Set Up Your Lightform Device

Everything you need to know to get setup with your Lightform Device. 

Please select your device: 

Setup the LFC

Overview

The LFC works with most projectors and auto-calibrates to the projector during the scan process. Check the full projector compatibility requirements here. The most important thing to remember is to make sure both the Lightform and projector are powered on and connected to each other via HDMI before you can begin any project. 

What is included? 

  • A LFC Computer
  • A Camera
  • An Assembly and Mounting Kit

Setting up your LFC 

      1. Open up the camera box.
      2. Take out the camera and the cable.
      3. The camera comes with an attached default mount. You will need to remove this. Firmly hold onto the camera and pop off the mount (do not worry about breaking it, it will come apart). Please see the video below for a visual representation of this.
      4. Open your mounting kit and slide the Logitech camera into the camera mount. Secure it with the thumbscrew included.
      5. Now that the camera is secure in its mount, make sure that the line on the adhesive mount matches up with the line on the camera mount.IMG_7522.JPG
      6. Put the camera mount aside.
      7. Open the LFC Computer box.
      8. Remove the LFC Computer and power adapter.
      9. When placing the LFC Computer into it's mount, the Lightform Logo on top of the LFC Computer should match the orientation of the logo on the mount.
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      10. Slide the LFC Computer into the mount so that the front of the LFC Computer sits underneath the two tabs.
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      11. Making sure that the computer is sitting snug against front of the mount, use your index finger to pull the third tab back allowing the LFC Computer to snap into place.
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Power on Projector

Before mounting the LFC to your projector, make sure that the projector is functioning. Power on your projector and check that the lamp is on. When working with Lightform, always check that your projector is on — you will not be able to take a scan if the projector is off. You may shut off your projector when mounting the LFC, but it must be turned on to take a scan and to project content.

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Mounting the LFC

Before taking a Scan, you will want to mount the LFC's camera securely to your projector so it does not move during or after the Scan. 

Note

  • When you first unbox the LFC and your mounting kit, do not immediately apply the adhesive mount to your projector.
  • The adhesive mount is intended for a single application and is very difficult to remove  — please proceed with caution.

Planning and Placement

We designed the LFC Mount to work with various sized projectors. Depending on the size of your projector and your preference, there are two ways we recommend mounting your LFC. 

1. You can adhere both the camera and the LFC Computer onto your projector:Screen_Shot_2019-09-25_at_8.39.39_AM.png

Or

2. You can mount just the camera onto the projector and have the LFC Computer nearby or mounted elsewhere:Screen_Shot_2019-09-25_at_8.39.51_AM.png

To determine where the LFC Camera should be mounted on the projector, temporarily place the LFC on the projector using the following guidelines: 

  • Make sure the camera is placed just behind the projector lens.
  • For optimal scan results, you'll want to center the lenses of the camera and the projector vertically.

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LFC Computer Projector Attachment

To install the adhesive mount on the projector, after determining the preferred placement:

      1. Remove the adhesive sticker from the adhesive base.
      2. Place the LFC Computer in the predetermined position on the projector.
      3. Press firmly on the mount — on both the front and rear ends.
      4. Hold in place for at least one minute.

LFC Camera Adjustment

You can fine-tune the placement of the LFC camera after the adhesive on the mount is applied to the projector.

 

Connect LFC

      1. Connect the camera to your LFC Computer via usb cable. 
      2. Connect the LFC Compute to the projector via HDMI cable.
      3. Check that projector is on the correct HDMI input.

 

The LFC will now control the projector for scanning and content playback.

 

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Your LFC hardware is now setup! The next step is to connect it to your network.

Setup the LF1

Overview

After unboxing your LF1, you are ready to set it up to work with your projector. In this article we go over the initial mounting and setup of the LF1 on your projector.

Tip

If your projector is not available you can skip this article and continue to networking setup.

The LF1 works with most projectors and auto-calibrates to it during the scan process. Check the full projector compatibility requirements here. The most important thing to remember is to make sure both the Lightform and projector are powered on and connected to each other via HDMI before you can begin any project. 

Setup Steps

  1. Power on Projector
  2. Mount LF1 to projector
  3. Power on LF1
  4. Connect the LF1 to projector

1Power on Projector

Before mounting the LF1 to your projector, make sure that the projector is functioning. Power on your projector and check that the lamp is on. When working with Lightform, always check that your projector is on — you will not be able to take a scan if the projector is off. You may shut off your projector when mounting the LF1, but it must be turned on to take a scan and to project content.

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2Mounting the LF1

Before taking a Scan, you will want to mount the LF1 securely to your projector so it does not move during or after the Scan. We recommend doing this with the adhesive mount provided, or alternatively with the universal mounting system (additional hardware required).

When you first unbox the LF1, do not immediately apply the adhesive mount to your projector. The adhesive mount is intended for a single application — please proceed with caution.

The LF1 comes fully assembled to a hinge mount with an adhesive base (the two combined being the Adhesive Mount), ready for placement and mounting on the projector. There is an extra adhesive base, an alternative universal mounting bracket, and additional mounting tools found in the box labeled Mounting.

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Note

  1. The adhesive mount is very difficult to remove. We do not recommend using the adhesive mount if you are renting or borrowing a projector, please follow this article instead.
  2. When setting up the LF1 and your projector, make sure there is proper ventilation in your setup to prevent the LF1 from overheating.

Lightform mounting brackets are compatible with most common action camera (i.e. GoPro) mounting accessories. Always take proper safety precautions when mounting anything in a hanging or overhead location.

Step 1 LF1 Placement

To determine where the LF1 should be mounted on the projector:

  1. Temporarily place the LF1 on the projector
  2. Center the lenses of the Lightform device and the projector vertically
  3. Place the Lightform just behind the projector lens

Note

  1. Be sure to avoid covering any of your projector buttons and make sure to leave enough room to adjust the focus on your projector lens.
  2. This is intended for a single application, ensure the placement is correct.

Step 2 LF1 Projector Attachment

To install the adhesive mount on the projector, after determining the preferred placement:

  1. Remove the adhesive sticker from the adhesive base
  2. Place the LF1 in the predetermined position on the projector
  3. Press firmly on the hinge mount — on both the front and rear ends
  4. Hold in place for at least one minute

Step 3 LF1 Adjustment

You can fine-tune the placement of the LF1 after the adhesive on the mount is applied to the projector.

To rotate the LF1 left and right, or to remove the LF1 from the projector:

  1. Press down on the bracket insert
  2. Twist left or right

To move the LF1 up and down:

  1. Loosen/tighten the thumb screw
  2. Tilt the LF1 up or down

(Optional) Roll Adjustment

If you are using a curved projector and want to level your LF1, use the roll adjustment of the rear right screw. Roll adjustment helps align the camera image in rare or more advanced cases.

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3Power on LF1

Connect the LF1 power adapter to a power outlet and the LF1. Check that the LF1 LED has turned on. Read more about LED messages.

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4Connect the LF1

Connect the LF1 HDMI cable from the LF1 to the projector. Check that projector is on the correct HDMI input. The LF1 will now control the projector for scanning and content playback.

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Note

Remove the protective plastic film from the front window of the LF1 before scanning.

 

Your LF1 hardware is now setup! The next step is to connect it to your network.

Setup the LF2
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