A Smart and Intuitive Way to Scanning — IPEVO Presenter’s Auto-Crop

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Software and App, APPLICATION) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-05-09

Having piles of handouts, documents, photos, business cards or books that you need to digitize yet finding it highly inconvenient and time-consuming to do all the scanning? Not to worry, IPEVO is here to help. Presenting IPEVO Presenter’s Auto-Crop function — a smart and intuitive way to scan it all! With Auto-Crop, all it takes is just a click to auto-detect your document, straighten and auto-crop it, and then saving it as a jpg image. You can even export it as a PDF file for further archiving! See how easily it can be done.

So wait no longer and come try out IPEVO Presenter’s Auto-Crop. We bet you’ll love it. Happy scanning!

Explore photogrammetry and create 3D images with Ziggi-HD Plus

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-05-04

Wanting to create your own 3D images? Here’s great news for all! With high quality image inputs from IPEVO Ziggi-HD Plus and a little help from 3D reconstruction software such as VirtualSFM and CMVS, you can easily and conveniently create unique 3D images to your liking!
Check out how much fun we had while creating ours!

You can do it too~ Wait no longer and grab an IPEVO Ziggi-HD Plus to get yourself started!

Optimize Your Scanning Experience with IPEVO

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, APPLICATION, All Applications) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-04-05

When it comes to scanning documents, the first scanning device that comes to your mind would most probably be a scanner. Or perhaps, a cellphone with a scanning app installed. However, as we all know, conventional scanners tend to be bulky and slow in speed, while scanning with a cellphone usually involves awkwardly holding it for larger documents. In light of these, IPEVO is super excited to roll out a new “Auto-Crop” function (for Presenter software) that aims at powering up your IPEVO doc cam as a scanner and helps optimize your whole scanning experience! Let’s take a look at how you can benefit from using IPEVO products!

Note: “Auto-Crop” is only available for OS X 10.10 and above, or Windows 7 and above.

Small footprint

Unlike conventional scanners, IPEVO range of doc cams — P2V, VZ-1 HD and Ziggi-HD Plus — are space saving and portable as they have relatively small footprint. You can place them on a table or an AV cart and still enjoy plenty of working space, or, when required, you can swapped them easily between rooms. They are ideal for settings where space is at a premium and when they need to be used in different rooms.

Versatile and fast speed

All IPEVO doc cams feature multi-jointed stand that allows you to easily position them at different height for scanning documents. They also feature detachable (P2V) or swiveling (VZ-1 HD and Ziggi-HD Plus) camera head that enables you to capture documents at different angles. In addition, you can safely place them on a stack of books for scanning larger documents and not worrying about them toppling as they come with weighted base. Also, as there are no “real scanning” involved — IPEVO doc cams take snapshots of your documents at a chosen resolution and then saving them as jpg or pdf files — the time taken is greatly reduced.

Ability to change document ratio

You may be wondering, what’s document ratio? To put it simply, document ratio is the width to height ratio of a document, and changing the ratio will zoom, stretch or shrink the scanned image. The document ratio can be changed by selecting a particular ratio under Presenter’s “Auto-Crop”. From there, the resultant image of the scanned document would be converted to that ratio. For example, you can scan an A4 document to an image with US Letter ratio by choosing “US Letter”. And if you were to print out this resultant image, it will fit perfectly onto a letter-sized paper. Choose “Auto” if you are good with the original document ratio and just need a quick scan. Or, choose “Custom Ratio” if you need a ratio that is not listed in the drop-down menu.

Auto-cropping and straightening

After you’ve chosen your preferred document ratio, everything else is simply intuitive. Just place the document under the IPEVO doc cam (no worries about getting the right angle or perspective), press the “Auto-Crop” button, and voila! You’ve the document scanned in your desired ratio, auto-cropped and straightened up. That’s it, sweet and simple.

