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Ipevo Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera

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The Point 2 View USB Document Camera provides live image capture for documents, pictures, textbooks, and three-dimensional objects.
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Model Number: Numéro de modèle: CDVU-03IP Point 2 View USB Document Camera is now provided with Evernote support with built-in Evernote tool!

The Point 2 View USB Document Camera provides live image capture for documents, pictures, textbooks, and three-dimensional objects—all at hundreds or even thousands less than conventional document cameras and overhead projectors. And with its ultra-portable size and featherlight weight—less than a single pound—the Point 2 View is a perfect mobile solution for teaching, presentations, distance learning, and video communication of all types.

The Point 2 View's versatility starts with its multi-jointed stand and weighted base. Three points of articulation mean that you can position the camera at most any height and angle. And the camera's ergonomic grip, as well as a universal monitor clip, give you even more view options.

The camera itself is 2 Megapixels, and features an excellent macro mode to capture tiny details and the smallest text from as close as 2 inches (5 cm) away. The camera can be toggled between single-click autofocus—ideal for a subject that stays at one distance, like a stationary sheet of paper—or continuous autofocus, which is best for hands-on demonstrations when the subject is moving.

Snapshots can be taken with a single click, and included custom software makes it easy to refine and organize your images. Additionally, the Point 2 View is ready for your video conferencing and remote learning needs, and is compatible with a wide variety of Instant Messaging applications, including Skype, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, and AOL.

And not only that, you can use the Point 2 View to capture video onto your computer, using one of several available third-party capture programs. These programs include Google's Picasa and Apple's Quicktime, to name two.* Usually it's simply a matter of recording inside the application, and then saving/exporting the video from your camera as an appropriate file, such as .wmv or .mov.

The Point 2 View is plug-and-play compatible for either PC or Mac via any standard USB port. Along with your computer and a digital projector, the Point 2 View can be used to project sharp, clear video. Resolution is adjustable to up to 1600 x 1200, for the type of high-quality images necessary for large-screen presentation

More than 200 schools and school boards in Canada have bought the P2V Camera from Merconnet.com! School purchase orders are welcome.

 

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Point 2 View USB Document Camera from IPEVO

Featured

  • With the new built-in Evernote tool, you can do even more with your IPEVO Document Camera:
  • Add image captures directly to Evernote
  • Read and manage captures on your iPad or phone
  • Share captures with your class or peers
  • Use Evernote to easily search through your captures
  • Number: CDVU-03IP
  • Megapixel USB web camera, with macro mode for excellent closeup imagesUnique, multi-jointed stand, handheld grip, and universal monitor clip for unlimited view optionsContinuous or single-click autofocus for clarity and sharpness every timeOne-touch snapshot mode; snapshots can be refined and organized with included softwarePlug-and-play for both PC and Mac; seamless integration with a wide variety of IM applications
  • Confuse about what camera to choose? Check our Ipevo Cameras Comparison Table

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  • Technical Specifications

