IPEVO Presenter for PC and Mac
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*The latest version of IPEVO Presenter is now available
IPEVO Presenter is specifically designed for the IPEVO family of document cameras, and it's packed full of features to help you get the very most out of your camera. Helpful tools include: Live View, which delivers immediate real-time video from your IPEVO camera; a Video Recording function for the live feed; Review Mode for snapshots and video management; Custom and Automatic Exposure; an up to 12x Digital Zoom; Continuous and One-click Focus; and much more.
IPEVO Presenter is absolutely FREE to download and use. And to ensure that your IPEVO document camera can always be used to its maximum potential, we are continuously updating and improving the Presenter software with new features and tools.
The latest Presenter software features a redesigned and more intuitive interface that makes it even simpler and convenient to use. And in response to customer demand, a few long-awaited functions have been added. This includes the addition of video filters to increase its usability for the visually impaired, the ability to record video, automated time-lapse photography, 360° rotation, and multiple doc cams support. From science experiments to art class and from math problems to history presentations, IPEVO Presenter and the high-quality video from your IPEVO doc cam have the power to bring materials to life and engage your students.
*Note: There is no limit to installing IPEVO Presenter – on as many computers as you'd like – as long as it's not used for commercial purposes. The latest version of Presenter may be downloaded and installed at no charge and with no further obligation directly from the IPEVO website.
To use the latest version of Presenter, you need at least OS X 10.8 for Mac or Windows 7 for PC. If your computer is running on Mac OS X 10.6/10.7 or Windows Vista and below, please download the previous version of Presenter at http://support.ipevo.com/support/qa/IPEVO-Presenter.
Camera Mode is the default view on the main screen in IPEVO Presenter. Here you can monitor and adjust the live video image, control the focus and exposure, take snapshots, record video and set up time-lapse photography. If you want the live stream to fill the entire screen – say for projection purposes – click the Full Screen button in the upper right-hand corner.
IPEVO's VZ-1 HD and iZiggi-HD both feature a 5 Megapixel camera which can achieve amazing images up to 2592 x 1944 pixels. The latest addition to the family – Ziggi-HD Plus even features a 8 Megapixel camera that can achieve up to 3264 x 2448 pixels. These extremely high resolutions deliver a sharp, clear image even under a 12x continuous digital zoom. For hard-to-read text or fine details, just zoom in to enhance the image so everyone can see. You can also move the zoomed viewing area around with your mouse – no more zooming in and out to scan down the page. Presenter's versatile zoom makes reading text efficient and accessible for the whole class.
Flip the image along a horizontal axis, flop the image along a vertical axis, or select both Horizontal and Vertical for an image that is flipped and flopped. The default is “Off”, i.e. no mirroring.
IPEVO doc cams have always been easy to adjust, but with Presenter's new rotation feature, you now have one more option to control the orientation of the Live View. You can flip the image horizontally as well as vertically, and now there are many more degrees of rotation in between for a full 360 degrees of freedom. Need an upside-down image or a quick 30-degree spin? Just change it in Presenter. And with the ability to make micro-adjustments, you'll never have to worry about lining up the document or object "just so". All it takes is a few clicks to straighten things up. Plus, don't worry about getting the angle just right. The 90, 180, and 270-degree rotations are marked for one-click access.
The many resolutions of IPEVO doc cams can be toggled on the fly in Presenter. Higher resolutions contain more details but use up more computing power, which can result in a drop in frame rate. High resolutions are best for static objects and documents. If your subject is moving around, consider lowering the resolution for a higher frame rate and smoother movements.
The default "set it and forget it" automatic exposure often works best for a pleasant medium exposure, but you can also manually tweak the exposure for certain situations. When capturing digital screens like smartphones and tablets, a lowered exposure helps to keep the image within an acceptable brightness so details aren't blurred. And if you're in a low-light environment, you might consider increasing the exposure to give a nice boost to brightness.
IPEVO Presenter offers full white balance adjustment when used with Ziggi-HD Plus. Adjust and lock the white balance with a simple selector to remove unrealistic color casts and to make images look more natural under a wide range of different lighting environments. By locking both the white balance and exposure levels, you’ll enjoy consistent image quality across your entire session of live streaming. Consistent image quality is also essential if you plan on recording stop-motion or time-lapse videos.
* Note: White balance adjustment is only available when IPEVO Presenter is used with Ziggi-HD Plus.
Autofocus usually makes your subjects sharp, clear and perfect for presenting. But for times when autofocus isn't giving you satisfying results, manual focus is the answer. Presenter can switch your doc cam's focus to manual mode, giving you the ability to precisely fine-tune the focus right where you need it.
* Note: Manual focus is only available on selected IPEVO document cameras.
Videos filters are added to the latest version of Presenter to increase its usability for the visually impaired. Take advantage of these filters and make your lessons friendly and engaging for all students.
IPEVO doc cams' high-definition image quality and high resolutions are perfect for large-screen projections. In Full Screen Mode, the image fills up the entire computer screen. Use Full Screen Mode when you're projecting your screen for presentations in the classroom or conference room. After you're done, simply press Escape or click on the Full Screen button again to exit Full Screen Mode.
Click the rectangular crosshairs icon to focus the image. This is particularly useful when your image needs some quick refocusing during lessons or presentations.
With freeze, Presenter pauses the live image until you tell it to unfreeze. Freeze to memorialize an important moment in a live demonstration. Freeze is also good for "hiding" the swap of materials (e.g. one document for another) for a more polished presentation free from disruption.
