I've been working with Janet Matlie at the School of Music, Theater and Dance for a few years. I initially did the final installation of a video system for the Acting for the Camera TV studio as the Walgreen Drama Center was first opening up. Since then I have worked with Janet to enable her to post her students' video clips on CTools, and to assist her, as she has become more comfortable with the technology, to move into doing multi-camera shoots.
Most recently, I've been consulting with Janet and the department Chair about what it would take to move the studio up into High Definition. They decided to take the first step in that direction this week by purchasing a 55" Samsung LED flat screen display to replace the 42" Sony CRT they have been using.
I made sure they understood that the big CRT, while seeming like a technological dinosaur, was still the very best tool for watching the video clips they are creating in their Standard Def NTSC studio. Playing those clips back on a display that is optimized for HDTV content mean s they will look different - and possibly not as good. They are OK with trying it out, and if Janet really does not like how they look they can continue to use the big CRT until they do upgrade to HD. The flat panel is VERY easy to store.
I took it over there today, but will schedule the installation with janet for a later time. I'll post some shots of that when I do.