    Electrical Specifications
  • True 2.0-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • USB 2.0 Video Class (UVC) interface
  • USB bus powered
    Hardware Description
  • 2-megapixel USB camera
  • Auto-focus with up to 2 " extreme close-up
  • Plug & play USB 2.0 Video Class (UVC) interface
  • Shortcut keys for snapshot and auto-focus
  • Versatile weighted stand with adjustable arm
  • Works with leading Instant Calling applications including Skype, iChat, Windows Live, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, Google Talk, etc.
    System Requirements
    PC
  • Mircrosoft Windows 7, Vista or XP
  • 1.4GHz CPU or higher (2.4GHz recommended)
  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 200MB free hard disk space
    MAC
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
  • 1.4GHz CPU or higher (2.4GHz recommended)
  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 200MB free hard disk space
    Control Buttons
  • Snapshot
  • Focus: AF (auto-focus) mode
    LED Indicators: Green: Power on
  • Red: Video capture on Dimensions/Weight
  • Size: 96x24x30mm(LxWxH)
  • Weight: 70g / 0.15lbs (without stand)
  • 405g / 0.89lbs (with stand)
  • Can I take snapshots during video calls? The Snapshot function will be disabled when using third-party software such as Skype for video calls.
  • Which functions are not supported by P2V?
    The following functions are not supported in P2V.
  • Built-in microphone
  • Video recording
  • Remote control
  • Facial traction
  • Motion detection
  • What is the focus range of Point 2 View?
  • Point 2 View's focus range is from 2 inches (5 cm) to infinity.
  • What is the resolution and frame rate of Point 2 View?
  • Point 2 View outputs video images in 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution at maximum.
  • At 640 x 480 resolution, the maximum frame rate per second is 15fps.
  • At 320 x 240 resolution, the maximum frame rate per second is 30fps.
  • Cannot view video image on my computer Check the followings:
  • Disconnect all other image-related peripherals (webcam, image projector, so on).
  • If your computer has a built-in webcam, try disabling it (or put P2V on a higher priority).
  • Do not insert a USB hub in between P2V and your computer.
  • Open Skype and select P2V as the webcam. See if you can view the image.
  • Turn P2V software off, reconnect Point 2 View to your computer, and then turn P2V software on again. For some applications, the webcam needs to be activated beforehand.
  • (Windows) Make sure your computer's display adapter driver has no problem. Open the Control Panel and go to System >
  • Hardware > Device Manager. If the Device Manager indicates the display adapter driver has a problem (even if it seems to work fine), please reinstall it.
  • (Mac) Update the P2V software to the latest version.
  • If the above does not help, please collect the following information and contact us at cs@ipevo.com with the problem description
  • and the following information. At least, we need the following two information.
  • OS version
  • 32bit or 64 bit
  • If possible, please send more details by:
  • Windows: run "msinfo32" in the command entry. Your computer's system information will appear. Save the information from File > Save to menu and send it to cs@ipevo.com.
  • Macintosh: Select Apple icon > About this Mac menu. Click "More Info..." button and save the system information from File > Save As... and send the file to cs@ipevo.com.
  • Video images in P2V Software are slower than expected.
  • Please decrease the video resolution using the Resolution menu in Camera mode. Higher resolution consumes CPU power of your computer.
  • I can see images captured with P2V when set at 640 x 480 resolution on Windows platform just fine. However, images either freezes or lags when I try to increase the screen resolution
  • Please check if you have the K-lite Codec Pack installed on your computer.
  • You would have to either remove this software or download and install the FFDShow Decoder here http://support.ipevo.com.tw/download/cs/P2V/ffdshow.exe in order to solve this problem.
  • Can I use an USB extension cord for my P2V?
    Q:Can I use an extension cord with my P2V? A: Sure. Please remember to select one with thickness equal or greater than the original P2V cord and no longer than 1 meter in length.
    How do I add auxiliary light when using P2V in a dark environment?
    Q: How do I add auxiliary light when using P2V in a dark environment?
    A: The best option is to place a desk lamp beside your P2V to create enough illumination.
  • What Instant Messaging software does Point 2 View support?
    Point 2 View is compatible with leading Instant Messaging / Video Chat applications including Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, Windows Live Messenger, iChat and Google Talk.
  • Is the image quality of Point 2 View sufficient for video calls? What is the resolution?
    Point 2 View outputs video images up to 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution, which meets the technical specifications supported by major video-calling software such as Skype.
  • What makes Point 2 View different from other webcams in the market?
    Small and maneuverable pen-shaped camera easily captures images from different angles Fast auto-focus frees users from tedious manual focusing
    Weighted stand with adjustable arm realizes flexible positioning of the camera In-built Snapshot button / Focus button allow quick and easy snapshots
    Dedicated software enhances the camera with preview, snapshot review, and full-screen presentation
