Digital Projection International (DPI) updates their entire LIGHTNING series. The newly-named LIGHTNING Pro Series 3D platform delivers advanced image Warp and Blend capabilities, 3G-SDI input compatibility, high frame rate 3D functionality (as a standard feature in all LIGHTNING displays), and other pro features to meet large-scale imaging applications.
Delivering between 20,000 and 30,000 lumens, LIGHTNING Pro Series 3D projectors are available in sx+, 1080p and WUXGA resolutions.
LIGHTNING Pro Series 3D displays provide the user with advanced FusionExpress Warp & Blend capability, including the ability to make extensive geometric warp correction via the adjustment of an interpolated grid array of up to 16 x 16 nodes. Furthermore, up to 8 warp maps can be generated, downloaded and stored within the projector’s electronics. On board adjustments for Pincushion, Barrel, Cornerstone, Vertical and Horizontal Keystone, and even Image Rotation, are standard in all new LIGHTNING Pro Series 3D displays.
Edge blending and multi-projector tiling is provided via high bit depth processing. Black Level Uplift in all non-blend areas guarantees uniformity across the screen, even when dark image content is displayed. Additionally, end users can choose to use the LIGHTNING’s onboard tiling function by assigning each projector a position within an image matrix. The video processing then automatically extracts the appropriate segment of the input signal to be displayed by each projector in the array, and enables blending for the appropriate edges.
Applications with 120Hz native sources can use the High Bandwidth Input, eliminating the need for frame doubling. For 60Hz 3D applications, DPI’s built-in Dual Flash Processing enables distribution of 3D content via 60Hz formats by frame-doubling the signal within the projector. This produces the low flicker image characteristics of a native 120Hz source without the infrastructure costs associated with distributing and switching ultra-high bandwidth signals.
DPI will be demonstrating numerous new single-chip and 3-chip precision projectors at InfoComm 2012.