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What is "mirroring"?
Mirroring is the term used to describe showing your iPad 2 screen on another device, such as a projector or TV.
How do I use the iPad as a document camera?
What do I need in order to "mirror"?
To mirror wirelessly you will need:
If you do not have an HDMI input, but have an unused RCA (3 component) or VGA, you will need a converter (around $45.00). Click here for more instructions.
If you do not have WiFi or choose not to go wireless, you will need a converter from Apple to connect your iPad to your projector. You can purchase a converter here.
My iPad does not stay synced with the Apple TV when mirroring. What do I do?
This occurs occasionally. With multiple resetting and mirroring, it should lengthen the time they stay synced. This situation is usually corrected in five to ten attempts.
I use a SMART Board with a short throw projector. I do not see any inputs on the back of the projector.
Most of the inputs to the projector on a short throw SMART Board are found on the bottom left corner of the SMART Board.
Can I use the iPad as a document camera without going wireless?
If you do not have a WiFi Network or choose not to go wireless, you will need an adapter from Apple in order to connect your iPad to your projector. HDMI Adapters can be found here.
I do not have WiFi. Can I still mirror?
If you do not have a WiFi Network or choose not to go wireless, you will need a converter from Apple in order to connect your iPad to your projector. Converters can be found here.
Can I mirror my iPad 1?
Yes, by following the same instructions for the iPad. However, without the camera feature of the iPad, you will not be able to use it as a document camera, video recorder or webcam. You can still use the 21st Class iPad Stand to hold your iPad securely in place and in whatever position you need.
Are there any Apps that can help me use my iPad as a document camera?
Yes. An App specially designed to use your iPad as a document camera can be found here.
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