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USER GUIDE
Projector Controller
Version 3.0
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CONTENTS
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CONTENTS
Overview............................................................................................................. 3
Installation And Startup........................................................................... 4
Network requirements................................................................................... 4
LAN........................................................................................................ 4
Serial...................................................................................................... 4
Connection...................................................................................................... 5
Installation...................................................................................................... 6
Working With Projector Controller.................................................... 7
The workspace............................................................................................... 7
Saving and opening workspaces................................................................. 8
Arranging projectors in the workspace....................................................... 9
Working with individual projectors............................................................ 10
Adding and removing projectors................................................................ 11
Setting up network connections................................................................. 12
Setting up LAN connections................................................................. 12
Setting up serial connections............................................................... 12
Adding a virtual projector for testing purposes..................................... 12
Changing the IP address of a projector..................................................... 13
Backing up projector settings.................................................................... 14
Restoring backed up projector settings.................................................... 15
Editing projector settings............................................................................ 16
Lamp status.................................................................................................. 17
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Using groups................................................................................................ 18
Create a group..................................................................................... 19
Delete a group..................................................................................... 19
Rename a group.................................................................................. 19
Add a projector to a group................................................................... 20
Remove a projector from a group........................................................ 20
Add and remove multiple projectors.................................................... 20
Edit group settings............................................................................... 21
Viewing logs................................................................................................. 22
Applying themes.......................................................................................... 23
Identifying a projector.................................................................................. 24
The Gamut tool............................................................................................. 25
Warp Generator............................................................................................ 26
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OVERVIEW
Overview
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Projector Controller enables you to monitor and control all projectors connected to your computer via LAN or Serial Port.
From a single screen layout you can view all projectors and access settings for an individual projector or for a group of projectors.
The software allows you to:
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Create groups of projectors which can be controlled simultaneously
View essential information, such as model, name, ON/OFF status and lamp status, about all projectors on the network at a glance
View logs containing all interaction between the software and the projectors on the network
View network information such as IP and MAC address
Switch power on and off, open and close the shutter
Remove projectors from the network
Edit and control an array of settings, including:
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Inputs and test patterns
Lens, image, color and geometry
Edge Blend and PIP settings
Plus many more
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Installation And Startup
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Network requirements
The LAN port cannot be used to
work with Projector Controller.
Always use the Update port for this
purpose.
LAN
To use a LAN connection, make sure DHCP is switched off on
each projector in the network. You can switch off DHCP from
the Setup > Network > Control menu.
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We recommend a small dedicated local area network using
UDP as shown in the illustration.
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Hub
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Computer
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Projectors
The computer and all projectors
in the network share the same
subnet mask and their IP addresses
are identical up to the third octet.
The last octet is unique for each
device. Projector Controller assigns
these settings to each projector
automatically; however, if you
are having trouble connecting
a projector, consider assigning
these settings manually from the
Setup > Network > Control menu.
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Provided a projector is already in
the network, you can edit its IP
address using Projector Controller.
See Changing the IP address of a
projector further in this guide.
Alternatively, you can use a TCP/IP network. If using TCP/IP,
make sure the correct IP is assigned to each projector in the
network.
Serial
You can connect one or more projectors using RS232, depending
on your network setup.
Use a null-modem cable to connect a projector directly to your
computer, or a straight cable to use a modem.
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Fig. 1: A small dedicated local area network (example)
When creating a serial connection,
always make sure Projector
Controller has selected the correct
COM port. See Setting up network
connections further in this guide.
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Connection
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To add a projector to your dedicated LAN
network, connect the projector using the
Update port 1 .
To control the projector via a serial connection,
use the RS232 port 2 .
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The illustration here shows the location of the
Update port and the RS232 port on a Titan
Quad projector. To locate these ports on a
different projector, please refer to your projector
manual (see the chapter called Connection
Guide).
The LAN port cannot be used to
work with Projector Controller.
Always use the Update port for this
purpose.
See also Setting up network
connections further in this guide.
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INSTALLATION AND STARTUP
Installation
1. Ensure you have Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework installed on your computer.
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2. Start the installer, DPProjectorControllerSetup.exe, and follow the instructions of the wizard.
The setup creates a Start menu shortcut at the following location:
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All Programs > Digital Projection > Projector Controller > Projector Controller 3.0.0.0 (Windows Vista and above).
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Programs > Digital Projection > Projector Controller > Projector Controller 3.0.0.0 (Windows XP).
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Working With Projector Controller
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The workspace
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Menus
Sets of menus in three tabs,
Home, Logging and Advanced.
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Available projectors
Monitor the projectors in your
network and change settings.
Switch between the two tabs:
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Projectors - view all
projectors at once and work
with one projector at a time.
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Groups - view and work with
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groups of projectors.
Use the Arrange buttons
to change the order of the
projectors.
