Document Camera – All about document Document Camera
The Document Camera (also called visualiser) is a very practical digital viewing tool: it allows you to display all types of documents via its camera on a computer, a IWB or a interactive screen. It is the ideal tool to accompany all your presentations, both at school and in the company.
The Document Camera capture sublime color video at up to 30 frames per second, in full HD quality.
On most models you can use the Document Camera without a computer or IWB: a simple video projector is enough.
Thanks to digital or optical autofocus, the focus is automatic, the image is always sharp.
Mobile Document Camera in our shop
What is a Document Camera?
Sometimes called Document Camera or Visualiser, the Document Camera is in a way the digital evolution of the overhead projector…but much more complete! Thanks to its camera, it allows you to capture and retransmit objects, a photo, newspaper extracts, books…
Because we sometimes need non-digital resources, it is a very popular tool, especially at school, to show different objects on the big screen, and thus involve everyone.
Broadcast the images of your Lumens Document Camera on students’ iPads.
How does it work?
Linked to a video projector or screen, the Document Camera broadcasts the images it captures live, in the same way as a webcam – but with a large number of additional functions. It can be added to an interactive board or a computer to directly exploit and annotate the projected image.
Its flexible head allows it to be very easily manipulated, and thus to visualize all types of documents from all angles.
Some models are equipped with a lamp or even a backlight, to be able to observe an object with more clarity.
The strengths of Lumens Document Camera
SpeechiCam 6 microDocument Camera
Mobile Document Camera Lumens DC 192
Mobile or desktop Document Camera ?
Differentiated in general two types of Document Camera:
- Mobile Document Camera (preferred by schools)
- Desktop Document Camera (mostly used in universities and companies)
The mobile Document Camera
Lightweight, handy and very easy to use, the mobile Document Camera is totally adapted to classroom use. It allows you to view any type of document very easily, with great flexibility of use.
It is therefore a very popular tool for students in particular, who can use it wirelessly.
The desktop Document Camera
Designed for amphitheatres, universities and companies, the desktop Document Camera is more complete and accurate (zoom up to 2x higher), but also less manageable.
It is also more autonomous and has (for most models) a backlit support, in order to project an X-ray or a transparency for example.
Desktop Document Camera in our shop
The strengths of Lumens
The manufacturer Lumens is the leader in visualizers, for nearly 20 years they have been offering products appreciated for their high quality and ease of use. Discover some of the highlights of the Lumens!
Fluidity and image quality
The Document Camera are equipped with a high-resolution sensor (greater than or equal to 5M pixels), with autofocus and a very powerful optical (and/or digital) zoom.
You can film fast as well as very slow phenomena with the same fluidity.
The Document Camera connects to all your equipment (video projector, monitor, computer, IWB…) thanks to its many included ports: HDMI, USB, DVI, VGA, XVGA, S-Video…
Some models even connect wirelessly!
Easy to use software
The Lumens and Speechi Document Camera are equipped with the Ladibug software , which allows them to be fully controlled (focus, angle, zoom…) via a control panel.
It is also possible to capture and annotate the screen live, with the same interface.
Since 2007, Speechi has been offering many models of Document Camera (or visualiser) to complete the use of its interactive solutions (IWB in particular). As with mobile interactive boards, the company favours products that are easy to use, easy to handle and easy to lend, especially for school use.
Come and try our Document Camera in our showroom Speechi, in Lille.