Christie PowerTool 3.1
User Manual
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Christie PowerTool 3.1
User Manual
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REGULATORY
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Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the product is operated in a
commercial environment. The product generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of the product in a
residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at the
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may not be reflected in this document. Christie reserves the right to make changes to specifications at any time without notice.
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Christie makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of fitness for
a particular purpose. Christie will not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in
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GENERAL WARRANTY STATEMENTS
For complete information about Christie’s limited warranty, see the Christie website (www.christiedigital.com) or contact your
Christie dealer. In addition to the limitations that may be specified in Christie’s limited warranty, the warranty does not cover:
a. Problems or damage occurring during shipment, in either direction.
b. Projector lamps (See Christie’s separate lamp program policy).
c. Problems or damage caused by use of a projector lamp beyond the recommended lamp life, or use of a lamp supplied by a
supplier other than Christie or an authorized distributor of Christie lamps.
d. Problems or damage caused by combination of a Product with non-Christie equipment, such as distribution systems,
cameras, DVD players, etc., or use of a Product with any non-Christie interface device.
e. Problems or damage caused by the use of any lamp, replacement part or component purchased or obtained from an
unauthorized distributor of Christie lamps, replacement parts or components including, without limitation, any distributor
offering Christie lamps, replacement parts or components through the internet (confirmation of authorized distributors may
be obtained from Christie).
f. Problems or damage caused by misuse, improper power source, accident, fire, flood, lightening, earthquake or other
natural disaster.
g. Problems or damage caused by improper installation/alignment, or by equipment modification, if by other than Christie
service personnel or a Christie authorized repair service provider.
h. Problems or damage caused by use of a Product on a motion platform or other movable device where such Product has not
been designed, modified or approved by Christie for such use.
i. Problems or damage caused by use of a projector in the presence of an oil-based fog machine or laser-based lighting that is
unrelated to the projector.
j. For LCD projectors, the warranty period applies only where the LCD projector is in “normal use.” “Normal use” means the
LCD projector is not used more than 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.
k. Except where the Product is designed for outdoor use, problems or damage caused by use of the Product outdoors unless
(i) such Product is protected from precipitation or other adverse weather or environmental conditions and the ambient
temperature is within the recommended ambient temperature set forth in the specifications for such Product and (ii) if the
Product is an LCD flat panel, such LCD flat panel is not exposed to direct sunlight.
l. Image retention on LCD flat panels.
m.Defects caused by normal wear and tear or otherwise due to normal aging of a Product.
n. Products where the serial number has been removed or obliterated.
o. Products sold by a Reseller to an End User outside of the country where the Reseller is located unless (i) Christie has an
office in the country where the End User is located or (ii) the required international warranty fee has been paid.
p. Products when there is failure to perform maintenance as required and in accordance with the maintenance schedule.
q. This warranty does not obligate Christie to provide any on site warranty service at the Product site location.
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
Preventative maintenance is an important part of the continued and proper operation of your product. Please see the
Maintenance section for specific maintenance items as they relate to your product. Failure to perform maintenance as required,
and in accordance with the maintenance schedule specified by Christie, will void the warranty.
Software Licensing Agreement
1. This Software License Agreement (the “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between the end user,
either an individual or business entity, (“Licensee”) and Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.
(“Christie”) for the software known commercially as Christie® PowerTool that accompanies this
Agreement and/or is installed in the server that Licensee has purchased along with related
software components, which may include associated media, printed materials and online or
electronic documentation (all such software and materials are referred to herein, collectively, as
“Software”). If Licensee does not accept the terms of this Agreement, Licensee will return the
Software to Christie in accordance with Christie's standard return policy in place from time to
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terms and conditions. Such required third party notices and/or additional terms and conditions
are located in the Software install location (C:\Program Files (x86)\Christie Digital Systems\
PowerTool 3.0\Licenses). By accepting this Agreement and using the Software, you are also
accepting any such additional terms and conditions applicable to the third party software
programs. To the extent any license for third party software programs requires an offer to
provide source code for those third party software programs, this Agreement constitutes such an
offer. You may request more information or a copy of such source code by contacting Christie at
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Number, the Software version and the Product Serial Number (if applicable). If applicable, a
nominal cost to cover shipping and media charges will be charged.
