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cisco telepresence content server - Teleprompter

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May 7th, 2014
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Is there a option to use the Content server as a teleprompter. 

 

My client has to dial the E164 number . Share presentation from his device and read the content/presentation  .

 

The content server has to omit the presentation and record only the Video . just like a teleprompter..

Could we implement this without any changes in MCU/endpoint ,but only in content server . 

 

 

Correct Answer by Wayne DeNardi about 3 years 3 months ago

To me, it sounds like you're over complicating things.

Why can't they just read it off the laptop (without showing it as a presentation) - doesn't that then give you the desired result?

Correct Answer by Patrick Sparkman about 3 years 3 months ago

If I understand it correctly, you want to only record the video, and not the presentation?

You could disable duo video on the TCS under Recording Setup > Call Configuration.  Create new call configuration and assign it to the recording alias you're using, then whenever someone uses that particular alias, it will just record their video and any content being sent will not be captured by the TCS.

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Patrick Sparkman Wed, 05/07/2014 - 06:23
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If I understand it correctly, you want to only record the video, and not the presentation?

You could disable duo video on the TCS under Recording Setup > Call Configuration.  Create new call configuration and assign it to the recording alias you're using, then whenever someone uses that particular alias, it will just record their video and any content being sent will not be captured by the TCS.

jagatheesh kumar Wed, 05/07/2014 - 21:33
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Hi Patrick,

 

Thanks for your reply . Your understanding is correct  

 

I created the call configuration and disabled duo video . But it did not work . Recorded video has presentation as well.

Shane Herbert Wed, 05/07/2014 - 22:36
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Have you assisgned the template you amended to the alias you are using?

Shane Herbert Wed, 05/07/2014 - 23:01
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I would try changing the template config from "stacked" to "switching"

jagatheesh kumar Wed, 05/07/2014 - 23:09
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Switching template will omit content ? I will give it a try and post it here

Wayne DeNardi Wed, 05/07/2014 - 23:15
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I tried that here... didn't work... it switched between the content and the conference on the recorder.

The MCU option (as I've suggested in another part of this thread) would be the way to go.

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Patrick Sparkman Thu, 05/08/2014 - 07:33
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I forgot the endpoint would send the content within the main channel and not a separate channel with duo video is disabled on the receiving endpoint/TCS.

Glad you were able to figure something out another way.

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Wayne DeNardi Wed, 05/07/2014 - 21:53
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To me, it sounds like you're over complicating things.

Why can't they just read it off the laptop (without showing it as a presentation) - doesn't that then give you the desired result?

jagatheesh kumar Wed, 05/07/2014 - 22:30
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It might sound complicated but it is a simple requirement . Senior folks here use the EX60/Ex90 as monitors . We wanted to record it and send it over to clients .

If we use a laptop we miss eye contacts with the camera . Recording is used by the senior managment folks and even CEO for this purpose . Everytime i need to manipulate by disabling the presentation in MCU to achieve this requirement. I hope you understand my requirement.

Wayne DeNardi Wed, 05/07/2014 - 22:34
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If you're using the EX to do the talk, just dial up the recorder, then press the "View PC" button on the EX - this lets you see the attached PC screen on the EX (and has the Video Conference in a small window at the top).  This way, they'll be looking at the same place the camera is to read their presentation.

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jagatheesh kumar Wed, 05/07/2014 - 22:50
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agreed Wayne .

We have varities of endpoint including T1, MXP ,C and SX. Wanted to achieve it in those endpoints as well . If we can explore the option in Content server . My problem would be solved.

Wayne DeNardi Wed, 05/07/2014 - 23:13
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I think you're out of luck then... the content server isn't designed as a teleprompter.

The only way you'll achieve this easily is to do it via a MCU so the content isn't sent to the recording alias (Setting the content mode on the MCU conference to Disabled should do the trick).

We have a number of conferences on our MCU that dial a recording alias as a pre-configured participant (as a guest, with disconnect when only guests remain) for purposes such as this.

All the user does is dial the MCU conference, it then connects them to to content server which then records the necessary particpant / content / etc. as appropriate for that conference.

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jagatheesh kumar Wed, 05/07/2014 - 23:14
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yes Wayne. thats how i have been doing this in the past . It was working

 

I thought of omitting the administrators intervene during each calls . It kinda need a lot of coordination and cue with pefect time stamps to achieve the desired  effect . If we can come up with some solution in the next release of content server it would be great . As a admin i would be very happy with such solution.

Wayne DeNardi Wed, 05/07/2014 - 23:21
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Our way with the MCU doesn't need any admin intervention - the user dials - it records - they hang up - it stops.  No intervention required by us (the admins) - all the user has to do it dial the right conference (as easy as picking an entry from the phonebook).

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Shane Herbert Wed, 05/07/2014 - 23:31
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further to what Wayne said, to do this on your MCU, creater a permanent conference on the MCU. Make sure you have configured your recording alias as an endpoint on the conference, and then add it as a pre-configured endpoint for thet conference.

Then set it up so that it dials out to pre-configured participants when when at least one pother participant is present.

Make sure you the pre-configured participant (your recording alias) is set as a guest.

Ensure you have selected "when only guests remain: Disconnect all participants"

jagatheesh kumar Thu, 05/08/2014 - 00:17
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I have added the preconfigured endpoints in MCU with recording alias as guest .

I tested the call and It worked . Thanks a lot Wayne . 

I wanted to explore the option of mailing users once the recording is finished . Am not sure how i can achieve this with this setup.

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