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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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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Wide Color Gamut Displays Bring Opportunity and Some Concerns

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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?

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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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Options for Wired Infrastructure Multiply Creating New Opportunities

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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

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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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LG Reveals Signage Display Product Plans

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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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InfoComm Offers a Plethora of Collaborations Solutions

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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

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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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Dolby Reveals Details Behind Dolby Vision

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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 (see related article). At CES, several demonstrations will be show with commercial […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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