Operating Instructions for Courtroom 440

STEP 1: Utilizing the video source selector on the Podium, select the system input by pressing the corresponding button. The selected button will be illuminated.
Picture of the input selector Options: AV1 (Document Camera)
AV2 (VCR)
PC
Step 2:
Picture of the document camera

Select Document Camera on Video Source Selector

The document camera will display any media placed on the display surface. Simply place the document, X-ray or 3D object directly on the display surface. You will then see the object displayed on the podium monitor. The document camera contains two light sources, but neither are required to view objects.

Controls Selections Results
Lamp Upper
Lower
Toggles on/off the swing out lighting
Toggles on/off the base lighting (for X-rays, etc...)
Input Internal
AV1
AV2
Default - should remain selected
Used for supplemental input to document camera
Used for supplemental input to document camera
POSI/NEGA

P (positive)
N (negative)

Default - normal view
Toggles view to negative format (for X-rays)
COLOR/B&W C
B&W
Default - color view
Black and white view
Zoom Tele
Wide
Zoom in
Zoom out
Focus
Manu N or F
Auto
“N” for near, “F” for far
Press button once for auto focus
NOTE: The Elmo document camera was not designed to display an entire 8 ½ X 11 document in readable form. If the purpose is to read text from a document, a paragraph view is recommended.
Picture of the podium's DVD/VCR player Select "VHS - DVD" on Video Source Selector on podium
Press power button on front of VCR/DVD Player (or on remote)
Select which source you want to use on the front of the player (DVD or VHS)
Insert VHS tape or DVD
Press play on VCR/DVD player (or on remote)
This VCR/DVD player is designed to provide a clear still frame view. This allows the user to "freeze" the picture on one frame. This is accomplished by pressing the pause button on either the VCR or on the remote.

NOTE: The podium and witness touch screens can be used to superimpose mark-ups on a still frame view.

The VCR/DVD player can remain running while the Video Source Selector is used to select an alternate video source. This may be useful in toggling between a VCR/DVD still frame shot and the document camera.

The volume for the VCR/DVD player is controlled by the courtroom deputy.

Picture of a laptop sitting on the podium The laptop operation is designed for those users who wish to
operate their laptop computer from the podium. If operated
from the counsel table, the courtroom deputy will select the correct
input via the control unit.
Select PC from the Video Source Selector

Connect one end of a VGA cable to the external VGA port on the laptop and the other end to the VGA port on the side of the Video Source Selector

Boot the computer

NOTE: We highly recommend using 1024 x 768 screen resolution on the laptop. Also, the laptop may need to be configured to display to an external monitor. Consult your operating system manual for instructions on how to verify/select these settings.

The podium and witness touch screens can be used to superimpose mark-ups on a still frame view.

Step 3:
Picture of the touch screen monitor on the podium To freehand draw: Press the flesh side of a finger on the monitor screen and draw it across the image until the drawing line or line segment is complete. Lift the finger off of the monitor to end drawing. This step may be repeated multiple times.

To overlay a pointer: Briefly tap the monitor screen with the flesh side of a finger at the point where you would like a copy of the pointer to be placed. This step may be repeated multiple times.

To erase: Briefly tap the monitor screen with the flesh side of a finger on the top right-hand side of the screen to erase the last mark made. Repeat this step to continue erasing previous marks sequentially. Briefly tap the monitor screen on the bottom right-hand side to clear the entire screen.

To change the pointer: To change the pointer style, color, line width and/or brightness: Briefly tap the finger at the top/middle of the screen . The Setup Menu will appear on the screen.

Picture of the touch screen monitor on the witness stand There is also a touch screen monitor at the witness stand. This monitor is identical in size and functionality to the one at the podium.