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Document Camera

The document camera is an imaging device for producing live images of objects. Objects can be 2-dimensional (printed documents, photos, books, etc.) or 3-dimensional (flowers, mechanical instruments, sculptures, electronic components, etc.).

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HD Document Camera

A. The document camera is located on the top of the multimedia lectern.

HD Document Camera's Head
HD Document Camera's Display Surface

B. Adjust the camera head if needed so that it is aiming directly downward onto the display area. The camera head can be moved vertically or horizontally to get a close-up view of the document or item being displayed.

Control System Touch Panel

C. Locate the touchpanel on the lectern top. If the screen is blank, press on it to clear the sleep screen.

Touchpanel Sources section has buttons such as PC, Aux HDMi, and Doc Cam

D. Select the document camera for projection by pressing the “Doc Cam” button in the SOURCES section of the touch panel.

Touchpanel projection selection buttons LEFT, BOTH, or RIGHT.

E. For classrooms with multiple displays:

Project document camera onto the left or right display screen by pressing the appropriate display button on the touchpanel.

HD Document Camera's Lamp

F. The document camera features an auxiliary lamp that can be adjusted to eliminate glare and shadows.

Touchpanel Document Camera Lamp button with lightbulb icon

G. To toggle the lamp off and on, press the "Lamp" button on the touch panel.

HD Document Camera's Focus Button

H. If auto-focus is insufficient, press the "Focus" button on either side of the camera head.

Touchpanel Document Camera Auto Adjust button with sliders icon

I. The document camera image can also be fine-tuned by pressing the "Auto Adjust" button on the touch panel.

HD Document Camera's Base

J. Zoom, lamp, and auto-tune controls are also available on the control pad located on the base of the document camera.

Windows Camera App icon

K. To show the document camera on the PC for live streaming or for recording its use during class, please use the PC's Camera app. A video tutorial is available.