COM 408 Design Lab
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The Design Lab has 50 workstations and a variety of equipment for students of performing and media arts, in addition to a critique or presentation area.
- To turn ON the projector, press the display "ON" button.
The button will blink while the system starts.
- On the Control Panel, press the button for your source. A solid light indicates which source is active.
- If it seems to not work, you may need to hold the button for 2 seconds.
- Press the HDMI button on the AV Control Panel
- Plug in your laptop to the provided HDMI cable
- Sound comes through the HDMI connector; make sure the volume is up on the laptop,then adjust the volume knob on the AV Control Panel to a comfortable level while you are playing sound.
- If you need an adapter to connect your laptop to the podium, please check on out at Media Loan.
- Press the VGA button on the AV Control Panel
- Plug in your laptop to the provided VGA cable
- Sound comes through the mini plug (earphone) on the VGA cable. Connect it to your earphone jack & make sure the device volume is up. When playing sound, adjust the volume knob on the AV Control Panel to a comfortable level.
- If you need an adapter to connect your laptop to the podium, please check out Media Loan.
- The AV Mute will blackout the projection and silence the sound.
- Press to mute (the color will change), press again to unmute (the button color will turn back).
Remember to turn things off when you are done!
- Press and hold the OFF button for two seconds to shut down the system.
- - Does laptop have power?
- - Is data projector turned on? (try starting again, & call x6270)
- - is the source button lit for where you are plugged in? (HDMI or VGA)
- - Has the LED above where your computer is plugged in turned from amber to green? (If it didn't turn green, make sure the cables are plugged in all the way)
- - Is room volume on AV control panel turned up to show 3 lights or more?
- - Laptop: Is the volume on the laptop turned up and source selected? (HDMI button for HDMI connection, etc?)
- Press RACK button on the wall AV Control Panel
- Press DISPLAY button on external AV Control Panel to turn on projector
- Select your video source: VGA (Laptop), HDMI, BLU RAY, DVD/VCR or MAC
- Insert or plug in your media
- On the audio mixer use the individual source knobs to control the volume.
- Make sure volumes on the rack mixer are turned up almost all the way for the source you are using, then set listening volume at the AV Control Panel
- (the rack mixer feeds into a line input, and if it is too low, the AV control panel input gain has to be cranked up to noisy levels to be able to hear the signal)
- Turn down all unused volume knobs that are not in use.
- Return individual source volume knobs the audio mixer to zero when finished.
Please power everything off when done & lock the AV Cabinet
Assistive Listening Procedures
- This room does not have integrated listening technology installed, but there is a microphone input jack and XLR or phono plug outputs on the panel.
- These can be used to connect an extra microphone and listening equipment, or self-contained listening equipment can be used.
- Please work with [Access Services] to coordinate an extended checkout of suitable listening equipment from Media Loan.