6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 14, 2011 7:18 PM by lasalle25
lasalle25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I teach in a classroom that has a PC connected to an Epson projector. I would like to use an ipad app (such as explain everything) to record audio/video of me working problems in class.  At the same time I'd like the ipad screen to be projected by the Epson projector.  I'm not sure if the projector has wireless capabilities, but it may.  If so, is there a way to connect the ipad to the projector wirelessly?  The other possible option is to connect the ipad to the PC wirelessly (I don't want my ipad tethered to anything), then the PC connects to the projector.  Can anyone give me pointers on whether any of this is possible and if so, what is the best approach?


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  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7 (21,680 points)

    to use wireless to display video the receiver have to support airplay your projector or pc would not support that

     

    you can use the hdmi cable for the projector if it support hdmi

     

    few pc's have hdmi input so not likely that you can use that

     

    doubt you can use the ipad to record video and audio at the

    same time as it display something else on the projector if it support hdmi that is

     

    if you are recording with the camera and mic while using the hdmi cable mirror on the projector

    it would display what the camera is recording and indicating that it was recording

     

    not good if you wish to record your student, foreign diplomats or other agents without their knowledge

  • PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4 (2,505 points)

    The only way, I believe, to connect an iPad wirelessly to a projector is by connecting an AppleTV to the projector - and I don't think most projectors have the correct input for it.

     

    You can use a number of apps to control the computer through the ipad. There are a few apps that are designed to replicate an interactive whiteboard. One I'm trying is Splashtop Whiteboard - it allows you to use the iPad to annotate over an image on the computer and then project it, or to even use their own flipboard as a background to writing. This would, in theory, allow you to do your work directly on the iPad and send it to the projector through the computer. I say in theory because we are having problems with it, both the app itself and then running it through a whiteboard projector - I've been working with a tech support rep at Splashtop to see if we can resolve it before I can decide whether to recommend to other teachers, as right now I can't - but other people apparently are using it succesfully.

     

    Another app that has similar promise (and higher reviews!) is Doceri Remote. The app is free, but the desktop software is not - $50 (the splashtop app is $20), plus they strongly recommend their proprietary stylus. Because they sell the computer software and not the app, however, you can do a trial - 5 days, I believe, we're going to give it a try after winter break. You can also, I believe, record your presentation using Doceri.

     

    For recording ... while Doceri promises it, it might be easier to use a Screencast software (such as Jing) to record it on the computer - if you're using one of these apps to control the computer and project out, anything on the computer will be recorded by Jing and then you can share it later.

  • lasalle25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't really want to control the computer from my ipad.  I'd just basically use the computer as a remote desktop or mirror since whatever is on the computer gets projected.  Using Jing on the PC wouldn't work since unfortunately the computer is off on one end of a shoe-box shaped classroom and I will be 15' or so away from it generally.  It wouldn't pick up the audio.

     

    Screenchomp does what I want as far as capturing the audio and video on the ipad.  I just want to be able to project what's on my ipad.

     

    Thanks for the info on Doceri.  Although it is not exactly what I'm looking for, I'm glad to know about it.

     

    Hmm...I can connect my macbook to the projector via wired connection, so I could eliminate the PC piece but still would need a wireless connection from the ipad to my macbook.

  • iReyn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What about getting Apple TV and then an HDMI to VGA adapter?  Connect to Apple TV via Airplay and connect the projector to Apple TV via the adapter.

  • lasalle25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    doubt you can use the ipad to record video and audio at the

    same time as it display something else on the projector if it support hdmi that is

     

    Can you elaborate on what you mean here?

  • lasalle25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think this is probably the only way to go.  Thanks!