A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

Electrosonic Crafts Unique Rear Projection Solution For The Weather Channel’s New HD Set

WeatherElectrosonic teamed with Jack Morton Worldwide/Production Design Group (PDG) in Manhattan to provide design and equipment integration for a custom rear projection solution for The Weather Channel’s new HD set. The Atlanta-based cable network recently moved into a new building tailored for HD broadcasting; the new set made its on-air debut June 1.

“Set space was at a premium, and we had to accommodate the Stewart house display screen which measures 100 inches high by 450 inches wide,? explains Jim Landy, Electrosonic’s Business Development Manager. “It was critical that we not take up more set space; we had to stay within the limitations of its footprint. So Electrosonic and Large Screen Display Solutions devised a unique double-bounce rear projection mounting system using two mirrors.?

Electrosonic mounted three Christie HD8K projectors almost above screen level in a structurally-sound RP House accessible by ladder for maintenance. In the double-bounce system, the projectors fire forward hitting the first mirror. This light path then passes through a hole in the floor of the RP House to another large mirror directly below the projectors. The trio of Christie projectors, which are blended using using ChristieTWIST™ image warping and blending, are processed using a Vista Systems Spyder to deliver an impressive big-screen HD image to Weather Channel viewers.

Jack Morton Worldwide/PDG designed the set. Andre Durette is vice president of the company and its senior design director; Joe Lamberta is one of the associate designers. Ross Karadjov was project manager for Electrosonic.

Electrosonic has a 40-year history of providing advanced media solutions for applications in Public Spaces and Work Environments at hundreds of sites worldwide

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News, Product Applications

Clay Paky Sharpy Washes and grandMA2 Consoles Turn in Winning Performances at the “Miss America Pageant”
Registration for the 21st HPA Tech Retreat Now Open
Louisville Football Stadium Delivers High-Impact Game Experience with Meyer Sound LEO
Meyer Sound Gives Voices to Global Dissidents in @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz
Hollywood Post Alliance to Honor Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, with Lifetime Achievement Awards
Antelope Audio Zen Studio Professional Portable Audio Interface Receives Outstanding Technical Achievement Nomination for 30th Annual TEC Awards
FOR-A Brings Switchers, Multi-Viewers, Encoding/Decoding, and Signal Processing Solutions to CAPER 2014
Riedel Communications CCW Expo 2014 Product Preview
Factor Audio Doubles Down on HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si Expression 3 Consoles For Theater Gigs
Wohler Names Key Code Media a U.S. Distributor for Tachyon Wormhole Retiming Solution

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

June 2008
M T W T F S S
« May   Jul »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication