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 ")

AirTouch Panels Means No More Dirty Touchscreens!
Useful interfaces now appear in thin air.

Bosch Smartglasses Laser Paints AR Image On Your Retina
'Soon we'll be testing a system that projects directly on the retina of the eye.' - Pohl and Kornbluth, 1952.

A New Way To Run Into Things
'He made an adjustment, pointed the tube at the wall beside Etzwane, and projected a cone of light.' - Jack Vance, 1971.

Unfurl The Future! Huawei Mate X versus Galaxy Fold
'A paper thin polycarbon screen unfurled silently from the top of the unit and immediately grew rigid.' - William Gibson, 1986.

 

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

Habitability Of Galactic Bulge - Good News For Foundation Fans
'Toran resigned himself to days of careful plotting between Jumps.'

Lava Tubes On Mars And Moon May Be Huge
'Most of the stuff written about Bats' Cave gives a wrong impression.'

Olfactory User Interfaces - Judith Amores Dissertation
Awakened with a whiff of lemon.

Personalized Masks Appear
'The tiger stripes on Jim's mask... made the young people easy to identify.'

Foiling Facial Recognition, Fighting Coaster Viruses, Harlan Ellison-Style
I have no mouth and I must scream.

Ford Uses Obedient Robot Dogs To Update Facilities Maps
'If he sent out two or three of the small tele-operated devices... [he] could see machinery and construction details in real time from both above and below.'

AirTouch Panels Means No More Dirty Touchscreens!
Useful interfaces now appear in thin air.

EllipticaRunner Robot Is Fast, Amazing, Slightly Worrisome
'THEY sent A SLAMHOUND on Turner's trail in New Delhi...'

SPECTER Electroshock Round Fireable From Shotgun
'...the balls sent by this gun are not ordinary balls, but little cases of glass.'

100 Terabyte Exadrive SSD Also Has Biggest Price
'A man could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres in a Schrön loop.'

Mechanical Milking Of Microalgae For Fuel Production
'They call 'em culture tanks. They have bugs -- germs -- growing in them.'

Feel Virtual Reality In Mid-Air!
'...a pressure on the lips - warm and soft, moist and sweet.'

Electric Lasso Gives Police Options
'The blast of silver threads enveloped her...'

TytoCare Offers Futuristic Home Care
'Immediately an enormous apparatus fell on to her out of the ceiling...'

Powdered Regolith Propulsion
'... filling their great tanks with the finely divided dust which the ionic rockets would spit out in electrified jets.'

Ford's SafeCap, Opposite Of Niven and Barnes' Napcap
'In the napcap a client became an instant yoga master...'

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.