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San Diego Event Production, VID-P100, Sony, AV101, BestThis device on the right? The thing that looks like some sort of photocopier with lamps and a camera stuck to it? That’s a crucial piece of AV presentation gear called the Sony VID-P100. The VID-P100 is a sort of digital overhead projector, much like the ones that were so popular in college classrooms for the greater part of the last century.

Essentially, the VID-P100 is a video camera that records and displays whatever is placed on the tray below it. The tray is lit evenly on both sides by two fluorescent lights which minimizes any chance of seeing a distracting shadow on whatever is being filmed. The lights can be turned off independently as well, if a presenter just wants a single light.

The flat area where documents are placed has the ability to be backlit as well, which means the VID-P100 can also act as an overhead projector if a transparency is placed on it. Same goes for 35MM slides. The video camera can actually be zoomed in up to 10X, so if there are small objects on the tray, they’ll still be easy to see on screen.,

The video camera on the unit can rotate 90 degrees clockwise and counterclockwise, relative to the X-axis, so if there is a document that needs to be presented in a landscape format it is easy to adjust. Additionally, the camera features both automatic and manual control of white balance and iris, so it’s ideal for both amateurs and professionals.

Of course, the whole benefit of this device is that the video that it’s capturing is being output directly to whatever type of display that is hooked up to it. For this particular event, we’re hooking the device up to the projector screens directly so that audience members can see everything being presented even at the very back of the room.

The VID-P100 is not designed to be a substitute for a Powerpoint/Projector combo but rather a way to suplement it. AV101 can set up your event to seamlessly switch between a variety of video sources so you can have laptop, DVD player, still graphic logo and the VID-P100 all ready to use at a moment’s notice. Give us a call and we’ll figure out how to make your ideal presentation into a reality.

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