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Panasonic PT-1SD digital projector - Currently the smallest, lightest digital projector in the world. Another innovative feature is the built-in SD card slot which allows projection of photos direct from the camera memory card.
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 HDTV compatibility.
Projecting Images from an SD Memory Card
The PT-P1SD can display the following kinds of still images on an SD card:
- 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.
- QuickTime Motion JPEG files recorded with a Panasonic Lumix digital camera.