Audio & Video Hardware
Use Audio and Video Hardware
Using audio and video hardware with Tegrity allows you to achieve higher quality recordings and experience greater flexibility than your using computer’s internal devices or a built-in web cam mic. Student feedback suggests high quality audio is more important than high quality video. In some instruction situations, students do prefer both high quality audio and video, but the most common need is audio.
Using a USB wireless lapel mic will allow the presenter freedom to walk away from the laptop or web cam built-in mic and still maintain good sound quality.
Revolabs xTag wireless lapel USB microphone (link out to Revolabs site)
- Easy to use
- Excellent sound quality
- Wireless – freedom to walk around the room
- Plug-and-play, no drivers needed
- Windows and Mac OSX compatible
- No extra batteries needed: charges through computer USB port
When recording with a laptop or in-room computer, using the built-in camera or external web cam is sufficient for most instruction and presentation situations. Some situations require the use of better quality cameras that capture the entire room. If your require cameras that capture the entire room, contact UW Tegrity support for a free-of-charge custom needs assessment.
For video, on a PC, Tegrity can record Windows Driver Model (WDM) compatible video sources. On a Mac, Tegrity can record Quicktime compatible video sources. USB frame grabbers that support streaming formats (QuickTime on Mac and DirectShow on PC) can be used for analog sources.
To use audio hardware:
1. Turn the microphone power on.
2. Attach microphone to computer via USB or Mic input.
1. In Tegrity Recorder, hit Settings button, then select microphone from Default Audio Device pull-down menu.
2. Move the icon to adjust microphone recording level.
1. In Tegrity Recorder, select microphone from Microphone pull-down menu.
2. Hit Set Volume button to launch System Preferences – Sound.
3. Select desired microphone, slide Input Volume icon to adjust microphone recording level.
To use video hardware:
1. Turn the camera power on.
2. Attach camera to computer via USB or Firewire.
1. In Tegrity Recorder, press Settings.
2. In Settings, under Video Settings, from the menu, select a camera.
3. Under Camera Usage, choose Instructional Camera, Instructor Camera or Disable.
1. Check Use Camera box.
2. From pull-down menu, select camera.
UW-IT does not currently offer technical support for audio/video hardware used for Tegrity recording. We recommended that you test external hardware prior to making a recording.
Hardware Compatibility Guide
The Tegrity compatibility guides identifies microphones, web/video cameras, document cameras, and other hardware that has been used with Tegrity by other institutions: Download Tegrity Compatibility Guide PDF