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New INSIGHT 4K HFR 360 Brings Multi-Viewer 3D to the Industry in Native 4K

Press Release  |  Dec 19, 2018

Atlanta, GA - December 19th, 2018 – Digital Projection has once again pushed the boundaries of display technology with the INSIGHT 4K HFR 360 Multi-View 3D projector, which can finally offer truly immersive, collaborative, and interactive 3D experiences. Prior to the launch of this new model, 3D technology suffered from a significant immersive limitation: each user was seeing exactly the same image, regardless of where they were positioned.

With Multi-View 3D projection, a single projector with ultra-fast frame rates can accommodate several viewers, each of which being individually tracked and having a view of the image that remains appropriate to their changing position. This allows the users to see and interact with each other in a truly shared, collaborative manner.

Previously, the ultra-fast frame rates required for a multi-viewer 3D system have meant sacrificing resolution - and therefore image fidelity. Unwilling to accept such a compromise, Digital Projection designed the INSIGHT 4K HFR 360 to offer both native 4K and high frame rate - thanks their high-level experience in 3-chip DLP projection.

While 120 frames per second is enough for single user 3D, the INSIGHT 4K HFR 360 delivers an unrivaled 360 frames per second at native 4K resolution, enabling content creators to serve three independent, high-resolution 3D views with just one projector. With the addition of a second projector to the system, the number of unique user 3D views increases to six.

This technology provides endless possibilities for a wide variety of applications. Visualization solutions and visitor attractions are a natural fit. Users can create virtual rides in theme parks or immersive exhibits in museums such as a virtual tour of an ancient building or a lifelike experience with precious artifacts. Thanks to a personalized, pin-sharp view for each user, everybody can follow the explanations of a tour guide from their perspective. Every detail is displayed for each user from the right point of view.

To ensure that the projector can be integrated into installations with ease, it works with industry standard synchronization signals for 3D active shutter glasses. Collaboration with a specialist manufacturer has led to glasses that can switch between the black and transmissive states in around 200µs - three times faster than other commercially available glasses.

To enable users to view images from their correct perspective, they must be tracked to 6 Degrees of Freedom [6DOF] and Digital Projection has worked with leading industry partners in head tracking to achieve this. In every way, Digital Projection is providing truly collaborative technology.