Category Archives: ProAV & Commercial

We Need a Definition for a High Dynamic Range Display

I am at the SMPTE Fall Conference in Hollywood, where I am learning all about the ecosystem for High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Color Gamut (WCG) and High Frame Rate (HFR), among other topics. That means ways to capture, process and produce, encode, deliver and display such content. This of course, is a hot topic […]

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TI to Bring 4K DLP to the Masses

Texas Instruments has had a 4K 3-chip DLP solution for some time, but it’s a big, 1.4” device that allows high brightness 4K projection at a hefty price. Meanwhile, Sony has made great headway offering a line of 4K projectors at more reasonable price points for the home and commercial markets. At CEDIA 2015, TI […]

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Insight Media Releases White Paper on Technology Behind the ColorSpark HLD LED Solution for Projectors

High Lumen Density (HLD) is a new LED solid state light source developed by Philips Lighting and branded under the trade name of ColorSpark. This technology breaks through the étendue limitation of current LED projectors that have limited their light output. HLD technology now allows projectors to reach the 3000 ANSI lumen level with the […]

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SpectraCal Seeks to Solve HDR Monitor Evaluation Need

A number of companies in Hollywood and beyond are already developing High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. But do they have accurate and calibrated HDR displays to master on? That’s the problem that SpectraCal is seeking to solve with its latest display evaluation software, CalMAN v5.6. To be clear, CalMAN v5.6 is not just for HDR […]

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New Technologies Solving an Old Problem

By Bob Mathes, AV/Video Sales & Marketing Manager, Draper, Inc. A seam in a projection screen viewing surface has never been a popular subject, but it has been a fact of life for virtually every screen manufacturer (and their customers) for decades. Although Draper has improved on our seaming techniques over the years, we recently […]

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3M to Propose Changes to New BT2020 Color Standard at SMPTE Fall Event

The new UHD TV specification calls for an expanded color gamut called BT2020. But no current TVs can meet the specification because the red, green and blue primaries are specified without a tolerance. And, since they are located on the spectral locus, only laser sources can produce the full color gamut – but with speckle, […]

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Business as Usual for Sharp Professional

That’s the message that Gary Bailer, Sharp’s Director of Product Management, Information Display Products told us in a phone interview.  “It is important to communicate this message to our customer base following a lot of misinformation that has spread as a result of the acquisition of the Sharp assembly plant in Mexico by Hisense. On […]

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Infocomm Issues Draft Standard for Contrast on Direct View Displays – But is it Right?

InfoComm has issued (July 9, 2015) a new draft standard called “Direct View Display Image Systems Contrast Ratio”. It can be reviewed here. But some believe the system contrast specification for watching movies is just plain wrong – and they have posted a video showing side-by-side examples to prove the point (see videohere). You should […]

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White Papers

I am extensively using your white paper on color accuracy, contrast and brightness during customer and channel partner meetings/presentations. This white paper provides a very good and fair analysis of what image quality is about.        Emmanuel Herbreteau, Texas Instruments France SAS   Production/Post-Production Motion Grading Comes of Age The State of the […]

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Scalable Display Technologies Announces Grant of Additional Patents

Industry leader expands its protection around multi-projector displays Cambridge, MA – June 15, 2015 — Scalable Display Technologies, the leading provider of software for multi-projector display systems, today announced the issuance of two new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Scalable continues to invest heavily in research and development that results […]

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AptoVision is the Silicon Driving New 4K AV over IP Products

Ever noticed that development of key communication silicon leads to whole new categories of connectivity?  Consider Silicon Image (now Lattice Semiconductor) and the HDMI and MHL interfaces.  How about Valens and the HDBaseT ecosystem?  Now we have AptoVision providing FPGA-based chipsets to drive video, audio, Ethernet and more over conventional IP switches. AptoVision calls their […]

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“Internet of Display” …Are you Viewing Your Information Through a Straw?

Most of you have probably heard of the term Internet of Things (IoT) which refers to the fact that millions and soon, probably billions of devices will be connected to information via the Internet.  Recently Andrew (Drew) Jamison at Scalable Displays has been chirping about what he calls  the “Internet of Display” (IoD).  Since reading […]

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New Technologies Driving Innovation in Professional Display Markets

HDR, BT2020, VR, AR, LED, Laser, Laser-Phosphor, QD, HLD, UHD, 4K, 8K.  If you know what are these terms mean and how they will impact your business – you are ahead of the curve.  If not, then you have a great opportunity to learn all about these technologies and how they will reshape professional markets […]

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Options for Wired Infrastructure Multiply Creating New Opportunities

It used to be that organizations would set up multiple wired infrastructure networks to handle phone, data, video, audio, control, security, KVM, etc. Now, multiple options are emerging that can allow one or two networks to do all the stuff of multiple networks in the past.  That is creating lots of new opportunities for hardware, […]

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360-Degree Capture of NBA All-Star Game

Thought the capture of 180- and 360-degree video content was a recent phenomenon driven be the capabilities of the Oculus Rift and Samsung GearVR?  BigLook360 did their first production way back in 1999 and just recently shot the NBA All-Star game in the format.  Content should be ready for viewing on the GearVR at the […]

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