Panasonic elevates customer experience with new 3D projection mapping technology
Last December 2015, the leading brand in projection mapping joined the University of Santo Tomas’ annual Paskuhan to give students, faculty, and visitors alike a glimpse of Panasonic’s latest innovative product. Through a 3D Christmas video mapping on the façade of the university’s main building, Panasonic mounted a show presenting the nativity scene combined with animated UST icons and messages and other Yuletide symbols.
Panasonic didn’t disappoint despite the heavy rain, projecting sharp and colorful images to the delight of the jampacked crowd.
“The UST Paskuhan event is where the very first projection mapping of Panasonic was held. It is the very first time of Panasonic Philippines to do such big project using eight units of PT-DZ21K2, it is the combination of heritage and technology in our modern time,” noted Shaun Sato, Sales Adviser, Panasonic Philippines Systems Solution Group.
Panasonic Philippines SSG Marketing Manager May Gicain said their latest 3D projection mapping product bring the industry’s newest technologies in one lightweight product to give customers unparalleled and a much more elevated experience.
“The range-topping Panasonic PT-DZ21K2 Series guarantees breathtaking images and extremely reliable operation. Each feature-laden model has creative capabilities to satisfy the demands of professional users,” she affirmed.
Some of its features include a unique high-power UHM quad-lamp system that allows Panasonic to dramatically reduce cabinet volume and weight while projecting images with up to an astounding 20,000 lumens of brightness.
Panasonic’s Dynamic Iris uses a scene-linking aperture mechanism to achieve a remarkable 10,000:1 contrast without sacrificing brightness. This helps to reproduce deeper, richer blacks, and provides images with more textured and realistic details.
The Detail Clarity Processor 5 analyzes each individual image frame by frame to clarify areas containing fine details and textures. A new processing algorithm pulls hidden information from the super high, high, medium, and low frequency bands, sharpening outlines, correcting contours, and reducing ringing noise to improve the sense of resolution and clarity of fine details.
Together with a unique high-speed Real Motion Processer chip, Panasonic has refined the PT-DZ21K2 Series’ optical engine to enhance focus performance for a better sense of resolution, contrast, and fluidity. Real Motion Processor creates supplemental frames and interpolates for a fast 120 Hz frame-rate, resulting in incredibly smooth and realistic reproduction of motion.
The System Daylight View 3 meanwhile optimizes image quality to improve color perception of images projected onto external or internal walls and other surfaces or in environments with bright ambient light. With high brightness of up to 20,000 lumens, the PT-DZ21K2 Series delivers clear and comfortable viewing even with the lights on.
Multi-Screen Support System seamlessly connects multiple screens, capable of incredible edge blending, color matching, and digital image enlarging.
Optional upgrade kit
Panasonic boasts of optional upgrade kit for much more large setups demanded by high-profile concerts and events.
The new Geometry Manager Pro software, for instance, supports color matching, edge blending, uniformity correction, and other useful functions for multi-projector setups up to a maximum of 64 units. It also enables creative masking using four lines or bitmap data. Its flexible yet sophisticated geometric adjustment capability suits a wide variety of screen shapes.
Auto Screen Adjustment Upgrade Kit
The Multi Monitoring and Control Software lets users control and monitor multiple projectors at the same time over wired LAN. If a problem occurs, an alert is sent to the monitoring/controlling PC. Terminal panel is LED illuminated and control panel buttons backlit for easy operation in the dark.
The Backup Input Setting allows the signal to be switched to the backup input signal as smoothly as possible should the primary input signal be disrupted. This function ensures high reliability and is ideal for mission-critical control rooms, projection mapping, staging, and other applications where image display should not be interrupted.
PT-DZ21K2 Series is compatible with Art-Net DMX protocol for lighting management. Art-Net compatibility lets you connect the projector to a lighting console and operate functions such as shutter on/off, input change, power on/off, etc., together with the light control.
The Multi-Unit Brightness Control automatically corrects brightness fluctuations that occur over time in individual projectors in a multi-screen system. Up to eight projectors connected by a hub can be controlled increasing to a maximum of 2,048 projectors with Multi Monitoring and Control Software.
Panasonic’s new 3D projector mapping product is very low maintenance and eco-friendly. It has a quad-lamp system that allows the projector to keep working even if a lamp, which can be replaced from the rear, should fail.
A newly designed liquid cooling system directly cools the DLP™ chips to stabilize performance in temperatures of up to 45 °C (113 °F) while producing just 46 dB of noise. It also reduces body bulk and weight, and as the system is hermetically sealed, the cooling liquid does not require replenishment.
The Eco Filter has an electrostatic Micro Cut Filter that collects minute dust particles with an ion effect. It combines with a dust-resistant cabinet to enable long-term use even in punishing conditions. A long maintenance cycle of up to 12,000 hours reduces hassle, and the eco-friendly washable filter can be reused, reducing cost and waste.
Panasonic’s new 3D projection mapping series is ideal for advertising agencies, event organizers and concert managers, among others. This will help elevate how audiences experience your brands and connect with artists, Gicain promised.
For a free 3D mapping demonstration, please call Panasonic Philippines at 635-2260 local 6230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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