What is a document camera?


A document camera is a visual presentation tool that can perform many functions. Another way of saying it, is a document camera is an overhead on steroids. The main functions of document cameras are: projecting, writing, recording and interfacing (image transfers and input/ output connections).

Introduction to a Document Camera (3:39 min)

*This was a hard video to find and it was the best that I could find without it being an add for a specific Document Camera. There is another good 9 min. video in the resource section of this page, it is the first link.



*Please place a work order to install the appropriate software on applicable school computers.

Some common document cameras in our district and resources:

TYPE

DETAILS

HOW TO:

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ELMO-MO-1

ELMO: MO-1
Capabilities:
-document projector
-takes pictures
-takes video (built in microphone)
You need:
-LCD projector
-computer
-Image Writer software


Advanced Functions Manuel (pictures & video)
Training Video(video and explainations)
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ELMO-TT-02

ELMO TT-02
Capabilities:
-document projector
-takes pictures
-takes video (built in microphone)
You need:
-LCD projector
-computer
-Image Writer software
Manual
How to connect to a projector (video)
ELMO TT- 12
Basic Guide Book
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AVER-U10

AVER U10
Capabilities:
-document projector
-takes pictures
-make a video
You need:
-LCD projector
-computer
-A+ Interactive Software
Notes:
-you operate this document camera THROUGH A+ software on your computer. (download from link above)
-zoom in and out using software on your computer, not the device head, or you can manually move device arm.
-live stream can pause if CPU is too high.
-don't forget to take off sticker on lens.:)

View the A+ Interactive Software Video Tutorial
Online Help Manual
Training Webinars

AVerVision CP355 document camera
AVerVision CP355 document camera

Capabilities are the same as above.
Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.averusa.com/education/support/cp355.asp
Users Manual:

Aver CP355



Resources:

Title and Link:
Summary of what resource offers:
What to consider what purchasing
This is a 9 min. video that goes over the most popular types of document cameras and what the key things to consider are when thinking about purchasing one.
What a DC does
This is a fantastic link that provide you with guidance on what a document camera does. It has small videos and pictures to assist with understanding. I would recommend that first time uses look through this.
SMART Document Camera
If you have a SMART Document Camera here are some videos and PDF files on how to use it.
How to Connect an Elmo to a Smart Board
This video walks you through connecting your ELMO document camera to your SMART Board.
What is a document camera and what can it do?
This is an amazing website that walks you through what a document camera is and provides additional pages that explain what it can do and how to make those functions happen.
Elementary students and Document Cameras
This is a video that looks at how some teachers are using document cameras in their elementary classroom with snapshots of why the students like them.
ELMO TT-12
This is an ELMO resource home page that can provide you with basic information on your Doc. Camera so that you can get started and understand its baisc functions.