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  • #16770
    Gregg Loewen
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    there are 2 softwares out there.
    1 does gamma only. (see the Sony 695 calibration video).
    The 2nd is much more robust but i could not figure out how to use it.

    I will try to upload it here, if not here, email gregg@pva.tv for a copy.

    thanks!
    Gregg

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  • #16773
    Gregg Loewen
    Keymaster

    Trying again.

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    #16776
    Gregg Loewen
    Keymaster

    The Projector Calibration Pro is the more elaborate software,

    #16777
    Gregg Loewen
    Keymaster

    Image Director 3 is the much more basic software for only manipulating the gamma.

    Welcome to ImageDirector!

    Getting Started
    This file contains the latest information and technical updates concerning ImageDirector. Read this file before using ImageDirector.

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    Features
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    ImageDirector is a software that allows you to adjust projector’s gamma value to your satisfaction from a computer connected to the projector by adjusting the luminance curve of the incoming signal. In addition to just using the gamma value that has been adjusted and preset at the factory, you can also adjust the gamma curve yourself, while keeping the default value, and apply the adjusted value to other projectors. You can then save this adjusted value to your computer.
    New in ImageDirector3 is a feature that allows you to adjust the gamma value in more detail by selecting any point on gamma curve.

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    Operating system environment for ImageDirector
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    The ImageDirector application can be used in any of the following operating system environments.
    Operating systems:
    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
    * The 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 series are supported.
    CPU: MMX Pentium 166 MHz or above (Pentium III 1 GHz or above recommended)
    Hard disk: 50 MB or above of free space (100 MB or above recommended)
    Memory: 64 MB or above (256 MB or above recommended)
    Other hardware requirements:
    (Connecting to the projector using a USB cable) USB jack as standard equipment, USB cable
    (Connecting to the projector using a RS-232C cable) RS-232C serial port, D-sub 9-pin cross (reverse) cable
    (Connecting to the projector using a LAN cable) Network/LAN connector, LAN cable
    Screen resolution: SVGA (800 x 600 dots) or above, 65536 colors or above

    Notes
    – ImageDirector will not work on some computers even though they satisfy the above requirements.
    – ImageDirector will not work on Macintosh systems.

    – Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of the U.S. Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
    – Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

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    Contents of downloaded file
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    The downloaded file contains the following ImageDirector files and folders.

    – Id_Inst.exe: A file used to install ImageDirector on a computer
    – Help folder: This folder contains files explaining the configuration of the windows and how to operate ImageDirector.
    – ReadMe folder: The “ReadMe” file (ReadMe.txt) for ImageDirector.

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    Installing ImageDirector
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    To use ImageDirector, you need to install it on your computer. You need to do this before you use ImageDirector for the first time, or whenever you replace the operating system on your computer.
    Install ImageDirector as follows.

    Notes
    – You need to log on using the “administrator” account.

    1 Extract the [ImageDirector.zip] compressed file you downloaded.

    2 Double-click the [ID_Inst.exe] file located in the extracted folder.

    3 Click [Install].
    Installation starts automatically and the setup dialog box opens.

    4 Proceed with installation following the messages displayed in the setup dialog box.

    Notes
    – During installation, an electronic “End-user License Agreement” is displayed. It is important that you read the agreement first. Only after you agree with the agreement can you install ImageDirector.
    – If you already have a version of ImageDirector installed, quit the existing ImageDirector and uninstall it before you update your ImageDirector. Install the latest ImageDirector only after you have uninstalled the previous ImageDirector.

    == To uninstall ImageDirector ==

    Uninstall ImageDirector as follows.

    Notes
    – You cannot reset the projector’s gamma value to the default value without using ImageDirector. If you have adjusted the projector’s gamma value using ImageDirector, and you want to uninstall the ImageDirector application, reset the projector’s gamma value to the default value before you uninstall it. However, if you want to maintain the adjusted value, you do not need to reset it.
    – To uninstall the ImageDirector application installed on your computer, first close down ImageDirector.

    For Windows XP, Windows Vista

    1 Click [Start] on the taskbar.
    The [Start] menu appears.

    2 Click [Control Panel] on the [Start] menu.
    The “Control Panel” window appears.

    3 Double-click [Add or Remove Programs] (for Windows Vista:[Uninstall a Program]).
    The “Add or Remove Programs” dialog box (for Windows Vista:[The Programs and Features control panel]) appears.

    4 Select “ImageDirector3” from the list, then click [Remove] (for Windows Vista:[Uninstall]).
    Uninstallation of ImageDirector starts. Follow the instructions on the screen.

    For Windows 7

    1 Click [Start] on the taskbar.
    The [Start] menu appears.

    2 Click [Control Panel] on the [Start] menu.
    The “Control Panel” window appears.

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

    4 Select “ImageDirector3” from the list, then click [Uninstall].
    Uninstallation of ImageDirector starts. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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    While having transmitted and received the gamma value
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    Please do not operate a projector during communication with a computer. This may cause the gamma value stored in the projector to be corrupted.

    Copyright 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2012 Sony Corporation

    A-EHV-100-11(1)

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    #16784
    Bernard Danino
    Participant

    Hello

    A few things I don’t understand. Just started using the software. How do you connect a sensor to this software? One that is not one of the 2 recommended by the software? How do you set gamma points if you are not able to measure within the software?

    Do I need to open 2 PCs? One that run Sony’s software, and the other would run Calman with a calibrated sensor to monitor the results, and thus be able to accurately and manually set each gamma points?

    #16785
    Gregg Loewen
    Keymaster

    you only use the software to manipulate data / settings. You also have to use CalMan or other software to do measurements.

    Many softwares are like this, many years ago I used to use 2 laptops, one to talk to the display and the other for performing measurements. Over time I got comfortable enough to only use 1 laptop. (also depends on other factors like your screen size and resolution).

    #16786
    Bernard Danino
    Participant

    I thought so. Thank you

    #16787
    Bernard Danino
    Participant

    Works pretty well. But this unit must have a problem. Gamma is off the chart. 3 years old unit.

    #16788
    Gregg Loewen
    Keymaster

    many are not great, gamma of 2.0 when set to 2.6.
    Dynamic iris also greatly affects the gamma too, try to turn off or use fields instead of windows.

    #16789
    Bernard Danino
    Participant

    Gregg you probably forgot but you gave me that recommendation a long time time ago.
    Of course I measured with full field and dynamic iris turned off. I always do that. No this unit is especially bad I guess.

    #16860
    Gregg Loewen
    Keymaster

    I did a 695 last week, gamma was terrible, funky and at around 1.8 with 2.6 selected. Using the updated software I was able to get it quite close to 2.4, and dramatically improved the image.

    the new image director software is much improved for gamma manipulation and relatively easy to use.

    #16861
    Gregg Loewen
    Keymaster

    the software being: “projector calibration pro”

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