We have some Elmo RX which advertised "video with sound" ability.  Is anyone using that feature on this camera or any others?
It appears that the video feature requires an extra cable to purchase on the Elmo.  The documentation is sketchy on this feature.
Wondered if it was worth pursuing.

Lucie


On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 8:41 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Autofocus is essential (IMHO). The "Flex arm" cameras are not great - hard
to focus on the projection when the image is not stable. We have used a
couple of AverMedia cameras (CP150 flex arm, 300CP, now SCP300) and what I
have seen is that the less expensive cameras are not as good at auto light
adjustment/white balance. Zoom feature is nice, but "jumpy" on all.

We settled on the SCP300 (more expensive) due to feature set and image
quality (esp. auto white balance/light adjustment). Form factor is great:
arm folds in for upright storage or flat. Camera head tilts up for webcam
use. Solid, heavy base makes it a very stable unit. Good software package
(we are just beginning to delve in).

E


on 3/11/10 1:47 PM, Charles Cavanaugh wrote:

> Now, this is a timely discussion. We just received some money to
> purchase doc cameras, and I've been told that the AverMedia cameras are
> the way to go as far as the balance between quality and economy. I've
> got the choice between the Avermedia cp135 and the cp 155.  The main
> difference is the cp155 has autofocus and DVI output (the cp155 costs
> about $80 more). I'm thinking that for our teachers in a rush, autofocus
> (press the button and it zooms to the proper focus without any fiddling)
> might be worth the extra cost. I'm not sure about the DVI output and
> what benefits it might bring.
> Another thing with these that's intriguing is that you can purchase an
> optional microscopic adapter. I'm wondering if anyone has tried that and
> how well that works for teachers who might be studying microscopic
> critters and such.
> Charlie
>
> Paul Monette wrote:
>> 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
>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>> *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?
>>
>> Drew
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 10:43 AM, Stephen Barner
>> <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[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] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>]
>>     *On Behalf Of *Raymond Ballou
>>     *Sent:* Thursday, March 11, 2010 9:20 AM
>>     *To:* [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>>     *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).
>>
>>     http://www.govconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=9363991&cac
>>
>> <http://www.govconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=9363991&cac>
>>
>>     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.
>>
>>
>>     R
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