Category Archives: Broadcast

Is it Time to Consider Measuring Displays in their Use Case Environment?

Display performance is always measured in a very dark room, which is important if you want to know the limits of their performance. But display-based products are rarely viewed in real applications in a very dark room. Even cinemas and home theaters are rarely as dark as the testing environment. So, should we consider having […]

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Nanosys Details the Future of Quantum Dots

Quantum dot manufacturer Nanosys was at SID DisplayWeek speaking about quantum dots in the Business Conference, presenting papers in the symposium session and showcasing its technology on the exhibit floor while also revealing some future innovation in backroom discussions.  In all, the take away is that quantum dots hold great promise to provide a range […]

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Which is Better: Higher Pixel Density or Wider Field of View?

This is one of the key VR headset design decisions that product developers have been wrestling with.  So far, most have chosen a wider field of view leading to images that can look pixelated or have a “screen door effect”.  But with recent hardware advancements, it may be time to rethink this trade-off. In a […]

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LightSpace Back with Volumetric Display

Some long time readers may remember the volumetric display developed by LightSpace Technologies.  The company never found a solid market for its product and went out of business.  Well, they are back with new models and improved performance.  Is the technology ready for applications now? To find out, we initiated a conversation with LightSpace Technologies, […]

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New White Paper on Optical Aspects of VR Headset Design Released

February 28, 2017 – Insight Media has completed a new white paper titled, “Understanding Trade-offs in Microdisplay and Direct-View VR Headset Designs.”  It is now available for free download.   REGISTER HERE Most current VR headset designs feature direct-view displays resulting in headsets that many feel do not meet the size, weight, comfort, cost or visual […]

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Nanosys to Show Color Volume Demo at CES 2017

To get a jump on our CES coverage, we decided to have a call with Jason Hartlove, CEO of quantum dot supplier, Nanosys, to learn more about their activities, what they will show at CES and their expectations for quantum dot development. One of the key demos Nanosys will be showcasing in their suite in […]

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Streaming Media for Field of Light Displays (SMFoLD) Workshop Summary Released

Insight Media and Third Dimension Technologies organized an all-day workshop on Oct. 28, 2016 in conjunction with the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) annual technical conference in Hollywood, California.  Over 100 people registered for the workshop with about 80 in attendance. Overall, the workshop was very well received based upon the informal […]

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Is the Era of “CompCine” at Hand?

The term “CompCine stands for Computational Cinematography, a term SMPTE Director of Engineering and Standards, Howard Lukk used to describe a new category of image capture at the recent Streaming Media for Field of Light Displays (SMFoLD) workshop held at the SMPTE conference last week. It describes a style of image capture that blends optics […]

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