World's Highest Resolution Seamless Display Has 60M Pixels

Conditioned by Bradbury's remarks about parlor walls - those big screen TV predictions of his - and how they are going to be the end of Western Civ, I feel bad whenever I contemplate the vast Wall o' Flat Screen TVs at my local Best Buy. Well, not really bad, because I want one.

And now, it looks like you could have something pretty close that's not just a set of juxtaposed smaller TVs. At the IdeaFestival held recently in Louisville, Kentucky, computer engineers Christopher Jaynes and Stephen Webb created a display technology (sold under the Mersive name) that lets the display itself align itself by viewing itself. Try that again:


(Mersive arbitrarily large displays)

Mersive’s calibration and runtime software, Sol™, is at the heart of the solution. The Mersive Sol Server automatically calibrates multi-projector arrays into a seamless display through geometry warping, intensity blending and color correction in quickly and scalably with no "user-in-the-loop.” Sol makes configuring a display a simple two-step process.

First, Sol uses a video camera to view the display. Sol commands the display controllers to send visual information to individual projectors which the Sol Server collects using the camera. By collecting information from the display, the Sol Server can determine the layout of the projectors, where the projectors are overall, the shape of the display and how best to blend all the information together seamlessly. By using a high-resolution digital-camera, the Sol Server can compute geometric, intensity, and color-blending parameters that are far more accurate than is possible by a human operator. Furthermore, the process takes minutes, not days of manual alignment.

Their goal is to create compelling high-resolution displays using ordinary equipment, plus their Mersive Sol Server.

"Think about tying together eight projectors in your basement to have a beautiful home theater," Jaynes said. "Or two gamers could come together and project their games' content together on a surface. When somebody else gets a projector for Christmas, they could do it too."

Read more about the Giant Screen; also see Roland's article.

Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 11/2/2006)

Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy.

| Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit |

Would you like to contribute a story tip? It's easy:
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and add it here.

Comment/Join discussion ( 1 )

Related News Stories - (" Display ")

Transparent OLED TV By Panasonic
It's the look of things to come.

Cicret Makes Your Skin Into A Display
'On the translucent mica-like coverings over the orifices, appeared reddish characters...' - Schachner and Zagat, 1931.

Organic Photonic Skin Display
'A strip of readout skin on my wrist...' - John Varley, 1992.

Samsung Patent For Smart Contact Lens Camera Granted
'He realized that it was not quite a clear lens.' - Vernor Vinge, 2001.

 

Google
  Web TechNovelgy.com   

Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Invention Timeline, or see what's New.

 

 

 

 

 

Current News

Cattle Avoidance Feature In Indian Autonomous Cars
'The driver went about the business of gently slipping the teflon-coated metal scoop beneath the first animal...'

Project KOVR Fashion Protection From Infosphere
'... the entire shroudlike membrane took on whatever physical characteristics were projected at any nanosecond.'

Twist Bioscience High Density Digital Data On DNA
'They tied the memory to the bloodline and that was their record!'

'We're Not Creating A Terminator' Say Russians About Gun-Wielding Robot Fedor
Nobody is thinking about the Terminator. Westworld, maybe.

Vantablack Now IMMEASURABLY Black
'a black coating now that’s ninety-nine percent absorptive...'

Mercedes-Benz Autonomous Taxi Fleet In 3 Years
'... the taxi utilized sophisticated electronic sensors to perceive its surroundings.'

Is 'The Pulsar Positioning System' Evidence For SETI?
'For a hyperspace jump, you need at least four beacons for an accurate fix.'

Someday, You Might Like VR Enough To Move In
'That barrier was going to melt away someday soon. The transhumanists had promised...'

Humans Use Mental Power For Turtle Slavery
Now we need to start looking for animals with fingers...

Solar-Powered Moisture Vaporator
'The atmosphere yielded its moisture with reluctance.'

DxtER! Tricorder Prize Won By Final Frontier Medical Devices
We've been waiting a long time for this, Star Trek fans.

President Trump's Wall As Otra Nation Hyperloop
'...an hollow tube must be constructed the whole distance... as to admit a four wheeled carriage...'

Pickup Lines From Artificial Intelligences
'They hate us, you know... The humans. They'll stop at nothing.'

Pooper Scooper Drone Robot Watchdog 1
'Robots pick up the garbage and junk...'

Cassie Robot Brings AT-ST Walker To Life
There's even a log test!

Hundreds Of Robot Lawnmowers Invade Texas Town
'The mower reached the edge of the lawn, clucked to itself...'

More SF in the News Stories

More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.