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similar device, Licensee may make as many copies of the Software as is reasonably required for
Licensee's own use with the Device. Licensee may also make a backup copy of the Software
which may be used only for reinstallation of the Software. Where the software is pre-installed on
a server, Licensee may keep one copy of the Software solely for backup or archival purposes.
Unauthorized copying or distribution of the Software is expressly prohibited unless agreed to in
writing by Christie. Licensee must reproduce and include the copyright notice on any backup
copy of the Software. Licensee may not remove or alter any proprietary rights or copyright notice
or identification which indicates the ownership of the Software.
6. Use Restrictions: Licensee will not (a) modify, adapt, decompile, disassemble, reverse
engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Software, or create derivative
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works based on the Software; (b) assign this Agreement or redistribute, encumber, sell, transfer,
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or department; and (d) publish or otherwise disclose the Software for others to copy. Licensee
will make reasonable efforts to prevent any unauthorized use of the Software by third parties and
will advise Licensee's employees of the restrictions upon use restrictions herein.
7. Upgrades and Updates: While Christie is not required to do so, Christie may provide Licensee
with upgrades or updates to the Software, including but not limited to files that are delivered to
Licensee via online transmission or otherwise to “patch” or otherwise modify or enhance the
software program. This Agreement covers any upgrades or updates to the Software that Licensee
may obtain from Christie or one of its authorized vendors, unless the upgrade or update comes
with its own license agreement. If Licensee decides not to download or install an upgrade or
update provided by Christie, Licensee understands that this could put the Software at risk to
serious security threats or cause the Software to be come unstable. Christie may, at its option,
cause an upgrade or update to apply automatically.
Maintenance and Support
8. Christie may, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, provide maintenance and support
services related to the Software (“Support Services”). Support Services are governed by
Christie’s policies and programs described in materials available from Christie. Any supplemental
software code provided to Licensee as part of the Support Services will be considered part of the
Software and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Warranty and Limitation of Liability
9. No Warranties: The Software is provided “as is” and Christie makes no warranty of any kind
with regard to the Software. Christie will not be liable for errors contained in the Software or in
connection with the performance or use of the Software. Christie does not warrant that the
Software is free from any defects or that it will operate uninterrupted. Christie warrants that the
media on which the Software is distributed will be free from defects in materials and
workmanship under normal use for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of delivery.
Christie will replace any defective media returned to Christie within the ninety (90) day period.
The foregoing is Licensee’s sole and exclusive remedy for breach of the warranty given pursuant
to this Section. Christie does not make any other warranties, either express or implied, including,
but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and
non-infringement with regard to the Software.
10. Limitations of Liability: IN NO EVENT WILL CHRISTIE BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR DIRECT,
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS,
LOST REVENUES AND LOST DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE AND ITS
DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF CHRISTIE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGE.
CHRISTIE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
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FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SOFTWARE AND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTATION, IF ANY,
PROVIDED HEREUNDER IS PROVIDED “AS IS”. CHRISTIE HAS NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE
MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS.
CHRISTIE FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS RELATING TO THIRD PARTY
SOFTWARE WHICH IS EMBEDDED IN THE SOFTWARE. Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusions
or limitations of certain conditions or warranties. Only those exclusions or limitations that are
lawful in Licensee’s jurisdiction will apply to Licensee and, in such instances, Christie’s liability will
be limited only to the maximum extent permitted by law.
Termination
11. Christie may terminate this Agreement at any time and for any reason. Christie may also
terminate this Agreement if the Licensee breaches or is in default of any obligation of Licensee
under this Agreement. Upon termination of this Agreement, the Licensee will immediately (i)
cease using the Software and (ii) uninstall the Software from any personal computers, servers or
other devices (to the extent it is installed thereon). The Licensee’s obligation under this provision
will survive the termination of this Agreement.
