In digital cinema, it?s how we fill the white space of the screen with something amazing.
Cinematographer David Leitner was looking for a projector to premiere his new Checkerboard Film Foundation?s documentary film ?Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments.? Since the film featured fine art paintings, it was imperative to reproduce the texture, tone and color palette on the screen so that viewers could fully appreciate the art. Shooting and projecting in full-HD are also crucial to capturing both the filmmaker?s and the artist?s original intents of their respective images. Also, since the film was shown during a fundraiser where ticket costs were $250 apiece, the audience?s expectations were very high. Thankfully, Panasonic was able to significantly exceed their expectations with amazing images.
Leitner discovered the Panasonic difference last summer when he used the PT-DW7000 projector to teach a course at the International Film & Video Workshops in Rockport, Maine. The experience made such an impression on him that he worked with Panasonic to secure a projector for this film, and they recommended the PT-DW10000.
As an iconic painter and sculptor, Ellsworth Kelly is very careful in selecting the exact color hues he wants. So the projector needed to display his colors with an extremely high degree of accuracy. Members of the audience, the Alliance Francaise projection staff, and even Ellsworth Kelly mentioned how amazed they were at the film?s vivid colors and overall image quality. According to Leitner, that?s exactly what the PT-DW10000 delivered. ?It was the best projector we could have possibly chosen. Plus, it plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet, which isn?t normal for a DLP ? projector of this high caliber. The projector?s 75-foot throw distance also made it possible to place the projector in the control room, rather than on a stand in the audience. The DW10000?s controls and inputs are efficiently organized on the side ? that made it easy to operate. And its LED lights illuminated the controls, which is a nice touch. It was also very lightweight. I may sound like a commercial but, seriously, there was no downside to this projector.?
Panasonic projectors provide exciting new ways to inspire artists, filmmakers, and cinematographers. They?re also great for bringing a movie in on budget.
Cinematographer David Leitner was looking for a projector to premiere his new Checkerboard Film Foundation?s documentary film ?Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments.? He had an absolute need to reproduce the texture, tone, and color palette on the screen so that viewers can fully appreciate the art. Shooting and projecting in full HD are also crucial to capturing both the filmmaker?s and the artist?s original intents of their respective images.
Panasonic PT-DW10000 Series projectors are perfect for superior picture quality in an ideal 16:9 format ensuring high visibility in a large venue.
Members of the audience, the Alliance Francaise projection staff, and even Ellsworth Kelly mentioned how amazed they were at the film?s vivid colors and overall image quality.
- Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
- Light intensity: 10,000 ANSI lumens
- Contrast ratio: 5000: 1
- Picture formats: 5: 4/4 : 3/16 : 9
- Colors: 16.77 million
- Visible diagonal: 178 - 1.524 cm
- Distance to the screen: 1 , 1 - 103.3 m
- Weight: 32 kg
- Size (mm): 578 x 320 x 643 mm
- Power consumption: 1,450 W
- Mains voltage: 220 - 240 V
- Power consumption (standby): 12 W
- Lamps: 250 x 4 W
- Lamp life: 2000 hrs .
- Fan noise: 43 dB
The Panasonic Corporation is a Japanese multinational electronics company headquartered in Kadoma in Osaka , in Japan.
Formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, the Panasonic name was only commercial until 2008 when the company was completely renamed Panasonic.
It produces everything from rechargeable batteries to TVs and cameras. According to her, she is No. 1 in wireless phone sales.
Panasonic offers a wide range of products and services, such as air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, cordless phones, compressors, luminaires, televisions, personal computers, mobile phones, audio equipment, cameras, headlights, electronic car accessories, electric batteries, lithium batteries , bicycles, electronics and photovoltaics.
Aspect Ratio: The ratio of image width to image height. Common motionpicture ratios are 1.85:1 and 2.35:1. Television screens are usually 1.33:1 (also known as 4:3), which is similar to the Academy standard for films in the `50s. HDTV is 1.78:1, or 16:9. When widescreen movies (films with aspect ratios wider than 1.33:1) are displayed on 1.33:1 televisions, the image must be letterboxed, anamorphically squeezed, or panned-andscanned to fit the screen.
ATSC: Advanced Television Systems Committee. Government-directed committee that developed our digital television transmission system.
Attenuate: To turn down, reduce, decrease the level of the opposite of boost.
Black Level: Light level of the darker portions of a video image. A black level control sets the light level of the darkest portion of the video signal to match that of the display`s black level capability. Black is, of course, the absence of light. Many displays, however, have as much difficulty shutting off the light in the black portions of an image as they do creating light in the brighter portions. CRT-based displays usually have better black levels than DLP, plasma, and LCD, which rank, generally, in that order.
Brightness: For video, the overall light level of the entire image. A brightness control makes an image brighter however, when it is combined with a contrast, or white level control, the brightness control is best used to define the black level of the image (see Black Level). For audio, something referred to as bright has too much treble or high frequency sound.
B-roll: Supplementary video of scenes and interviews used to complement the primary video.
