Apple Wins US Lenticular Display Patent

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Patently Apple reported that the USPTO has awarded a patent to the Cupertino company that allows the use of a display with lenticular lenses to show different content to different users. …

Tags:Autostereo 3D| Lenses| Optics| Patents

Is There Really “No Moore’s Law for Optics”?

by Bob Raikes

I’m going to start today’s Display Daily, but getting out, up-front, that I am no expert in optics. However, the topic has been getting more and more interesting recently and because of the critical …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Lenses| Metasurfaces| Optics| R&D (Research & Development)| Virtual Reality

New Panasonic UST Zoom Lenses Enable New Immersive Experiences

by Artem Alekseenko

The location-based entertainment industry can now bring audiences even closer to the action with visually immersive experiences using Panasonic’s two new Zero-Offset Ultra Short Throw (UST) Zoom lenses for its LCD Laser Projectors. These …

Tags:Lenses| Panasonic| UST Projectors

Developments in Metasurface Technology May Enable Ultra-Thin Lenses

by Arthur Berman

Conventional optical components typically derive light manipulating capabilities from their shape and/or material composition. On the other hand, there are optical components that can manipulate light based on an entirely different approach. This approach …

Tags:Lenses| Metasurfaces| Optics| R&D (Research & Development)

Apple Files a Patent Application for HMD Optical Systems

by Arthur Berman

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published a patent application filed by Apple that relates to optical systems for Head Mounted Displays (HMDs). While uses in augmented reality HMDs are discussed in the …

Tags:Apple| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Lenses| Optics| Vol 25 - Issue 07

Optoma Releases Dome Projector Lens

by Bob Raikes

Optoma has launched a new dedicated dome projection lens, the BX-CTADOME that is available immediately. The lens provides a 360º image that is intended for planetariums, simulation, military and live events. The lens fits …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Lenses| Optoma| Planetariums| Vol 24 - Issue 21

Jenoptik Opens Dome Theater for Laser Projector Lens Testing

by Isaac Oburu

Jenoptik Optical Systems, Jupiter (Fl.), is pleased to announce the completion of the new Jenoptik Dome Theater. The Jenoptik Dome Theater was designed and constructed in Jupiter for testing and demonstrating laser projection lenses …

Tags:Cinema Projection| Lenses| Theme Parks and Amusements

Smartphone Photography Becomes Professional

by Tom Allen

Would anyone debate that the compact camera market is being taken over by smartphones? Industry players whom I’ve spoken to certainly don’t: the digital camera market is increasingly veering towards premium models, as the …

Tags:Cameras| iPhone| Lenses| Smartphones| Vol 23 - Issue 05

Canon Announces World’s First 4K UHD Wide-Angle Broadcast Lens

by Helen Vince

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the CJ12ex4.3B portable 4K 2/3-inch broadcast lens, the world’s first* 4K wide-angle lens for use with 4K broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. This …

Tags:Broadcast| Canon| Lenses| UltraHD & 4K

NAB 2015 Roundup

by Tom Allen

A new series of UltraHD lenses was shown by Fujifilm. The first is the UA80X9, designed for a 2/3″ sensor, with an 80x zoom and optical image stabilisation. The lens covers focal lengths from …

Tags:Cameras| Hitachi| Large Display Monitor| Laser Projectors| Lenses| NAB 2015| Panasonic| UltraHD & 4K| Video Encoders & Decoders| Vol 22 - Issue 17