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DIMMING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

DIMMING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

A guided tour of the contemporary dimming landscape Text:/ Andy Ciddor While dimming may not be at the leading edge of the technologies used in our profession, it retains a critical place in our design toolkit. Indeed, dimming has become so simple to implement and so reliable that to many of us it has just
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June 16, 2015 Projects, Tutorials

WHERE LESS IS MORE

WHERE LESS IS MORE

Mix Minus, Clean Feed, Return Audio… call it what you will, but a successful conference call can be doomed without it. Text:/ Gep Blake A second feels like an hour. Sweat drips from your palms into the console as the entire board of executives sits patiently in the boardroom of Particularly Important Inc, looking up
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June 16, 2015 Tutorials

PANEL DISCUSSION

PANEL DISCUSSION

An introduction to LCD and micro-mirror projector technologies Text:/ Stephen Dawson Since it first burst upon us decades ago, digital projection has been a major focus of excitement and continuing technological innovation, most recently in the area of high-output, long-lived light sources. But something that has changed only evolutionarily in recent years is the mechanism
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April 23, 2015 Tutorials

SYSTEM CONTROL 101

SYSTEM CONTROL 101

Automation is the fastest moving sector in our industry. Here’s the basics on staying in control of an AV installation. Text:/ Derek Powell There’s barely an audio or video component that doesn’t come with a remote control. While the ubiquitous hand-held IR remote is fine for controlling a single component like a TV or a
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February 25, 2015 Tutorials

NOT SO EASILY LED

NOT SO EASILY LED

Rumours of the death of incandescent light sources could be greatly exaggerated. Text:/ Paul Collison I keep hearing that the incandescent light source is dead – a light source that’s shuffled off this mortal coiled-coil. But I wonder if perhaps we are being actually being let down by our lighting manufacturers. Is LED technology really
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January 21, 2015 Tutorials

PUTTING THE SQUEEZE ON PIXELS

PUTTING THE SQUEEZE ON PIXELS

Video, codecs and containers. Text:/ Stephen Dawson When digital video arrived in 1986 it had one major problem. It was monstrously large. Way bigger than the pipelines and carriers then available – indeed, that are available today. How was video to be reduced so much in size that a whole movie could be delivered on
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November 27, 2014 Tutorials

EDID Unravelled

EDID Unravelled

Avoiding potholes on the road to EDID enlightenment Text:/ Derek Powell Every display device such as a monitor or a projector, is built to a particular specification. At its most basic, every display has a native resolution (like 1024 x 768 for an XGA monitor) but many devices may be able to handle a range
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July 17, 2014 Tutorials

Immersive Sound in the Cinema

Immersive Sound in the Cinema

Setting the new cinema standard. Text:/ Robert Clark The next generation of cinema sound promises to deliver a truly three-dimensional audio experience. New immersive audio systems are already being deployed in theatres around the globe, but before this technology can become truly universal, an open immersive sound standard needs to be published. Currently, the Society
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May 30, 2014 Tutorials

HDBaseT: Standards vs Throughput

HDBaseT: Standards vs Throughput

You may well be ‘soaking’ in it right now. Know your chalk from your cheese. Text:/ Andy Ciddor Although open standards from a range of internationally-recognised standards-setting bodies lie at the core of the interoperability of some aspects of AV as we know it today, they’re far from being the only way of achieving innovation
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September 9, 2013 Tutorials

Projectors Without Lamps

Projectors Without Lamps

Solid-state light sources come to the world of projectors. Text:/ Marc Murray Late in 2009 Casio announced it had created the first lampless projector. Although this was hailed as ground-breaking by the usual spin doctors, it was really just a bigger than usual leap in the long evolution of projector technology. We are on a
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August 6, 2013 Tutorials