Category Archives: Cinema & Post Production

Google Releases “Welcome to Light Fields” for Certain VR Headsets

Google has been investing quite a lot into VR technologies. The latest release is what Senior Research, Paul Debevec at Google VR calls “Welcome to Light Fields”. It is a free app designed to show what light field capture technology can do for VR headsets. The app is available on the Steam VR web site for the […]

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Can Electronic Viewfinders Match Optical Versions?

“Can Electronic Viewfinders Match Optical Versions?”  That was the question that a panel of experts attempted to address at a recent SID-SMPTE joint meeting in New York on March 20, 2018. Speakers included David Leitner, an Oscar-nominated producer, director, and Emmy-nominated cinematographer; Jason Druss, a Product Specialist at Blackmagic Design; and Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn, […]

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PyeongChang Olympics Showcase Next Generation Broadcasting Options (Part 2)  

In part 1, I talked about 4K and 8K production but in this part, let’s focus on VR, 5G ATSC 3.0 and more. While VR content was pioneered at the Rio 2016 games, supporters say it is improved in 2018 especially due to the corporate support of Intel, which is working in collaboration with Olympic Broadcasting Services […]

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Light Field Displays are Coming

If you haven’t been following activities in Light Field displays, here’s a quick update – there is a lot of activity in this area with products likely to be commercialized in 2018. Investments are flowing and standards organizations are getting serious about finding ways to distribute the vast amounts of data that will be needed […]

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BOE, Olightek and Kopin form JV for OLED-on-Silicon Manufacturing

One of the display technologies that is being used in Virtual Reality (VR) headsets is OLED-on-Silicon.  Recently, a new partnership was formed between US-based Kopin and two Chinese partners: BOE and Olightek.  The three have agreed to form a Joint Venture (JV) to build new state-of-the-art OLED-on-Silicon manufacturing facility in China to serve anticipated needs […]

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2017 Streaming Media for Field of Light Displays (SMFoLD) Workshop Summary & Presentation Files

On Oct. 3, 2017, a workshop on Streaming Media for Field of Light Displays (SMFoLD) was held at the Rockwell Collins facility in Sterling, Virginia.  About 100 people attended to discuss the latest developments in the light field ecosystem – from content creation, through distribution to the display.  A particular emphasis for the workshop was […]

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White Paper: Measuring Resolution in a New Way

Insight Media has released a new white paper called “Measuring Resolution in a New Way.”  It can be downloaded for free by registering at the link below. https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=9i5gmvpab&p=oi&m=1116335208730&sit=gvuemapib&f=4c482783-ebac-46bd-ac2e-5b093fc38170 The paper describes some of the metrology issues with measuring a flat panel display that uses non-RGB stripe pixel architectures along with the difficulty in determining the […]

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