Chris Chinnock


Are TVs Still Relevant?

by Chris Chinnock

The TV business has historically been the prestige consumer electronics category, but the profitability of the segment is very challenging for most players.

Tags:Changhong| FireTV| IFA 2023| Konka| Metz| showcase| Tizen| toshiba| TV market| Vestel| WebOS

Is the VR Industry Settling on a Next Gen Architecture?

by Chris Chinnock

Based on recent news reports, it sure seems like the VR industry is moving away from Fresnel lenses to Pancake optics and switching from glass-based OLEDs or LCDs to microdisplays based on OLED-on-silicon. And …

Tags:Kopin| Microdisplays| OLEDs| Optics| sony

What is Source-Based Tone Mapping?

by Chris Chinnock

Source-Based Tone Mapping (SBTM) is a new technology developed by the HDMI Forum to solve a specific problem. The problem is an inconsistent viewing experience when the source device (set top box, gaming console, …

Tags:HDMI| HDR - High Dynamic Range

Dimenco-Acer in Big Deal for 3D Displays

by Chris Chinnock

3D display maker Dimenco has announced that Acer will launch new laptops with its Simulated Reality (SR) technology built-in. This is an eye-tracked stereoscopic display which uses an actively-switched lenticular lens technology. While not …

Tags:Autostereo 3D| Notebooks

Sony and Mechdyne Collaborate on 8K x 2K LED Curved Solution

by Chris Chinnock

In what is believed to be a first-of-a-kind installation, Mechdyne and Sony have put together a 32’x9’ 8K x 2K LED curved video wall featuring Sony’s Crystal LED technology. The Government aerospace client also …

Tags:CAD-CAM-CAE| Curved Displays| LED| Meeting Rooms| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| sony| Visualisation

The Tech Behind the Star Trek Roddenberry Archive

by Chris Chinnock

Gene Roddenberry is the creator of the popular Star Trek universe of movies and TV series. Now, a new partnership has been formed, called the Roddenberry Archive, to document his creative works. Some of …

Tags:3D Content Creation| Light Field Cameras| Light Field Displays

Jade Bird WaveOptics Partnership to Enable microLED Smartglasses

by Chris Chinnock

Jade Bird Display, a key developer of microLED microdisplays, has partnered with WaveOptics, a major supplier of waveguide optics to create a new reference design for AR smartglasses. Dubbed Leopard, the development kit includes …

Tags:Augmented Reality| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Microdisplays| MicroLED| Optics| Waveguide Display

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8K Camera Enables New Multi-Purpose Movie Workflow

by Chris Chinnock

The use of 8K camera for film or movie capture is not new, but their use to create the three-screen content for a ScreenX or 4DX theater is new. According to CJ 4DPlex, the …

Tags:3D Cinema| PLF (Premium Large Format) Cinema| Super Hi-Vision (8K)

DisplayWeek 8K Symposium Short Takes

by Chris Chinnock

The Society of Information Displays (SID) recently had a virtual version of its main annual symposium and trade expo called DisplayWeek. This conference covers a wide range of display topics with some going deep …

Tags:Automotive| CPUs| Dual Panel LCDs| Intel| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| TVs (TV Sets)