Two Steps for Bigger and Better Text Using the VZ-1 Doc Cam


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For children with vision problems, or for the elderly with visual impairments, there’s a simple way to magnify text so it’s easier to read. All you need is the IPEVO VZ-1 HD Dual-Mode Document Camera and a monitor or TV with a VGA input. Here’s what to do:
1. Hook the VZ-1 to your monitor using the VGA connection.  Make sure the resolution selector of the VZ-1 is set to “Auto. Res.” so the camera automatically finds the best resolution.

2. Place the reading material under the VZ-1. With the camera’s multi-jointed arm, you can position the camera just right and then adjust as needed.


That’s it! Now you have a low-cost desktop magnifier. Even small text will appear nice and big on the monitor so you (or your child) can read and understand it easier.
Questions or comments about this setup? Please share.

Comments posted (2)

Looking at this for an impaired vision young man. What is the magnification? His computer is set at 350 magnification.

Hello kindeekath,

Please check out the chart “VZ-1 HD projecting on 19″ and 70″ screens” at the bottom of the VZ-1 webpage( With the assist of the IPEVO Magnifying Lens( and our Presenter software(, VZ-1 is capably of reaching magnification of 500x on the projector. However, the VGA mode may be limited to magnification of 350x or less.

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