LCD Projection, Laptop Computer Connections, Multimedia Desk/Lectern, Document Camera, CD, DVD, Auxiliary Input
On the top of the desk there is a black interface screen, touch the screen and it will turn on.
LAPTOP COMPUTER PROJECTION
Connect the desk's VGA cable (attached to the desk under the black plate at the top rear of the desk) to the VGA port of your laptop computer. Turn on your computer, press the Projector On, and PC buttons on the desk's touch screen.
The desk also has Computer audio and Ethernet cables, as well as two AC outlets. NOTE: Before using any application that accesses the University network through either a public Ethernet or wireless port, you must first open an internet browser application and login to the page that you are automatically directed to with your UTEID. If you have forgotten your UTEID, please visit the UT EID Self-Service Tools page for assistance.
On the left leg of the desk is a DVD/CD player. The controls for this unit are available on the desk's touch screen.
Press and hold the Lectern Up/Down buttons on the desk interface to raise and lower the desk to your preferred height.
Laptop Cable Connection
The desk has built-in power outlets, PC Audio and Ethernet (UT network and internet access) jacks, and a built-in VGA video cable to connect your laptop to the LCD Projector.
To connect your laptop computer, plug in the desk's VGA cable (supplied under the black plate on top of the desk) to the VGA port of your laptop computer. There is another VGA connector available under the plate as an alternate in case the attached cable breaks. If two laptops are connected to the Desk's VGA ports, the fixed port will override the cable version. If you have audio in your presentation you will also need to connect a PC audio cable (PC Audio and Ethernet cables are available for checkout from Media Support.) Turn on your computer, press the Projector ON, and PC buttons on the desk's touch screen. If your laptop's screen appears on the room's screen then you are ready to go, if not, you may need to mirror your laptop's screen onto the projector. To do this on a Dell computer, hit the FN and F8 keys at the same time until you see your laptop content on the screen. Hitting FN-F8 successively will scroll through the available viewing choices. On a Mac the F7 button toggles between mirrored and dual screen after an external display has been detected. The command to mirror your laptop's screen may be different on other manufacturer's computers, if you have any questions please consult this PDF chart.
Turns on projector(s). While the projector(s) starts up, the PROJECTOR OFF button may be blanked out for up to two minutes.
Turns off projector(s). The projector(s) will wait two minutes before it can be turned on again after it has been turned off.
Blanks out the image on the projection screen, so that the audience cannot see the projected image temporarily (e.g. when making a change or entering data that you do not want the audience to see, or to blank the display before a test.) This button will not turn the projector off.
- Press the Projection ON button and then the source button that you wish to use.
- There are additional instructions for the PC, DVD, CD, Doc Cam and Auxiliary sources further down this page.
Blanks out the image on the projection screen(s), so that the audience cannot see the projected image temporarily. This button will not turn the projector off.
Selects the PC input to be displayed on the screen(s).
Selects the ceiling-mounted document camera input to be displayed on the screen(s).
Selects the desk's slot-loading DVD/CD player to be displayed on the screen(s). This button also brings up the DVD/CD controls in the center of the touch panel interface.
Selects the two front panel RCA inputs, the yellow input is for video and the white input is for audio. There is also an XLR connection available (to the left of the yellow and white RCA inputs) where you can plug in an external microphone.
Video adapters and microphones can be checked out at Media Support.
Controls the room lighting.
WHITE BOARD SPOTS/LECTERN
Controls additional lighting for the room.
Screen, Lectern and Microphone Controls
Raises and lowers the projection screens. To stop the screen at any point, press the button again.
Raises and lowers the desk to allow for desk or lectern use.
The Microphone Up/Down buttons adjust the microphone volume (microphones may be checked out at Media Support).
The volume knob under the interface screen adjusts the overall volume for the PC, DVD, and Auxiliary sources. Additional volume adjustments for your laptop PC may be done on the computer itself.
Main Screen Interface
- There are two screens to control DVD use. The uppermost screen on the right appears when the DVD source button is pressed. The lower screen on the right appears full screen when the video image is pressed on the touch screen, and it has advanced controls for the DVD player. To return to the main interface screen, press the video image again.
To operate the DVD source, Insert your DVD disk into the player and press the Projection On and DVD buttons on the main interface. The DVD can take up to a minute to load so please be patient.
DVD CONTROLS - Main Screen Interface
Press the triangular play button to play the DVD. The square button stops the DVD, the button with two vertical lines pauses the DVD, the arrow buttons with vertical lines skip to the next or previous movie chapter, and the triangular button with a line underneath ejects the DVD. The Enter button selects the DVD option that is highlighted.