    Does Point 2 View work with both Windows and Macintosh? What is the system requirement?
    Yes, Point 2 View works in both Windows and Macintosh. Here is the system requirement.
    Windows 7/Vista/XP and
    Mac OS X 10.5/10.6 (To use P2V Software on Mac OS X 10.6, please update it to the latest version).
    1.4GHz CPU speed (2.4GHz recommended)
    512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
    200MB of hard disk space
    Do I need to install a driver or P2V Software to use Point 2 View?
    You do not need either of them to use Point 2 View as a generic webcam. Point 2 View uses UVC (USB Video Class) driver that is available by default in the OS. However, you need P2V Software to access advanced features such as snapshot taking, image adjustment, and full-screen viewing.
    Does Point 2 View have face-tracking or motion-detection feature?
    No, it does not. You might try software solutions from third parties (IPEVO does not guarantee whether they work with Point 2 View).
    Can I record video using Point 2 View?
    Point 2 View and its proprietary P2V Software can only take still snapshots of the video images. You might try software solutions from third parties (IPEVO does not guarantee whether they work with Point 2 View).
    P2V software shows blank screen, but video appears in Skype or other software.
    Make sure you are not running any other webcam applications on your computer when you are using the P2V software. If you still cannot view the video, please send cs@ipevo.com the detailed system profile of your computer.
    (Mac) (Apple logo) > About this Mac > More Info... > (System Profiler opens) > File > Save As...
    (Windows) Run msinfo32.exe from the Command line, then save the information (File > Save As)
    Video does not appear in P2V Software or video-call application.
    Check the following:
    Disconnect all other image-related peripherals (webcam, image projector, so on).
    If your computer has a built-in webcam, try disabling it (or put P2V on a higher priority).
    Do not insert a USB hub in between P2V and your computer.
    Open Skype and select P2V as the webcam. See if you can view the image.
    Turn P2V software off, reconnect Point 2 View to your computer, and then turn P2V software on again. For some applications, the webcam needs to be activated beforehand.
    (Windows) Make sure your computer's display adapter driver has no problem. Open the Control Panel and go to System > Hardware > Device Manager. If the Device Manager indicates the display adapter driver has a problem (even if it seems to work fine), please reinstall it.
    (Mac) Update the P2V software to the latest version.
    If the above does not help, please collect the following information and contact us at cs@ipevo.com with the problem description and the following information.
    OS version
    32bit or 64 bit
    If possible, please send more details by:
    Windows: run "msinfo32" in the command entry. Your computer's system information will appear. Save the information from File > Save to menu and send it to cs@ipevo.com.
    Macintosh: Select Apple icon > About this Mac menu. Click "More Info..." button and save the system information from File > Save As... and send the file to cs@ipevo.com.
    Video is blurry/unfocused.
    Please set the AF switch on P2V to the C (continuous focus) side. P2V will automatically adjust the focus. If you want to bring P2V into focus manually, please press the Focus button.
    Video is lagging in P2V software.
    Please decrease the video resolution using the Resolution menu in Camera mode. Higher resolution takes up more CPU on your computer.
    Video appears distorted when I move P2V.
    To avoid distortion, please move P2V slowly or decrease the resolution using the Resolution menu in Camera mode.
    Video is mirrored when I use a third-party application such as PhotoBooth.
    Some applications flip the video horizontally by default. Please adjust the Mirror or Horizontal Flip settings in the third-party application you are using.
    P2V settings cannot be changed while using a third party application.
    The only P2V settings you can change while using a third party software is the Auto-Focus setting (Single or Continuous) using the AF button on the hardware.
    Otherwise, all settings must be configured on the P2V software (if you are using the P2V software) or follow the settings in the third party application.
    When P2V software is running, other applications slow down.
    High resolution uses more CPU. Please lower the video resolution using the Resolution menu in Camera mode, or exit the P2V software when you don't need it.
    P2V Software does not work in Mac OS X 10.6.
    Please download and install the latest P2V Software.
    My computer keeps asking for a driver for P2V.
    P2V does not require a driver to be installed because it uses the UVC driver that is pre-installed in all Windows OS later than Windows XP SP2. The P2V software package only includes the visual interface and control, not the hardware driver.
    If you are using Windows XP, please upgrade it to the latest version, SP3. If the computer still asks for the driver, and you cannot see the P2V images in the P2V software or Skype, then it's probably a case of hardware failure. Please contact our customer support at cs@ipevo.com.
    Unable to exit presentation mode while P2V is running.
    Unable to exit presentation mode with the Esc/escape key while P2V is running.
    Try:
    Press Shift+ESC or Ctrl+ESC
    Keynote > Preferences > Slideshow > disable "Allow Expose', Dashboard and others to use screen"
  • Contents

