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DiCentra Samples Installation

This page provides information on the installation and usage of the DiCentra Projector Samples collection. A pdf version of this document can be downloaded here
Installing the FSLPS Projector Check "Competition" At the beginning of an FSLPS Inter-Club PDI competition it is strongly recommended that you project some standard images as a way of checking the projector, and particularly to allow the judge to assess how common colours are rendered. A dummy competition is available called FSLPS Projector Samples 1400 x 1050. It can be downloaded from the FSLPS web site and imported into DiCentra as described below. 1. Using your web browser, go to the FSLPS web site at http://www.fslps.org.uk 2. Click on the Competitions link in the left hand column 3. In the section labelled Host Resources, you will see a line beginning DiCentra Projector Samples Competition. Click on the download option. A file called FSLPS Projector Download 1400 x 1050.zip will be downloaded and you should save it on your desktop. 4. If necessary, copy this zip file to the desktop on the laptop you use to run competitions. To import it on your competition machine: 1. Right-click on the zip file and select Extract All.. from the context menu. Extract the folders and files from the zip file to the desktop. (On Windows 10 you may have to Open the zip file and then click on the Extract icon.) A folder called FSLPS Projector Download 1400 x 1050 will appear on your desktop. 2. Start DiCentra. Click on File > Import 4. It will ask you to Browse For Folder and will show the folders on your desktop. Find the folder called FSLPS Projector Download 1400 x 1050. If you cannot see a folder called Projector Test Import 1400 x 1050 underneath it, click on the triangle to the left of the FSLPS Projector Download 1400 x 1050 folder. 5. Select Projector Test Import 1400 x 1050 and then click on OK. 6. You should now see an import dialogue, showing FSLPS Projector Samples 1400 x 1050 as the only competition. (If, instead, you see a No Rules dialogue Cancel the DiCentra dialogue and go back to step 3 and try again.) 7. Select Rules and Competition and ensure that the FSLPS Projector Samples 1400 x 1050 checkbox is checked. Click Import. 8. You will be told that files have been copied and should see the FSLPS Projector Samples 1400 x 1050 "competition" in DiCentra's competition list. 9. You can now delete the FSLPS Projector Download 1400 x 1050 folder and zip file from your desktop, if you like. On the competition night: 1. Start DiCentra 2. If your projector has been calibrated and profiled (it should have been), select the correct projector profile in the Profile selector at the top right of DiCentra's main screen. 3. Select the FSLPS Projector Samples 1400 x 1050 "competition" in DiCentra's Competition selector. 4. Run the competition in the usual way allowing the judge to inspect each image. 5. At the end, exit the test and select the evening's inter-club competition and run it in the usual way.
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DiCentra Samples Installation

This page provides information on the installation and usage of the DiCentra Projector Samples collection. A pdf version of this document can be downloaded here
Installing the FSLPS Projector Check "Competition" At the beginning of an FSLPS Inter-Club PDI competition it is strongly recommended that you project some standard images as a way of checking the projector, and particularly to allow the judge to assess how common colours are rendered. A dummy competition is available called FSLPS Projector Samples 1400 x 1050. It can be downloaded from the FSLPS web site and imported into DiCentra as described below. 1. Using your web browser, go to the FSLPS web site at http://www.fslps.org.uk 2. Click on the Competitions link in the left hand column 3. In the section labelled Host Resources, you will see a line beginning DiCentra Projector Samples Competition. Click on the download option. A file called FSLPS Projector Download 1400 x 1050.zip will be downloaded and you should save it on your desktop. 4. If necessary, copy this zip file to the desktop on the laptop you use to run competitions. To import it on your competition machine: 1. Right-click on the zip file and select Extract All.. from the context menu. Extract the folders and files from the zip file to the desktop. (On Windows 10 you may have to Open the zip file and then click on the Extract icon.) A folder called FSLPS Projector Download 1400 x 1050 will appear on your desktop. 2. Start DiCentra. Click on File > Import 4. It will ask you to Browse For Folder and will show the folders on your desktop. Find the folder called FSLPS Projector Download 1400 x 1050. If you cannot see a folder called Projector Test Import 1400 x 1050 underneath it, click on the triangle to the left of the FSLPS Projector Download 1400 x 1050 folder. 5. Select Projector Test Import 1400 x 1050 and then click on OK. 6. You should now see an import dialogue, showing FSLPS Projector Samples 1400 x 1050 as the only competition. (If, instead, you see a No Rules dialogue Cancel the DiCentra dialogue and go back to step 3 and try again.) 7. Select Rules and Competition and ensure that the FSLPS Projector Samples 1400 x 1050 checkbox is checked. Click Import. 8. You will be told that files have been copied and should see the FSLPS Projector Samples 1400 x 1050 "competition" in DiCentra's competition list. 9. You can now delete the FSLPS Projector Download 1400 x 1050 folder and zip file from your desktop, if you like. On the competition night: 1. Start DiCentra 2. If your projector has been calibrated and profiled (it should have been), select the correct projector profile in the Profile selector at the top right of DiCentra's main screen. 3. Select the FSLPS Projector Samples 1400 x 1050 "competition" in DiCentra's Competition selector. 4. Run the competition in the usual way allowing the judge to inspect each image. 5. At the end, exit the test and select the evening's inter-club competition and run it in the usual way.