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!
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!
1. Set your subject, Ziggi-HD Plus, and your laptop.
2. Load Presenter and turn on the grid by clicking “Display.”
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.
5. Repeat step 4 until you have 3 or 4 images.
6. Go to Review Mode and select the images you captured. Export them to your desktop.
7. Open Photoshop and go File>Scripts>Load Files into Stack…
8. Select Browse, navigate to your images, select them and click open. With all your images ready, click OK.
9. Go to Window>Animation.
10. Look for your Layers tab and position your mouse over the visibility icon.
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.
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.
19. Go to Image Size and in “Percent”, change from 100% to 50%.
20. In the “Looping Options” below, set it to “Forever.”
21. Go to “Preset” at the top and set it to GIF 64 Dithered.
22. When you’re done, go to “Save” and it’s all done!
Introducing IPEVO new and improved Presenter software! We’ve redesigned Presenter’s User Interface to make it even simpler and convenient for you to use; added a couple of video filters to increase its usability for visually impaired; and renamed AutoShooting to Time-lapse. Improvements aside, Presenter still features everything that has made previous versions of it great — snapshot, video recording, Text-to-Speech, scanning of QR code and much more. So go on and enjoy your favorite features of Presenter within a few clicks!
Frustrated with the laggy stream of your webinar? Try using IPEVO’s Ziggi-HD Plus instead. With its 8 megapixel camera and fast frame rate, you can create a high quality low cost webinar when using it with Google Hangout. It’s easy and cost saving. Watch the following video for a step-by-step guide.
For those who haven’t heard of Text-To-Speech, it’s a function that converts text images into editable text and then read the text to you. It’s a fantastic way to allow your students to listen to notes or textbooks, improve their English speaking skills, and to help visually impaired students or students with reading challenges and/or dyslexia. So watch the video below and see how quick and intuitive it can all be achieved with IPEVO Presenter.
Using IPEVO Ziggi-HD Plus Document Camera and Presenter software to watch live video right on the laptop at the desk
Teachers, are you looking for smart solutions for the visually-impaired students in your class? Several IPEVO products can help students feel empowered by presenting teaching material better. And as you’ll see with the educators below, IPEVO products are already making a real difference for VI students.
For example, the VZ-1 Dual-Mode document camera can help present material on a laptop or monitor using either USB or VGA, depending on the existing tech in your classroom:
The iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera is our wireless doc cam and can go anywhere students go. From science class to art class and everywhere in between, iZiggi streams real-time video of teaching material to PC or Mac as well as iPad and Android tablets. Dedicated tablets are a great accessory for VI students, who can pinch-zoom the image for a closer look. And with our free Whiteboard App for tablets, a voice-over function provides an valuable audio component to accompany the images.
Also consider IPEVO’s IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System which provides a large, interactive image to engage VI students. All you need is a projector and a flat surface (usually the whiteboard will do). IW2 and your students’ curiosity will handle the rest as students directly control and explore material at the board.
And at the end of the day, in addition to providing better and larger views of material, there’s the simple issue of cost. As Tek-Ninja outlines in this helpful comparison article, so-called dedicated VI products can cost many hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Compare that to affordable IPEVO products doing many of the same things (or better), and the choice is easy for schools with tight budgets.
Want to learn more? Here’s a step-by-step “How To” guide for setting up IPEVO products for visually-impaired students. And here’s a handy video covering solutions for VI learners.
Already using IPEVO products? Tell us or tweet about it. We love seeing classrooms in action!
Looking for more tips and tricks to better enhance your IPEVO Ziggi-HD Plus’s experience? Look no further and watch this short video tutorial we’ve prepared. It covers some of the most useful tips and tricks for using Ziggi-HD Plus!
Lower the resolution for a faster frame rate
Handle Ziggi-HD Plus with care
A lower resolution ensures a smaller file size
You can capture more details with a higher resolution
You can get more range with the Height Extension Stand
Add an LED USB when using in low-light environment
For American Sign Language (ASL) learners and educators out there, IPEVO presents to you ways to improve and enrich ASL communication! Be it capturing signs and gestures or showing texts, IPEVO Ziggi-HD Plus document camera delivers it all well with its 8 megapixel camera and smooth, lag-free live streaming at up to 30fps. You can even go further by using IPEVO Presenter together with Ziggi-HD Plus to easily record videos, capture snapshots or show two subjects simultaneously. So, watch the following video and get started with your ASL communication!
Thinking of setting up a live stream to show and share your classroom’s projects? You can easily achieve this by using an IPEVO document camera and free online live streaming services. In the following video, we will demonstrate how to use IPEVO Ziggi-HD Plus with OBS to live stream and monitor IPEVO’s hatching project to compatible live stream websites such as youtube. So watch it, and create your own live stream channel!
The Ziggi-HD Plus USB Document Camera can be used to capture so many things — textbooks, artwork, 3D objects, devices with screens… But do you know that it’s also a perfect way to capture science experiments for the whole class to observe and enjoy?
Watch the video below for ways to use Ziggi-HD Plus in science class, including easy time-lapse videos and recording your experiments for later reference.
By the way, if you’re curious about the experiments shown in the video, just check out the websites below for specific info.