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 in G.U. classrooms and only one type of camera setup is typically featured. 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.

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.

Usage Information:

Affixed PTZ Camera

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

Usage Information: Affixed PTZ Camera

Auto-Tracking Camera

  • Single, permanent, ceiling or wall mounted camera.
  • Intended to automatically capture and follow the principal speaker as they move about the front presentation area, within the room.
  • Enabled through camera controls on the a/v touch screen.

Usage Information: Auto-Tracking Camera

Auto-Pilot Camera

  • Offers auto-switching between multiple ceiling, or wall mounted cameras.
  • Various camera modes: Static, Presenter Tracking, Audience participation.
  • User-selected camera control modes are availabe on the a/v touch screen controls.

Usage Information: Auto-Pilot Camera

Video + Audio

The installed camera and wireless microphone are available for recording / streaming to the classroom PC or AV Bridge. Please ensure that the venue's microphone and camera are selected as the audio and video sources in your virtual conference session.