Panasonic is introducing the world’s smallest, lightest LCD
projector with a built-in SD memory card slot.
Called the PT-P1SD, the new projector gives users a new way to enjoy
pictures taken with a digital still camera that uses SD Memory Cards.
Simply slip an SD card into the slot, and the PT-P1SD projects clear,
bright, beautiful images onto a huge screen. The PT-P1SD is also
exceptionally small and lightweight and easy to use.
The PT-P1SD’s ability to project images directly from an SD
card takes all the trouble out of operation. Simply aim the PT-P1SD at
the screen and plug it in. When an SD card is placed in the card slot,
the PT-P1SD automatically switches on and is ready to project digital
still images or moving pictures. The images on the SD card are
displayed as a list of thumbnails; just select the image you want to
view. The PT-P1SD also features built-in slide show functions for
viewing your digital photos.
You can select any of several transition effects between slides,
including wipe, fade, split, blind, checker, slide in, and random. With
photos taken in DPOF form, you can set the PT-P1SD to run a slide show
of favourite images or to provide automatic photo rotation.
The PT-P1SD makes it easy to give a PowerPoint presentation without a
PC. Just use Panasonic's Image Creator software to convert a Microsoft
PowerPoint file into JPEG files and save them onto an SD card. The
PT-P1SD and SD card are all you need for the presentation; you can
leave your PC back at the office. For additional convenience, in Auto
Slide Show mode the PT-P1SD begins a presentation or slide show
automatically when an SD card is slipped into the card slot.
The PT-P1SD is built for exceptional portability. Weighing only 1.3 kg
(2.9 lbs.), it’s the lightest projector of its kind on the
market. It’s the smallest too, measuring just 23.4 x 18.8 x
6.5 cm (9.2˝ x 7.4˝ x 2.6˝).
Operation is quick and easy. With Speed Start, the image appears in
about two seconds after the power button is pressed. With Real-Time
Keystone Correction, the PT-P1SD automatically senses any vertical
adjustments you make during operation and instantly provides keystone
correction to maintain optimum viewing. And with Direct Power Off, you
can disconnect the power cable and move the PT-P1SD as soon as your
presentation is finished. The cooling fan will continue to run until
the lamp is cooled.
The PT-P1SD’s three types of input terminals let you connect
a PC, DVD player, VCR or TV. With Auto Search, the PT-P1SD
automatically detects the type of source connected (an LED lights up as
an indicator) and begins projection. The PT-P1SD also displays a list
of function keys that can be used for activating the presentation mode
in several popular kinds of PCs.
Featuring Panasonic’s Daylight View technology, the PT-P1SD
senses the ambient lighting conditions and adjusts the colours
accordingly. Anti-theft features include an SD card key function (which
allows operation only when a registered SD Memory Card is used),
password control lock, and Kensington lock. The PT-P1SD also comes with
a remote control card that controls operation when projecting images
from an SD card. Other convenient features include auto power off and
Projecting Images from an SD Memory Card
The PT-P1SD can display the following kinds of still images on an SD
- Exif2.2 JPEG images that conform with DCF (Design Rules for
Camera File System).
- JPEG files created from Microsoft®
PowerPoint® files using Panasonic Image Creator
- 1.5 conversion software.
The PT-P1SDcan display the following kind of moving pictures on an SD
- QuickTime Motion JPEG files recorded with a Panasonic Lumix