We use the AverMedia CP130 Doc Camera and have been very pleased. We can capture images, etc.. Of course it was much more $ than the VP1 model.
Paul L., Monette
Newport City Elementary School
166 Sias Avenue
Newport, VT 05855
Tel: 802-334-2455 x 380
Fax: 802-334-0161

From: School Information Technology Discussion [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Drew Blanchard [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 11:19 AM
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Subject: Re: doc cam

It would be a deal breaker for me.  Our teachers expect to collect work samples when they use the cameras.  Either using SD memory cards on the camera or via USB to their computer, and it should be a simple one-click feature.  

What features made you decide to try the AverMedia?


On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 10:43 AM, Stephen Barner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I would think that the inability to capture images to a computer would be a huge, potentially deal-breaking limitation.  Am I wrong?
Steve Barner
South Burlington High School

From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Raymond Ballou
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 9:20 AM
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Subject: doc cam

Just installed a $270 AverMedia VP1.
The quality seems stupendous given the price, text was absolutely clear and nice white balance.
(Room is not overly bright and fluorescents were on.)
Small portable form factor, but not many other features (freeze, but no onboard storage of images, no USB to connect to computer etc).
It might pass through only SVGA (I know others have mentioned this as a negative/potential issue) as it did change the size/shape of the projected image (had to reorient the IWB).
The unit has RCA out as well and may use that instead of VGA for next year.

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