Easy management and quick sharing

Presenter also offers a variety of options for you to manage, archive or share your scanned images. Go into Presenter’s Review Mode and right click on an image to rotate, rename or add it to an album. You can also split a double-page scanned image into half and save the split images as a single PDF with the “Split Image” function. This comes in handy for archiving double-paged books, magazines and more. There’s also a “Share” function that allows you to share your scanned images instantly to your favorite social media platforms. Saving and syncing the images directly to Google Drive or Dropbox is also achievable by using the “Custom File Saving Settings” function. Saving, managing and sharing have never been so easy!

Aren’t you tempted to use a IPEVO doc cam for scanning after looking at the list of benefits we’ve put together? Wait no more and grab a IPEVO doc cam and install the updated version of Presenter to start enjoying an optimized scanning experience!

Turn IPEVO doc cams visually impaired friendly with “Video Filters” of Presenter

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Software and App, APPLICATION) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-03-13

We understand that most visually impaired people have found limited use for a normal doc cam as it doesn’t cater to their needs. That’s why we’ve added “Video Filters” to our Presenter software which then turns our doc cams visually impaired friendly and increase their usability. Now, take advantage of these filters and make your lessons, presentations or demonstrations friendly and engaging for all!

Rekindling Your Love for Point 2 View (P2V)

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, Software and App, APPLICATION, All Products, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-03-02

It has been a little more than seven years since we launched the Point 2 View (P2V) document camera for sale. Seven years is a long time, we know, and many things can happen during those seven years that make you love or hate that simple, basic little guy which you had your eyes fixed on when you both first met. Just as couples do fight or quarrel, we totally understand it if both of you are in the downs of your relationship. However, looking at the sales numbers, we’re glad to know that you’re still loving him and not ditching him anytime yet. But, it’s also about time to spice up your relationship! Let’s see what help you can get from our latest version of Presenter software:

1. Video Recording

This incredibly useful feature was only added to version 3 (Mac) and version 4 (Windows) of Presenter. It opened up a whole new possibility of interactive teaching and learning ranging from creating flipped classroom videos to v-blogs.

2. Time-lapse shooting for archiving materials

This feature allows you to automate a shooting schedule for taking snapshots. It’s ideal and effort saving when you need to archive materials.

3. Split Image for managing digitalized materials

Do more for less with this newly added feature. It allows you to manage your digitalized materials by splitting 2-pages-in-1 images into two pages respectively and then saving all of them into a neat, single PDF file all at once.

4. Text-To-Speech (multi-language support)

Text-To-Speech converts text images into editable text and then read the text aloud. It’s a fantastic way for learning through audio and helping users with reading challenges and/or dyslexia.

5. Video filters for helping visually impaired users

With the added video filters, P2V is immediately turned into a visually impaired friendly doc cam that allows VI users to view their materials far more easily and clearly.

6. Have fun scanning QR Codes and sharing your images

“Scan QR Code” and “Share” are two features that we’ve included to add on to the fun of using P2V. You can now set up QR stations for self-directed learning and instantly share any images taken with P2V to your favorite social media within a few clicks.

7. Scan documents effortlessly

Besides showing live stream and taking snapshots, you can also now scan documents, photos, business cards and more effortlessly with P2V by using the newly added “Aut0-Crop” feature. We’ve even made this feature so intuitive that one click is just what it takes to auto-detect, auto-crop and straighten up your document before saving it as a jpg image. You can then export the resultant image as a PDF file for further archiving.

We are thankful for your continuous love and support for our little guy throughout these years. In return, we are presenting you an exclusive deal on Amazon that features our little guy and IPEVO Notebook as a bundle. You’ll receive the little guy and a pack of our IPEVO Notebook all at a price of $69. Plus, free standard shipping is provided! So do catch this deal while it’s still available and enjoy your rekindled romance!

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Save time & effort when digitalizing materials with “Split Image”

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Software and App, APPLICATION) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-02-14

Using IPEVO doc cams for digitalizing/archiving books or other materials? IPEVO Presenter now includes a newly added “Split Image” feature that makes the process much more time and effort saving! With this new feature, you can split 2-pages-in-1 images into two pages respectively and then save all of them into a neat, single PDF file all at once! So, watch this video and start digitalizing now.

