Minimum Requirements

Projector Compatibility

Lightform devices are designed to work with most projectors. Once you connect your Lightform device, it automatically detects and calibrates to your projector during the scan process. 

Max resolution 1920x1200*
Throw Ratio 0.85-1.8 ("Standard Throw")
HDMI input Yes
Brightness If you can see the projection with your naked eye (without sunglasses), then the LF1 can scan

*The output signal of the device is limited to 1920x1200 but it works with projectors whose resolution is greater than that (e.g., 4K). For projectors with resolution greater than 1920x1200, the projector will automatically upscale the signal from the Lightform device to match the native resolution of the projector.

Disclaimer

Lightform devices may not be compatible with DVI and VGA adapters.

Computer Requirements

We are actively developing and testing our software on various machines and operating systems. Below you can find our current recommendations. Updated January 09, 2018. 

OS MacOS 10.12+ or Windows 10
CPU 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor*
Graphics Most GPUs supporting OpenGL 4.1+
RAM 8 GB of RAM minimum (16 GB+ recommended)
Disk space 1 GB of free disk space for install

*Lightform Creator is a processor intensive software similar to a video game. While Lightform Creator may run with these minimum requirements, modern computers suitable for media and graphics are recommended.

 

Known Issues

We have seen a few instances of the following Mac machines with Geforce GT series graphics cards (650M and 750M) exhibiting text corruption in Lightform Creator (e.g., character deletion, illegible text):

  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)
  • iMac (Late 2013)
  • iMac (Late 2012)

If Lightform Creator does not run on your machine, or you are having trouble using the software, please submit a ticket here or a bug report within the application.

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    Marc Syp

    Do you have any plans to support higher resolution projectors in the future?  

    Thanks!

    Marc

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    Ehsan at Lightform

    Hey Marc, the max resolution of the LF1 hardware is 1920x1200 but it works with projectors whose resolution is greater than that (e.g., 4K). For projectors with resolution greater than 1920x1200, the projector will automatically upscale the signal from the Lightform device to match the native resolution of the projector.

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    Marc Syp

    ok, interesting. That's good to know... So let's rephrase: anything on the hardware roadmap to make a 4k version in the future?

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    Ehsan at Lightform

    We are definitely considering it :)