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== HOWTO ==
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== General information ==  
  
All the basic information should also be available in the technician's room as laminated instruction cards.
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The control room is the operation center of the audio-video system. From here, you can monitor and control what is going on in the three testing rooms (video studio, EEG room, Eye-tracker room). Each of the testing rooms has cameras and ceiling microphones installed. The video studio has four cameras, the eye-tracker and EEG room have 1 camera respectively. All cameras can be operated from the control room. In addition, the lab has 4 clip-on microphones that can be attached to people. The sensitivity of both ceiling and clip-on microphones is automatically adjusted to the sound levels in the room – so no adjustments on your side are necessary. All cameras will get the same audio mixed in their video files with minimal drifting between sound and video.
  
=== First time ===
 
  
The first time you use the room you should be guided by one of the technicians. Be sure you request a guided tour well in advance so your valuable time isn't impeded by waiting for a technician who isn't on duty. If this is your first time and you are alone, please contact one of the technicians now.
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== Audio-video system ==
  
Upon entering the room for the first time you will hear alot of noise. This will most probably come from the rack where all the gadgets are placed. The fan noise from the network switches is the most prominent. All the signals from all the cameras and microphones goes through those switches and that generates alot of heat. The noise is unfortunate, but it cannot be alleviated. When you get past the noise you notice three screens. The first two are monitors that can show the video from all the cameras, four in the main studio and one in each of the pink and green rooms.
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The lab has a state-of-the-art audio-video system, which allows making customized recordings. The control panel for the audio-video system is located in the control room. From here you can select the correct camera angles, choose the cameras and microphones you want to use in your recording, and later transfer the finished recordings to the pc for further processing.
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Detailed instructions on how to use the audio-video system can be found in the [https://wiki.uio.no/hf/multiling/images/2/28/Handbook_AV-system_Feb2020.pdf handbook]. It is also available in printed form in the control room.  
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Note that for data protection reasons, you are obligated to save and delete your recordings from the lab equipment after every lab visit.  
  
==== All the gory details ====
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If you are a normal researcher it should not be necessary for you to read this section. But some people might find the nitty gritty interesting. The rack is the heart of the operations room. All the cameras and microphones send their signals over ethernet to the rack and the N6123 DVR records the feeds and saves the files with one file per video feed that includes one sound channel per active audio feed.
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== Introduction and training ==
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If you would like to use the audio-video system for the first time, get in touch with the lab manager. You will then make an appointment for a one-on-one visit where you will get a tour of the lab, get familiarized with the lab’s routines and code of conduct, and learn how to use the audio-video system. After successful training, you will get permission to use the audio-video system independently.
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For specific questions about the audio-video system and technical difficulties first consult the [https://wiki.uio.no/hf/multiling/images/2/28/Handbook_AV-system_Feb2020.pdf handbook], and if that does not solve it, get in touch with the lab manager or lab engineers.
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== Visiting address ==
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The control rooom is located in room 114 of the lab.
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Socio-Cognitive Laboratory
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Room 114
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Henrik Wergelands hus
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Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
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0313 OSLO

Latest revision as of 11:26, 10 February 2020

The Control room
The Control room

General information

The control room is the operation center of the audio-video system. From here, you can monitor and control what is going on in the three testing rooms (video studio, EEG room, Eye-tracker room). Each of the testing rooms has cameras and ceiling microphones installed. The video studio has four cameras, the eye-tracker and EEG room have 1 camera respectively. All cameras can be operated from the control room. In addition, the lab has 4 clip-on microphones that can be attached to people. The sensitivity of both ceiling and clip-on microphones is automatically adjusted to the sound levels in the room – so no adjustments on your side are necessary. All cameras will get the same audio mixed in their video files with minimal drifting between sound and video.


Audio-video system

The lab has a state-of-the-art audio-video system, which allows making customized recordings. The control panel for the audio-video system is located in the control room. From here you can select the correct camera angles, choose the cameras and microphones you want to use in your recording, and later transfer the finished recordings to the pc for further processing. Detailed instructions on how to use the audio-video system can be found in the handbook. It is also available in printed form in the control room. Note that for data protection reasons, you are obligated to save and delete your recordings from the lab equipment after every lab visit.


Introduction and training

If you would like to use the audio-video system for the first time, get in touch with the lab manager. You will then make an appointment for a one-on-one visit where you will get a tour of the lab, get familiarized with the lab’s routines and code of conduct, and learn how to use the audio-video system. After successful training, you will get permission to use the audio-video system independently.

For specific questions about the audio-video system and technical difficulties first consult the handbook, and if that does not solve it, get in touch with the lab manager or lab engineers.


Visiting address

The control rooom is located in room 114 of the lab.


Socio-Cognitive Laboratory

Room 114

Henrik Wergelands hus

Niels Henrik Abels vei 36

0313 OSLO

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