Video registration of the educational process is a controversial phenomenon for many participants in this process: both students and teachers are ambivalent about recording, broadcasting and subsequent indexing of what is happening during studies or project presentations. Nevertheless, the authors have positive experience in involving students to work by changing the format project presentation, and this change is directly related to the openness of the educational process. The main complexity of this approach identified is the significant labor costs for preparing, broadcasting, indexing and publishing records. This article describes the service created at MIEM HSE for the complete automation of video recording of classroom activities using IP cameras. This service solves the technical tasks of shooting, simple editing and publication of materials, and also has an open architecture for the intellectualization of processes based on pattern recognition and automation of camera work and content management.