  • Point 2 View USB Camera
  • Weighted stand with adjustable arm
  • CD with P2V software and user manual
  • Quick-start guide
  • Reviews

    The Mind of a Child Blog "This thing does 95% of what 95% of teachers in my experience use document cameras for. As much as I love the SMART document camera (and I really do love it), I'd happily give 10 teachers this device rather than tell 9 teachers they'll have to share. Certainly every school should have one or two of the bigger, more capable models available, but I'd trade off any more than that for greater quantities of this featherweight contender."

    How Teacher Meredith Howell uses Point 2 View USB Document Camera "This has become a necessity for my classroom!"

    How Teacher Lauren Glaser uses Point 2 View USB Document Camera "My first graders LOVE our Point 2 View Document Camera!"

    Pdf

    Quick Start Guide

    USER MANUAL

    iPAD DEMO

     Education Flyer

    IPEVO CAMERAS COMPARISON TABLE

    Faq

    Q. Does P2V work on Chromebook?
    A. Chromebook support UVC cams like P2V and Ziggi. To uses P2V and Ziggi offline, you will need an app that can source image from UVC cams on Chrome OS. For example, webcam toy.
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/webcam-toy/lfbgimoladefibpklnfmkpknadbklade/reviews
    Q. I'd like to integrate P2V into my software/system, how do I start?
    A. IPEVO Document cameras (P2V/ Ziggi) are the UVC compatible cameras. UVC, the USB video device class is a USB device class that describes devices capable of streaming video like webcams, digital camcorders, transcoders, analog video converters, television tuners, and still-image cameras. For developers or cooperations who are looking to integrate IPEVO Document Camera into your own softwares or services, Please refer to the note below:
    Mac application:
    Apple Developer kit has implemented UVC driver
    - QTKit
    - AV Foundation
    Windows application:
    DirectShow API, which is included in Windows SDK, provides UVC controls.
    If you need more information or further assistance, please contact us.
    Email: maxchang@ipevo.com
    Q. Can I record video using Point 2 View in iMovie?
    A. Currently, iMovie doesn't support external USB devices in direct-capture mode.
    To edit movies captured with a USB webcam in iMovie, you need to first record them using software such as QuickTime.
    Then, when iMovie is open, you can import those previously recorded movie files for editing.
    Q. Can I record video using Point 2 View?
    A. Point 2 View and its proprietary software can only take still snapshots of the video images. You might try software solutions from third parties. Here is a tutorial about how to record video using Google Picasa. However, IPEVO does not guarantee whether any third-party software will work with Point 2 View, and we cannot offer technical support for such applications.
    Q. Does Point 2 View have face-tracking or motion-detection features?
    A. No, it does not. You might try software solutions from third parties. However, IPEVO does not guarantee whether they work with Point 2 View, and we cannot offer technical support for such applications.
    Q. Do I need to install a driver or Point 2 View Software to use Point 2 View?
    A. You do not need either of them to use Point 2 View as a generic webcam. Point 2 View uses a UVC (USB Video Class) driver that is available by default in your operating system. However, you need the Point 2 View software to access advanced features such as snapshot taking, image adjustment, and full-screen viewing.

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