Audio Visual Equipment for Tutors

Equipment available by room:

Office

Some equipment is available from the U3AM Office, and can be booked for use:

  • Two laptop computers (Laptop2 and Laptop3). Primarily for use with TVs in the Stables block.
  • Portable CD/DVD players.

Portable

  • 60″ Smart TV, wall mounted, with internet connection and soundbar.
  • Laptop computer: Preferred device for all media formats
  • Apple TV box: To mirror an iPad to the TV
  • Blu-ray player: Blu-Ray discs for all regions
  • DVD/VHS combo: VHS tapes

Annex

  • 55″ standard TV  wall mounted, with soundbar, able to display from the Tutor PC or an iPad.
  • Apple TV box to mirror Apple devices eg iPad, to the TV.

Music Room

  • 42″ Smart TV wall mounted with internet connection.
  • HDMI cable fitted to TV and connected to DVD player.

Meeting Room 1,2

  • 49″ Smart TV, wall mounted with internet connection and TV aerial.
  • HDMI cable fitted to TV ready for connection to laptop or DVD player.
  • DVD player and TV remote in Storage #1 cupboard.

Meeting room 3

  • 49″ Smart TV, wall mounted with TV aerial.
  • HDMI cable fitted to TV ready for connection to laptop or DVD player.
  • DVD player and TV remote in Storage #3 cupboard.

Art Room

  • 55″ standard TV, wall mounted.
  • HDMI cable fitted to TV ready for connection to laptop or DVD player.
  • TV remote in U3AM Art Room storage cupboard.

Attic

  • 32″ standard TV, on movable cabinet.
  • HDMI cable fitted to TV and ready for connection to laptop or DVD player.
  • DVD player, TV remote and extension power cord in cabinet .

Hall

  • Data projector
  • Portable PA System with hand-held microphone, or headset if preferred
  • Full sound mixer with inputs for microphone, electronic keyboard, etc. Used with 2  high quality speakers on tripod stands.
  • 2  portable microphones for use with sound mixer

General information:

Internet connectivity

Wi-Fi is  available in the Portable, Annex, Office, Music room,  and all rooms in the Stables Block.

A Telstra dongle is available for access to the internet elsewhere, eg the Hall.

Instructions

Instructions on how to operate the audio-visual equipment are in folders in each room.

Media

Many forms of original media can take advantage of the AV equipment – documents, photos, music, videos/movies. The common electronic media used for these are CD/DVD/Blu-Ray discs, USB sticks, or laptops with MS Powerpoint (PPTX), which are all to be supplied by the tutor. Powerpoint presentations are the easiest way to display and play mixed media.

  • Music: Preferred file formats are MP3, WM4, AAC
  • Video: Preferred file formats are AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, MOV (Quicktime)

The preferred connection from a laptop to a TV is an HDMI cable (supplied with each TV). Although all TVs also have VGA connections it is difficult to access these.