The School of Journalism, Media, and Culture will use the ST55 studio

Cardiff University Quicklink Studio

Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media, and Culture has added Quicklink’s Studio (ST55) solution to assist teaching.

The solution allows contributions from remote guests using a laptop or mobile device to be included in news bulletins at the University’s studios. It is 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.

Reporters are equipped with an iPhone mounted to a Manfrotto Monopod, with an iRig 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, remote contribution to be included in a live production. 

The Quicklink Studio means 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 Jenkins, senior broadcast technician at Cardiff University, said: “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.

“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.”