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Skullmapping takes tabletop entertainment to the Edge

Back in Spring 2018, Skullmapping, creators of Le Petit Chef, started working on a new spin-off dining show, Le Petit Chef and Friends. 

Due to the nature of the show, in which the tabletop theme is digitally transformed depending on the nationality of the chef in action, each table needed to be fitted with its own Optoma UHZ65 laser 4K UHD projector, which is integrated into the ceiling of the restaurant.

The restaurant – Le Grand Bistro, – has a maximum capacity of 80 persons and is located at the heart of a cruise ship – the Edge.

Birgit Sterckx, 3D-Artist at Skullmapping, said: “Since we are using miniature chefs and a lot of fine detail, high resolution is very important for us. Optoma’s UHZ65 projectors were perfect as they are 4K, laser and have the right amount of lumens at an affordable price.

“Also the laser light source means they can be mounted vertically to project down onto the table. This is important since if we were mounting lamp-based projectors vertically it might shorten the projectors’ lifespan.”

Equipped with high-quality laser illumination, the UHZ65 4K UHD projector provides consistent brightness, superior colour performance, instant on/off and an extraordinary life span of up to 20,000 hours.

Capitalising on the fast switching speed of the DLP chip with XPR technology and advanced image processing, 8.3 million pixels are delivered to the screen without alignment issues, with four times as many pixels as 1080p. This brings stunningly detailed, bright and colourful imagery to the screen.

With its sleek black casing and 3,000 lumens, the UHZ65 also boasts sophisticated PureMotion frame-interpolation technology. This advanced processing eliminates motion blur or image judder, even in high-speed action films or fast-paced sports.

Installation is simple with vertical lens shift, 1.6x zoom and a host of connection options such as two HDMI ports and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) for compatible phones and tablets.