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Auxiliary Video Devices
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The “Classrooms for the Future” allow you to connect auxiliary video equipment to the system for display on the large projection screen. Auxiliary Video Devices that you can use with the system include:

Using a digital still camera, you can display a slide show of your photographs to your audience straight out of the camera (if you camera has slide show functions). Connect a video camera to the system to play non-standard videos (such as 8mm, Hi8, VHS-C, or MiniDV), or use the camera to show close-ups of your in-class demonstration on the projector screen. Or, you can connect older-format video equipment such as an analog LaserDisc (8-inch and 12-inch) player.

Three color-coded jacks on the Control Panel allow you to connect Auxiliary Devices to the system. Use the yellow jack for the video connection, and the white and red jacks for stereo left and right audio connections (or the white jack only for mono sound sources). Once connected, choose "Auxiliary Video" as your display source.


Connecting a Video Camera
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Close-up of Audio out

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Connect the Power cable from the Video Camera to the AC Power Outlet on the Control Panel. (If your camera is running on battery power, skip this step.) » Close-up of Aux inputs
Close-up of Video output » Connect the Video cable from the Camera to the yellow Auxiliary Jack on the Control Panel. » Close-up of Aux inputs
Close-up of Audio output » Connect the Audio cable(s) from the Camera to the Auxiliary Jack(s) on the Control Panel. Use white & red jacks for stereo left & right, or use only the white jack for a mono signal (as pictured). » Close-up of Aux inputs
Close-up of Source Buttons » Turn on the Projector and select "Auxiliary Video" as your source. Adjust the the sound level with the Volume knob. »
Close-up of Volume Knob

Troubleshooting Auxiliary Video Devices
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If you don't find a solution to your particular problem here, please e-mail the Academic Media Technology Dept. We will get back to you as soon as we can, and will add your solution to our Troubleshooting Grid.

Problem Possible Cause Solution
No Picture, No Sound Auxiliary device not properly connected. Connect the Auxiliary device according to the instructions above.
  Auxiliary device not turned on. Turn on the Auxiliary device.
  Projector not turned on. Press the DISPLAY POWER button on the Control Panel to turn on the Projector.
  Wrong source selected. Press the Source button labeled VCR.
  Auxiliary device not playing its media. Press PLAY, or otherwise activate your Auxiliary device.
Picture, but No Sound Auxiliary device not properly connected. Connect the Auxiliary device according to the instructions above.
  Auxiliary device volume not turned up. Turn up the volume on your Auxiliary device (if applicable).
  System volume not turned up. Turn up the system volume with the VOLUME knob on the Control Panel.
  Source media has no audio or bad audio. Use good source media.
Sound, but No Picture Auxiliary device not properly connected. Connect the Auxiliary device according to the instructions above.
  Source media has bad video. Use good source media.

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