Beforehands, we need to set our 5 video projectors and the camera at the right place.

  • Video projectors need to cover all the dome, and to have enough overlapping between each other to get a seamless projection
  • The calibration camera needs to be settled in front of the top-middle of the dome

You projection should look like this:

We can see here that the surface is fully covered by the video projectors, and that we get enough overlapping between each projector.

Prepare the camera and video projectors

At this point, be sure that:

  • All your projectors are connected with a video cable to the V-Node server
  • On all projectors, the parameters KEYSTONE, OVERSCAN, or NOISE REDUCTION are set to OFF/DISABLED
  • Your camera is connected to your PoE Switch with the right wide angle lens

Prepare the environment

  • Any light – natural or artificial – needs to be off or hidden
  • Any reflection in the room can mar the autocalibration operation

Prepare the camera software on the Modulo Player server

1. Download the camera driver: SpinnakerSDK_FULL_1.20.0.15_x64.exe
2. Copy it onto a USB drive, then plug this drive to the Modulo Player server
3. Use Tight VNC (or VNC Viewer), enter the server IP address in order to install the camera software
4. Start “SpinView” program (from Start menu)
5. In case the camera has a network configuration problem, right-click on the camera name and click on “Force IP to resolve”

6. Double-click on the corresponding camera in the “Camera list” and make sure that the image acquisition is OK

Prepare the Modulo Player Remote

1. Download the camera driver: SpinnakerSDK_FULL_1.20.0.15_x64.exe
2. Install the software as a usual program
3. Start “SpinView” program (from Start menu)

Save IP configuration

Fill the IP address and submask fields with an address in the same range as your Modulo Player and Modulo Player Remote
In our case, Modulo Player and Modulo Player Remote IP addresses are set into the range 192.168.0.XXX with the submask

By default, PtGrey cameras reset their IP to the factory value on each power-up.
To avoid this, check the PERSISTENT IP case.

We are now good to open Modulo Player software.

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