Category Archives: News

JDI Adopts New Backplane Simulator Tool from Silvaco

We don’t often talk about Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools for displays, but they are essential to be able to model new designs and new processes.  Probably the premier supplier of backplane modeling tools is Silvaco.  According to Amit Nanda, the VP of Global Marketing at Silvaco, “one or more of the company’s modeling and […]

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Quested Provides Perspective on ITU-2100 HDR Spec

The chairman of the ITU-R subcommittee responsible for the recent release of IUT-2100 is Andy Quested, who is also an employee of the BBC. We had a chance to speak with him recently to gain his perspective on the new document. We caught up with him while he was attending the London-based HPA Retreat event […]

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Insight Media Releases New White Paper: Summary of Products Using Sub-Pixel Rendering

July 19, 2016 – Insight Media has completed a new white paper that discusses various methods of sub-pixel rendering and provides details on products that use these techniques.  Such products include smartphone, tablet,, notebooks and TVs.                             The paper provides some insight […]

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Incom Fused Fiber Optics Powers Lytro Light Field Camera

Fused fiber optics provider Incom has told us recently that they are a key component supplier to Lytro and their new cinema light field camera debuted at NAB 2016. What are fused fiber optics and why are they important for a light field camera, you ask?  I was curious too, so I arranged a call […]

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A New Way to Create Projected HDR?

With High Dynamic Range (HDR) TVs offering 600 to 1000 cd/m² of peak luminance and various levels of black, many are concerned that the experience in the cinema is starting to lag behind the home experience. IMAX and Dolby offer HDR cinematic experiences, but a solution for mainstream theaters is needed, too. But a new […]

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SID’s Display Week Opens with Lots of Quantum Dot News

I have not had a chance to spend much time on the show floor or paper sessions, so I don’t have the full perspective of SID’s DisplayWeek yet. It is my turn to write a Display Daily column, however, so I will focus on one hot topic at SID: quantum dots. Quantum dot news is […]

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Display Summit China Identifies Projection Industry Successes and Challenges

The Insight Media produced event, Display Summit China, has just concluded here in Yixing, China. I can’t speak for what the Chinese participants took away from the event, but I had some clear expected and not-expected take aways that I want to share below. Compound Photonics used the event to publicly describe for the first […]

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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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Insight Media Releases New White Paper: Better Pixels for Professional Projectors 

This white paper will provide an overview of a range of video enhancements that are emerging now in the consumer TV and professional AV industries.  These are collectively called “better pixels” as they will improve the viewing experience – in some cases, quite dramatically. The objective of the paper is to define what these “better […]

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