General
12. Notices: Unless otherwise set forth in this Agreement, all notices, or other communications
hereunder will be deemed to have been duly given when made in writing and delivered in person,
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Inc. at 809 Wellington Street North, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2G 4Y7, with a copy (which will
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unenforceable or invalid will be deemed severed from this Agreement, without affecting any
other provision of this Agreement. No waiver by Christie of any particular default or omission
committed by Licensee will affect or impair the right of Christie in respect of any subsequent
default or omission of the same or a different kind. No delay or failure by Christie to exercise any
rights in connection with any default or omission committed by Licensee will affect or impair
Christie’s rights in respect of that particular default or omission or any subsequent default or
omission of the same or different kind. In any event, time will continue to be of the essence
without the necessity of specific reinstatement.
14. Governing Law: This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California, without
regard to its conflict of law principles. Any suit or action arising out of or in connection with this
Agreement will be brought in the federal or state courts located in Orange County, State of
California. Each of Licensor and Licensee hereby irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of such
courts for the purpose of such suit or action and expressly and irrevocably waive, to the fullest
extent permitted by law, any objection it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such
suit or action in any such court and any such claim that any suit or action has been brought in an
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Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Recommended Computer Hardware and Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Wired Network Hardware Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Sample Wired Network Topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Wireless Network Hardware Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Sample Wireless Network Topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Install the PowerTool Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Start the PowerTool Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Uninstall PowerTool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
The PowerTool Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
The File Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
The Home Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Projector List Pane Status Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
The Status Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Device Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Device Temperatures
........................................... 7
The Input Signal Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
The Test Pattern Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
The Lens Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
The Lamp Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
The Image Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
The Color Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
The Color Matcher Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
The Picture In Picture Pane
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
The Backup/Restore Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Work With Configuration Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Save a Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Open a Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Add a Projector to a Configuration File with the Search Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Add a Projector to a Configuration File Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Manage Projector Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Create a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Rename a Group or Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Move a Group or Projector Up or Down in the Hierarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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Add or Remove a Projector from a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Remove a Group or Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Control Projectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
View Projector Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Adjust Projector Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
View the Projector Web Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Control the Projector with the Virtual Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Back Up and Restore Channels and Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Back Up Projector Channels or Preferences
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Restore Projector Channels or Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Preferences List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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Introduction
This document provides information and procedures for using Christie PowerTool. You can use
Christie PowerTool to manage the settings of multiple projectors.
For information about specific projector functions, see the projector User Manual.
Recommended Computer Hardware and Software
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Computer requirements:
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An Intel or a compatible processor
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Windows XP SP3+ (32-bit only) or Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
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256 MB of free disk space
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256 MB of RAM (512 MB recommended)
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A physical or a wireless Ethernet connection
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One or more projectors with firmware version 1.2f or later installed
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Xport firmware version 3.1.2.0 or later installed on each projector
Wired Network Hardware Requirements
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1 network hub
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1 Ethernet cable to connect the computer to the network hub
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1 Ethernet cable for each projector
Sample Wired Network Topology
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Wireless Network Hardware Requirements
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1 wireless network hub
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1 wireless-enabled computer
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1 Ethernet cable for each projector
Sample Wireless Network Topology
Install the PowerTool Software
1. Insert the PowerTool installation CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer you will use to manage
your projectors.
If the installation wizard does not start:
a. Click Start.
b. Enter Run in the Search programs and files field.
c. Click Run below Programs.
d. Enter <CD-ROM Drive Letter>\AutoRun.exe. For example, D:\AutoRun.exe.
e. Click OK.
2. Complete the installation wizard.
3. Click Finish when the software is installed.
Start the PowerTool Software
Click Start > All Programs >Christie > PowerTool 3.1 > PowerTool 3.1.
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Uninstall PowerTool
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.
2. Right-click Christie PowerTool and select Uninstall.
3. Click Yes.
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The PowerTool Interface
This section provides information about PowerTool interface controls and functions.
The File Tab
Control
Description
New
Creates a new configuration.
Open
Opens an existing configuration
Save
Saves the current configuration.
Save As
Saves the current configuration with a new file name.
Add Projectors
Adds projectors to the configuration.
Create Group
Creates a new projector group.
Remove
Removes groups or projectors from a configuration.
Rename
Renames a group or a projector.
The Home Tab
Control
On/Off
Description
Turns a projector on or off.
Both buttons are active when some of the selected projectors are off. Click On
to turn all of the projectors on.
Open/Close
Opens or closes the projector shutter,
Add Projectors
Adds projectors to the configuration.
Create Group
Creates a new projector group.
