Troubleshooting: VEL Teacher Station

    VEL

    The teacher station in the VEL has the ability to project from the desktop, your laptop, a DVD, or Blu-ray. All of these options are controlled via the rack on the desk to the right of the teacher station. The switcher (red buttons) allows you to switch between different sources easily; simply use the number that corresponds to your input.

    Input 1: Teacher Station Computer
    Input 2: Blu Ray Player
    Input 3: HDMI input (open HDMI port on the rack)
    Input 4: Visitor HDMI (cable hanging under the desk)

    Turn on the projector using the remote (this may take a minute to warm up) and then to select HDMI as the source. To do so, press the "HDMI 1" button on the remote, located in the silver-colored section in the middle area of the remote.

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    For any projection source, you'll need to make sure the audio on the rack is set correctly.

    Look at the topmost panel on the rack and make sure all the volume knobs are pointing towards 6.

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    • The silver knob controls your volume
    • Ensure that you are outputting audio through the AJA Device. Click and hold the speaker icon in the top menu bar to change your output. If you do not see "AJA Device" listed, make sure the AJA Hardware is turned on in the rack (power button will be green)
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    • If you can't hear audio in an editing program or when viewing your clips in finder, try playing a YouTube video. If the audio works, that indicates that the problem is with the program or your clips.  
    • Check the Audio Hardware Preferences in your NLE and make sure that it is set to the AJA device.

    Desktop

    To display the desktop of the teacher station, change the Input Selector on the rack to 1.

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    There are two main ways to display the desktop - as a mirror of the teacher station screen, or as a second monitor. Which you choose depends on how you like to project your screen, but note that mirroring can distort both displays. To toggle between these two, open System Preferences and choose the "Displays" option. Under the Arrangement tab, toggle "Mirror Displays" on or off.

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    Visitor Laptop

    To display your laptop's screen, use the HDMI and auxiliary cable under the TS desk. Once you are connected, change the Input Selector on the rack to 4, and your screen should display.

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    There are two main ways to display the desktop - as a mirror of the teacher station screen, or as a second monitor. Which you choose depends on how you like to project your screen, but note that mirroring can distort both displays. To toggle between these two, open System Preferences and choose the "Displays" option. Under the Arrangement tab, toggle "Mirror Displays" on or off.

    Mirror_Displays.pngTo play audio from your laptop, make sure the output is set correctly on your machine.

    Blu-ray/DVD

    To display a Blu-ray or DVD, power on the Panasonic player in the rack. Change the Input Selector on the rack to 2. The Blu-ray player should now appear on the projector. The remote control for the player can be found in the 810 Annex.