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Individual projector
View the model, name, lamp
status and configuration,
and whether the projector is
powered on. The currently
selected projector has a darker
background. Click on a projector
to select it. On the Projectors
tab all commands work only on
the currently selected projector.
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Information bar
This area provides information
about the currently selected
projector: model, serial number,
IP, MAC address and network
type.
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Task pane
All settings for the currently
selected projector can be
controlled from this area.
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Saving and opening workspaces
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You can save your workspace for future use. Projector Controller
records the current projectors, their order in the workspace, as well as
any groups and the projectors they contain.
When you open a saved workspace, it replaces your current
workspace.
Unavailable projectors are also added to the workspace.
Workspaces are saved with the .workspace extension. The default
location for your saved workspaces is
My Documents\Digital Projection\Projector Controller\Workspaces. You
can save your workspaces to any location of your choice.
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To save a workspace or open a saved workspace:
1. Click the DP icon 1 at the top left corner of the Projector
Controller window.
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2. Choose from the following actions:
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Open a previously saved workspace
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Open a recent workspace
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Save the current workspace
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Exit Projector Controller
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Arranging projectors in the workspace
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To change a projector’s position within the workspace,
1. Select the projector.
2. Use the Arrange toolbar:
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Move to the beginning
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Move toward the beginning, one step at a time
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Move toward the end, one step at a time
Move to the end
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Working with individual projectors
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Tabs
The Projectors tab shows all projectors in the workspace. You
can edit settings of one projector at a time.
The Groups tab allows you to work with several projectors
simultaneously.
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Currently selected projector
The currently selected item has a dark background. Click on a
projector to select it.
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Projector model and serial number
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Projector name
When a projector is added to the network, the software assigns
a default name. You can edit this text and assign a name of
your choice.
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Quick controls
The ribbon at the top of each item allows you to:
• switch the projector on and off;
• open and close the shutter;
• view lamp status.
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Disconnected projector
A disconnected projector will remain visible until removed.
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Information bar
This area provides information about the currently selected
projector: name, serial number, IP and MAC address.
Notes
You can select multiple projectors in
order to copy them into a group. To
do so, hold the SHIFT key down and
click on each projector you wish to
copy.
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To work with multiple projectors, see
Using Groups later in this guide.
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Adding and removing projectors
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To add a projector,
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Simply connect the projector to the network. The
software will detect the new projector and add it to the
view automatically.
If you need to edit network settings
manually, see Setting up network
connections further in this guide.
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To remove a projector:
1. Disconnect the projector from the network.
1. Select the disconnected projector
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You can only remove a projector if it
is disconnected from the network.
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2. On the Projector menu, click Remove
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Setting up network connections
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Typically, Projector Controller will detect automatically all connected
projectors.
If necessary, you can set up a network connection manually using the
Connections menu. You can also add one or more virtual projectors to
your network, for testing purposes.
We recommend using a UDP
network.
Setting up LAN connections
When connecting projectors via LAN, always use the Update port. You
can choose between UDP and TCP/IP:
1. On the Connections menu, click Connect (Fig. 1).
2. Select UDP or TCP/IP.
Fig. 1: Setting up a LAN network connection
Setting up serial connections
1. On the Connections menu, click Serial (Fig. 2).
2. Select the COM port configured for the projector.
Adding a virtual projector for testing purposes
1. On the Connections menu, click Virtual.
2. Select a projector series and model from the list.
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Fig. 2: Setting up a serial connection
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Changing the IP address of a projector
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To change an IP address:
1. On the Projector menu, click
Change IP 1 .
The Change IP window opens
2. Type the new IP address in the
New IP field 3 and then click
OK 4 to close the Change IP
window and return to Projector
Controller.
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All IP addresses in your network
must be identical up to the third
octet; each IP address must have a
unique last octet.
All IP addresses within a network
share the same subnet mask. You
cannot edit the subnet.
Each MAC address is unique.
MAC addresses are assigned
automatically and cannot be edited.
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Backing up projector settings
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For each individual projector, you can back up settings and restore backed up
settings.
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Only global settings can be backed
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To back up settings:
1. On the Projector menu, click Backup
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2. In the Backup Projectors window, select which projector to back up. You can
select multiple projectors 2 .
3. If necessary, change the backup location
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5. You can monitor the backup progress 5 . When the backup is over, a
message appears. Click OK 6 to close the message and return to the Backup
Projectors window.
6. Click Exit
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to return to the main Projector Controller window.
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Restoring backed up projector settings
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To restore backed up settings:
1. On the Projector menu, click Restore
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2. In the Restore Projectors window, select which projector to back up. You can
select multiple projectors 2 .
If necessary, navigate to a different backup location
3. Click Start
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4. You can monitor the restore progress 5 . When the restore is complete,
a message appears. Click OK 6 to close the message and return to the
Restore Projectors window.