DVD CONTROLS - Advanced Controls Interface
Press the video image on the touch screen to bring up the full screen interface. Press the triangular play button to play the DVD. The square button stops the DVD, the button with two vertical lines pauses the DVD, the arrow buttons with vertical lines skip to the next or previous movie chapter, and the triangular button with a line underneath ejects the DVD. The triangular arrow buttons in the North, South, East and West positions navigate through a DVD disk's menu options. The Enter button selects the DVD option that is highlighted. The Menu button returns to a DVD disk's main menu. The Source Blank button toggles the display from the projector on and off (e.g. for cueing a DVD) but does not turn the projector itself off. The Subtitles button brings up the subtitles menu, repeatedly pushing the button cycles through your available language options.
An icon shaped like a white circle with a red diagonal line through it indicates that the DVD player accepted the command that you issued, but the DVD disk does not allow it's execution. (e.g. trying to skip the FBI warning on a movie.)
"No Disk" indicates that the DVD player cannot recognize the disk. Try ejecting and re-inserting the DVD disk.
Main Screen Interface
Advanced Controls Interface
CD PLAYER INSTRUCTIONS
Insert the CD into the player and press the DVD button on the touch screen. The CD can take up to a minute to load so please be patient.
CD PLAYER CONTROLS
Press the triangular play button to play the CD. The square button stops the CD, the double arrow buttons fast-forward and rewind the CD, the button with two vertical lines pauses the CD, the triangular buttons with vertical lines skip to the previous or next track, and the triangular button with a line underneath ejects the CD.
Main Screen Interface
Doc Cam (Document Camera) Controls
VZ-9 VISUALIZER DOC CAM OPERATION
The top illustration on the right demonstrates how to pull the Doc Cam into its working position. The light gray tab next to the arrow in the picture is the Pull Pad, and the Doc Cam will turn on automatically when the arm is full extended, and the camera head has been rotated up.
If you have turned the unit on but you do not see your image, make sure that the EXT/INT light (see button #7 below) is OFF.
Rotating the camera head so that the lens is aimed at the slide light field (the slide-sized white rectangle towards the rear of the unit in the top illustration on the right) will set the camera to Slide. The Zoom will auto zoom to the slide size. To use the camera with a document again, gently rotate the head until you feel a slight click, this is the optimized position for document projection. The Zoom will return to your last zoom setting.
(refer to second illustration on right)
Located on the right side of the base and towards the back, the light button switches between top light, slide light field and light off. The LIGHT button also works as One Push White Balance key if pressed for 2 seconds.
The Doc Cam in GSB 2.124 will automatically turn on when it's camera arm has been extended, however this button which is located on the right side of the base and towards the back will manually switch the unit on and off.
The ZOOM WHEEL can be found on the camera head. Holding the zoom wheel lightly down will zoom closer to your object, and holding it lightly up will zoom out from your object. The more you turn the ZOOM WHEEL, the faster the unit will zoom in or out.
MANUAL FOCUS BUTTONS
When the Manual FOCUS keys are pressed the Visualizer switches off the autofocus function. Using the Auto Focus button switches the auto focus function on again.
AUTO FOCUS (AF) BUTTONS
Switches the auto focus on and off. The AF light indicates if the AF is switched on.
Freezes the current image. The FREEZE light indicates if the FREEZE mode is activated.
Switches between the Doc Cam image and an external input. The EXT/IN light indicates that a signal from the external input is being displayed. If the unit is on, but you are not using an external source and you do not see your image, make sure that the EXT/INT light is OFF.
Aux (Auxiliary Input) Controls
AUXILIARY SOURCE HOOKUP
The Aux button selects the two front panel RCA inputs, the yellow input is for video (adapter available at the Media Services office) and the white input is for audio. Hook your auxiliary source (such as a video camera) into these inputs.
There is also an XLR connection available (to the left of the yellow and white RCA inputs) where you can plug in an external microphone (microphones can be checked out at Media Support.)
AUXILIARY SOURCE INSTRUCTIONS
To operate the Aux source, press the Projection On and Aux buttons on the main interface. Operate your auxiliary input source (such as a video camera) as you normally would and its signal will be displayed on the room's LCD projector screen.
This button toggles the display from the projector on and off (e.g. for setting up a shot) but does not turn the projector itself off.
Adjusts the Microphone volume, push the Up or Down buttons for adjustment.
Main Screen Interface
Full Screen Interface