MimioView can be used with any video conferencing application that supports Windows UVC devices, such as Skype, Eluminate, Citrix, and so on. We have tested it with Skype and it works flawlessly with no additional set up. This is a wonderful feature—you can now have a document camera in one room, either in the same building or across the globe, and students can tune in and see what is happening either in a class or an experiment under the camera, all with our hardware! Just go to www.skype.com and download the small application, set up a user name, and log in. The software will recognize the doc cam as “USB Video Device.”

There is one step that may be required if your PC has a built-in camera or other camera source connected/set up. Follow the steps outlined below to change your camera to MimioView:

Windows:

  1. Go to Skype Tools > Options.
  2. Select the Video Settings icon on the left of the “Skype – options” dialog box.
  3. Once in the Video Settings, select “USB Video Device” from the “Select Webcam” drop-down menu.

NOTE: You must first close MimioStudio before selecting “USB Video Device,” or you will get an error message stating that another application is using the device.

Mac:

  1. Go to Skype Preferences.
  2. In the Skype Preferences dialog, select the Audio/Video icon.
  3. Change the Camera to MimioView in the Camera drop-down menu.

NOTE: Please make sure you have the latest version of Skype (5.1.0.104 or later).