Press to make visual overlays disappear so you have an uncluttered image suitable for presentation. You can cycle between five different views.
Save an image from your IPEVO doc cam's live stream. The resulting jpg file is saved to your computer. Whether it's printed text, artwork or a screenshot of your iPad, archiving your image is as easy as one click of the Snapshot button.
You may have shot tutorials, v-blogs or e-learning videos with regular cameras on tripods. But only a doc cam can give you the versatility you need, particularly for a top-down shot of a 3D object or text. With Presenter's new video recording function, you can record your material as it streams live. And if your computer has a microphone, you can record audio, too. Set up your camera, hit record, and free your hands to do other things. The video can then be viewed and replayed immediately.
* Note: Please note that due to Windows system limitations, the highest resolution that you could use for video recording on Windows Presenter is 1280 x 720, and the functions of Zoom, Mirror and Rotate are not supported. For Mac Presenter, the highest resolution supported for video recording is 1920 x 1080.
With Time-lapse shooting, you can automate a shooting schedule for snapshots. Just set a time interval (in hours, minutes and seconds) and the number of shots you'd like to take over that interval. Time-lapse shooting will automatically capture images at intervals of your choosing. Setting an interval of a few seconds is great for flipping pages, switching documents, or swapping objects in order to digitize your material quickly and easily – no more going back to the computer or pressing the Snapshot button. This is ideal for teachers who need to archive teaching materials, worksheets, or students' work. Or, you can perform time-lapse photography and make stop-motion videos by setting the interval in minutes or hours. In any way, Presenter will automatically convert these time-lapse images into time-lapse videos. You don't need high-end equipment, remote shutter releases, or advanced editing software. It's the easiest way to do time-lapse projects.
TWAIN support is now included in the latest version of Presenter for Windows! As TWAIN is the universal interface standard for scanners, with TWAIN you can instantly turn any IPEVO doc cams connected to your computer into a TWAIN-compatible scanner. It’s an excellent match for any TWAIN-based OCR software that you would like to use! Just plug in your doc cam, switch to Presenter’s TWAIN mode, open any TWAIN-based OCR software of your choice, and start scanning just as you would with a conventional scanner. Now Presenter gives you the power to do more with your IPEVO doc cam.
* Note: TWAIN support is only available in the Windows version of Presenter.
Make sure the TWAIN icon shows green before you start scanning.
Scanning QR Codes is now possible using the latest version of Presenter with any of our doc cams! Simply switch to Presenter’s QR Code Mode, line up the QR Code, and then press the QR Code button. Now, have fun zapping QR Codes!
Presenter now includes a Text-To-Speech function (English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese supported) that allows you to OCR text images into editable text and then read the text to you. It’s a fantastic way to allow your students to listen to notes or textbooks, improve their English speaking skills, and to help visually impaired students or students with reading challenges and/or dyslexia. It’s quick, easy and intuitive to use – place the document under the doc cam, press the Text-to-Speech button, choose a language, press the Start button once OCR has completed and voila! You have the text read aloud to you.
We’re super excited to include this Scan Document function in the latest version of Presenter! Now, besides showing live stream and taking snapshots, you can also scan documents, photos, business cards and more with our doc cams by using this new function. And we’ve made it so intuitive that one click is just what it takes to auto-detect your document, correct its perspective, auto-crop it and then saving it as a jpg image. You can even export it as a PDF file for further archiving.
* Note: This function is only available for OS X 10.10 and above, or Windows 7 and above.
Review Mode offers simple, useful editing features for the snapshots and videos you've taken while in Camera Mode. You don't have to rely on other applications to perform file management and simple image alterations to your captured material. In Review Mode, you can: zoom into a snapshot; rename, rotate or delete photos and videos; export images to PDF; sort snapshots by date; categorize your photos, videos and time-lapse series; and move files to different folders. You can also set up your own album to organize your images.
This function can be found when you right-click on any image under Review Mode. It allows you to split 2-pages-in-1 images into two pages respectively and then saving all of them into a neat, single PDF file, all at once! Now who say digitizing/archiving books or other materials is time-consuming and tedious? Save your time and effort with Presenter’s Split Image.
Instantly share your favorite image(s) taken using our doc cams to the social media with this newly added Share function. Just right-click on the image, select Share, and then choose which social media platform you would like to share to. That’s it, sweet and simple.
Have two IPEVO doc cams? Now you can connect both of them to your computer and present in splitscreen. Presenter will create two panes for your live feeds. Just set one pane to camera A and the other to camera B. The feeds will appear live on the panes so you can view them at the same time. Comparing two works side-by-side is easy and instantaneous. You can also assign two panes to the same doc cam. Make one pane your default live stream and use the other to freeze, zoom or highlight your material. Now Presenter has yet another way to enrich your presentation and give your audience more perspectives and more details.
* Note: High computer performance is required when two doc cams are connected at high resolutions. If the image freezes or lags in this setup, consider lowering the resolution.
Do not use a USB hub for this purpose. You’ll need to plug the two doc cams into the USB ports on your computer. If the second screen shows no live image, try a different USB port.
IPEVO's iZiggi-HD can wirelessly connect to Presenter on PC or Mac, and you'll enjoy pretty much the same awesome features we've described above with the exception of manual focus. Leave your desk behind and use iZiggi-HD anywhere to expand and extend learning opportunities. Bring iZiggi-HD to students for a one-on-one session, or head out for a field trip. No matter where the lesson takes you and your students, you'll benefit from the full functionality of Presenter.
If you wish to access the common functions of Presenter via hotkeys, please download the Hotkeys Chart.