When launching Psykinematix for the first time, a Setup Assistant helps you configure the application in three steps:
The registration window gives the user three choices: to run the software in trial mode for a period of 15 days, to purchase a registration code through KyberVision's web site (PayPal transaction), or to activate the software after receiving a registration code.
The trial mode provides 15 days of full functionality. The number of remaining days is displayed on the start-up screen, as well as in the registration window. When this evaluation period expires, Psykinematix switches to a demo mode with limited functionality (restricted to windowed mode and 128x128 preview saving).
Full functionality can be recovered through activation of the software after the purchase of a user license and reception of a registration code. The activation also suppresses the 10-second start-up screen. An administrator account and an active internet connection are required to activate or deactivate the software.
The registration window can be accessed at any time by selecting "Register/Activate..." in the Psykinematix menu.
In addition to unlimited use, registered customers (licensees) enjoy the following advantages:
- free regular updates
- personalized support (several support packages are available)
- discounts on major upgrades or new versions
After the registration phase, several default settings need to be set in the Preferences window. The Display settings are particularly important because they affect how the visual stimuli look on the stimulus display; therefore, you should at least specify the stimulus display (internal/main display or external/secondary display), as well as its resolution (width x height x frame rate).
Each display setting has an associated calibration configuration which characterizes the physical properties of the selected display (pixel size, Gamma, radiometrics or colorimetrics). Clicking on the small icon will bring you to the Calibration panel and create a default calibration configuration. It is strongly recommended that you rename this "default" calibration as well as modify it to reflect the actual physical properties of your stimulation display (see Calibration for more detail). Each experiment you build will use the currently selected calibration configuration by default.