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  • Projector Station for Blending

    User’s Guide Please read this manual thoroughly before operation, and retain it for future reference.

    4-456-370-11 (1)

    © 2012 Sony Corporation

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    NOTICE TO USERS Documentation © 2012 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. This manual or the software described herein, in whole or in part, may not be reproduced, translated or reduced to any machine readable form without prior written approval from Sony Corporation.

    SONY CORPORATION PROVIDES NO WARRANTY WITH REGARD TO THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH REGARD TO THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE OR SUCH OTHER INFORMATION. IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY CORPORATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE THEREOF.

    Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any modification to this manual or the information contained herein at any time without notice. The software described herein may also be governed by the terms of a separate user license agreement.

    About Trademarks • Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are registered

    trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

    • All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies or their respective makers.

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    Table of Contents Overview...........................................................................................4

    Features ................................................................................................. 4 System Requirements ............................................................................ 4 Installing and Uninstalling the Software ............................................... 4 Configuring Settings.............................................................................. 5

    Window Construction......................................................................7 Main Window........................................................................................ 7 [Layout] Tab.......................................................................................... 8 [Transmission] Tab................................................................................ 8 [Positioning] Tab................................................................................... 9 [Blending] Tab .................................................................................... 10 [Specify Correction Zones] Dialog Box.............................................. 11 [Options] Tab ...................................................................................... 12

    Troubleshooting ............................................................................13

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    Overview

    Features

    When using multiple projectors to project an image, this software allows you to use a connected computer to make detailed adjustments to the positioning of each projector image and to the overlapping areas between the images (i.e., blend areas). By using this software in addition to adjusting the projectors physically, you can adjust the image with greater precision.

    This software is intended for use with projectors that support edge blending functions.

    System Requirements

    We recommend the following environment when using this software.

    Supported OS Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Professional Service Pack 3 or later, Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate Service Pack 2 or later, Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate Service Pack 1 or later, Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise

    * 32-bit and 64-bit editions are supported for the Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 series.

    Computer A computer that meets the requirements of one of the Windows systems.

    Other required equipment • USB interface, USB cable (when using a USB to

    RS-232C conversion cable to connect the projectors) • RS-232C serial interface, 9-pin D-Sub cross (reverse)

    cable (when using an RS-232C cable to connect the projectors)

    • Network/LAN connector, LAN cable (when using a LAN cable to connect the projectors)

    Display resolution XGA (1024×768 dots) or higher

    Even if the above requirements are met, operation is not guaranteed on all computers. Macintosh computers are not supported.

    Installing and Uninstalling the Software

    Install the software on your computer beforehand as follows.

    Log in using an administrator account to perform installation.

    1 Double-click the “PJS_Blending_vXXX.exe” file (XXX is the version number) downloaded from the website.

    The installer screen appears. If the [User Account Control] screen appears in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, click [Yes].

    2 Click [Next] in the installer screen. Installation starts automatically, and the setup dialog box appears. Follow the instructions in the setup dialog box to perform installation.

    Be sure to read the “End User License Agreement” that appears during installation. You can only perform installation if you agree to the terms. When updating to a newer version of the software, be sure to quit the existing version of the software and uninstall it. Install the new version of the software after uninstalling the previous version.

    Uninstalling the software Quit the software before uninstalling.

    For Windows XP

    1 Click the [Start] button. The [Start] menu appears.

    2 Click [Control Panel] in the [Start] menu. The [Control Panel] screen appears.

    3 Double-click [Add or remove programs].

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  • The [Add/Remove Programs Properties] dialog box appears.

    4 Select [Projector Station for Blending] from the list box, and click [Remove].

    Uninstallation starts. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete uninstallation.

    For Windows Vista and Windows 7

    1 Click the [Start] button. The [Start] menu appears.

    2 Click [Control Panel] in the [Start] menu. The [Control Panel] screen appears.

    3 Click [Uninstall a program] under [Programs]. The [Uninstall or change a program] dialog box appears.

    4 Select [Projector Station for Blending] from the list box, and click [Uninstall].

    Uninstallation starts. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete uninstallation.

    For Windows 8

    1 Right-click [Start] in the desktop screen.

    2 Click [Programs and Features]. The [Uninstall or change a program] dialog box appears.

    3 Select [Projector Station for Blending] from the list box, and click [Uninstall].

    Uninstallation starts. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete uninstallation.

    Configuring Settings

    1 Install the projectors, and connect them to the video playback equipment.

    2 Connect the computer on which the software is installed to the projectors via a network or RS-232C interface.

    3 Start the software. To start the software, click [Start] > [All Programs] > [Sony Corporation] > [Projector Station for Blending] > [PS for Blending].

    For Windows 8, start the software using the [PS for Blending] tile.

    4 Specify the number of installed projectors and their layout in the [Layout] tab.

    5 Configure the transmission method for each projector in the [Transmission] tab, and run a connection test.

    6 Make precise adjustments to the projection positions in the [Positioning] tab.

    Project a test pattern, and adjust the screen positions so that the images projected from adjacent projectors blend properly.

    Aligning the vertical lengths beforehand using the lens zoom facilitates adjustment.

    7 Configure the blend area with the [Blending Position and Width] settings in the [Blending] tab.

    Specify start and end points that match the blend area settings of the input signals.

    8 Specify the gamma to configure for the blend area with the [Blending Area Gamma] setting in the [Blending] tab.

    Select the gamma mode in which the image seams are least noticeable.

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    9 Adjust the black levels of each zone with the [Correction Zone] setting in the [Blending] tab.

    Adjust the RGB values so that the black levels of each zone are uniform.

    Overview

  • Window Construction

    Main Window

    [Real Time Transfer] Select this checkbox to automatically send the setting values to the projectors whenever the values are changed. When this checkbox is cleared, the setting values will only be sent when you click the [Apply] button in each tab.

    [Image Position] Displays the projector layout configured in the [Layout] tab and the projector IDs. Click a projector ID to configure settings for that projector. You can scroll left and right by clicking the [T] and [t] buttons.

    [Projector Information] Displays the model name and serial number of the selected projector. The communication status of each projector is also displayed.

    Tabs Switch between tab screens and configure settings.

    [Load] button Load setting configurations from a file.

    [Save] button Save setting configurations to a file. You can a