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Operating Instructions for Courtroom 542

STEP 1: At the Podium, select the system input by pressing the corresponding menu item. 
Options:
Doc Cam (Document Camera, often referred to as "Elmo")
Laptop (VGA - also works with most VGA Apple/tablet/phone adapters)
Video (Blu-Ray/DVD - can also display media from USB/SD cards)
Aux (for future expansion)
Step 2:
Document Camera Operation

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

Zoom Dial (On top of document camera)

Zoom in or out

Document Camera Controls Menu: (touch screen)

No Lamps, Light Box, Upper Lamps
Focus Near, Far or Auto
Image Mode or Text Mode
Positive or Negative Mode
Zoom In/Out
Open, Close or Auto Iris
View Live Image
White Balance
Power ON or OFF

Blu-Ray/DVD Operation

Select "Video" on Video Source Selector on podium
Press power button on top of Blu-Ray Player (or on remote)
Flip open mirrored front panel and insert Blu-Ray, DVD, USB or SD card
Press play on DVD player (or on remote)

This Blu-Ray/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 the remote.

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

The Blu-Ray/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 Blu-Ray/DVD still frame shot and the document camera.

The volume for the Blu-Ray/DVD player is controlled by the courtroom deputy.

Laptop Operation
Picture of a laptop sitting on the podium open and ready for use The podium 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 laptop 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:
Touch Screen Operation

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: Tap the the tab at the top/right of the screen to open up a selction of line types and graphics to choose from.  This step may be repeated multiple times.

 

To erase: Tap the the tab at the top/right of the screen . The Setup Menu will appear on the screen along with a selection of tools, line types and graphics to choose from.

 

To change the pointer: To change the pointer style, color, line width and/or brightness: Tap the tab at the top/right of the screen . The Setup Menu will appear on the screen along with a selection of tools, line types and graphics to choose from.

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.