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*What is Galicaster Class?*

Galicaster Class is a multistream recorder application designed for tactile screens to provide easy control and realtime feedback.


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*Who is GClass aimed to?*

Galicaster Class is aimed to educational institutions who wants to record lectures or other educational contents on a daily basis and publish them in the shortest time posible. Moreover, GClass reduces subsequent reviews and editions to the minimum.
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*As a professor, how I operate GClass?*
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As a professor you only have to worry about the microphone. Place it correctly and activate it. A warning on the screen would prevent you if the audio is activated. You can turn the audio off and on whenever you want, in case you don't want something to be included.
Galicaster Class is an open source, multistream recording application, specially designed for lecture recording. It provides real-time feedback of the media being recorded on a simple, easy-to-use, tactile interface.

If you need or want more control of the recording you can actived some manual features: start, pause and stop. This way you will remove useless sections of lectures like breaks, exercises ...
h5. *Who is GClass aimed to?*

Galicaster Class is aimed to educational institutions which want to record lectures and other educational contents on a daily basis. GClass saves them time and resources by making the recording process simple and efficient. By keeping professors informed and in control, the need for subsequent reviews and editions reduces to a minimum.

*How do I use GClass with Opencast Matterhorn?*

GClass acts as a basic Matterhorn capture agent. It can register as a capture agent, thus being able to receive scheduled recordings and ingest the resulting mediapackages automatically. The main improvements GClass bring up are his graphic interface, providing realtime feedbach and manual  control,  and his independency from the scheduling service and the network, once a recording is set it will be recorder even if the network is down.
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*Can I use Galicaster Class with other systems?*

Yes, Galicaster Class can be adapted to any media management or publishing systems.
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h4. How do Galicaster Class looks like?
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Check out the video below to see how GClass works and take a look to the basic features.
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Professors only need to worry about the screen, where they will get a continous visual feedback of what is being recorded. Besides, a pop-up window will show up if the audio is too low, in case the microphone is mistakenly muted or it ran out of batteries.

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The audio may also be turned off and on at will, so the professor can choose not to get some parts of their speech recorded if they desire to.

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Some basic actions - start, pause and stop - are also available, allowing a finer control on the recording. This way, the professor can prevent undesired fragments like lecture breaks, exercise resolutions, etc., from being recorded.

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Check out the side video for a quick tour through some of Galicaster basic features.
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h5. *How do I use GClass with Opencast Matterhorn?*

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GClass can work as a basic Matterhorn capture agent. It can register as a capture agent on a Matterhorn core, thus being able to receive and process Matterhorn recording schedules, and ingest the resulting mediapackages afterwards.

The main improvement GClass brings up is its graphic interface, providing real-time feedback and manual control. It also allows an easy mechanism to ingest mediapackages that were recorded off-line, or retry the ingestion of a failed mediapackage.

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h5. *Can I use Galicaster Class with other systems?*

Yes, Galicaster Class can be adapted to any media management or publishing systems.

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