Cathode Ray Tube: (CRT) Analog display device that generates an image on a layer of phosphors that are driven by an electron gun.
Chrominance: (C) The color portion of a video signal.
Coaxial: 1) A speaker typically with one driver in the middle of, and on the same axis as, another driver. 2) An audio or video cable with a single center pin that acts as the hot lead and an outer shield that acts as a ground.
Codec: Mathematical algorithms used to compress large data signals into small spaces with minimal perceived loss of information.
Component Video: A signal that`s recorded or transmitted in its separate components. Typically refers to Y/Pb/Pr, which consists of three 75-ohm channels: one for luminance information, and two for color. Compared with an S-video signal, a Y/Pb/Pr signal carries more color detail. HDTV, DVD, and DBS are component video sources, though most DBS material is transcoded to component from composite signals.
Composite Video: A signal that contains both chrominance and luminance on the same 75-ohm cable. Used in nearly all consumer video devices. Chrominance is carried in a 3.58-mHz sideband and filtered out by the TV`s notch or comb filter. Poor filtering can result in dot crawl, hanging dots, or other image artifacts.
Contrast: Relative difference between the brightest and darkest parts of an image. A contrast control adjusts the peak white level of a display device.
DBS: Direct Broadcast Satellite. Term that replaced DSS to describe smalldish, digital satellite systems such as DirecTV and Network.
Digital Theater Systems: See DTS.
D-ILA: Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier. This Hughes/JVC technology uses a reflective LCD to create an image. A light source is then reflected off the reflective LCD and is directed through a lens to a screen.
Direct-View Television: Display whose image is created on the surface from which it is viewed.
DLP: Digital Light Processing. A Texas Instruments process of projecting video images using a light source reflecting off of an array of tens of thousands of microscopic mirrors. Each mirror represents a pixel and reflects light toward the lens for white and away from it for black, modulating in between for various shades of gray. Three-chip versions use separate arrays for the red, green, and blue colors. Single-chip arrays use a color-filter wheel that alternates each filter color in front of the mirror array at appropriate intervals.
DMD: Digital Micromirror Device. Texas Instruments engine that powers DLP projectors. Uses an array with tens of thousands of microscopic mirrors that reflect a light source toward or away from the lens, creating an image. Each mirror represents a pixel.
Dot Crawl: An artifact of composite video signals that appears as a moving, zipper-like, vertical border between colors.
DTV: Digital Television. Umbrella term used for the ATSC system that will eventually replace our NTSC system in 2006. HDTV is a subset of the DTV system. While the FCC does not recognize specific scan rates in the adopted DTV system, typically accepted rates include 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i.
D-VHS: Digital VHS. Digital signals recorded onto magnetic tape. Greater capacity than typical VHS can record compressed HDTV signals. See D- Theater.
DVD: Officially known as the Digital Video Disc, though marketers unofficially refer to it as the Digital Versatile Disc. DVD uses a 5-inch disc with anywhere from 4.5 Gb (single layer, single-sided) to 17 Gb storage capacity (double-layer, double sided). It uses MPEG2 compression to encode 720:480p resolution, full-motion video and Dolby Digital to encode 5.1 channels of discrete audio. The disc can also contain PCM, DTS, and MPEG audio soundtracks and numerous other features. An audio-only version, DVD-A uses MLP to encode six channels of 24-bit/96-kHz audio.
DVD-A: Digital Versatile Disc-Audio. Enhanced audio format with up to six channels of high-resolution, 24-bit/96-kHz audio encoded onto a DVD, usually using MLP lossless encoding. Requires a DVD-A player and a controller with 6-channel inputs (or a proprietary digital link) for full compatibility.
DVD-R: A recordable DVD format similar to CD-R in that it is a write-once medium. Backed by Pioneer, Panasonic, Toshiba, and others.
DVD-RW: A recordable DVD format similar to CD-RW in that it is rerecordable medium. Backed by Pioneer, Panasonic, Toshiba, and others.
DVD+R: A recordable DVD format similar to CD-R in that it is a write-once medium. Backed by Sony, Philips, Yamaha, HP, and others.
DVD+RW: A recordable DVD format similar to CD-RW in that it is rerecordable medium. Backed by Sony, Philips, Yamaha, HP, and others.
DVD-RAM: A recordable DVD format similar to DVD-RW in that it is a rewriteable format. Unlike DVD-RW it is capable of being written to and erased over 100,000 times. Backed by Hitachi, Panasonic, Toshiba, and others
DVI: Digital Visual Interface. Connection standard developed by Intel for connecting computers to digital monitors such as flat panels and DLP projectors. A consumer electronics version, not necessarily compatible with the PC version, is used as a connection standard for HDTV tuners and displays. Transmits an uncompressed digital signal to the display. The latter version uses HDCP copy protection to prevent unauthorized copying. See also HDMI.
Dynamic Range: The difference between the lowest and the highest levels in audio, it`s often expressed in decibels. In video, it`s listed as the contrast ratio.