Q & A
Frequently Asked Questions:
RecordexUSA SimplicityCam 5i+ (SC5i+)
Q: Can I easily record video of presentations and lectures?
The SC5i+ is designed for document use only. To record lectures and presentations consider the SimplicityCam 5z or the SimplicityCam 5z AF.
Q: Is it easy to demonstrate under the camera?
Yes, the SC5i+ has a large double page shooting area giving plenty of room to demonstrate under the camera.
Q: Can this camera save video and capture snapshots directly to a computer?
Yes, the SC5i+ connects to your computer using a USB cable. This allows you to easily save video and snapshots directly to your computer or to a flash drive connected to your computer.
Q: Does the SC5i+ have a built in microphone?
Yes, it does making it easy to record audio along with video.
Q: Can I use this camera to video conference with Skype, Google Hangouts and Microsoft Lync?
The SC5i+ can be used with video conference software to share the document camera image with others. However, the SC5i+ is not designed to ‘flip up’ so you won’t be able to use it for traditional video conferencing.
Q: Is this doc cam well suited for creating flipped classroom content?
The SC5i+ can be used to create flipped classroom content. However, our SC5z and SC5z AF is the perfect flipped classroom camera since you can easily record in document mode (pointing down) or in presentation/conference mode (pointing out).
Q: Will this camera work with a microscope?
No, the SC5i+ is not designed to work with a microscope. For microscope use we recommend the SC5z and SC5z AF.
Q: Does this camera require a computer?
Yes, the SC5i+ is a USB document camera. You’ll need a computer (OSX or Windows) with a free USB port. The USB cable is the only cable required to run your camera. There are no additional power cables or connection cables. Just one USB connection.
Q: Does this camera work with Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows?
Yes, it does. Simply connect it via USB and install our XSight HD camera software on a PC running Mac OSX or Microsoft Windows.
Q: Is the camera adjustable?
Yes, the SC5i+ can be positioned at several different heights. Higher positions give larger shooting areas and lower positions allow for up close macro details to be seen.
Q: How big of a document can I place under the camera?
The SC5i+ has a DualPage shooting area of 12.0”H x 15.75”W.
Q: Is this is high resolution camera? Is it High Definition?
Yes, the SC5i+ is a 5 MegaPixel high definition document camera. It supports 720 and 1080 HD and maxes out at resolution of 2592x1944 (that is more than twice the resolution of 1920x1080HD).
Q: How can this camera be secured?
The SC5i+ has both a secure slot for use with a Kensington Lock and it has a solid steel base with mounting holes for more permanent and secure mounting to a table, cart or desk.
Q: Does the camera include lights for use in dimly lit rooms?
Yes, the SC5i+ has integrated LED lights that supply even white light. With the LEDs you can use the SC5i+ in a totally dark room if needed.
Q: Can I use this camera with other interactive whiteboards?
Yes, our XSight camera software has a convenient drag and drop feature. Simply drag a live image off the camera software and drop it into most any other application.
Q: Does this camera produce smooth video?
Yes, the SC5i+ features smooth fast video. Get up to 30 frames per second at 720 and 1080HD and up to 15 frames per second at 2592x1944 resolution.
Q: What is the warranty and what happens if my camera needs fixed?
The SC5i+ comes with a generous 5-year replacement warranty. Faulty cameras are replaced. There is no waiting for a repair.
Q: Can I connect this camera directly to a TV, projector or monitor?
Not directly. The SC5i+ is designed to work with a computer using our XSight HD camera software. In most scenarios the computer is connected to the projector, TV or monitor so there is no need for the camera to be connected as well. With the SC5i+ there isn’t any need to switch between the camera and the computer. When you want to use the camera just open the XSight software and the image comes right up.
Q: What is the most common reason someone will choose the SC5i+?
The SC5i+ is usually selected for its high resolution, large shooting area and affordable price.