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Document Camera Setup

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Need help setting up your document camera but are confused by all of the different cables and the inputs on your computer?  You are not alone in this dilemma!  Below are step by step directions on how to setup your document camera to both your computer and projector like the picture above so that you can display both the image from your document camera or your computer as well as scan your tests for scoring in Illuminate.

If you have any questions or need additional support please contact the office of Assessment, Research, Data Analysis & Education Technology at (909) 820-7700 extension 2332 or email John Roach at jroach@rialto.k12.ca.us.

Step 1:  Connect your cables to the inputs on your document camera.  

An Elmo TT-02 was used for this demonstration so the inputs on your projector may vary slightly, but the names of the inputs and the cables will be the same.  Visit our cable description page if you need help identifying each of the cables used in this setup.

Elmo Input

Step 2: Plug in the power cord to the back of your document camera.

12V Power In

It should look like this when plugged in.12V Power Input

Step 3: Plug in the VGA/RGB output.  This cable will be the one that connects to your projector.

VGA RGB Out

It should look like this when plugged in.

VGA RGB Output

Step 4: Plug in the VGA/RGB Input.  This is the cable that will connect to your computer output.

VGA RGB In
It should look like this when plugged in.

VGA RGB Input

Step 5:  Insert the square end of the USB cable into your document camera.  The design should match on both the cable and the document camera should match like below.

Square End USB
It should look like this when all the cables are plugged in.

USB Plugged In

Step 6: Connect the VGA cable to the projector.  Make sure that you put the cable to the correct input.

VGA RGB In
It should look like this when plugged in.

VGA RGB Input

Step 7: Make sure you have power to the projector and the document camera and they are plugged into the wall.

Projector Power In

Wall Power

Step 8: Connect the VGA RGB cable to the computer.  For this demonstration a laptop was used, but the input would look the same on desktop computers.  If you are using an Apple computer you will need a converter.

VGA Computer In
It should look like this when plugged in.

VGA Computer Input

Step 9: Plug in the USB rectangle end to the computer.

USB Computer In
It should look like this when plugged in.

USB Computer Input

Step 10:  Everything should now be plugged in and ready to use.  

Make sure that your projected image is focused and as large a possible for your room environment.  If you are having problems with scanning through Illuminate, be sure to check out their help page Document Cameras: Common Issues.  

If you continue to experience problems with scanning please contact John Roach at jroach@rialto.k12.ca.us.