Technology Guide for DRA A116 (+ lecture capture)
Applies to rooms: DRA A116
The technology in this room supports local presentation and lecture capture with the following equipment:
- Local computer (DVD/CD) with TrentNet, Internet (Trent login ID required)
- Crestron touch screen control panel for Audio Visual control and content switching
- Laptop adapter cable for HDMI connection
- 1 Video projector (HDCP compliant), 1 projection Screen
- Wireless lapel microphone for lecture capture
- Lecture Capture Video Recording System (YuJa)
- Classroom sound system
Accessibility: If you require assistance with any of the equipment in the room please contact the Information Technology Service Desk by phoning 705 748-1010 or emailing email@example.com
Lectern Components shown below:
- Audio Visual (Crestron) control touch panel
- Local PC
- Laptop adapter cable for HDMI
- Power outlet for laptop
- Keyboard and mouse
- Telephone for calling technical support at extension 1010, option 4
- Storage drawer with wireless microphone and spare batteries. Note: Security peg required to unlock microphone. Pegs are available for loan in library (TN102)
Getting Started with the AV Control Touch Panel
If the panel (1) is dark simply tap the surface to wake it up. This is the first screen you should see upon waking the panel. Touch again to bring up the main menu. The projector will come on and screen will lower.
Starting a Local Presentation
To begin using the room for a presentation, choose your desired source from the menu such Local PC (2) or Laptop (3). This will project the image for the selected source. Power on Local PC (2) in the rack if needed and login with your Trent username and password. Insert your USB memory stick if presenting from that device. Optionally, present from a personal laptop by connecting the adapter cables on the lectern. You may have to press Window + P to mirror your video on the projector. The optimal display resolution for presentation is 1280 x 800 which can be set through your desktop properties (Windows) or System Preferences (Mac). Note; Mac users will need to bring the appropriate Apple adapter to connect with one of the lectern adapters.
Switch from one input source to the other as desired.
To adjust volume during a local presentation, simply press the up or down arrow in the Volume box on the right of every screen. Tap Mics On or Mics Off to disable (mute) and enable the wireless microphone (note: button indicates current status of Microphone)
Temporarily cancel video projection by tapping Projector Mute. Tap again to re-enable.
Using the In-room Video Camera for Lecture Capture
To control the lecture capture video camera tap the Camera Control tab on the menu.
To start the video camera press ON under Power.
Login to the Local PC (2) and start the YuJa Software Station recorder on the desktop. You can verify the camera focus by looking at the camera preview in YuJa under Video Source. Also, retrieve wireless microphone from podium storage drawer (8), switch ON beltpack and attach lapel mic to your shirt in the frontal chest area. (Note: a security peg is required to unlock the wireless microphone from the lectern storage drawer. Pegs are available for loan in the library (TN102))
Select a camera Preset from the menu to suit your preference. Podium Zoom will aim the camera at the podium to capture the speaker.
Tap Auto Focus to reset camera to default focus if needed.
In YuJa, be sure VIDEO, AUDIO, and SCREEN are selected and click START to begin recording. These settings will capture camera video, on-screen content and voice (microphone).
Click FINISH to stop recording (control icons in the lower right of the desktop).
Click SAVE to upload your recording to the YuJa host.
Tap Presentation Control to return to the main sources menu.
When you are finished using the equipment in the room, shut down the local PC and press the red Shutdown button on the touch panel found in the top right corner of every screen. You are presented with the option to cancel in case you accidentally pressed the Shutdown button. To continue with ending your session, press the green Yes button. To return to the previous screen, press the red No button.
Also remember to: turn off the document camera if used, remove personal USB memory sticks, disconnect laptop and re-secure the wireless microphone in the lectern storage drawer if used.
System shutdown will turn off the projector and raise the screen automatically.
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