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WIC Video Recording Rooms: Overview

Camera Remote

Video Recording Rooms

In addition to a large HD screen, a whiteboard, a PC desktop, and connections for personal laptops, rooms 126, 127, 128 and 129 (Alberto A. Vitale Group Study Room, Seltzer Family Group Study Room, and Charles D. Dickey, Jr. Group Study Room) have room-based digital videorecording systems with one video camera attached to the computer screen and one installed camera at ceiling level. A custom control panel allows easy recording of all activity in the room directly to DVD. Please bring a blank DVD-R with you.  Our desk staff will be happy to set up a training session for small groups to explore the recording system. Please reserve the rooms using the room scheduler and plan for a half-hour at the end of your session to finalize your video disk.

How to Record Videos

Before you start:

  1. Bring a blank DVD‐R with you (DVD+R is not recommended) and put the disk in the DVD player and close the drive.
  2. Check the control panel’s Display on and PC button have red lights on above them. If not, press these buttons. (Note: Click Laptop button when you connect your laptop with our HDMI adaptor.)
  3. Adjust the Volume on the control panel.
  4. Log on computer with your PennKey.
  5. Borrow Camera Remote from WIC Desk if you wish to use the camera installed at ceiling level.

Record and Finalize:

  1. Open Windows Live Movie Maker (Start ‐> All Programs ‐> Applications)
  2. Click the main file menu button (on the top left) and then click Options ‐> Webcam.
  3. Choose UVC Camera from the Available Webcam menu if you wish to use the camera installed at ceiling level; otherwise, choose “USB Video Device.”
  4. Click Webcam Video under the Home tab and click Record.
  5. Click Stop to stop recording and save your project.
  6. Go back to the main file menu button and click Save Movie ‐> Burn DVD to finalize your project.

For more details about Windows Live Movie Maker, please refer to the tutorial at‐live‐movie‐maker.

Contact WIC

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Penn Libraries Weigle Information Commons
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA, 19104

Setting Configuration

For best results when recording with a PowerPoint or other visual aid on the screen, please borrow the LCD remote from the WIC Desk and adjust the screen image as follows:

  • Backlight: 3
  • Picture: 75
  • Brightness: 50
  • Color: 50
  • Hue: 0
  • Color Temp: Warm 2