Digital Projection International (DPI) recently announced the launch of what they are claiming to be “near zero latency warp, blend and network control solutions.” As you all know, in signal processing usually there is a small amount of video signal latency that becomes obvious in live staging events. Well, according to DPI, the FUSION MD and FUSION 3D processors were created specifically to provide the most advanced multi-channel warp and blend for these critical real-time applications. The architecture of the FUSION processors results in video latency that equates to a just a few lines of single-video frame, amounting to near-zero latency from a human perception perspective. But, the amount of delay depends on which box you integrate:
The FUSION MD (minimum delay) is a high-bandwidth, near-zero latency processor that provides warp and blend for sources with resolution up to WUXGA (1920×1200) at 60Hz, and outputs to projectors with native resolution up to WUXGA as well.
The FUSION 3D is an “extreme bandwidth”, near-zero latency processor that provides warp and blend for sources with resolution up to WQXGA (2560×1600) at 60Hz, and outputs to projectors with native resolution up to WQXGA as well. Alternatively, the FUSION 3D can provide near-zero latency warp and blend for sources up to WUXGA at 120Hz, enabling it to support warp and blend for projectors being employed in the highest resolution 3D applications.
Here are all the details: http://www.digitalprojection.com/System3DAccessories/FUSIONSuite/tabid/136/Default.aspx
YES!! In one of the most difficult shows I’ve done in the past couple of years, the opening of an annual meeting was a large, mock-ESPN set with three commentators and several remote correspondents, which had to be laid into a large pan, and was really fast paced. Unfortunately, with the multiple processors we had to have involved at the time, the combined frame relay had me calling for unusual camera angles to hide the chinese-movie level lack of lip sync. Looking forward to some real hands-on time with one of these.