Guide to Classroom Document Cameras: Lumens and Wolfvision


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Use document cameras to display and share hard copy documents in the classroom.

Lumens DC192 document camera

These steps discussion how to power up, project, fine tune and capture document camera images with the so-called "red lady bug" document camera.

  1. Power on the AV touch panel and select Doc Camera from the source list.
  2. Press the power (red) button on the base of the document camera to power on the document camera (the light near the power button will turn blue).
  3. Place the object or image to be displayed under the camera head.
  4. Use the light bulb button to power on the lamp at the base of the camera (pressing the light bulb button once will turn on lamp and pressing the light bulb button twice will turn on the small lamp and lamp on the camera head).
  5. Use the focus buttons on each side of the camera head to focus the object/image (use the focus buttons each time the camera head is moved).
  6. Use the Zoom + and Zoom – buttons at the base of the camera to zoom in/out as needed.
  7. Use the auto tune button at the base of the camera to optimize the image.
  8. Press the snowflake icon to Freeze the image of the object projected by the camera.  You can remove the object and the image will remain projected until you click the snowflake icon again.
  9. Press and hold the power button at the base of the camera to power off the document camera (the light will turn red).

Capture the Document Camera Image and Actions

You can capture a single document camera image and save it in a .jpg format to a USB disk (the USB port is on the left side of the document camera base). You can also record your motions related to the object or image displayed under the camera head and save in an .avi format to a USB disk.

  1. Click once on the Capture button on the document camera base.  The image is automatically directed to the USB disk if one has been inserted in the USB port.  You can Capture multiple images during a class session.
  2. Click and hold on the Capture button until you see a small camera icon on the screen projection.   Any motion associated with the object under the camera head (writing on a piece of paper, flipping pages in a book) will be captured. End the recording by pressing the Capture button again.
  3. Review the files stored on the USB disk by clicking on the Playback button.
  4. Exit playback by clicking on the Menu button once.
  5. You can download captured images and recording files from the USB disk to your personal computer after class.  The files are stored within a subfolder, 100Media, of a folder, DCIM, that is automatically generated by the Lumens software on the USB disk. Note that .avi is a Windows video format that is not readily viewable on a Macintosh. An .avi converter for the Mac would need to be used to view or convert the file to mp4 format.

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Wolfvision document camera

  1. Power on the AV touch panel and select Doc Camera from the source list.
  2. At the base of the document camera, press the power button to power on the document camera (the light to the left of the power button will turn green). The light on the camera head will also turn on.
  3. Place the object/image to be displayed under the camera head.
  4. Use the light bulb (white) button at the base of the document camera to power off the lamp (optional).
  5. Use the FOCUS – and FOCUS + buttons on the top of the camera head to adjust the focus of the image.
  6. Use the AF button to autofocus the object/image.
  7. Use the zoom dial at the top of the document camera to zoom in/out of an image (turn the dial down to zoom in and turn the dial up to zoom out).
  8. Press the snowflake icon to Freeze the image of the object projected by the camera.  You can remove the object and the image will remain projected until you click the snowflake icon again.
  9. Press the power button at the base of the document camera to power off the document camera (the light will turn clear). The camera light will also turn off.

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