ProjectionTools

domeprojection.com® ProjectionTools is the most versatile automatic display / projection calibration system on the market for the calibration of arbitrary screen shapes and unlimited projection channels. It is scalable from portable, easy-to-use single camera systems for screens, which can be captured by one camera (also supports fisheye lens), up to high-end fixed installations requiring multicamera calibration. No matter which ProjectionTools system you use, it will always facilitate all workflows around the projection system – as opposed to competitive products – by offering no limitation in projector channels, projection resolution (including 4K/ ch.), screen shapes. ProjectionTools will enable you to use any warp and blend solution, IG or media server of your choice.

Due to our longtime experience with highly complex projection environments and extreme quality requirements, our ProjectionTools have become the system of choice worldwide for visual display systems for ship, driving and flight simulators installed for renowned clients. Media installations for EXPO, in planetariums, museums or galleries also belong to our references.

If you would like to know more about our projects you will find a small selection in our category showcase & clients.

Overview software packages

ProjectionTools Pro AV

ProjectionTools Pro Sim

ProjectionTools AutoAlignment

Creator x x
Mapper 2D x *
Mapper 3D x *
PatternGenerator x x x
AutoAlignment x
Cutter optional **
NWarp optional optional optional
NBlend optional optional optional

*   please choose between Mapper 2D or 3D

** Cutter is only available with Mapper 2D

Software Editions

domeprojection.com® ProjectionTools are available in three editions:

ProjectionTools Pro AV

Recommended for measurement of media installation visuals

ProjectionTools Pro Sim

Recommended for measurement of simulation & training visuals

ProjectionTools AutoAlignment

Automated re-alignment of calibrated visuals

All editions are easy to use and guarantee best quality and absolute brilliance of your visual display system.

Please take a look at the technical requirements section below to learn more about the integrated modules of each ProjectionTools software edition. Any further information about the respective tools can be found in our FAQ-section.

ProjectionTools Pro AV

ProjectionTools Pro AV is the software package for the precise setup of large media installations. Depending on the size and complexity of the projection screen, one or more cameras or camera positions enable a quick and easy measurement by means of our tool Creator.

The mapping will be configured and exported two-dimensionally (Mapper 2D). On top, our ProjectionTools allow absolute image brilliance by adjusting the brightness, clipping, fade-out and blending.

ProjectionTools Pro Sim

ProjectionTools Pro Sim is the dedicated toolset to install and optimise visual display and projection systems for simulation and training environments and meets the demanding requirements of realistic visualization. Precise measurement of the screen and of the projection will be done by using the software tool Creator. Afterwards, the eye points as well as the virtual cameras will be adjusted in the module Mapper 3D. The blending will then be optimally determined according to the virtual cameras. By adjusting the brightness, clipping and fade-out, you will experience realistic immersive flight or driving simulations. Especially for night scenes, black-level corrections can be calculated for each projection. For a high-end experience during night simulations, specifications for optical blend masks can also be derived from the measured data. These blend masks, called NBlend, offer the highest image quality and unsurpassed black. Especially in the fading ranges of the simulation, no transitions in brightness will be seen.

ProjectionTools AutoAlignment

Multichannel projections need to be re-calibrated after maintenance or replacement of projectors. A remeasurement using the ProjectionTools Pro Sim or Pro AV is possible, but it eventually requires a repositioning of one or more cameras. This can be time-consuming.

If the maintenance period is limited by continuous operation, a fixed installation of camera(s) for a quick and easy remeasurement of the projection is significantly more cost-efficient and time-saving.

To accelerate this process, the AutoAlignment tool can be integrated into ProjectionTools Pro AV and Pro Sim. Consequently, the whole calibration process will be fully automated, can be started with the touch of a button and will require no further user intervention. The unsurpassed quick remeasurement time of approximately 30 seconds per projection channel makes AutoAlignment the perfect add-on for your chosen ProjectionTools package. After the measurement data has been exported, the original quality of the visual system is restored and you can use the projection system as before.

Overview Exporter

 

Warping

Blending

Black-Level-Correction

3D Perception nBox x x
7th Sense Delta Server x x x
AMD FirePro x x
Barco HDX x x x
Barco MCM x x x
Barco Sim7 x x x
Barco WB x x x
Calibre x x x
Christie Twist x Limited
Digital Projection x x x
e.sigma x x
Eyevis OpenWarp x x
Genesis x x x
Image Anyplace x
ImersaView SimVisuals x x  x
ImersaView Sol7 x Limited
Motekforce x x
NITA x x
NTHUSIM x Limited
Nvidia Quadro x x
NWarp x x x
Quantum3D MANTIS x x x
Saab JFIST x x x
Scalable Desktop x x
Sogitec x x x
Transas x x x
VBS x x x
VIgrade x x x
VIRES x x x
ZEISS VELVET x x

Technical requirements

Operating systems

Our ProjectionTools work with the operating systems Windows 7 or Windows 10. Furthermore, the PatternGenerator also runs on Windows XP, Windows 8 or Linux. The porting to other Linux systems is also possible.

Exporter

Because ProjectionTools are hard- and software agnostic, you can use Watchout, Ventuz, Pandora’s Box or any other hardware: ProjectionsTools integrate a variety of them into your visual system. The measurement data resulting from the projection will be exported and stored in a proprietary format. For a variety of simulation software, warp & blend hardware, projectors and graphics cards we provide direct exporters from ProjectionTools. The table on the left provides an overview of which exporters are currently available. In addition, you can also download the table as pdf file here. If your system is not supported please contact us with details about your project.