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Supported Projection Formats

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== Computer, DVD and VHS Projection  ==
 
== Computer, DVD and VHS Projection  ==
  
 All spaces with an LCD projector support, at least, the following projection formats:  
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 All spaces with an LCD projector support, at least, the following projection formats:
  
*Laptop (VGA, if you have a Mac, please bring the correct adapter)  
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*Laptop (VGA, if you have a Mac, please bring the correct adapter)
*DVD (multi-region, NTSC and PAL)  
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*DVD (multi-region, NTSC and PAL)
*VHS (multi-region, NTSC and PAL, we also have limited SECAM support, however the Library has replaced the vast majority of SECAM tapes with DVDs).
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Some projection spaces, especially auditoriums, support even more formats. Consult our [http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Technology_and_Learning#Smart_Classrooms_-_Specific_Documentation_and_Guides room-specific documentation] for details.  
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VHS is supported in most spaces, but VCRs are gradually being removed. Consult [http://go.middlebury.edu/analog this page] for more information on the removal of VCRs. Where available, our VCRs are multi-region, NTSC and PAL. We also have limited SECAM support, however the Library has replaced the vast majority of SECAM tapes with DVDs.
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Some projection spaces, especially auditoriums, support even more formats. Consult our [http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Technology_and_Learning#Smart_Classrooms_-_Specific_Documentation_and_Guides room-specific documentation] for details.
  
 
== 35mm, 16mm Projection  ==
 
== 35mm, 16mm Projection  ==

Revision as of 14:29, 15 March 2013

Contents

Some Definitions

  • Projection space: Any classroom, auditorium or room that has a video projector.
  • Transparency or overhead projector: The older style projector used for projecting transparencies, papers, etc.
  • Video projector: We typically do not refer to modern projectors as overhead projectors. Video projector is an appropriate term to use when talking about LCD projectors and their more recent relative, DLP projectors. 
  • LCD projector and DLP projector: For all practical purposes these are video projectors.

Computer, DVD and VHS Projection

 All spaces with an LCD projector support, at least, the following projection formats:

  • Laptop (VGA, if you have a Mac, please bring the correct adapter)
  • DVD (multi-region, NTSC and PAL)

VHS is supported in most spaces, but VCRs are gradually being removed. Consult this page for more information on the removal of VCRs. Where available, our VCRs are multi-region, NTSC and PAL. We also have limited SECAM support, however the Library has replaced the vast majority of SECAM tapes with DVDs.

Some projection spaces, especially auditoriums, support even more formats. Consult our room-specific documentation for details.

35mm, 16mm Projection

Our main auditoriums (go/screenings) also support all of the above plus 35mm and 16mm projection.

Blu-ray

Blu-ray projection is being added to all new projection spaces or as we upgrade existing projection spaces (several each year). Here's a few of the spaces that can be used to play Blu-ray discs:

  • Dana Auditorium
  • Axinn 100, 232
  • MBH 216, 219, 220
  • Viewing station at the Davis Family Library
  • For a complete list, visit the Master Location Schedule, open the Locations tab, click More Search Options and under Features select DVD Blu-ray Player.

HDMI, DisplayPort and Other Digital Projection

There are two very common digital connection standards: HDMI and DisplayPort.

  • HDMI projection is being added to all new projection spaces or as we upgrade existing projection spaces (several each year). If you have a computer with an HDMI port, you will be able to connect it to the projection system without any adapters.
  • If your computer has a DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort video connection, you can use a DisplayPort to VGA adapter or DisplayPort to HDMI adapter to connect to our classroom projection systems. Contact the Helpdesk or your manufacturer to find out what's the right adapter.

Here's a few of the spaces that support HDMI connections:

  • Dana Auditorium
  • Axinn 100, 232
  • MBH 216, 219, 220
  • For a complete list, visit the Master Location Schedule, open the Locations tab, click More Search Options and under Features select AUX HDMI.

Transparency Projectors and Document Cameras

Most projection spaces have either an old-style transparency projector or a document camera. With sufficient advance notice we can provide either a transparency projector or a document camera to any space that lacks one.

Laserdisc, Slide Projection, Beta max, 3/4" tape

  • Laserdisc is supported by request and is no longer standard in any of our projection spaces. We have removed almost all Laserdisc players from our existing projection spaces. Almost all laserdiscs in the Library Catalog have been replaced with modern media such as DVDs.
  • Slide projection is not supported. We recommend that you convert your slides into digital files. Please consult the Digital Mediat Tutors if you need assistance.
  • Beta max and 3/4" tape projection is not supported. We recommend that you purchase the media in a more recent format (e.g. DVD), or, if you have the appropriate rights, convert the old format into DVD. Contact your library liaison for details.