Canon was showing a new platform for simulation projection. There are six models in the range, three with laser phosphor light sources and three with lamps. A significant change in the mechanical design is that the units can now accept ‘spigot’ lenses which means that those that already have inventory can use them and also means a wider range being available. The lenses are also very quick to change. Features that are popular in these LCOS units is that they have 120Hz support and black frame insertion for improved motion performance. There is a unique very, very short throw 0.54:1 lens that can support 75%/90% offset and the lens has a marginal focus mode for supporting projection onto spherical surfaces.
We looked at the projectors when they were launched at ISE – (Some Canon Projectors Still Lamp-Based)
The company also had a demonstration using four of its 4K projectors that it launched last year. The units are just 26Kg in weight and Canon told us that this had proved attractive to a number of specifiers that can build simulators that use moving projectors.