Turn your IPEVO doc cam into a TWAIN-compatible scanner with IPEVO Presenter (for Windows)

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera, VZ-1 VGA/USB Dual-Mode Document Camera, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, Software and App, APPLICATION) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-12-18

Wonder what’s TWAIN and what does it mean to have it included in IPEVO Presenter software (for Windows)? For those who are not familiar with “TWAIN”, it’s the universal interface standard for scanners, and with it included in Presenter, you can instantly turn any IPEVO doc cams connected to your computer into a TWAIN-compatible scanner. Meaning you can plug in your doc cam, launch Presenter, open any TWAIN-based OCR software of your choice, and start scanning just as you would with a conventional scanner! Check the following video to learn more!

Capitalize on the wireless freedom of IPEVO’s iZiggi-HD even further with IPEVO Presenter for Apple TV

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-11-30

Capitalize on the wireless freedom of IPEVO’s iZiggi-HD even further by pairing it with a 4th generation Apple TV and the Presenter app for Apple TV. With this setup, you can skip the need for any tablet or computer and connect iZiggi-HD directly to an Apple TV via Wi-Fi for large-screen projection of live images. Zoom, pan, resolution and mirroring effect are also customizable. So watch the video, learn how to set it up, and start presenting in a whole new way.

Learn how to create a “3D image” with IPEVO Ziggi-HD Plus and Photoshop

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, Ziggi-HD/Ziggi-HD Plus Document Cameras, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-11-14

Wish you know of a way to create stunning yet low cost “3D images?” You’ve come to the right place! With an IPEVO document camera such as the Ziggi-HD Plus, and a little help from image editing software like Photoshop, it can be quite easily achieved. So waste no time in checking out this video tutorial that shows you all the know-how, and we’ve even detailed the steps to help you out!

Steps:

1. Set your subject, Ziggi-HD Plus, and your laptop.
2. Load Presenter and turn on the grid by clicking “Display.”

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3. Then, find a point on your subject to align it to a point on the grid. We will use this as a point to rotate our document camera around.
4. When you’re ready, take a picture and then slowly rotate the document camera, making sure to keep your subject and grid aligned.

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5. Repeat step 4 until you have 3 or 4 images.

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6. Go to Review Mode and select the images you captured. Export them to your desktop.

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7. Open Photoshop and go File>Scripts>Load Files into Stack…

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8. Select Browse, navigate to your images, select them and click open. With all your images ready, click OK.

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9. Go to Window>Animation.

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10. Look for your Layers tab and position your mouse over the visibility icon.

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11. Click the visibility icon to turn the visibility off.
12. Now move down to the Animation tab locate “Duplicate Select Frame.”
13. Click it and it will add another frame next to your current one.
14. Return to the Layers tab and move down to the next image and turn off the visibility.
15. Repeat step 12 to 14 until you are on the last image.

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16. Now you will do the same procedure but going up the images and turning the visibility back on.
17. With that done, press “Play” in the Animation tab and check your animation.
18. When ready, go to File>Save for Web & Devices.

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19. Go to Image Size and in “Percent”, change from 100% to 50%.

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20. In the “Looping Options” below, set it to “Forever.”

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21. Go to “Preset” at the top and set it to GIF 64 Dithered.

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22. When you’re done, go to “Save” and it’s all done!

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Beyond Documents: Taking 360-degree Panoramas with IPEVO Doc Cams

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Filed Under (Document Cameras in Business, iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera, APPLICATION, All Products) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-11-02

What else can you do with IPEVO document cameras besides using them for normal applications such as documentations, educational teaching, or business presentations? With the flexibilities offered by IPEVO document cameras and a little out-of-the box thinking, we took our document cameras beyond documents and utilize them for taking breathtaking 360-degree panoramas with a little help from Photoshop. So watch the video and start creating your 360-degree panoramas too!