Those Popular ‘3D’ Signs Explained in Seven Easy Steps

September 14, 2021

If you frequent LinkedIn or YouTube and you’re into audiovisual tech, you’ve likely seen the videos of the signs on a street corner with a lion jumping out, a spaceship landing or a Jeep spinning brodies where the subjects of the video seem to escape the edges of the screen and break the fourth wall. […]

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Joel’s Magic 8 Ball: 2017 Predictions for the Rental and Staging Industry

December 20, 2016

Last month, I confessed to all of you that I really enjoy the holiday season. It seems that as the season approaches, all you remember about it are the good things. However, over the last couple of weeks, I have been reminded of a few of the negative sides of the holidays. For instance, today […]

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STREAM TV to Debut Glasses-Free 4K 3D at ISE

February 3, 2016

Stream TV Networks will present the exceptional quality of its Ultra-D technology which allows users to watch all of its content in fully adjustable 4K glasses-free 3D. The breakthrough solution, which recently received the Technology Award from the Advanced Imaging Society, will be on display in a variety of sizes and applications on Stand 8-N182 […]

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Christie Improves M Series Line

October 22, 2015

The new Christie M Series line of upgraded 3DLP projectors include enhanced performance, portrait display capabilities and a 500-hour increase in the 450W lamp. Building on seven years of experience, the updated Christie M Series models can project on flat or curved screens in rental staging applications as well as large auditoriums, board and conference […]

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Lasers: Redefining the Premium Cinema Experience

September 8, 2015

By Greg Niven, Necsel IP Inc. Demand for high-quality video display keeps growing, both from consumers and the creative industry looking to push moviemaking boundaries and maximize the cinematic experience. We’ve grown accustomed to excellent images. Whether you’re watching your favorite show on an HDTV or just playing videos on your smartphone, the pictures are […]

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Christie Demos World’s First 4K OmniDirectional 3DLP Projector Running 120Hz

June 25, 2015

Christie is introducing the Christie Mirage 304K projector featuring 120Hz and omnidirectional capabilities June 24-26 at IVR, Japan’s largest 3D and high definition image technology exhibition. Delivering 30,000 lumens and 3DLP technology, the Christie Mirage 304K is designed for 3D applications and advanced visualization for industries including automotive, location-based entertainment, government, military, oil and gas, […]

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Sony Launches Two New 4K Laser-Phosphor Projectors

June 2, 2015

Sony has two new 4K resolution projectors that use laser/phosphor technology. The new Sony VPL-GTZ270 is designed for entertainment use including planetariums, theme parks, museums and retail, while the VPL-GTZ280 is designed for simulation, visualization and training. Both are 5,000-lumen models with native 4K (4096×2160) resolution, and join Sony’s VPL-GTZ1 model to create a family […]

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Futuresource Consulting Reveals the 4K Roadmap

February 19, 2015

Futuresource Consulting has announced its latest 4K report, which will review the progress in the broadcast, video and display industries. With the 4K industry gathering pace, a sustained flow of 4K content will be critical to the long term success of 4K. While disc playback of 4k content will not be a possibility until late […]

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7thSense to Show 8K Media Server at ISE 2015

January 28, 2015

7thSense Design has announced the latest version of its Delta Infinity Media Server line, the Infinity III, will manage and play 8K (60Hz) resolution content uncompressed 3GB/S playback capable. Features include full timeline control, warp, blend, full dome and abstract mesh screen modes. According to 7thSense, Infinity III promises solid playback for high complex projection […]

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AVPhenom “First to Market” Glasses-Free 3D UHD TV

November 16, 2014

Last month, AVPhenom, Founder, President and CEO of PHENOMinal Industries, took the audio world by storm with the world’s FIRST 4k speakers.  Now rAVe Publications has learned that Phenom plans to make another product introduction just in time for Christmas.  We caught up with Phenom to ask about his “First to Market” Glasses-Free 3D UHD […]

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Is the Education Market Bouncing Back?

