Vol 23 - Issue 43


Panel Buyers – Settle in for a Bumpy Ride!

by Bob Raikes

We’re running a bit behind this week as we have also been working on quarterly data for our market research services. I had hoped to get a bit more time to write about panel …

Tags:China| Editorial| Large Display Monitor| Large LCD Supply| Mobile Display Monitor| Pricing| Small Medium Panel Supply| Vol 23 - Issue 43

Virtual Assault Becomes a Reality

by Norbert Hildebrand

With VR gaming reaching a larger and larger audience a very disturbing event has been made public. It concerns a case of sexual assault in virtual reality. In a blog posted on medium.com, the …

Tags:AR/VR| Gamer| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 43

Flanders Scientific Showcases Boxio Upgrades

by Chris Chinnock

Reference monitor maker Flanders Scientific used the SMPTE conference to showcase some new capabilities for its LUT box called BoxIO. LUTs are used to create calibrated “looks” that can transform content from a proprietary …

Tags:Display Calibration| Large Display Monitor| SMPTE 2016| UltraHD (4KTV)| Vol 23 - Issue 43

Teledyne LeCroy Releasing New HDR Patterns and Images

by Chris Chinnock

At the SMPTE 2016 exhibition in Hollywood, the Teledyne LeCroy exhibit featured a preview of the forthcoming HDR Test Option “HDR Lab” for the 980 test platform. Aimed at HDR device manufacturers and post-production, …

Tags:HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| SMPTE 2016| Test Equipment| Vol 23 - Issue 43| Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)

A New SDR Production Standard?

by Chris Chinnock

That seems to be what some people at the SMPTE conference are proposing (see related article: ISO Video Proposes SDR+ Production Method). In another spin on the idea, Joe Kane and Florian Friedrich want …

Tags:HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| SMPTE 2016| Vol 23 - Issue 43| Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)

Barco Performs Shadow and Highlight Measurements in a Theater

by Chris Chinnock

Last year, Barco presented a contrast model for the cinema that predicted real contrast values taking into account the projector, screen, and environment. They concluded that one starts to see diminishing returns in creating …

Tags:Cinema| Contrast| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| SMPTE 2016| Vol 23 - Issue 43

To Metadata or Not to Metadata

by Chris Chinnock

That is the question – on many people’s minds at the SMPTE Conference. There is a clear diversity of opinions about the use of metadata in live broadcast and file-based workflows. Dolby says they …

Tags:HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| SMPTE 2016| Vol 23 - Issue 43| Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)

HDR Comparison Demos at SMPTE

by Chris Chinnock

Sony and Dolby both showed HDR comparison demos at the SMPTE conference. For example, Sony showed two new OLED professional monitors as well as a new HDR format converter box, all of which was …

Tags:Dolby| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| SMPTE 2016| Vol 23 - Issue 43

Philips Adds WCG UltraHD Monitor

by Bob Raikes

MMD has announced a new monitor for the Philips brand, the 328P6VJEB, that is a 31.5″ VA UltraHD device with a wide colour gamut. Brightness is 300 cd/m² and colour gamut is quoted at …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Large Display Monitor| MMD (AOC Philips)| Vol 23 - Issue 43| Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)

Samsung Promotes CMS Platform

by Bob Raikes

The Samsung group is, in Korea, involved in many, many businesses, so it’s no surprise that it is now expanding its promotion of its Nexshop CMS platform, developed for retailers and which includes four …

Tags:Content Management (CMS)| Digital Signage Software| DOOH| Large Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 43

Aixtron Sale to China Blocked

by Bob Raikes

The German government has withdrawn approval for the sale of Aixtron (Aixtron Accepts Chinese Offer), which makes equipment for OLED and semiconductor production, and that is causing friction with the Chinese government who have …

Tags:China| Germany| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Production Equipment| Vol 23 - Issue 43

OWC Dock Adds Features Missing from MacBook Pro

by Bob Raikes

Quickly on the heels of the new MacBook Pro announcement by Apple last week (Apple Event Introduces New Mac Book Pro), OWC has announced a Thunderbolt dock that supports dual UltraHD displays via Thunderbolt, …

Tags:Apple| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| Thunderbolt| Vol 23 - Issue 43