BOARDONAIR

A tool for easily creating effective videos

and streaming lessons

PRODUCTSCONTACTS

BoardOnAir™ is a glass marker-board that allows you to create videos while can physically facing the students – possibly including images and/or videos – and comment on them without any need for post-production work.

It is sufficient to start the recording and a possible slides presentation. Unlike chromakey studio shooting, here, the teacher can actually see what appears on the board, comment and underline it, and there is no need for further editing.

Hand writings on the board is automatically reversed (with no need for the teacher to write contrariwise!). The possible slides can be added as with a usual presentation.

BoardOnAir™ is based on the open sourced project by Michael Peshkin of the Northwestern University. It was carried out by Carlo Mariconda and Alberto Tonolo of the Department of Mathematics « Tullio Levi-Civita » of the University of Padua in collaboration with the illusionist Frank Cadillac, and it is commercialized by Audio Innova Srl, a spinoff of the University of Padua. It is already being used by the Padua University teachers to create numerous educational videos for courses and Moocs on the prestigious international platform Futurelearn:

Precalculus: the Mathematics of Numbers, Functions and Equations
Advanced Precalculus: Geometry, Trigonometry and Exponentials

An innovative tool consisting of a special glass board surrounded by LEDs, combined with sophisticated video equipment, for a 360° e-learning experience.

The teacher appears and writes frontally facing the students, with the advantage of combining gesture, writing, and slides or videos. The result can be a recorded or live-streamed video.

The Board

Basic structure: glass-board + lights + microphone
a 1cm(1/3’’) thick special glass-board surrounded by LEDs that makes it possible to highlight and make writing with special markers very luminous. The glass is supported by a metal frame.

The structure is 210cm(82½’’) high, the base is 100-120cm(42’’) in depth.
The width depends on the model chosen:

BoardOnAir

M

(width 150cm/60’’): ultraclear glass 150X100cm(60X40’’), storage shelf, containers for felt-tip pens and sponges, wooden framing delimiters, 5m(196’’) waterproof LEDs, wheels, solid iron frame. The model is equipped with WHEELS that allow you to move the board easily.

 

BoardOnAir

L

(width 180cm/71’’): ultraclear glass 180X105cm(71X41’’), storage shelf, containers for felt-tip pens and sponges, wooden framing delimiters, 5m(196’’) waterproof LEDs, wheels, solid iron frame. The model is equipped with WHEELS that allow you to move the board easily.

 

BoardOnAir

XL

(width 240cm/94½): ultraclear glass 180X105cm(71X41’’), storage shelf, containers for felt-tip pens and sponges, wooden framing delimiters, 5m(196’’) waterproof LEDs, wheels, solid iron frame.

 

Sets

The lesson kit allows the user to shoot while writing on the BoardOnAir™ glass-board, and is complete with camera and set lights. In order to get the words to appear straight, the image obtained must be turned over; this is possible with any video software (e.g. the free VLC). Ideal for those who just need to shoot written presentations without images or videos.

It can be upgraded to the Complete Conference kit once one needs to add images or videos in the presentation.

The LESSON KIT includes:

  • The BoardOnAir™ glass-board
  • a set of lights and light-stands to illuminate the presenter
  • a mirrorless video camera (with detailed instructions on recommended settings) and a video camera stand
  • camera remote control
  • microphone with transmitter and receiver
  • black sheets for ceilings and walls
  • 2 packs of felt-tip pens and cleaning kit

The complete conference kit allows the user to shoot on the BoardOnAir™, and is composed of a camera, set lights and professional broadcasting and recording devices. It allows you to shoot, record and/or livestream (optional) with just a simple touch. The presenter may write on the BoardOnAir™, make images and videos appearing and comment with the marker during the presentation. The written parts on the BoardOnAir™ are automatically reversed and appear normally in the resulting recorded video.

The COMPLETE CONFERENCE KIT includes:

The following items already included in the lesson kit:

  • The BoardOnAir™
  • a set of lights and lightstands to illuminate the presenter
  • a mirrorless Panasonic video camera (with detailed instructions on recommended settings) and a video camera stand
  • microphone with transmitter and receiver
  • black sheets for ceilings and walls
  • 2 packs of felt-tip pens and cleaning kit

and:

  • ATEM Television Studio by Blackmagic with preset files
  • HYPERDECK studio mini digital recorder by Blackmagic
  • A left-right automatic revearser tool
  • Presentation R/C
  • Monitor
  • Manual
  • Setup guide
  • 2 packs of felt-tip pens and cleaning kit

The invisible BoardOnAir™ kit allows the user to shoot stunning presentations with no need for a green screen (chromakey) or any post-production.

It is composed of a camera, set lights and professional broadcasting and recording devices. It does not need a glass-board. This setup allows you to avoid any kind of post-production, so that your video is ready right when you press the stop-button on the recorder, allowing you also to livestream your lessons. Ideal for those who do not need to write during presentations. It may be upgraded with a glass-board to a Complete Conference kit once one needs to write on a board during the presentations.

The INVISIBLE BOARDONAIR kit includes:

  • a set of lights and light-stands to illuminate the presenter
  • a mirrorless Panasonic video camera (with detailed instructions on recommended settings) and a video camera stand
  • microphone with transmitter and receiver
  • black sheets for ceilings and walls
  • 2 packs of felt-tip pens and cleaning kit
  • ATEM Television Studio by Blackmagic with preset files
  • HYPERDECK studio mini digital recorder by Blackmagic
  • Presentation R/C
  • Monitor
  • Manual
  • Setup guide

STREAMING:
Streaming is available, in addition to recording, via a suitable appliance.

MAC MINI:
Our mac mini is complete with the software and setting files in order to make the complete Conference kit work

DAIS:
A dais in metal, totally integrated with the BoardOnAir™, is useful for the Complete Conference Kit if your height is less than the average.

LESSON KIT COMPLETE CONFERENCE KIT INVISIBLE BOA™  KIT
BoardOnAir™ (M,L,XL)

CAMERA+TRIPOD

Lights

Camera R/C

MIC+Transm+Receiv

Black background

Markers

Cleaning kit

ATEM television Studio

Preset files ATEM

WRITE reverser

Digital RECORDER

MONITORs

Presentation R/C

MANUAL

1 year warranty on-site

Specs

Some Board On Air features

Effective Videos

The professor, writing on the board or on the screened images is framed frontally. Differently from a chroma-key shooting, the lecturer is able to see the screened slides and to easily point at them.

No Post-production

BoardOnAir avoids you any editing of the obtained videos.

Easy to use

The lecturer just needs to press a button at the beginning and end of the recording and write as on a normal blackboard. The video will immediately be ready for the release on a normal SD card.

Streaming

Live broadcast of the shooting while recording is also possible.

An essential resource for e-learning and moocs

BoardOnAir’s unmatched immediacy allows to fastly produce Moocs and facilitates blended courses.

Teaching and training

BoardOnAir is an effective technology for blending media material in courses, enriching the educational offer with easily achieved but high-end videos.

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