Technology Guide for Durham DRA A125
The technology in this rooms supports local presentations along with lecture capture with YuJa and virtual meetings with Zoom. In-room equipment includes: fully equipped lectern, 2 video projectors, 2 projection screens, networked lectern computer, laptop input adapter (HDMI), document camera, video capture camera, in-room sound system, wireless lapel microphone, Crestron control touch panel and WiFi via eudroam
Applies to room: DRA A125
Note: Equipment and layout may vary in some rooms
Lectern Components include:
- AV control touch panel
- Laptop adapter cables for HDMI and VGA
- Keyboard and mouse for lectern PC
- Lectern PC
- Storage drawer with wireless lapel microphone and beltpack and spare batteries
- Monitor for left projector
- Monitor for right projector
- Telephone for calling technical support at extension 1010, option 4
- Tabletop gooseneck microphone
- Power outlet for personal laptop
- Document Camera
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.
Starting a Local Presentation
Press On button(s) to power on and start the projector(s). To begin a presentation, choose your desired source from the menu such Lectern PC, Laptop or Document Camera. This will project the image for the selected source. Note; audio is available for inputs on the Right projector only. Power on Lectern PC 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 to one of the adapter cables on the lectern. Both HDMI and VGA are available. The optimal display resolution for presentation is 1280 x 800 which can be set through your desktop properties (Windows) or System Preferences (Mac). Switch from one input source to the other as desired. Note; Mac users will need to bring the appropriate Apple adapter to connect with one of the lectern adapters.
To adjust volume during a local presentation, simply press the up or down arrow in the Volume box on the right of the touch panel. Note; only audio for content on the Right Display will be sent to the in-room sound system.
Tap Mics are On to mute all in-room microphones including wireless lapel at the lectern. Tap Mics are Off to unmute all microphones. (note: button indicates current status of microphones)
Tap Podium Mic On to mute the lectern's gooseneck microphone. Tap Podium Mic Off to unmute it. (note: button indicates current status of gooseneck microphone)
Temporarily cancel video projection by tapping Projector Mute. Tap again to re-enable.
Using the In-room Video Camera for Lecture Capture
To start the video camera press On under Camera Power.
Login to the Lectern PC (4) and start the YuJa Software Capture recorder on the desktop. You can verify the camera focus by looking at the preview under Video Source in YuJa. Also, retrieve wireless lapel microphone from lectern storage drawer, switch ON the beltpack and attach lapel microphone to yourself in the frontal chest area. (Note: a security peg is required to unlock the wireless microphone from the lectern storage drawer. Security pegs are available for loan from the library circulation desk.)
Use Camera Zoom buttons to adjust the in-room camera's zoom setting.
In YuJa, be sure VIDEO, AUDIO, and SCREEN are selected and click START to begin recording. These settings will capture in-room camera video, on-screen content of the right display and voice (lapel microphone).
Click FINISH to stop recording.
Click SAVE to upload your recording to the YuJa cloud.
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 lapel microphone in the lectern storage drawer if used.
System shutdown will turn off the projectors and raise the screens automatically.
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