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IBC2013: Sony demonstrates latest 4K projector for visualisation

Sony is demonstrating its newest 4K digital projector, the forthcoming SRX-T615, at IBC2013. On the stand, it will display a 7Kx2K image overlapped by a 1K visualisation.

Sony is demonstrating its newest 4K digital projector, the forthcoming SRX-T615, at IBC2013. Engineered to provide an optimal visual experience for industrial, visualisation and simulation applications, the projector can edge blend native 4K content. Sony will demonstrate this on the stand by creating a 7Kx2K image overlapped by a 1K visualisation, using content shot on Sony’s high-end motion picture camera, the F65.

Other features of the SRX-T615 include an extremely high picture quality, created by a contrast ratio of 12,000:1 (said to be best in class) and a high brightness of 18,000 lumens thanks to its newly developed 4K optical engine. The SRX-T615 has 4K 50/60p signal compatibility for displaying moving graphics smoothly. In addition, it has an sRGB standard colour gamut, with the opportunity to switch to DCDM or Adobe RGB if required.

The projector uses six HPM lamps (much lower in cost than Xenon lamps) in individual cartridges, making lamp replacement easier and safer; the projector also provides a longer lamp-exchange cycle. Sony says that running costs are also reduced through the use of durable parts that incur fewer maintenance cycles.

The SRX-T615 can be installed in a tilted orientation and provides a variety of lamp operations for precise and flexible luminance control. These include being able to select the number of lamps used for lighting, and interleaved lamp control. It also ensures fail-safe operation.

Ken Hatanaka at Sony Europe said: “This next-level projector has really raised the bar for visualisation and simulation applications. In addition to all of Sony’s key learning about 4K from the digital cinema technology, we’ve put a proper feature-set for visualisation and simulation into this new and exciting projector. Its features will inspire new levels of creativity and completely enhance the viewer’s experience. Its high performance and range of versatile, professional features mean it is ideal for a large number of difficult applications. We are truly excited by what we could see projected with these machines in the future.”