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University of Manitoba A How to Guide for Theatre B & C
Powering up the System 1. If the touch screen is blank, touch the bottom ½ of the screen and hold until the “U of M” displays, or the “main menu” displays. 2. Press start.(U of M screen). 3. Turn up “Mic volume” to just over half to start. (Watch RED level meter) adjust as needed.
Mic Selection Select “Mic control” and set volume by hitting volume up or down. Usually a little more than half way across by the red line indicator is appropriate.
Mic Selection Select which mic you want to use by selecting it on the touch pad. Active selections will be highlighted. (Or both… but using both at one time will not make it twice as loud, in some cases it might actually be harder to hear you.)
Media Selection As with all buttons on the touch panel, whatever is “highlighted” is active. Your media selection menu is on the left side of the screen.
VCR Select the VCR input on the touch screen as indicated in the diagram. This will bring up the VCR controls as seen in the following slide.
VCR 1. Insert VHS tape (below in podium). 2. Use tape transport controls just like you would your VCR at home. (Play,ff, pause,etc.). 4. Adjust “VCR volume” to your needs (this will not effect your mic volume). 5. Eject tape when done.
Slide Projectors Select the “Slide Projectors” input on the touch screen as indicated in the diagram. This will bring up the Slide Projectors controls as seen in the following slide.
Slide Projectors 1.Load slides trays onto projector(s) and turn “on” (upstairs). 2. Select which slide projector you want to use. Projector 1= left. Projector 2= right. Or both. 3. Select “forward” to advance slides and “reverse” to go back. Use “focus in or out” buttons to focus your slide as needed. Auto-focus is selected on the projectors themselves) 4. When done, unload slide from projectors (upstairs) (To tilt the screens, the buttons are located on either side of the blackboard)
Slide to Video For Use Of SINGLE SLIDE TRAY ONLY Select the “Slide to Video” input on the touch screen as indicated in the diagram. This will bring up the Slide to Video controls as seen in the following slide.
Slide to Video For Use Of SINGLE SLIDE TRAY ONLY 1. Load slides (projector below in podium) align arrow mark on the projector to slide “ZERO” on your tray (indented). 3. Select “forward” to advance slides and “rewind” to go back. 4. Select Advanced Controls for iris and focus settings.
Slide to Video (Advanced Controls) If you need to “ZOOM” in on a slide or adjust the “IRIS” (brightness) of a slide. Select “ADVANCED CONTROLS” and use the corresponding “+ or –” buttons. You can also control the slide “+ and –” and focus control from this screen (so you don’t need to flip back to the main “slide to video” screen). When finished select “eject slides” to zero your slides and remove from the projector.
Computer(s) This system is equipped with a desktop computer as well as an input for a laptop computer. For either computer choose the “Computer” input on the touch screen as indicated in the diagram. There are two cables available for computer use one is marked podium and the other is marked laptop. Make sure you are using the proper cable for your input.
Podium Computer Podium Computer. 1.Make sure the 15 pin cable labeled podium is plugged into the input on the left side of the podium. 2.Adjust “Comp volume” to your needs (this will not effect your mic volume). 3.On the right side of the podium you will find all the inputs for floppy disk, CD or DVD as well as USB ports.
Laptop Computer 1. Make all cable connections first (A.C., Network if needed) 2. Attach 15 pin monitor cable to your laptop and to the input on the left side of the podium. 3. Turn on your Computer. * you may need to toggle your screen (Hold “FN” and press your “Mon.” key) 4. Adjust “Comp volume” to your needs (this will not effect your mic volume).
AUX INPUT This input can be used to hook up any additional source with a video output. For example a document viewer. Select the “Aux Video” input on the touch screen as indicated in the diagram. This will bring up the Aux screen as seen in the following slide.
AUX INPUT 1. Hook up you unit’s Audio and Video out’s to the Audio and Video input’s on the podium. 2. Adjust “Aux volume” to your needs (this will not effect your mic volume).
Master Control This input is used to send video to the theatre from another location. Generally most presenters will not need to use this input. For more information you can contact a technician in room 148 bms.
Shut Down 1- Select “Exit” 2- Select “OK” 3- That’s it! * System fans will stay on for a few minutes to cool the system down before turning off.
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