Using a Document Camera

SimplicityCam Document camera

This is the SimplicityCam document camera.

This tutorial will walk you through turning on the device, applying necessary settings,
and successfully project documents during class.

Step #1 – Login onto the Podium Computer

NetID or Guest Username & Password}
NetID = NETID\Net-ID\Email address
Guest User Name is located on podium login document and dependent on building
Guest Password = Husky_One

Step #2 – Access the Touch Panel

On top of every podium you can find the touch panel. Tap the screen to begin.

Step #3 – Turn on projector

Select Use Projector

Step #4 – Select source

Select Show Computer

Select the Podium PC button.

Step #5 – Start document camera software

On the podium Computer, Open XSight HD 2.5.

Step #6 – Turn on document camera

Make sure the power button is turned on.
If not, press the Power button.

A red glowing light will display over the button.

Step #7 – Close XSight window

If you start Xsight and see this window, click Exit.
Then verify that the device
is plugged into a USB port
and powered on.

Step #8 – Select video device

Change Video Device to RecordxUSA.

Step #9 – Set additional options

Select the Mirror and flip input video checkbox and under compression, select MJPG

Step #10 – Set up document

Frame your document by physically moving the document camera around until desired fit is met.

Step #11 – Turn on full screen view

To display in full screen,
click the Expand Screen button.

You document will display on the computer/screen for all students to see.

When finished, press the Esc key.

Document camera capture can be recorded using Panopto. Please see our Panopto tutorial for more information.

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