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Screen Tablet malarky => Tutorials and useful knowledge => Topic started by: Aerendraca on April 03, 2013, 04:25:10 PM



Title: Powerstrip Tutorial
Post by: Aerendraca on April 03, 2013, 04:25:10 PM
Ok so sparked by abeyance I've decided to share my knowledge of Powerstrip and produce a tutorial hopefully covering the important aspects of this piece of software with regards to building a DIY Cintiq. This tutorial does not cover Powerstrip in any detail outside of configuring the display profiles. I do not take responsibility for any damage to hardware (yourself or others) which may result from acting upon the information provided. I hate all that liability stuff but I don't want to be sued by somebody that pushes things too far and breaks something, especially when I'm just trying to help people out.  :)

So with all that out of the way let us begin. Right click on the Powerstrip icon in the taskbar, navigate to 'Display profiles' and click on 'Configure'. You should then see the following screen.

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Click on the 'Advanced Timing' button to be taken to the following screen. From now on information is provided in the images themselves with additional comments added later when relavant. Also, I have broken the following screen into sections to help explain the various parts more easily.

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I've written here that modern panels use a TMDS module, but the alternative is the ever popular LVDS. Both LVDS and TMDS are both differential signally methods so are similar in that respect but each have their own benifits. I'm not going to go into detail on this here but a quick search on the net will clear things up if you're looking for further explanation for the different types.


Title: Powerstrip Tutorial
Post by: Aerendraca on April 03, 2013, 04:38:37 PM
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Title: Powerstrip Tutorial
Post by: Aerendraca on April 03, 2013, 05:02:41 PM
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Edit:
I originally had plans to extend upon this tutorial by expanding it to explain a method of tweaking the settings to try to prevent jitter, however this software is becoming very old now and I believe that - armed with the information already provided - it should be possible for anyone wanting to use it to become familiar with how it works through some trial and error.


Title: Re: Powerstrip Tutorial
Post by: bernard on April 10, 2013, 06:12:59 AM
This is super-great!  8) The real time display is great to quickly scan frequencies and try out the jitter level immediately at each step.