Town donation enables high tech video capability at Wm. E. Hay

The Clearview Board of Trustees had a great time watching the video made by the Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus...

The Clearview Board of Trustees had a great time watching the video made by the Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus (WEHSSC) staff and students at the regular board meeting on Thursday, April 14.

With the use of the donation money given by the Town of Stettler, the school was able to purchase the TriCaster equipment, which would allow the making of videos using the TriCaster video technology.

The TriCaster offers multi-camera switching, simultaneous live streaming and recording, live virtual sets, integrated DDRs, titling, video effects as well as audio mixing.

With a booth set up at the recent Stettler Trade Show, the TriCaster already garnered a lot of interest and curiosity.

“The TriCaster is a multi-camera switching solution for recording live events such as graduation ceremonies and sporting events, and is also an amazing tool for working in the studio with green screens and utilizing the virtual sets that it contains,” said principal Norbert Baharally, WEHSSC. “It is a great addition to the program because it replaces some older equipment badly in need of replacement.”

According to Baharally, the technology has enabled both staff and students to work in high definition wide screen mode rather than standard definition full screen.

“Students are benefiting by working with modern equipment that is being used in independent studios around the world,” added Baharally. “It is currently being well used by the comm-tech department by producing Cat Corner and soon we will be using its streaming abilities to broadcast the daily memos on the smartboards around our school.”