Display Layout options

The Display Layout buttons control the relative sizes of the camera and projector images (Laptop, DVD, etc.) in the final video.

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Projector Big will record a large image of the projector image and a small image from the camera. Conversely, Camera Big will record a large image from the camera and a small image from the projector.

Same Size, Projector Only, and Camera Only are exactly as their label describes.

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Layouts can be changed anytime, even while recording. It may take a few moments to change the layout, during which time the video windows will flash and resize, and the audio may drop out. Because of this, we recommend that you change layouts as infrequently as possible.

You will see a real-time preview of the recorded image in the video window.

Display considerations

When choosing a layout, consider the following

  • Do you really need to be included in the video at all times? Unless you are giving some sort of demonstration, chances are very good that your chosen media content and voice are more relevant to the lecture than your body. A good practice is to start the lecture with the Camera Big or Camera Only layout (to show the students who is talking and what you look like), then switch to Projector Big or Projector Only.
  • Due to the camera quality and contrast/lighting issues, anything written on a chalkboard will be very difficult to see in the end product. We recommend using the Document Camera instead.
  • When using a dual view layout, anything on the smaller window may be illegible. You will get a better quality recording if you select a larger image size such as the Projector Only or Camera Only layouts.

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