Posts Categorized: Video

Can I Benefit From Playing 4K HDR Movies On My Non-HDR Projector?

Can I Benefit From Playing 4K HDR Movies On My Non-HDR Projector?

Many people are replacing their older projectors with new 4K HDR products from the likes of JVC, Sony and Epson.  The odd thing is that most of these new projectors are not really that different in performance than the older units some people already own or that you can acquire in the used market. HDR needs dramatic brightness… Read more

Sony Projector Calibration Pro Software

Sony Projector Calibration Pro Software

Sony offers calibration software for their ES range projectors that can adjust the projector settings over a LAN connection.  This software is available for their dealers. Below is a list of the supported projectors from the 2016 user manual for this software.  Newer models will likely support this software along with Image Director as well.  Sony… Read more

18 Gbps HDMI Cable Runs Over 15 Feet Can Be A Challenge

18 Gbps HDMI Cable Runs Over 15 Feet Can Be A Challenge

I am encountering many problems with HDMI working properly with 4K UHD and HDR in projector installations.  These installations frequently use cables that are much longer than those found in the typical home installation.  Many Category 2 high speed cables that are 15 ft or less in length work without a hitch.  Applications over 15 ft are… Read more

What Is HDR About?

What Is HDR About?

Many new Ultra High Definition (UHD/4K) displays support more than an increase in the number of pixels (resolution).  They also can display High Dynamic Range (HDR) material.  The chart above shows the difference in what cameras (media) can capture versus what displays can render. All displays have a limit as to how colorful (saturation) and how bright (lightness)… Read more