Audio-Visual Center Illustrated Glossary
Cablecast: We broadcast media from the AV Center to your classroom through the campus closed circuit cable system. You fill out a form at our office or online for this service.
Over-the-Counter: You come to AV to check out equipment or media.
Laptop: We have Apple Macbooks and Dell Latitudes. They all have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & Powerpoint) and an internet browser.
You hook them to a Data Projector to display on a classroom screen.
|Data Projector: This allows you to project the image from a laptop or desktop computer onto a classroom screen. We have lots of different names for them, but if you ask for it by this name, we'll know what you mean.|
|Ethernet cable: Connects from a computer to the campus ethernet system. Ask for one if you're using our computers to access the internet. WIRELESS ACCESS IS SPORADIC IN SFSU CLASSROOMS.|
|Multimedia cart: A four-wheeled cart with a VHS VCR, DVD player, a Laserdisc player, TV tuner, amplifier, speakers and a projector on top. We can hook a laptop or video overhead to the projector. A very flexible piece of equipment, a classroom console on wheels.|
|Camcorder: We currently support Digital Video recording using tape or recording to a hard drive or flash card.||
|VCR/DVD Multiplayer: This little gem can do it all: VHS tapes, commercial DVDs, DVD-R, CDs, CD-R, CD-RW, mp3s, wma, photo CDs. We will need to know what classroom you will be using it in, to assure that the correct cables are included.|
|We have a couple of TVs on a cart with a VCR/DVD player.|
|CD/Cassette: This does three things: play CDs and cassettes in stereo and records cassettes in stereo. It does not come with a microphone. Please ask for one.|
|Phonograph: They are old and have not had a new stylus in quite a while. But they are a surprisingly refreshing trip through the way-back machine.|
system: This is a powered amplifier built into a speaker case. It is mono.
Some ways to use it:
|Overhead Projector: To project transparencies on to a classroom screen.|
|Opaque Projector: To project opaque pages (from newspapers and magazines) on to a classroom screen.|
Video Overhead/Document Camera: Uses a video camera perched on a overhead arm to take a video picture of whatever is underneath it.
You need a data projector to get the image on the classroom screen.
Will project transparencies, books, magazines or any object.
35mm Slide Projector: Your basic slide projector. Comes with an 80 slide carousel and a wired remote.
|Current AV Equipment||Classroom Services|