Panasonic just introduced at InfoComm the PT-DZ21KU, the company’s first beyond 4K screen resolution projector. The PT-DZ21KU projector was shown performing image projection mapping onto a Tesla Model S (here’s the video we shot of it at InfoComm).
The PT-DZ21KU 4K+ Projector With 4K+ screen resolution (5,120×3,200) and Quad Pixel Drive technology and they say it is the most compact and lightweight 4K+ 3-chip DLP laser projector in the world. The projector is spec’d at 10,000 lumens of brightness and a contrast ratio of 20,000:1 using laser light. The projector’s pixel is shifted both horizontally and vertically at a high frame rate of 240 Hz, physically creating four different pixels from a single pixel, effectively quadrupling the pixel density of the image. To optimize for fluid, detailed, high-contrast images, the PT-DZ21KU leverages what they call a Detail Clarity Processor that analyzes pixel information. The new projector is spec’d at 20,000-hour light-source life. Providing system and installation flexibility, the Multi-Screen Support System allows screens to seamlessly join with edge blending, color matching and digital image enlarging. In addition, the PT-DZ21KU uses DIGITAL LINK — based on HDBaseT technology — that reduces cost and complexity of installation by allowing transmission of HD video, audio and control commands through a single CAT5e cable.
The PT-DZ21KU is aimed for a wide variety of applications including rental and staging, auditorium, museum, control room, and house of worship. The PT-DZ21KU will be available in the fall of 2015.