Recording from your Document Camera to Save Pictures and Video to your Laptop



  • Taking Photos with the Document Camera
    • Connect the USB cable to the port behind the door on the right hand side of the document camera and to any USB port on your laptop.
    • Launch the VisualPresenter software from your computer.
    • Click on the Snapshot menu from the top menu bar.
    • Select and click on the type photo you would like to take - Snapshot, Time-Delayed Snapshot, Time-Lapse Snapshot.
    • If any additional windows pop-up, select choices that are appropriate.
    • Image is captured and stored in your computer.

  • Recording Video from the Document Camera to the computer, even time-lapse video.
    • Connect the USB cable to the port behind the door on the right hand side of the document camera and to any USB port on your laptop.
    • Launch the VisualPresenter software from your computer.
    • Click on the Video menu from the top menu bar.
    • Select and click on the type video you would like to take - Video, Duration Video, Time-Lapse Video.
      • Video begins recording immediately and records until the window is clicked.
      • Duration Video records for the amount of time you select it to record in the pop-up window.
      • Time-Lapse Video records for how long you select and how often it snaps a picture. Example; Dottie Carnegy and I recorded 16 hours of time that the software condensed to 32 seconds of actual video. We told it to run for 16 hours and take 1 picture every minute. Since 1 second of video is made of 30 individual pictures, the rate of 1 picture per minute turned 30 minutes of time into 1 second of video.
    • If any additional windows pop-up, select choices that are appropriate.
  • After you record Video is captured and stored in your computer.

Screencastify

Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome. Just press record and the content of your tab, webcam or desktop is recorded. Easily create screencasts for video tutorials, record presentations etc. It allows for up to 10 minutes per video with an embedded Screencastify logo for free.


  • To get started:
    • If you don't have Chrome downloaded on your computer, download Chrome here
    • Once in Chrome, add the Screencastify Extension
    • Walk through the setup screens
    • Click the ScreencastifyLogo.JPGicon in the top right of your Chrome browser.
    • Follow the prompts to record.