Author Archives: Chris Chinnock

Technicolor and Vubiquity Lay Groundwork for HDR Channels in 2016

HDR content for consumers has so far consisted of a few movies and episodic TV content specifically mastered for HDR and delivered over a small number of OTT services and via the newly released Ultra HD Blu-ray format. But more HDR content delivered via conventional video delivery platforms is coming quickly as Technicolor and Vubiquity […]

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Lattice and MediaTek Want to Drive 4K Video over USB Type-C

USB is probably the most ubiquitous wired connector worldwide and the addition of the new Type-C version is opening it up to incredible new capabilities. With 24 contact points and 10 configurable conductors (see pin out diagram below), it can deliver 4K 60 fps video. This allows your mobile device to essentially become a set […]

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Third-Gen Volumetric Display Coming from Holoxica

Holoxica is a Scottish company which has just received €1.28million from the European Commission’s Horizon2020 SME Instrument to develop its third generation holographic display. It will be aimed at providing volumetric display of slice-based medical images from CT, MRI and ultrasound devices. Three years ago, we wrote about Holoxica’s second generation holographic device. This created […]

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Sony Shows Latest HDR/WCG UHD TVs

At a special Sony press and installer meeting in New York in early February, we had a chance to get some updates and demos of the latest Sony UHD TVs sets. Picture quality was compared in a nice side-by-side demo and pricing was released. The demo was nicely done. It consisted of Sony’s $30K RGB […]

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Laser Light Farm Concept Offers Good ROI, Says Power Technology

Power Technology Inc. (PTI) has introduced a “laser light farm” designed to provide light to power multiple cinema screens (Power Tech Distributes Light). The light is delivered by fiber optics to each projector head from a central location, where all the RGB lasers are housed. It is an interesting concept that we discussed in more […]

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Insight Media Releases New Report: High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut Ecosystem News from CES 2016

January 25, 2016 – Insight Media has released a new report titled: “High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut Ecosystem News from CES 2016.”  It is offered for free with a registration. The 77-page report provides detailed news from extensive interview before, after and at CES 2016 covering HDR/WCG news from content creation to display. […]

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Power Technology Unveils World’s First Multi-Projector Laser Light Source: Illumina Light Farm

press release LITTLE ROCK, AR, January 21, 2016 – Power Technology, Inc. (PTI), laser experts in the photonics industry for 45 years, have released the world’s only multi-projector laser light source today. Unlike traditional projectors with lamps or lasers inside single projectors, the Illumina Light Farm allows a single source of light to be delivered via […]

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Insight Media Releases New White Paper: The Status of Wide Color Gamut UHD TVs

Insight Media has produced and releases a new white paper called “The Status of Wide Color Gamut UHD TVs.”  It is offered for free with a registration. The 57-page white paper provides an overview of the complete wide color gamut (WCG) and high dynamic range (HDR) ecosystem covering content production, distribution and display with additional […]

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HDR and WCG to Become Mainstream

I spent almost the entire time at CES looking at the High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) ecosystem. One tutorial white paper on these technologies, along with a table of current and announced UHD TVs with these features, has just been published. A second report with the news on the HDR/WCG value […]

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