Chris Chinnock

Chris Chinnock

Chris Chinnock is the Founder/President of Insight Media. He is a consultant/analyst/blogger/event producer covering the professional AV, display, cinema, broadcast and consumer electronics industries. Free-to-access white papers can be found on www.insightmedia.info with blogs on this site as well as www.displaydaily.com. Chris can be reached at 203-831-8464 or chris@insightmedia.info

More OLED-on-Silicon to Come from New Joint-Venture

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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Focus on Light Field Displays and Streaming

Light field displays, volumetric displays and eventually, holographic displays are all in development with the first commercial products coming soon. Such displays require a lot of image points (some call them voxels or volume pixels) and a lot of data. As a result, methods to format, encode and deliver these intense data streams are also […]

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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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Philips to Focus ColorSpark Technology on Home Cinema Segment

About a year and a half ago, Philips Lighting debuted a new LED-based light source for projectors called ColorSpark HLD LED (High Lumen Density LED). In 2016, this technology rolled out in mainstream projection products in the 3,000- to 4,000-lumen range. For 2017, Philips is focusing on enabling projection customers to create new 1,000- and […]

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White paper details how quantum dot technology expands TV’s color range and enhances HDR

NORWALK, Conn. – November 14, 2016 – Insight Media announced today the release of a new white paper that delves into the science behind quantum dot technology as it pertains to displays. Insight Media’s Chris Chinnock authored the white paper, Quantum Dots will Power Display Products to the Next Level, which details a range of […]

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Is the Era of “CompCine” at Hand?

This blog originally appeared at DisplayDaily here. 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 […]

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Are VRcades the Next Big Opportunity?

There is mounting evidence that VR is not necessarily an isolating experience, but one which can and will become very social. Virtual Reality Arcades or VRcades may indeed be one of the next big ideas that drives VR into the mainstream. Clearly, the availability of reasonably-priced VR headsets from Sony, HTC, Oculus — together with […]

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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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Sony’s Canvas Display — Best of Show at InfoComm 2016?

I can’t really crown Sony’s CLEDIS display my best of show winner, as I have only been here one day and have not seen all the cool stuff yet – but this one will be hard to top. It truly is a new display category, as it is the first commercial product using a new […]

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HDR and WCG for ProAV?

Anyone in the ProAV markets needs to also track what is going on in the consumer electronics world – especially what happens at CES each year. There were many important developments in virtual and augmented reality, wearables, PCs, projection, connectivity and more. I spent my time focused on another hop topic related mostly to TVs […]

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Wide Color Gamut Displays Bring Opportunity and Some Concerns

The UHD-TV specification calls for a new color gamut, the so-called 2020 gamut. It expands the RGB primaries to the edge of the spectral locus to create the biggest color gamut yet. Displays that can achieve this gamut, or close to it, will show us colors we have never before seen on electronic displays, which […]

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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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High Dynamic Range (HDR) Is Coming, But How Will It Impact Your Business?

By now you have probably heard the buzz about high dynamic range, or HDR. But you may also be wondering if this is something you need to know more about, how it might impact your business and when. This article may help a little in answering these questions. First of all, what is HDR? In […]

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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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Barco Escape, a New Multi-Screen Theatrical Format, to Debut September 19

At CinemaCon last March in Las Vegas, Barco debuted a new theatrical concept that featured three screens in the theater — a main screen and two side screens. The idea was to offer a more immersive experience, which they showed with some compelling content. Now, Barco Escape is ready to roll out this fall in […]

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A Vision of Future Displays

Wouldn’t you like to know what display technology will look like in 10-15 years? Well according to one visionary, the future of displays, and image for that matter, is light field technology. Prognosticating this future is none other than Candice Brown Elliott, the inventor of the PenTile matrix and a host of IP related to […]

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LG Reveals Signage Display Product Plans

Just prior to InfoComm, we received a pre-briefing on LG’s plans for display products for the digital signage market. Now, we can tell you more about the company’s signage display plans. In the briefing, the company started by noting key requirements for various market segments. For example, in the transportation segment, 24/7 operation and self […]