Remove
Removes groups or projectors from a configuration.
Rename
Renames a group or a projector.
Virtual Remote
Opens the Virtual Remote application.
About
Opens the PowerTool help file.
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Projector List Pane Status Icons
The Projector List pane lists all of the projectors managed by the PowerTool application.
This table provides descriptions of the status icons assigned to each projector.
Icon
Description
Dark green circle
The projector is off.
Light green circle
The projector is on and you can manage it with PowerTool.
Question mark
The projector cannot communicate with the PowerTool application.
The Status Pane
The status pane displays projector status information.
Device Information
The Device Information area lists the model name, model number, firmware, and operational hours for the lamp and
projector. Errors are also displayed here.
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Device Temperatures
The Device Temperatures area lists the operating temperatures of projector components.
The Input Signal Pane
Use the Input Signal pane to assign input sources to a projector. If you select multiple projectors,
only the sources supported by all of the projectors are listed.
Click Auto Setup to optimize the settings for the selected input source. Selecting Auto Setup
overrides all manually configured settings. To use auto setup, the channel must be unlocked. If you
select multiple projectors, auto setup is run on each of the projectors in succession. Auto setup
cannot be run if the input source is inactive. These are the settings modified by auto setup:
• Pixel tracking
• Contrast
• Pixel phase
• Brightness
• Size and blanking
• Auto input level - off
• Vertical stretch
• Detail (video sources only)
• Position
• Filter
• Input levels
• Luma delay
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The Test Pattern Pane
Open the Test Pattern pane to display a test pattern.
The Lens Pane
Only a single lens can be adjusted at a time. This table provides descriptions of the options available
on the Lens pane.
Control
Description
Manual Position
Manually adjusts the lens position.
Vertical
Adjusts the vertical lens offset.
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Control
Description
Horizontal
Adjusts the horizontal lens offset.
Focus
Adjusts the lens focus.
Zoom
Increases or decreases lens zoom.
The Lamp Pane
This table provides descriptions of the options available on the Lamp pane.
Control
Power
Intensity
Description
Sets the lamp power.
Sets the intensity (brightness) of the projector lamp.
As the lamp ages, the intensity automatically increases to compensate.
Max Brightness
Sets the lamp to its maximum brightness value. This value decreases as the
lamp ages.
Off
Turns aperture control off.
Manual
Adjusts the aperture.
Per Channel Manual
Adjusts the aperture setting on a specific channel.
Per Channel Dynamic
Automatically adjusts the aperture setting on a specific channel.
Lamp History
Displays the lamp history for the projector.
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The Image Pane
Use the Image pane to adjust the projector image. Typically, the automatic settings on the projector
optimize image settings for all input sources correctly. You can only adjust the image settings of a
single projector at a time. The Auto Levels option is not available when multiple projectors are
selected. You cannot adjust image settings if a test pattern is displayed.
This table provides descriptions of the options available on the Image Setting pane:
Control
Enable Auto Levels
Description
Automatically adjusts the BNC and DVI-A input dark and drive levels. Select
this option if one of your signals is weaker than normal for one particular color.
When selecting this option, make sure the contrast and brightness settings are
near 50 and color temperature is properly configured with an internal gray scale
test pattern.
Clear this option before closing PowerTool.
Dark Levels
Adjusts the red, green, and blue dark levels of the selected projector input.
Adjustments can help improve noisy sources with black level fluctuations.
Adjustments can also help improve image input levels and eliminate overshoot
and undershoot conditions.
Drive levels
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Control
Contrast
Description
Increases or decreases the perceived difference between light and dark areas of
the image. The adjustment range is 0 to 100 and the recommend setting is 50.
If you set contrast too high, the light parts of the image lose detail and clarity.
If you set contrast too low, the light areas are not as bright as they could be
and the overall image is dim. For best results, start with a low value and
increase so that whites remain bright, but are not distorted or tinted, and that
light areas do not become white (crushed). If the environment lighting
changes, adjust the gamma setting.
This control is not available when multiple projectors are selected, if a test
pattern is running, or if there is a video signal error.
Brightness
Increases or decreases the amount of black in the image The adjustment range
is 0 to 100 and the recommend setting is 50.
