A video server that automatically plays multiple uncompressed RGB video segments to multiple screens in precise timing and sequence via the DP interface is now available from Campbell, Calif.-based Video Clarity.
The ClearView Venue Player DisplayPort (DP), designed for live events and other environments that rely on repeated, synchronized video playback for entertainment and display, offers from 2 terabytes up to 32 terabytes of storage and up to four channels of fully uncompressed 2K or three channels of 4K video on four DisplayPort outputs.
The product can be purchased with an optional blend-and-warp feature that is critical in large-dome, curved, and immersive display applications.
Blending of multiple projection screens is important for large venues that use multiple source-video signals to create one large, high-quality image as required for highly immersive video programs. In this application, two or more images overlap, and the intensity of the overlapping regions of the images must be adjusted. Likewise, warping is important for display environments that use a curved screen or wall. The warping function modifies picture geometry so that it matches the curve of the projection surface.
“Immersive and virtual-environment displays are a growing trend, so we’re adding a complementary product to our ClearView Venue Player line with DisplayPort that can apply a warp and multiple picture blending,” Blake Homan, Video Clarity’s president and founder, said.
Venue Player DP has the same user interface and program ingest and playback functionality as other Video Clarity products, so customers can use the entire Video Clarity product line for multiple uses on all their servers if required — with complete confidence that we will support this product category for the long term.”
Users have browser-based control over configuration and playback from a laptop or tablet via an IP network or Wi-Fi, making it quicker and easier to set up the device, load content, and manage playback on multiple screens.