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Educational Media Services

Educational Media Services (EMS) is the University's main digital video and audio service. Using state-of-the-art equipment, the unit offers a professional service for the University, colleges, related institutions, commercial customers and individuals.  Keep in touch with our filming and podcasting news through our Twitter feed here:

A list of our various services and technical capabilities is provided below:

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Replay Lecture Capture

EMS provides the technical capacity to automate the digital recording of lectures and the lecturer's slides, without the need of a technician present, in order that students may view these at a later date within WebLearn, the University's virtual learning environment.

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Teams Live Event Support

EMS now provides support for running remote events using Microsoft Teams Live, such as conferences and other multi-speaker online events.

More about Teams Live Event Support

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Digital Video Production & Livestreaming 


EMS has the facility to produce broadcast quality video for the web and Oxford on iTunesU. The crew can be hired to film lectures, conferences, interviews and promotional programmes to support and to promote University activities.

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EMS provides a publication platform, MediaPub, for the publication of podcasts both on our website and for Oxford on iTunes U. The portal hosts over 9,000 free lectures and talks.

More about podcasting & guide on how to podcast

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Degree Ceremony DVDs

EMS has filmed all of the Oxford Degree Ceremonies starting from November 1989. These DVDs ( and from 2017 digital downloads) can be purchased either online or by contacting the unit.

More about degree ceremony DVDs

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Professional Digital Editing


EMS provides broadcast quality non-linear video editing. Our work is done by professional and experienced in-house editors, who have a speciality working with FCPX filmmaking.

More about professional digital editing

Video Archive

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EMS archives a massive quantity of events, visits, and lectures in and around the University of Oxford. We also have some vintage archive Oxford footage which has been donated to us.

More about our video archive

Our email and address

Educational Media Services
University of Oxford,
13 Banbury Rd.,