For best results, start with a high value and decrease it so dark areas do not
become black (crushed). A high brightness setting changes blacks to dark gray.
This control is not available when multiple projectors are selected, if a test
pattern is running, or if there is a video signal error
Gamma
Determines what gray shades are displayed between minimum input (black)
and maximum input (white) for all signals. The adjustment range is 1 to 3. The
default is 2.2.
Adjust the gamma setting manually to optimize blacks and whites, and smooth
transitions of the values used in other colors. You can lighten or darken the
overall tone of your images without changing the extreme values. Images will
be more vibrant, and show good detail in dark areas.
Lower the gamma setting when excess ambient light washes out the image and
it becomes difficult or impossible to see details in dark areas. Increase the
setting when the image is washed out and unnatural, with excessive detail in
black areas. In high ambient light conditions, a lower gamma setting can
produce better results than a higher gamma setting.
The Color Pane
The options available on the Color pane are determined by the output color selection.
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This table provides descriptions of the options available on the Color pane:
Control
Description
Max Drives
Adjusts all colors to their maximum values.
Color Temperature
Adjusts the color gamut in degrees Kelvin (3200-9300K). A higher value adds a
reddish cast to the image. A lower value adds a bluish cast to the image.
SD Video
Optimizes the color settings for standard video sources.
HD Video
Optimizes the color settings for high definition video sources.
User 1 to 4
Select these options to adjust these settings:
• Color saturation- adjusts the color saturation of the image
• Color XY - adjusts the red, green, blue, and white colors with a RGB color
model
The Color Matcher Pane
The color matcher pane displays a color gamut chart that represents the color gamut that the
projector can display. Multiple projectors must be selected to apply or remove color gamut values.
This table provides descriptions of the options available on the Color Matcher pane:
Control
Apply
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Description
Applies common color gamut values to the selected projectors.
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The Picture In Picture Pane
This table provides descriptions of the options available on the Picture In Picture pane:
Control
Picture in Picture
Description
Displays one image on top of the other and enables the controls.
This option is only available when there is an active signal and a test pattern is
not displayed.
Picture By Picture
Displays two inputs side by side. The Size and Position controls are not
available.
Main Input Signal
Sets the source for the primary input.
PIP Input Signal
Sets the source for the PIP window. For a good quality image:
• Avoid using two sources from the same decoder.
• Use two different signal types if composite and S-video signals are on the
same decoder.
• Do not specify an interlaced source for the PIP window.
• Use a setting of less than 165 MHz when using two digital signals or a single
analog and digital signal.
• Use a setting of less than 90 MHz if you are using two analog signals.
• Avoid seamless switching when possible.
Swap
Moves the main image to the PIP window and makes the PIP image the primary
image.
Preset
Moves the PIP window to a preset position. These are the available options:
• Top Right
• Top Left
• Bottom Left
• Bottom Right
Select Custom to move the PIP window to a location you define.
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Control
Description
Vertical
Adjusts the vertical position of the PIP window. The measurement unit is pixels.
Horizontal
Adjusts the horizontal position of the PIP window. The measurement unit is
pixels.
Size
Sets the width of the PIP window in pixels.
The default aspect ratio of the input image determines the window height.
Border Width
Sets the PIP window border width.
Contrast
Adjusts the contrast setting of the PIP window.
Brightness
Adjusts the brightness setting of the PIP window.
Gamma
Adjusts the gamma setting of the PIP window.
The Backup/Restore Pane
This table provides descriptions of the options available on the Backup/Restore pane:
Control
Description
Backup
Backs up projector channels or preference settings.
Restore
Restores projector channels or preference settings.
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Work With Configuration Files
This section provides information and procedures for working with PowerTool configuration files.
You can create configuration files to store custom projector settings. When you open PowerTool a
new, empty configuration is automatically created. You can use the default configuration and save it
later, or you can open an existing configuration.
Save a Configuration File
1. Click File > Save As.
2. Browse to a location where you want to save the file.
3. Enter a name for the configuration file in the File name field.
4. Click Save.
5. Click OK.
Open a Configuration File
1. Click File > Open.
2. Browse to the location of the configuration file.
3. Select the configuration file.
4. Click Open.
Add a Projector to a Configuration File with the
Search Function
To locate a projector with the search function, the projector must be on the same subnet as the
computer on which PowerTool is installed. In addition, the projector must be connected to the
network.