July 9, 2014

By Len Scrogan Display Central Is the education market bouncing back after nearly a half-decade absence? Many existing companies and startups hope so. And if the recent ISTE conference—held this week in Atlanta—is any indicator, then the education market is indeed on the mend. ISTE 2014 is the largest ed-tech conference in the U.S., organized […]

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AFlex5D Launches 40-Series Processors with Edge Blending and 3D

May 12, 2014

Aflex5D is introducing the 40-Series of stacking processors with edge blending and 3D capabilities. This allows integrators to combine high-brightness projectors in order to create a video wall or seamless “side-by-side” imagine. The AF5D-40 and AF5D-41 processors stacks and blends projectors using the company’s Q-Stack technology, which Aflex5D says eliminates the need for cameras or […]

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IMAX to Unveil Own Laser Projection

May 5, 2014

The quarterly financial report is out and IMAX has signed contracts for 36 theaters, including 23 across Europe, in the first quarter. It’s good financial news but not the 2014 news the industry is waiting for. Since IMAX bought the Kodak 3D patents, it has been busy with its own digital 3D two-projector/polarizing filter regime […]

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BenQ Debuts World’s First 32-Inch WQHD Monitor Designed for 3D Printing

April 30, 2014

BenQ America today introduced the BL3200PT – a 32-inch wide quad high-definition (WQHD) monitor designed specifically for 3D printing, computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). The BL3200PT features a 2560×1440 resolution and a VA panel with a 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angle. Part of BenQ’s RevolutionEyes monitor series, which claims to increase user […]

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Audience Entertainment Discusses Interactive Digital Cinema

April 25, 2014

By Matt Brennesholtz Display Central Audience Entertainment and Barco announced on March 18th a partnership creating a new interactive technology platform for moviegoers called iD — Interactive Dimension. iD builds upon digital projection and 3D technology to create a new cinema environment allowing moviegoers to physically connect and control the screen’s content the moment they […]

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Eight Principles for Scaling Educational 3D

March 6, 2014

By Len Scrogan Display Central 3D in Education — 3D school success stories are well worth your reading time. In this installment, we continue our coverage of 3D in the St. Francis Schools (MN) by focusing on strategies for district-wide implementation of 3D. What can we learn from this 21st Century school district about scaling […]

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The 3D Educator

February 12, 2014

By Len Scrogan Display Central There are a lot of good things happening with educational 3D across the country, yet I find that most of the great stories about 3D in classrooms somehow seem to fly under the radar. Yes, good things are in fact happening, but often no one knows about them. That’s because […]

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Smart TV Still the Wild West?

February 11, 2014

By Paul Gagnon The first Smart TVs shipped more than three years ago, and have been an area of intense focus by many of the TV industry leaders, highlighting CES booths alongside other developments such as 3D and 4K. But with all the time that has passed, there has not been a significant amount of […]

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ISE Becomes World’s Largest AV Trade Show and Has Six Clear Tech Themes

February 10, 2014

Before the doors closed on the 2014 edition of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) last week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, nearly every exhibitor already knew it was a record show. NEC reported to us on Day 2 of the show that they’d seen a 40 percent increase on leads on Day 1 over 2013’s totals. […]

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SpectraCal Becomes First Software Company to Provide Direct-Load 3D LUT Capabilities for Reference-Grade Monitors

February 6, 2014

SpectraCal announced this week new 3D LUT technology for a select lineup of monitors available with the latest release of the company’s software, CalMAN 5.3. With this new technology, 3D LUT calibrations are loaded directly from CalMAN to the device on which the software is running, eliminating the need to store and load LUT files […]

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3D, or not 3D, that is the question.

