Category Archives: Display Industry

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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PyeongChang Olympics Showcase Next Generation Broadcasting Options (Part 1)

The PyeongChang Olympics in Korea provided an incredible platform for demonstrating the potential of next generation broadcast options. This included 8K, HDR, Dolby Atmos, Virtual Reality, ATSC 3.0 and 5G live broadcasting, plus an amazing drone demo. Unfortunately, the recently held SuperBowl was a big disappointment on that front with it not even available in […]

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BitAnimate Shows Value of Stereoscopic 3D in Mapping and Navigation Applications

I recently had the opportunity to meet with a Portland, Oregon-based company called BitAnimate to discuss what they are doing regarding the creation of 3D content. I would classify what they are doing as solid engineering that combines their extensive expertise and patent portfolio. The first application they wish to engage customers on is a […]

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Micro LEDs Getting Funding, but IP Situation is Messy

Several micro LED companies received funding recently, an encouraging sign of the continuing interest in this segment. But in a new report from Yole looking at the patent situation, the authors warn that things will be messy – especially for displays that require a mass transfer approach. Let’s start with the funding news. Samsung has […]

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DSCC and Insight Media Launch 8K TV Report

Table of Contents Austin, TX and Norwalk, CT, February 12, 2018 – Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) and Insight Media announce the launch of a new report titled “Outlook on 8K TV”, covering the latest developments in the next stage of TV technology.  The report combines Insight Media’s expertise in cinema, broadcast, and ProAV fields with […]

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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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Kopin Debuts New 720p OLED Panel

Kopin used CES 2018 to introduce a new OLED panel, showcase a new headset for video viewing, and provide some insight into how it sees the AR/VR market shaping up in 2018. In OLED microdisplays, Kopin announced a new 1280×720 resolution OLED-on-Silicon panel in a 0.49″ diagonal form factor.  This follows the 2Kx2K OLED-on-Silicon panel […]

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HDR PC Monitor Market Coming

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is now becoming well established in the TV market, but it is now as well established in the PC segment. Here, HDR-capable PCs and monitors can be useful for gaming, HDR content editing or production, and streaming of HDR movies and episodic content. Here’s a quick rundown just prior to CES […]

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