5. Click Exit
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to return to the main Projector Controller window.
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Only global settings can be backed
up.
If a backed up projector is not in
the workspace, its backup will be
unavailable.
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Editing projector settings
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Projector settings are accessible from the following locations:
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Select an item to edit from Menu > Tasks
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For further information about
projector settings, refer to the
Operating Guide section of the
projector manual.
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Select an item from the Task pane
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Depending on the projector model and existing configuration, some settings may be unavailable.
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Lamp status
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You can monitor lamp statuses from the Quick Controls ribbon
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at the top of each projector.
Each lamp is represented by a lightbulb symbol. Lamp status is indicated by the color of the lightbulb, as
follows:
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ColorMeaning
Gray
The lamp is switched off.
Green
The lamp is switched on and working.
Green (flashing)
The lamp is switched on and warming up.
Amber (flashing)
The lamp is cooling down.
Amber
The lamp is working at less than full capacity.
Red
An error.
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A two-lamp projector
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Using groups
Groups enable you to edit settings for several
projectors simultaneously, without the need to
open each projector.
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You can have a number of groups and each
projector can be added to any group.
A projector can be added to more than one
group.
You can delete and rename groups as needed.
To use groups, open the Groups tab
Groups menu 2 is now enabled.
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Group names cannot contain spaces
or special characters.
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Individual groups appear as tabs 3 . The first
group, Default, is automatically added by the
application. You cannot delete or rename it.
Within a group you can still change settings
for individual projectors as normal, or you can
work with the whole group. To do so,enable
group settings by doing either of the following:
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On the Tasks menu, click Group
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In the Task pane, click
Group Settings 5 .
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Create a group
To create a group, click the New Group command
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in the Groups menu.
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Delete a group
To delete a group, click Delete
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Rename a group
Groups are assigned a name automatically when created.
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To change the default name of the selected group:
1. Click Rename
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in the Groups menu.
2. Type the new name in the Edit Group Name box
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and then click OK.
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Group names cannot contain spaces
or special characters.
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Add a projector to a group
1. Select the projector in the Projectors tab or in another group and copy it using Copy from the Clipboard menu, or Ctrl+C.
2. Paste the projector into the destination group using Paste from the Clipboard menu, or Ctrl+V.
To move a projector from one group to another, use Cut (Ctrl+X) instead of Copy.
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Cut works in groups only.
Remove a projector from a group
1. Select the projector within the group.
2. On the Arrange toolbar, click Delete
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The projector disappears from the group but remains in the workspace. You can access it from the Projectors tab, or from any other groups it
has been added to.
Add and remove multiple projectors
To add or remove several projectors at the same time, hold down the SHIFT key while selecting the projectors.
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Edit group settings
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1. Open the group you wish to edit and select any projector within the group to activate
the Task pane.
2. Switch to group settings by doing either of the following:
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In the Tasks menu, click Group
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In the Task pane, click Group Settings
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Initially all group settings appear
blank. When you edit a setting, the
Group Tasks pane shows the new
group value.
The Group Tasks pane appears. Edit the settings as required.
3. To exit group settings, in the Task pane, click Home
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Viewing logs
The Logging tab consists of the following commands:
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View Log shows a record of interaction between the software and the available projectors logged within the current session.
You can choose to view communications, errors or diagnostics.
Clear Log deletes the current record.
Comms Log opens a text file containing the entire log for the current session.
You can save a copy of this log on your computer.
Error Log opens a text file containing all error messages logged during the current session.
You can save a copy of this log on your computer.
Status Log opens a text file containing all status messages logged during the current session.
You can save a copy of this log on your computer.
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Applying themes
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You can customize the software by applying different themes.
To apply a theme,
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On the Advanced tab, click Themes and select a theme from the list.
Choose from the following themes:
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Office Blue
Office Black
Office Silver
Default
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Identifying a projector
To identify a projector in the array, select the projector in the Projectors pane and click Home tab > Projector > Identify
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The following will then occur to allow identification:
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The keypad lights on the selected projector will flash for 10 seconds.
The image projected by the selected projector will be replaced by a test pattern for 10 seconds.
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The Gamut tool
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The Gamut tool (Fig. 1) allows you to edit projector
gamut data and load the edited gamut into one of two
target gamut tables supported by the projector - User
Table 1 and User Table 2.
To open the Gamut tool,
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On the Advanced tab, click Target Gamut
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Fig. 1: Gamut tool
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Warp Generator
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Warp Generator is a software tool used for creating and editing warp maps for projection
onto uneven surfaces.
To open Warp Generator,
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On the Advanced tab, click Warp Generator
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Notes
Warp Generator can also be used
as a standalone application.
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Refer to Warp Generator Help for
information on working with Warp
Generator.
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