Media Classroom Document Camera

a/k/a Object Visualizer, Visual Presenter, Overhead, Digital Presenter

A document camera is a presentation tool that uses a small mounted camera and attached lights to capture live images and sends those images to the projector to be seen by a large group. It can present printed materials such as textbooks, newspaper, magazines, artwork, and catalogues. It can be used to project 3D objects such as models or artifacts. Users may also choose to write notes to be projected to the group, instead of using the chalkboard.

Some tips for projecting high quality images:

  • Use a large font when creating text (24 point size or larger)
  • Use landscape format printing
  • Use pastel colored paper
  • When hand-writing, use thick-tip markers and pens
  • When using textbooks or articles, use the "zoom" feature to enlarge one area at a time

Please note that not all images project clearly. Problems may arise when attempting to project images under the following circumstances:

  • Fine text size
  • Small text size
  • Patterns
  • Excessive contrast
  • Low contrast
  • Reflective material
  • Objects in motion
  • Bright background
  • Large "deep" objects

Document cameras have great potential and are relatively simple to use. Marist College has 5 models of documents cameras in our Media Classrooms. Click on a model to see detailed user instructions.


avermedia doc cam


        AVerMedia AVerVision 300AF