How to Turn on the Projector
- Hit the Projector On button on the wall
- Wait a few seconds for the Projector to warm up
- To raise and lower screen use the switch labeled screen up/screen down
How to get the Projector into sleep mode
- Hit the Pic Mute button
- To wake it back up hit the Pic Mute button again
- Wait a few seconds
Hooking up computer (VGA-Yellow Dot), If using personal computer. VGA cord is in the drawer on the right side of the podium. It is recommended to use the computer already there.
- Hook VGA cable to the
4. Saving recorded media
At the end of the session you should click the Silver button to stop the recording. After a short time it will complete saving your .mp4 file onto the USB device. Remove your USB device and take it with you.
The .mp4 file(s) belonging to you should be copied onto the removable USB device. The attached computer should also be online, so email or online storage (Office 365 OneDrive) should also be possible.
There are two windows on the desktop computer screen that give instructions on how to proceed:
“Welcome to the ONE BUTTON STUDIO”
- Plug in your USB device
- Press the button to start/stop recording
- Drag your drive to the Trash to eject.
Press the Silver button to start recording a session. Recorded sound levels can be checked with the headphones plugged into the audio mixer. In-room sound levels can be controlled with the speaker bar under the computer monitor (without changing the levels on the recording.)
In 402F you should be sure to turn off the overhead light if it is on and close the shades to minimize outside lighting. There’s a table lamp next to the computer so you can see what you are doing if it’s dark. You should also drop the mini-blinds on the observation window but open them up if you want to observe directly.
The small audio mixer should be powered on and the phantom power light should be turned on (it indicates power to the microphones suspended in the Focus Group Room.)
The computer/monitor/speaker bar should also be powered on … Read more “2. Setup”
Before your focus group you need to check or decide on a few issues.
- Be sure to reserve both rooms: John & Patty Williams Conference Room (Focus Group Room) and 402F (Observation Room) for your date and time
- Confirm access to the building for observers and participants (outside doors often locked at 7PM)
- Number of participants
- Recording or just observing?
- Audio/Video or just Audio recording
- Deliverable for recording (save to thumb drive? send over network?)
- IRB compliance for research on human subjects?
SCL Focus Group Room
One of the major and unique facilities of the Scripps Convergence Lab is our Focus Group (John & Patty Williams Conference Room) and Observation Room configuration. The John & Patty Williams Conference Room also serves as a meeting room with 14-seat conference table, 46″ LCD monitor with integrated Mac Mini or VGA connections, and Tandberg H.323 video-conferencing hardware. When used in conjunction with the adjoining Observation Room we can make use of the half-mirrored window between rooms for direct observation on the room as well as recording audio and video onto the observation computer or other device.
Labs At CCI
We have several labs available for use by students and faculty of the College of Communication & Information. Some of the labs have a reservation system, others are available on a first come/first served basis.
- Scripps Convergence Lab
- Adam Brown Social Media Command Center
- CICS User Experience Lab
- CMST Message Effects Lab
- JEM Converged News Lab
- Non-linear Editing Lab
- Dewey’s Den & Commons