If you need to amplify your teacher's audio while recording with Swivl app, you can do so using either one of Swivl's amplified audio setups.
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This setup works if you would like to record video using your Swivl app and simultaneously amplify the Primary Marker:
1. Connect the speakers to the robot. The speakers' audio cord has to be plugged into the robot's USB port. So, if the speakers have a 3.5 mm audio cord, please use the appropriate adapter.
2. Connect your mobile device to the robot and open the Swivl app. Turn on the robot and the Primary marker.
3. Tap on the Record section to proceed to the camera view and start recording.
Tip: When the speakers connected correctly, a teacher can hear herself/himself speaking amplified before start recording. Also, ensure that the Base port is configured to speakers. You can change it any time you need it in Settings=> Base port configuration.
If you need to amplify the presenter’s voice in a large room while recording with Swivl app and have no AC speakers, or for any other reasons want to use an interactive display/PC/Windows Laptop, follow the steps below.
Laptop or Desktop Computer
A Projector, Interactive Display (such as a SMART Board), Promethean Board, or other speaker systems in the classroom
WARNING: do not attempt to connect any cables between the robot base and your speaker system prior to confirming the latest firmware update on the Swivl Base. Failure to complete this may result in irreversible damage to either your device and/or the Swivl base.
1. Connect your mobile device to the robot as usual.
2. Make sure the firmware version is up to date: see Product updates.
If it's lower than 10.04.08 update the firmware to the latest version. Reference the instructions here.
3. In Settings, select the Base port configuration To computer.
4.Next, connect a USB-A to USB-A cable or Swivl Link to the PC/Interactive Display/Laptop/Chromebook's USB port. Recommended cable length is up to 20ft.
See all the cable-related details in our article Recommendations for Add-on Accessories and Hardware.
5. On your computer/laptop, please open audio settings and select Swivl Audio Interface for audio input.
6. To output Swivl marker(s) through the computer's speakers:
- for Windows:
In Digital Audio Interface Properties, open the Listen tab and check mark Listen to this device
- for Mac:
Due to the MacBook limitations, there is no possibility to output the audio directly.
That is why it is necessary to open a third-party audio app (for instance QuickTime player) and select Swivl Audio
Please note, you do not need the QuickTime to record the audio. This step merely allows you to output Swivl audio through the MacBook speakers.
After the successful setup, you can hear audio from all Swivl markers from the USB connected Interactive Display/PC/Laptop/Chromebook.
In this case Swivl works as an external microphone for Interactive Display/Laptop/PC/Chromebook and transmits Swivl markers connected.
(If the Computer does not recognize Swivl as a microphone option, follow these instructions)