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What can you Use an 8K Planetarium for? Lots of Things it Turns Out

The other day I had a chance to return to my alma mater – The University of Colorado at Boulder.  There, I got a chance to meet with the team running the newly renovated Fiske Planetarium – a state-of-the-art facility that can handle 8K image files.  What this system can do may amaze you – […]

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InfoComm Offers a Plethora of Collaborations Solutions

Practically everyone now offers a collaboration solution was the clear take away from my recent visit to InfoComm 2014. From telecons to document sharing; from video calling to video conferencing; solutions in all shapes and sizes could be had. I met with a number of companies at InfoComm and learned about many solutions, but clearly […]

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Definition of UHD TV Becomes More Muddied

Most manufacturers and consumers think a UHD TV should have 3860×2160 color pixels, which typically is understood to mean red, green and blue (RGB) subpixels make up one color pixel. That understanding is now being challenged as subpixel structures using red, green, blue and white (RGBW) and red, green, blue and yellow (RGBY) are increasingly […]

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Is Sony Reconsidering OLED?

Rumors have been flying today because of a story written by the Nikkei Asian Review claiming that Sony is getting out of OLED TVs to focus on 4K LCD TVs. On the other hand, we have seen reports that quote Sony as denying this development. What exactly is going on is unclear, but it is […]

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Laser Projection, the Cinema Experience and 4K Topping Our Interests

CinemaCon was last week and NAB is next week, but there has been no let up in the news flow from these events.  Let’s take a look. CinemaCon was a watershed for news about the future of the cinema.  Laser projection was a hot topic we covered a few times: Christie Takes a Different 6p […]

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CES 2014 Takeaways – Image Quality Continues to Improve at Impressive Rate

The fact that image quality continues to improve is both expected and startling at the same time. We expect progress, but with image quality already quite good, one has to wonder how much better can it really get? The answer is a lot better and the pace of advancement may even be accelerating. I might […]

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Dolby Reveals Details Behind Dolby Vision

As CES 2014 opened in Las Vegas, Dolby Laboratories, (San Francisco, Calif.) unveiled its new imaging technology called Dolby Vision. This camera to display solution allows for the presentation of higher brightness, wider color gamut and higher contrast images than are possible today. At CES, several demonstrations will be show with commercial products expected in […]

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Are 3D and 4K on Different Trajectories? Yes and No

Many consumers and professionals alike think 3D is out and 4K is in. A new forecast report on 3DTVs from Futuresource got me thinking about the trajectories of these two mega-trends. The reality is much more nuanced than a simple in/out conclusion. Let’s start with the forecast. Futuresource says that by 2017, 58 percent of […]

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Is it Time to Replace Fluorescent Tubes with LED Tubes in Commercial Applications?

On July 30, Norwalk, Conn.-based Trans-Lux announced a new LED tube as a T8 fluorescent tube replacement, which I learned about on a visit to the company a couple of weeks ago. Most LED replacements have had a narrow emission cone of perhaps 120 degrees. This new product has a wide 300-degree cone and frosted […]

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If You Have Not Heard Much About HDBaseT or AVB – You Will Soon

HDBaseT is a funny name for a new connector that is likely to have a big impact on ProAV integration as well as connections in the home. In a nutshell, it is a networked-based protocol that allows delivery of video, audio, control, Ethernet and power over a Cat5e/6 cable – something almost every professional installation […]

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BYOD Collaboration Takes Center Stage

One of the most visible themes at this year’s Projection Summit and InfoComm was the emergence of multiple solutions aimed at Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) collaboration.  Companies we talked with that are supporting this trend included Barco, Mersive, TideBreak, Christie, Epson, and Mitsubishi – but there are many more.  What is clear is that […]

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Hybrid Projector Side by Side Demo Big Hit at Projection Summit

One of the highlights of the just-concluded Projection Summit was the hybrid side by side demonstration. This featured four hybrid projectors, sometimes called lampfree, lampless, laser, alternative light source, zero-lamp or solid state projectors, running the same content so attendees could do a fair comparison of the image quality. Projectors from Casio, Panasonic, Sony and […]

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