VHS and S-VHS playback system controlled from Lectern or desk
If the lecturer intends to use video as part of their presentation, they provide the
videotape to the technician before the lecture for loading in the video player.
However, the lecturer retains full control over play, fast-forward, shuttle, etc from
the control panel on the lectern or the table at the front of the theatre.
(Some institutions have a 'letter-box' in the wall of the theatre through which the
lecturer can insert the video tape into a player. In our case, security of equipment
won over access. This means that the tape cannot be loaded or changed by the
lecturer – multiple videos must be compiled onto a single cassette.)