PREREQUISITES

• Video projectors (three Panasonic RZ670 are used in this example).
• Make sure the video projectors feature continuous IP addresses (such as 192.168.1.101, 192.168.1.102, etc.
• Note down the network port used to control the projectors (defined by the manufacturer).


1. Add Projectors (using the recursive method)

OPEN THE  I/O MANAGER MODULE

Select {System > I/O Manager} or press [Alt+I].

  1. Select the Projector Devices tab.
  2. Click on the [+] button to add new projectors.
  3. Select the projector’s Type from the dropdown menu.
  4. Set the IP address and port of the first projector (which should feature the lowest IP
    address).
  5. Set the quantity of projectors to be added in the Count field (the projectors IP addresses
    must follow one another).
  6. Check for the projectors’ connection status.

2. Control Projector Shutters with Cues

OPEN THE  I/O MANAGER MODULE

Select {System > I/O Manager} or press [Alt+I].

  1. Select the Projector Devices tab.
  2. Open the Cue Editor module. Select {Show > Cue Editor} or press [Alt+Q].
  3. Create a new Cue. Click on the [+] button.
  4. Activate the [Record] toggle.
  5. Navigate back to the I/O Manager module.
  6. Select a projector from the list.
  7. Click on the Shutter [Open] button.
  8. Navigate back to the Cue Editor module.
  9. Deactivate the [Record] toggle to stop recording actions.
  10. Repeat these steps for the Shutter [Closed] button.
  11. Click on the [Go] button next to the Cue’s name to execute it.

3. Control Projector Shutters on the Timeline with Cue Clips

OPEN THE TIMELINE MODULE

Select {Show > Timeline} or press [Alt+T].

  1. Add a Cue Clip onto the Timeline.
  2. Navigate to Cue Properties and select the Closed Shutter Cue as its source.
  3. Double-click on the Timebar to move the Playhead.
  4. Press the [space bar] to start playback.
  5. Watch the projector’s shutter closes when the Playhead reaches the Cue Clip.

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