If the error message COMM ERROR appears, verify the correct port is specified. The error message
can also appear during periods of high network traffic, or when the projector is not functioning
correctly.
If auto detection fails, make sure every projector is assigned a unique identification number and IP
address and verify the firewall and router settings are correct.
1. Click File > Add Projectors.
2. Click the Broadcast tab.
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3. Select Default to search all ports.
- or Select Custom and specify a specific port on which to perform the search.
4. Move the Network Impact slider to Fast to search the network quickly using maximum
bandwidth.
- or Move the Network Impact slider to Safe to limit the amount of bandwidth used to perform the
search.
5. Click Clear & Search to clear previous search results and start a new search.
- or Click Search to start a new search.
6. Click a projector in the Search Results list.
To select multiple projectors, click the left mouse button and press CTRL.
7. Click OK.
Add a Projector to a Configuration File Manually
1. Click File > Add Projectors.
2. Click the Manual tab.
3. Select Single in the IP Address list to search for a single projector with a specific IP address.
- or Select Range to search for all projectors within the specified IP address range
4. Enter the IP address.
5. Select a port number in the Port list.
6. Enter a password in the Password field if a password is required to access the projector.
7. Click Clear & Search to clear previous search results and start a new search.
- or Click Search to start a new search.
8. Click a projector in the Search Results list. To select multiple projectors, click the left mouse
button and press CTRL while making multiple selections or click Select All.
9. Click OK.
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Manage Projector Groups
This section provides information and procedures for creating and managing groups.
Adding projectors located in the same room or building to a group allows you to apply global settings.
Create a Group
1. Select a projector in the Projectors List pane.
2. Click File > Create Group.
3. Select the group and click Rename.
4. Enter a name for the group.
5. Press Enter.
Rename a Group or Projector
1. Select a projector or group in the Projectors List pane.
2. Click Rename.
3. Enter a name for the projector or group.
4. Press Enter.
Move a Group or Projector Up or Down in the
Hierarchy
1. Right click a group folder or a projector in the Projectors List pane.
2. Select Move Up.
- or Select Move Down.
Add or Remove a Projector from a Group
To add a projector to a group, click and drag the projector to the group folder.
To remove a projector from a group, click and drag the projector from the group folder to the
projector list.
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Remove a Group or Projector
1. Right click a group folder or a projector in the Projectors List pane.
2. Select Remove.
3. Click OK.
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Control Projectors
This section provides information and procedures for controlling projectors.
View Projector Information
1. Select a projector in the Projectors List pane.
2. Click Status in the Projector Controls pane.
For more information about the Status pane, see The Status Pane on page 6.
Adjust Projector Settings
1. Select a projector in the Projectors List pane.
View the Projector Web Interface
Access the projector web interface to manage an individual projector or view status information.
1. Right-click a projector in the Projectors List pane.
2. Select Open Web Page.
3. Enter your user name and password and click Login.
Control the Projector with the Virtual Remote
The virtual remote application emulates the functionality of a physical remote control. Clicking a
button on the virtual remote selects the same function as pressing the button on the physical remote
control.
If the virtual remote fails to appear, it is not supported by the selected projector.
1. Select a projector in the Projectors List pane.
2. Click Home > Virtual Remote.
If the virtual remote fails to appear, it is not supported by the selected projector.
3. Click a button on the remote control image.
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Back Up and Restore Channels
and Preferences
This section provides information and procedures for backing up and restoring preferences and
settings.
Back Up Projector Channels or Preferences
1. Select a projector or a group in the Projectors List pane.
2. Click Backup/Restore in the Projector Controls pane.
3. Select Channels in the Backup list.
- or Select Preferences in the Backup list.
