I picked up a [Swivl robot camera mount](http://www.swivl.com) to kick off our "tech lending library" here in [the EDU](http://ucalgary.ca/taylorinstitute/edu). It's a pretty interesting piece of kit that will let anyone record a session without having to spend $100K retrofitting a classroom with PTZ cameras and switching boards. Slap this thing onto a desk or tripod, drop your iPhone (or iPad, or Android device) into the slot, plug the microphone cable into the mic jack on your device, and hit record. Done. It now automatically tracks the lanyard, which also has a built-in microphone that sends decent audio to the recording device. Nice.
If you want to sign the thing out to experiment with it, let me know.
Using Swivl for Lecture Capture | Michael Ullyot
[…] Thanks to a suggestion from my friend Paul Schacht, I’ve settled on Swivl, a little robotic stand that swivels and turns to follow you, recording audio and video to your iPad, iPhone, or Android device. You can see the official promo-video on their web site, which won me over more than the time-lapse capabilities you can see here and here. (Maybe next time?) My colleague in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, D’Arcy Norman, tested it out and posted his own video. […]
Using a Robot Swivel Camera Mount | Classical Guy Radio
[…] found this great demo of this Robot Swivel Camera Mount. Professor D’Arcy Norman put it through its paces, and I thought it was worth […]