A221T The Palace

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Getting Started

In the Palace – Laptop, Cintiq, and Aux. HDMI connectors are at the front of the room, to the right of the screen. There is also a Rack HDMI input on the equipment rack, which works identically to Aux. HDMI.

Turn on the AV receiver, and any other equipment you need. Lower the screen by using the switch on the pillar next to the rack.

Press Power [1] on the projector remote to turn on the projector. Press it twice to turn it off.

If someone is lecturing and not using the projector for a while, press Blank [2] on the remote to black out the image.

When finished, please turn the video projector off. Also retract the screen to protect it from dirt and damage.

Choosing a Source

To view a source, set the receiver and projector as shown below.

To change the projector input, press the Input [3] button on the remote, and use the up/down arrows [4] to highlight a source. Press OK to choose. Everything uses HDMI, except laptops using a VGA cable.

Pressing Input twice will also choose the next active source.

To change the receiver source, turn the Source Knob on the receiver, or press one of its Quick Select buttons (also on its remote [5]).

If the projector does not display a source, give it a few seconds – HDMI equipment can take several seconds to connect.

Built-in Devices

To view:On receiver select:Projector Input:
Mac miniMac miniHDMI
Blu-ray, DVD, or CDBlu-ray/DVDHDMI
Apple TVApple TVHDMI

External Devices

To view:On receiver input:Projector input:
Camera Desk – ProjectionAux. HDMIHDMI
Camera Desk –
TVPaint Capture
Mac MiniHDMI
Laptop (VGA cable)Laptop AudioAnalog PC-2
Laptop (HDMI cable)Aux. HDMIHDMI
Other HDMI (iPads, etc.)Aux HDMIHDMI
Legacy video equipmentAux. AV
(connectors are on rack)

Mac mini

There is a Mac mini built into the rack that should always be on. If it’s off, press its power button to turn it on. The wireless mouse and keyboard should automatically connect to the computer. They should always be left on, and can be recharged by plugging them into the cables in the upper rack drawer.

The volume keys on the keyboard do not work with HDMI. You must use the receiver or its remote [6] to control the Mac mini’s volume.


First, log in. Then plug one end of the Cintiq’s USB-C cable into the connector at the front of the room next to the screen, and the other end of the cable into any of the three USB-C connectors on the Cintiq [7]. Press and hold the power button [8] on the top of the Cintiq for about three seconds to turn it on. To enable/disable display mirroring, press command + F1.


For laptops with HDMI connectors, plug an HDMI cable into the Aux. HDMI input. For laptops with Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt, use a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter.

For other laptops, plug in a VGA cable for video (adapters are provided in the rack’s drawer), and an audio cable is sound is needed. Generally, it works best to turn the laptop’s volume up to about 80%.

There are network jacks located at the front of the room and on the rack, if you need to access CalArts’ wired network.


Use either the Dock or Lightning to HDMI adapter, and plug into Aux HDMI. Copy-protected videos will not play through an HDMI adapter. You can also use AirPlay to wirelessly connect to the Apple TV.

Camera Desk/Video Capture

For projecting, an HDMI cable must be connected form the desk to the Aux HDMI input.

For capturing with TVPaint, a video cable must be connected from the desk to the Video Capture input at the front of the room. Use the same project settings as for the pencil test systems: NTSC > DV 4:3, Frame Rate = 24, Field = Progressive. The sides of the image will be slightly cropped.

Remote Control Extender

Remote controls can be used from the front of the room by aiming them at the small pyramid above the connectors, next to the screen.

The Rack Monitor

The monitor in the rack can be used to view HDMI sources, even when the projector is off. It does not show VGA laptop connections. The AV receiver must be turned on for the monitor to work. If there’s no picture, choose HDMI1/DV1 by tapping the monitor’s Source button.