January 16, 2014

A favorite scene for any AV geek has to be when R2D2 gets cleaned up by Luke Skywalker on Tatooine.  All of a sudden, a light sputters out and projects a holographic image of Princess Leia pleading with Obi Wan Kenobi to save her.  That scene set the stage in many people’s heads about the […]

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Holographic TV in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

November 7, 2013

By Matt Brennesholtz DisplayDaily The ultimate 3D TV would be a real-time, full color holographic TV system. No glasses would be required, no conflict between accommodation and convergence, no eyestrain. It would, literally, be just like looking through a window. There is a catch, however, besides the public’s ho-hum attitude toward 3D TV. The catch […]

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BenQ’s Revamped 3000 Lumen M5 Projector Series Debuts

November 5, 2013

BenQ America just introduced its revamped line of M5 series projectors: the MS504, MS521, MX505, MX522 and MW523. These projectors are aimed at small- to medium-sized spaces, specified with 3,000 ANSI lumens and a 10,000 hour lamp life. Every model uses BenQ’s SmartEco technology that includes a “no source detected” mode that automatically lowers brightness […]

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Digital Projection Ships 9K Lumen Cine 730 Projector

October 15, 2013

Digital Projection unveiled the HIGHlite Cine 1080p 730-3D at CEDIA — spec’d as a 9,000-lumen, 1080p projector. DPI’s HIGHlite Cine 1080p 730-3D projectors feature built-in HDBaseT (video, audio, control and ethernet over standard Cat5e/6), Dual Flash Processing (DFP) that enables distribution of 3D content via 60 Hz formats by frame-doubling the signal within the projector, […]

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

October 3, 2013

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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JVC Debuts Entirely New Home Theater Projector Line – All 4K Capable

September 27, 2013

JVC Professional today announced a new line of home theater projectors that incorporate a new imaging device, upgraded version of the company’s e-shift technology, 4K source compatibility and a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture. The entire line is D-ILA based and has a new wire grid polarizer. JVC has also added a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture […]

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Digital Projection Intros 1080p LED Titan

September 26, 2013

At CEDIA, Digital Projection International (DPI) announced the TITAN 1080p LED 3D projector, which the company says is the world’s first combination of 3-chip DLP imaging and solid-state LED illumination. Utilizing Texas Instruments’ DarkChip DLP technology, DPI’s new TITAN 1080p LED 3D is spec’d at 2,000 lumens and lists for $79,995. The benefits of LED […]

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Transparent 3D Display Technology Demonstrated

September 20, 2013

Arthur Berman DisplayDaily Samsung leads the way in commercializing transparent LCD display products for a wide variety of retail display applications such as product showcases, commercial freezer doors and platform doors of subway stations. More recently, HiSense International Co., Ltd (China) has taken the concept (one dimension) further by demonstrating a prototype glasses-based transparent 3D […]

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Sony Intros New 4K Projector at IFA

September 12, 2013

At IFA, Sony announced two new projectors — the 4K VPL-VW500ES and a 1080p 3D home projector, the VPL-HW55ES. The VPL-VW500ES home cinema projector has been introduced to expand Sony’s 4K home cinema range. It will sit alongside the VPL-VW1000ES, Sony’s first 4K home cinema projector, which was launched in January 2012, and be “priced […]

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ZIGEN Announces New ZIG-CX-100 HDMI Over Coax Extender Kit

August 23, 2013

Zigen is now shipping its new ZIG-CX-100 that allows for HDMI over coax with 3D pass-through. The ZIG-CX-100 enables HDMI with 3D signal to be extended over a single RG-6 quad coaxial cable and is available as a transmitter/receiver set via the Zigen ZIG-CX-100 extender kit. The kit comes with built in bi-directional IR and […]

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Philips 4K Glasses-Free 3D Introduced at InfoComm

June 17, 2013

At InfoComm, Philips Signage Solutions demonstrated its 4K autostereoscopic (glasses free) 3D display, an industry first, which is now an actual SKU that you can buy from the company (for $14,999). The BDL5071VS is a 50-inch, LED-backlit display designed for 24/7 operation, which Philips is primarily targeting to retail digital signage applications. It can operate […]

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Is 3D TV Dying in The U.S.?

June 14, 2013

By Paul Gagnon DisplaySearch 3D TV is back in the news, but not in a good way. This morning, an ESPN PR spokesperson announced in a tweet that they were discontinuing 3D to focus on other things, like UHD. This move had been rumored for some time in the tech press, stemming from a 2011 […]

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