Using a USB Button and Light
What does a USB button do?
A USB button is used by the presenter within the room to start, pause and stop a scheduled recording. The button can be configured with different settings to create a customized operation. A light, when used with the USB button will indicate the recorder state, Recording, Paused or Idle. Depending on the setup the light can indicate status by changing color (Green, Red and Yellow or Blue) or changing state (Off, Solid, Flash, Pulse).
What does this set up look like in a room?
In the room the button and light are both connected directly to the recorder through one of the USB inputs. Since the button is used by the presenter it would likely be located at or near the podium. The light however could be located in several different locations depending on desired setup:
- Podium: This is a great location to help the presenter confidence that the class is being recorded.
- Front of Room: When located in the front of a room the purpose would be to notify the audience that the room is getting recorded. This is often the setup for compliance reasons.
- Outside of Room: A light outside of a room can be used to notify passersby that there is an ongoing recording and their respect is appreciated.
How does this work when used with a schedule?
While there are many potential ways to set the USB button and light functionality the basic function of the button is used to start, pause and stop a scheduled recording. The light will then indicate the current recorder status.
- To Start a recording with a USB button, press and hold the button for 3 seconds. Once the recording has begun, the light will change color or state.
- To Pause a recording use a short press on the USB button. The light will change state when the recording is paused.
- To Stop the recording, press and hold the USB button for 3 seconds. Once the recording has stopped, the light will change color or state to indicate the recorder is idle.