The Elmo TT-12i Interactive Document Camera connects to a projector and allows teachers to project classroom material with constructive features/effects applied. It can also be connected to a TV set and the TV used as a display. It's USB Video Class compliant (UVC), meaning it can be used as a webcam with services like Skype by USB connection to a Mac or PC. All you'll have to do is select it as the camera of choice in the webcam service you use.
The camera functionality captures video and photos in up to 1080p Full HD resolution. The most commonly used function, however, is Live View mode, which allows you to display any document, image, or object live via a connected projector or TV. The video/photo capture functions typically serve as secondary to Live View mode. For example, you may want to project a live image of an object along with an image of the object's back side. To do this, you'll need to take a photo of the back side and then project the photo with a Live View of the front side in a split screen or picture-in-picture setup.
Most of the controls are available on the main body and on the included remote control. Two of these controls are Zoom and Focus. The camera is capable of enlarging an image or object by up to 96x without any distortion, and the auto-focus button will bring the image/object into crisp focus within a second or two. You'll be able to zoom in on something as small as a penny and show even its tiniest details clearly. Moreover, the camera is adjustable at the head, arm, and neck so that you can bring it within inches of an object and then zoom by 96x. The head rotates a full 360° so you can point the camera down, up, and anywhere in between; the neck can be swung to the back or front 300° so you can point at the sides, (like out of the window), and it bends downward 45° so that you can close in right overhead an object; and the arm rotates 180° to accommodate both left- and right-handed users (as the zoom dial and focus button are at the tip of the camera head).
Another control is Highlight, which shades out every part of an image except a square portion in the center. This square can be resized and moved around to highlight other parts of the image. Another control is Mask, which is useful for going over tests. It covers your image completely, like covering a test paper with another sheet of paper, and at your command it reveals more and more of the image (the test answers) underneath. Capture controls let you capture video or photos to an optional USB flash drive or SD card, both of which the TT-12i has slots for, and the Play control brings up a library of all your captured media so you can select and play back a clip or image. The Pause control is useful for having the class follow along with a particular text. For example, you can place a textbook under the camera in Live View mode, hit the Pause button, and then remove the textbook. An image of the textbook will remain displayed as if the book is still under the camera eye. You can then read from the book and the class can follow along the paused image. The Mosaic control provides an engaging way for letting students guess. It places a blur over an image and lets you lessen the blur little by little to reveal the image.
All these controls are also available on an included software called Image Mate, which you can use by connecting the TT-12i to a computer, Mac or PC. Connection to a computer brings up your computer's desktop on your projection display or TV. If you open Image Mate, a window will come up with a live image of whatever's under your camera eye, and a toolbox within the window will offer you the abovementioned controls and also additional ones that will let you annotate and image with lines, circles, and other markings. Image Mate also allows you to perform time-lapse photography with your camera with user-defined interval settings. Alternative to the main body, remote control, and Image Mate controls, the TT-12i can also be controlled with an optional Elmo CRA-1 wireless tablet, which features a 50 ft wireless range that'll let you walk around the classroom and perform many of the abovementioned functions.
The TT-12i is also very useful for recording classroom lessons and posting them online for absent students or for general review. You can select different output resolutions via a control switch to best match the website you're posting to. Other than projectors, TVs, and computers, you can also connect to interactive whiteboards. A speaker input jack is available for connecting external speakers and hearing your recordings in a classroom. Your saved recordings can be output to your computer via an HDMI output and audio line output. Additional to a remote control and Image Mate, the TT-12i also comes with a USB cable, RGB cable, power supply, and AAA batteries.
- Key Features
The TT-12i connects to a projector and allows teachers to project classroom material with constructive features/effects applied. It can also be connected to a TV set and the TV used as a display.
USB Video Class Compliant
The TT-12i is UVC compliant, meaning that it can be used as a webcam with services such as Skype by simple USB connection to a Mac or PC.
The TT-12i's 12x optical zoom combines with its 8x digital zoom to enlarge images up to 96 times. The result is a clear, distortion-free display of even tiny details.
3.4MP CMOS Sensor
A 3.4MP image sensor captures everything from fine text to 3D objects in Full HD 1080p resolution.
Adjustable Camera Head and Arm
The adjustable camera head and arm can be freely raised, lowered, and rotated to focus attention from above, the sides, and up close.
Zoom Dial & AF Button
A simple turn of the zoom dial adjusts zoom in and out, and an AF (Auto Focus) button enables easy, one-touch auto focusing.
Multiple Video Output Resolutions
The TT-12i allows you to select between several output resolutions with a simple flip of a switch. Your choices include 1080p, 720p, SXGA, WXGA, XGA, and NTSC/PAL SD resolutions.
Audio Input and Output
Audio enhancements can be applied to classroom presentations via the built-in microphone or external microphone input. Audio output can be routed through the external HDMI port or Audio Line Out port.
Presentation Support Tools
The TT-12i comes with an ergonomically designed wireless remote control conveniently featuring Highlight, Mask, Split Screen, Picture-in-Picture, and other functions.
Still images and audio video files can be saved on an optional USB flash drive or SD memory card for future use. Files may also be saved to a PC or Mac using the included Image Mate Software.
Record and Upload for Absent Students
Video with audio, time-lapse photography, and still images can be saved on a computer for review with the whole class and uploaded online for absent students.
30 fps Video
The TT-12i captures and reproduces video at 30 frames per second.
- White Balance: Auto, One-Push, Manual
- Image Mode: Text1, Text2, Text3, Graphics1, Graphics2
- Edge Enhancement (for graphics mode)
- Still Image Storage
- Movie Storage
- USB Image Output: Standard and USB Video Class
- 8x Digital Zoom
- Gamma Settings (for graphics mode)
- Graphical On-Screen Display
- Slide Show (image data)
- Image Save: SD/SDHC memory card, USB flash drive
- State Presets: up to 3 user settings
- Annotation (supports optional CRA-1 and CRB-1)
- Brightness Control: Auto (with level adjustment), Manual
- Support Functions: Highlight, Mask, Scroll (in digital zoom), Mosaic, Split screen, Picture-in-Picture, Color Filter, Microscope, Image Rotation (0º/180º), Positive/Negative Conversion, Color/B&W