projects will be delivered in HD-quality digital formats via streaming and/or download links.

     
  • Duplication and Conversions - $60/hour (minimum, 1 hour)

    Turnaround times vary based on the size of the request and/or the amount of requests in queue. Our typical turnaround time is one-week.  Duplications and conversions will be delivered in digital formats via streaming, download links, or external hard drive loan.

Occasionally, a major Level 3 Client project may require full or partial-charge back for labor costs, due to the human and hardware strains that the project may inflict to Media Production Studio resources. This will be determined at the time the project proposal is submitted. Costs for any equipment that must be rented, or rights to media that must be purchased, will also be charged back to the Level 3 Client.

Instructional Support - Class Assignments

Our full-time staff are available to support Faculty with multimedia course assignments.  We can make a classroom visit to introduce students to studio equipment and software resources they might use to complete an assignment or introduce strategies and best practices for telling a multimedia story.  Or create customized post-production software training for your student content creators.

MPS staff believes that production literacy – the ability to tell a story creatively and persuasively in multiple media formats and styles – is a valuable, even essential, skill for both undergraduate and graduate students.

KU Faculty can contact us by email at itmps@ku.edu or call 785-864-6452 to discuss ways we might best assist your course.


Lecture Capture

KU IT provides Lecture Capture service via Echo360. This service enables faculty to schedule automatic recordings of lectures or presentations or create ad hoc captures. This provides students with a powerful tool that can be used for review, to supplement materials covered in class, or to provide instruction that is entirely web-based. The captured recordings can be viewed via a web browser and/or can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device.

For more information about Lecture Capture, please visit Lecture Capture (via Echo360) » or contact MPS at itmps@ku.edu or 785-864-6452.


Media Conversion and Duplication

We can produce a variety of analog and digital media formats for instructional use. We can copy media, edit clips, encode web-ready files, and post media to our streaming server (KU MediaHub). We can convert between many old and new tapes, discs, and digital file formats.

Important Note: The Media Production Studio will not convert or duplicate copyrighted media without written permission from the copyright holder.

All of our conversion and duplication services are offered at no cost, as long as the duplication request is for instructional use in a KU course. We do ask that you provide media (DVDs, for instance) for duplications requests greater than five. Turnaround times vary based on the size of the request and/or the amount of requests in queue. Our typical turnaround time is one-week.

Feel free to drop-off your conversion or duplication requests at your convenience at our front desk in the center of the Budig Computer Lab.


Digital Signage

KU's Digital Signage solution provides a single campuswide system to support the informational, promotional, branding and emergency broadcast needs of the University overall, as well as individual schools and departments. 

Schools and departments can engage students, visitors, faculty and staff with dynamic, multimedia content displayed on flat-screens in building lobbies, offices and other common areas. In addition to reaching audiences within their own building spaces, participants in Digital Signage can submit content for distribution on monitors across campus.

For more detailed information about Digital Signage, please visit KU's Digital Signage page » and KU's Policy on Digital Signage ».


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