Scheduling training for audio-visual equipment in Lincoln courtrooms
All parties are encouraged to schedule and attend a training session on how to use the audio-visual equipment in the Lincoln courtrooms. This will be helpful in becoming familiarized with our equipment in preparation for trials/hearings in the
Scheduling testing of audio-visual equipment prior to a trial or hearing in Lincoln
Anyone who wishes to use the court’s audio-visual equipment for a trial/hearing is strongly encouraged to test their device prior to the scheduled trial/hearing. It is recommended that the testing is completed at least 24 hours in advance of the trial/hearing. Please bring the device that will be used (e.g. laptop, tablet, cell phone,
etc.) and the media that will be displayed at the trial/hearing (e.g., exhibits on a DVD, surveillance video, etc.). Please contact Liz Gianunzio, Clerk of the Court, by phone at 402-471-6466 or by email to schedule a testing session.
It is the responsibility of the party to verify that their device (e.g., laptop, tablet, cell phone, etc.) can output video and/or audio through HDMI or VGA/RCA in our courtrooms. The court encourages parties to come to the court at least 24 hours in advance of the trial/hearing to verify their equipment will output from the sources necessary for the trial/hearing. Please see the above section on scheduling testing.
The court has identified some issues with the XP Operating System broadcasting audio through HDMI, along with the Android Operating System displaying video and audio through HDMI. Anyone who plans on using these operating systems to display media at a trial/hearing is strongly encouraged to schedule a time to test your equipment prior to the trial/hearing.
Computers and wireless Internet connection. The court does NOT have a computer that is available to the parties in the courtrooms. Parties must bring their own computer if needed to display media for a trial/hearing.
Note: Using a USB source to display media, the party must bring their own computer. Our audio-visual equipment does not have the means to connect to a USB source.
The court does NOT have a wireless internet connection that is available to the public. If an internet connection is needed, parties will need to bring their own means to connect to the internet (e.g., hotspot). Please note that the cellular service in the courtrooms does not have a strong signal at times.
ELMO P10 document camera
- This device works on the same concept as older model projectors but has many more options and capabilities.
- This device will capture the image of anything placed on the stage and display it on the monitor.
- This device can be used to display an exhibit on the monitor so everyone in the courtroom can easily view the exhibit.
HDMI or VGA/RCA connections
All attorney tables in each courtroom have HDMI and VGA/RCA cable connections. They are also equipped with power sources.
Possible devices to connect to HDMI or VGA:
- Any device that has an RCA sound cable
Devices that do not have HDMI or VGA connections. If your device does not have an HDMI or VGA connection, it is the responsibility of the party to bring the appropriate adapter for an HDMI or VGA port (e.g., HP DisplayPort, or any tablet). The court will NOT provide adapters to connect to an HDMI or VGA cable.
Reminder: It is the responsibility of the party to verify that their device (e.g., laptop, tablet, etc.) can output video and/or audio through HDMI or VGA/RCA in our courtrooms. Please see the above section on scheduling testing.
DVD player with Blu-Ray capability
Each courtroom has a DVD player that has Blu-Ray capability which plays multimedia only (video, audio or photo). Some DVDs may not play depending on the format, the encoding, or the recording condition of the file on the DVD, or if the file was edited on a PC (e.g., *.MPEG, *.WMV, *.AVI, *.JPEG). DVDs that are file formatted
for data will not display using the DVD player (e.g., *.TXT, *.DOCX, *XLSX, etc.). To use media that will NOT play using the DVD player, the party must bring their own device that can display using the court's system (e.g., laptop, tablet, etc.).
62" display monitor
Uses of the display monitor:
- Displays images from the ELMO P10 document camera
- Displays images from the DVD Blu-Ray player
- Displays images from the HDMI or VGA inputs
The party must bring their own device to plug into the HDMI or VGA inputs to display the following media (the display monitor does not have these direct connections):
- Any type of memory card
- USB devices