Amateras' powerful image mapping features allow you to adjust visual content for projection mapping using multiple projectors, projection onto dome screens, and digital signage and visual event systems with flexible display layouts. Amateras Mapper is a tool for creating this image mapping data, to display images and video materials with realtime correction in Amateras Server, or converting them with Amateras Slicer for playback on signage players and other video output devices.
Video layout and 2D mapping
The basis of image mapping is to cut out a portion of the input video and layout it to display it at desired position on the output screen. This is called 2D mapping, and Amateras provides many easy-to-use layout adjustment functions based on its many experience in the field.
The 3D mapping feature is used for complex shapes or wrapped around maping of a three-dimensional object. This is the only way to accommodate a change in the number and placement of projectors while projection mapping work, even though it requires to burn content into the textured surface of the 3D model.
When using multiple projectors, it is necessary to adjust the brightness of overlapping areas on the screen to make the overall brightness uniform. This is called 'edge blending' and Amateras provides simple edge blending for horizontal and vertical projections, powerful automatic blending, and a masking function to cut out unwanted areas of projection.
Camera feedback automatic calibration
Using the automatic calibration solutions, highly accurate mapping data can be generated in a short period of time. Regardless of the number or type of projectors, the automatic calibration system generates the projection of uniform images without distortion over the entire projected area. By stacking (over-projection) with pixel-level accuracy, the system can be used to increase brightness, resolution, redundancy and passive stereoscopic capability.
Usage of maping data
Amateras-adjusted mapping data can be used in a variety of ways, including signage players, interactive content, and desktop warping on Amateras Server.
Automated and scheduled operation of the screening program
Using the playlist function, partial and continuous playback of the video, as well as lighting control for audience entry and exit, can all be automated. It is also possible to show regular content programs without anyone present.
Customize for easier to use
Customize your Amateras operation by adding a dedicated, easy-to-use physical controllers. You can use your smartphone to control your content playback and theater equipment wirelessly.
Control everything in the theater
Amateras can also control a wide range of theater equipment, such as lighting, audio system and projectors. Amateras becomes the central hub of the theater, linking the equipment together.
Software design for robust screenings
Amateras, the video player, is designed with smooth and stable video playback as its top priority. The internal design of the Amateras and its unique cache mechanism allow high resolution playback with realtime projection correction.
Download the latest version
Amateras Mapper 3.6.0
Amateras Mapper 3.5.4
recommended system requirements
|OS||Windows10 (64bit only)|
|CPU||Corei5 or better|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce/Quadro series graphics cards|
* High performance CPU and graphics cards are required for high resolution movie playback.
* To build a full-scale system with multiple projectors, consider installing Amateras Server.
How to Purchase
Please contact us for pricing information. Software can be tried out in advance with free trial version. Amateras Slicer is required for converting the content, and Amateras Server is required for screening with real-time correction. Without a valid license, a flying logo will be displayed on converted result and projection screen.
- Simple playback systems can be built inexpensively with signage players.
- If you change the mapping data due to projector misalignment, etc., you will need to convert content again.
- You can use the purchased license without limitation of time or purpose.
- You can start screening immediately after adjusting the projection. No conversion is required.
- You can use interactive content by plug-in or video capture function.
- License for permanent installation and rent are available.
If you would like to receive training in projector calibration or have our staff perform calibration work on site, please contact us for further information.
For more information on Amateras products and services, please contact ORIHALCON Technologies, Inc.