4. Click Backup.
5. Browse to a location where you want to save the back up file.
6. Enter a file name for the back up file in the File name field or keep the default file name.
This is the format of the default file name:
•
channel_projector ID_MAC address-dd-mm-yyyy-hh-mm.chl
•
channel_projector ID__yyyy_mm_dd_hh_mm.tar
•
preferences_projector ID_MAC address-dd-mm-yyyy-hh-mm.tpr
•
preferences_projector ID__yyyy_mm_dd_hh_mm.tar
7. Click Save.
8. Click OK when the prompt appears.
Restore Projector Channels or Preferences
1. Select a projector or a group in the Projectors List pane.
2. Click Backup/Restore in the Projector Controls pane.
3. Select Channels in the Restore list.
- or Select Preferences in the Restore list.
4. Click Restore.
5. Browse to the location of the back up file.
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6. Select the file and click Open.
7. Click OK when the prompt appears.
Preferences List
This table list the preference settings that are included in a preferences back up file.
Preference
Preference
Preference
Preference
Preference
Shutter
3D Stereo Select
Sync
Test Pattern Grey
Focus
Language
Picture Mute
3D Stereo Sync
Delay
Freeze Image
Internal Test Pattern
Screen Orientation
On screen Display
Frame Delay
Level Detector
Select Source
Broadcast Keys
Picture-in-Picture
Brightness
Uniformity
Color Enable
Select Input
Projector Number
Active Projector
Edge Blending
Lamp Message
Enable
Source/Channel
Name
Password Enable
Auto Setup
Edge Blend Select
Lamp Limit
In Menu
Fan Sensor Enable
Size-Position Presets
Select Output Color
Lamp Mode
Source Memory Lock
PIP Border Width
Size
Warp Select
Lamp Power
Auto Source
Br. Uniformity Select
Vertical Stretch
2D Keystone Corners
Lamp Intensity
Delete Source
PIP Horizontal
Position
Pixel Tracking
Warp Prefilter H
Lamp Changed
Baud Rate
PIP Vertical Position
Pixel Phase
Warp Prefilter V
Optical Aperture
Baud Rate
Secondary
PIP Horizontal State
Horizontal Position
Warp Sharpness
LampLOC Module
Projector Number
Blue Odd Gain
Vertical Position
Warp Latency
Lamp Size
Broadcast Keys
Dark Interval
Top Blanking
Noise Reduction
White Boost
Network Routing
3D Stereo Sync
Mode
Left Blanking
Motion Filter
Color Wheel Delay
Keypad Enable
Auto Power UP
Bottom Blanking
Film Mode Threshold
2nd Color Wheel
Delay
Backlight
Slidebar Enable
Right Blanking
Ten Bit Processing
Lamp Conditioning
Screen Orientation
Error Message
Enable
Plug & Display Modes
Output Resolution
Lamp Orientation
Keystone
Menu Font
Contrast
Output Format
Red Black Level
2D Keystone H
Offset
Lamp Message
Enable
Brightness
DHDM Loop Thru
Setting
Green Black Level
Auto Power Up
Keypad Enable
Base Gamma Curve
DHDM Dual Link
Format
Blue Black Level
Language
Output Color Default
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Preference
Preference
Preference
Preference
Preference
Color
Frame Lock Enable
Red Drive
Source Dialog Enable
2D Keystone Throw
Ratio
Tint
Splash Select
Green Drive
Slidebar Enable
Numbers Select
Image
Detail
LiteLOC Calibration
Blue Drive
Error Message
Enable
Splash Select
Input Filter
PIP Border Color
Auto Input Levels
Menu Location
Parameter Lockout
Copy Comprehensive
CLR
Image Optimization
Clamping
Menu Shift
Horizontal
2D Keystone V Offset
Interpolated Color
Numbers Select
Image
Peak Detector
Menu Shift Vertical
Comprehensive Color
Adj
Color Space
Aspect Ratio Overlay
Red Odd Offset
Menu Font
Gamma
Video Standard
Edge Blend Black
Levels
Red Odd Gain
Time & Date
Warp Select
Chroma/Luma Delay
Intelligent Lens
System
Green Odd Offset
XPort IP
2D Keystone H
Offset
Video Black Level
Lens Calibrate
Green Odd Grain
Lens Vertical Offset
Output Format
Zoom
Automatic Gain
Control
Blue Odd Offset
Lens Horizontal
Offset
2D Keystone Center
Fade Time
Output Resolution
2D Keystone Zoom
General Input/
Output
PIP Border Color
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