Note: The first section covers the Standard camera. Scroll to the bottom for the Short-Throw camera section.
Both the Standard and Short Throw cameras can be ceiling mounted. Both cameras have a standard camera tripod threaded mount plate with 1/4-20 thread. Many 1/4-20 mounting options are available from places like Amazon.
Possible extra equipment needed
- Mini Ball Mount
If you are hanging the camera upside down you will need a mini ball mount in order to articulate the camera to align it to the projected image.
(Note: We have had customers report that they have used the included tripod affixed to the ceiling in different ways instead of using a mini ball mount.)
- Active USB Extender
If you need to extend your USB cable it is best to use the one recommended in this article. Active USB Extender
- Can be mounted right side up or upside down when ceiling mounted. The image can be flipped in the software.
- Distance from the screen is the width of the projected image multiplied by 1.6
- The camera should be even with or up to two feet above the top of the projected image.
Ways to hang the camera
- Use an adhesive ball mount stuck to the underside of the projector. This is a good option if the projector throw ratio matches the 1.6:1 of the tracking camera. You can find these by searching "Adhesive Ball Mount" on Amazon.
- Use a mini ball mount bolted to a plate or 1/4-20 All Thread dropped down from the ceiling. If you need to locate the camera separate from the projector you can use 1/4-20 All Thread to drop it down to the needed height and then the mini ball mount will thread onto the bottom of the All Thread allowing you to align the camera to the screen.
Mount it on top of the projector
Another option is to mount the camera on top of the ceiling-mounted projector or a shelf using the included tripod. Just make sure to secure the tripod in place so it does not move or fall.
The short-throw camera requires a more specific mounting location in relation to the screen than the standard camera.
(Note about calibration: Once a good calibration has been done you can select Use Previous instead of Calibrate in the camera calibration 1st screen for future calibration to skip the points calibration and not have to remove the filter.)
- When ceiling mounted it must be mounted upside down with the mounting plate facing up.
- The camera will be located half the width of the screen away from the screen and slightly above the top of the projected image.
- The short-throw camera naturally will look slightly downward so the camera should face straight ahead and relatively level with the ground in order to get a correct view of the screen.
- The Filter Holder must be turned 180 degrees so that the filter can be dropped in from the top.
- It is recommended to open the camera view screen of the calibration and hold the camera in the location you will be mounting it to ensure the image looks correct from that location prior to final mounting.