About classroom document cameras

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Overview

Note:
When teaching a hybrid class (that is, some students join via Zoom while others are in the physical classroom), be sure to follow the directions in Recommendations for using technology in IU classrooms during fall 2020 to ensure that all students can see the course content.

The six common document camera models in IU classrooms are listed below with photos. Click a document camera name to see specific information on using it in a classroom. If the document camera model in your classroom is not listed, see Get help.

Epson DC-21

  • Turn on the document camera: When the camera is on, the power button displays a steady blue light. If the camera is not already on, press the power button.
  • Select source: Ensure the top source light next to the icon of a document camera is illuminated.

    Source selection on the Epson DC-21

  • Autofocus: Briefly press the autofocus button once to automatically focus the image.
  • Zoom: Press the + and - zoom buttons to zoom in and out.
  • Turn on the built-in lamp: The lamp switch (labeled with the Lamp icon on the Epson DC-21 icon) is located on the camera head. Slide the switch to select Bright, Dim, or Off.

For details, see the Epson DC-21 User's Guide.

HoverCam Ultra 8

  • Turn on the document camera: If the camera is not already powered on, press the power button on the right side of the camera's built-in LCD panel. When powered on, control icons appear on the bottom and right sides of the LCD panel.

    Camera Controls screen on the HoverCam Ultra 8

  • Check the video interface: The camera's video output must be set to USB in order to share the content in Zoom. To confirm this setting, touch the top right icon on the document camera's LCD panel and ensure there is a checkmark next to "USB".

    Set HoverCam Ultra 8 to USB video output

  • Autofocus: Press the autofocus button ( Autofocus button on the HoverCam Ultra 8 ) to automatically focus the image.
  • Zoom: Press the zoom button ( Zoom button on the HoverCam Ultra 8 ), and then move the slider to zoom in and out.
  • Rotate the image: Press the rotate button ( Rotate button on the HoverCam Ultra 8 ) to rotate the camera image.

For details, see the HoverCam Ultra 8 User Manual.

ELMO P10

  • Turn on the document camera: If the camera is not already on, press the power button at the top right of the base.

    Power button on the ELMO P10

  • Select source: Ensure the button next to the icon of a document camera is illuminated.

    ELMO P10 image select button

  • Zoom: Use the wheel on the base of the camera to zoom in and out; rotate the wheel clockwise to zoom in, or counter-clockwise to zoom out.

    Zoom wheel on the ELMO P10

  • Autofocus: Press the AF button in the center of the zoom wheel to automatically focus the image.

    ELMO P10 autofocus button

  • Turn on the built-in lamp: Press the top button to the left of the zoom wheel to turn on the camera's built-in lamp.

    Lamp button on the ELMO P10

For details, see the ELMO P10 Instruction Manual.

IPEVO VZ-X

  • Turn on the document camera: Slide the power switch down to turn the camera on. Slide the switch down to turn it off.

    Power button on the IPEVO VZ-X

  • Zoom: Press the + and - zoom buttons to zoom in and out.
  • Autofocus: Briefly press the autofocus button ( Autofocus button on the IPEVO VZ-X ) once to automatically focus the image.
  • Rotate: Press the rotate button ( Rotate button on the IPEVO VZ-X ) to rotate the image.
  • Turn on the built-in lamp: Press the lamp button ( Lamp button on the IPEVO VZ-X ) to turn on the camera's built-in lamp.

For details, see the IPEVO VZ-X Quick Start Guide.

WolfVision VZ-8.UHD

  • Turn on the document camera: Press the power button on the top of the camera to turn it on.

    Power button on the WolfVision VZ-8.UHD

  • Select source: Use the SOURCE ( Source button on the WolfVision VZ-8.UHD ) button on the camera's touch screen to toggle between available sources. Select LIVE VZ to see the image from the built-in camera.
  • Zoom: Use the zoom wheel on the top of the camera to zoom in and out.

    Zoom wheel on the WolfVision VZ-8.UHD

  • Autofocus: The LCD screen on the top of the document camera shows a preview of the image. Tap anywhere on the preview to automatically focus on that area of the image. [Not clear where this icon appears then: Autofocus button on the WolfVision VZ-8.UHD]
  • Turn on the built-in lamp: Press the lamp button on the top of the camera to turn on the built-in lamp.

    Lamp button on the WolfVision VZ-8.UHD

For details, see the WolfVision VZ-8.UHD user manual.

WolfVision VZ-8light4

  • Turn on the document camera: If the camera is not already on, press the power button on the base.

    Power button on the WolfVision VZ-8light4

  • Select source: Press the EXTERN/MENU button on the top of the camera to select the image from the built-in camera. Make sue the light next to EXTERN is not illuminated.

    EXTERN/MENU (source) button on the WolfVision VZ-8light4

  • Zoom: Rotate the zoom wheel on the top of the camera to zoom in and out.

    Zoom wheel on the WolfVision VZ-8light4

  • Autofocus: Press the AF button to turn autofocus on or off. When autofocus is on, the light will be illuminated.

    AF (autofocus) button on the WolfVision VZ-8light4

  • Turn on the built-in lamp: Press the button to the right of the power button on the camera base to turn on the built-in lamp.

    Lamp button on the WolfVision VZ-8light4

For details, see the WolfVision VZ-8light4 Instructions.

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