What is believed to be the world’s first high-resolution LED video wall with anti moiré filter has been installed in Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s (NRK) new state-of-the-art studio. The solution encompasses Silicon Core’s Peony Broadcast LED panel which features the much-mooted Common Cathode technology.
NRK is Norway’s public service broadcaster and largest media house, comprising three TV channels, three radio stations and a plethora of Internet, podcast and phone programmes. The station wanted to create the next generation of broadcasting studio with the main challenge for all technology providers being to eliminate the common problem of moiré patterns appearing during camera zooms and for off axis viewing angles. During live interviews, presenters in the studio and those on screen were also required to have the same true to life colour match.
NRK wanted a high resolution LED video wall without the moiré patterns to provide full flexibility in the studio, something that Silicon Core describes as never having been accomplished before.
“We worked with Display Systems, our Norwegian partner over a period of 12 months of extensive testing and benchmarks to develop a unique solution that removed all moiré patterns on high resolution LED video walls,” commented Steve Scorse, VP EMEA for SiliconCore. “Not only does this groundbreaking solution provide any broadcast studio with new levels of freedom and creativity, as an added bonus it also enhances contrast and black level in the picture.
The solution is based on four displays measuring a total of 13.5m wide by 2m high. These are made up of Silicon Core’s new 2.6mm Peony Broadcast LED panel with its new Common Cathode driven approach. The screens offer a resolution of 4992 x 768 pixels, with each used for different presenting functions, from a backdrop for images, statistics and highlighting key points of a story through to a live correspondence screen for interviews.
“This is something we have wanted for a long time so are pleased to see it finally is in place. Design and lighting solutions never seen before,” commented Jan-Eirik Lien, leader steering committee.