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Frequently asked questions about ProjectionTools

What are the® ProjectionTools?® ProjectionTools is a powerful software suite designed to optimize and enhance projection projects. ProjectionTools is the umbrella term for all applications. It offers a range of advanced features and tools to simplify calibration, mapping, and alignment processes for multi-channel projections.

What shapes and sizes of projection screens are supported when using ProjectionTools?

When using the ProjectionTools, there is no limit to the size or the shape of the projection surface. has long-time experience with the measurement of planar or cylindrical shapes as well as with sphere segments and domes. Even mixed forms are calibratable. For an optimal result, it is essential that the surface is smooth. The entire projection surface should also be captured by one or more cameras.

Which hardware can be used with ProjectionTools? What type of system can be calibrated?

The software is flexible and suitable for diverse application possibilities. Several widely-used media servers and warping/blending solutions are directly supported through specialized exporters. In addition, open-standard data format exports are provided for easy integration into other software. Potential media servers are e.g. Watchout, Hippotizer, Pixera, Resolume. Possible warp units could be Barco WB, HDX, Eyevis Openwarp, Calibre or 3D Perception nBox. Furthermore, you can use for example ImmersaView desktops. User-specific 3D engines can also be integrated.

We are pleased to integrate your specific or preferred hardware and software.

What cameras can be used for calibration?

You can use various cameras from different manufacturers and brands. We have good experiences with IDS, AVT or Canon, but this list is not exhaustive. Appropriate lenses are the regular ones or fisheye lenses. The fisheye lenses enable a broader focus up to 180°. For demanding projections and brilliant results, we recommend to use calibrated lenses. We are pleased to integrate your specific or preferred hardware and software.

How many projection channels can be calibrated in one system?

The number of projection channels is unlimited and individually aligned to the demands of your project. If your requirements are changing, extensions and consequently the involvement of additional projection channels are possible. Please note that the basis for additional projection channels is the purchase of additional licenses of ProjectionTools.

Can multiple cameras be used?

Yes, multiple cameras and/or camera positions can be used to cover large screens, overcome obstacles or scan unknown screen shapes.

Is it possible to calibrate sliced UHD projectors?

It is possible to calibrate UHD projectors. Even when the projectors are fed by multiple computers, the calibration is possible without any problems.

How to update your ProjectionTools software?

The software packages of ProjectionTools are protected by the CodeMeter Licensing System. All licenses are saved on your CodeMeter stick. In the following instructions, all steps to update licenses on the CodeMeter Stick are explained in detail.

Pls. follow the instructions.