A/V Camera

Audio-visual systems installed in G.U. Classrooms support lecture capture. The virtual conferencing software that is hosted on the classroom PC recognizes the existing A/V camera as its default video device for any new virtual conferencing session.

While we endeavor to ensure a consistent user experience from room to room, please be aware there are different types of camera implementations and capabilities featured throughout the G.U. classroom enterprise. Typically, only one type of camera setup is featured in a classroom. We recommend that presenters become familiar with the specific A/V affordances available in the room they will be using - well in advance of their lecture, or event.

Types of Camera Setups:

Tethered Webcam

  • Permanently connected to the A/V system.
  • Moderate user flexibility to set camera positioning and orientation.

PTZ Camera

  • Permanent, ceiling/wall mounted camera
  • Intended to capture the instructor/presentation area
  • Controlled through affixed camera presets on the A/V touch screen control.

Document Camera

  • Permanently installed to tabletop of A/V console; limited user flexibility to set camera position
  • Provides general image magnification of physical media / objects
  • Intended to capture text-based documents placed directly under camera
  • Connected to the classroom PC to support virtual conferencing use.

Note: Not all virtual conferencing tools (I.E. Teams) provide the option to rotate the camera's field of view. As such the document camera is not recommended for lecture capture when using applications that do not permit adjustment of the camera image.

Video + Audio

Recording your presentation is achieved by using the installed camera + wireless microphone which feed into the classroom PC for recording / streaming. Please ensure that the local microphone and camera are selected as the audio and video sources in your virtual conference session.


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