Panasonic zaprezentował pierwszy na świecie projektor 3D Full HD wykonany w technologii LCD.
Zapowiedziany wcześniej projektor Panasonic PT-AT5000E został zaprezentowany w Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory w Los Angeles, ośrodku który odegrał kluczową rolę w stworzeniu standardu Blu-ray 3D.
Panasonic 480Hz Panel Drive oznacza koniec efektu cross-talk?
Panasonic PT-AT5000E ma wbudowaną nową technologię - 480Hz Panel Drive, która ma dostarczać dobry efekt 3D, eliminując efekt cross-talk. Pozbycie się tego irytującego efektu było dla Panasonika głównym wyzwaniem przy konstrukcji tego projektora.
Aktywne okulary 3D czyli będzie nam migać
Projektor PT-AT5000E wykorzystuje aktywne okulary 3D - Panasonic właśnie zaprezentował najlżejsze na świecie aktywne okulary 3D. Odbiornik podczerwieni ma pracować na dystansie do 6 metrów - można wydłużyć tę odległość stosując dodatkowy zewnętrzny transmiter.
Projektor PT-AT5000E - nowa, wydajniejsza lampa
W projektorze znalazła się nowa czerwona lampa o mocy 200W, która ma zapewnić dynamiczniejszy i bardziej kolorowy obraz. Jasność to 2000 lumenów, a kontrast 300.000:1. Poza tym 3 porty HDMI i konwersja 2D-3D.
Panasonic PT-AT5000E - 4 tys. godzin życia
Poprawiono tez system wewnętrznego chłodzenia, wydłużając życie lampy. Projektor Panasonika powinien działać na jednej lampie przez jakieś 4 tys. godzin - to dwa razy tyle co poprzednie modele.
Obraz 3D Full HD wreszcie trafi na ściany
Wreszcie będzie można oglądać obraz 3D Full HD w wielkim formacie na naszej ścianie. To ważna wiadomość dla wszystkich zwolenników projektorów. Panasonic wychodzi na prowadzenie i widać że bardzo przykłada się do przenoszenia kinowych wrażeń do naszego domu.
Nowa wydajna lampa
The new 200-W Red-Rich Lamp increases the luminous efficiency of the projector to achieve brighter images with excellent color purity. Able to produce a stunning brightness of 2,000 lm, the PT-AE7000/AT5000 unleashes the beauty of 2D/3D full-HD expression for viewing on various screen sizes.
Zoptymalizowany dla Full HD System Optyczny
To assure maximum clarity and sharpness in full-HD images, this advanced optical system employs a full-HD-optimized lens unit comprising of 16 lens elements in 12 groups, including two large-diameter aspherical lenses and two high-performance ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses. Each lens is carefully aligned to assure a uniform focusing balance from the center to the edges of the screen. As a result, the PT-AE7000/AT5000 produces stunningly clear and beautiful images.
Panele LCD obsługujące 480Hz
The PT-AE7000/AT5000’s Full-HD LCD panels provide more brightness with higher aperture ratio. The panels are also designed for 480Hz processing capability for brighter 3D image. These high-precision panels use vertically aligned liquid crystal molecules with inorganic alignment layers. When no voltage is applied, the molecules are aligned perpendicular to the glass substrate, so there is minimal light leakage, providing higher contrast.
The Pure Contrast Plates in the PT-AE7000/AT5000 use a high-precision crystalline material that is carefully matched to the characteristics of the LCD panels to effectively correct the passage of light exiting the panels. This enables the projector to block unwanted light leakage and successfully increases the dynamic range. It works together with the Pure Color Filter Pro and Dynamic Iris Pro to achieve an astounding contrast ratio of 300,000:1.
The optical filter optimizes the light spectrum from the UHM projector lamp, helping to produce deeper blacks while improving purity levels in the three primary colors (red, green and blue). This advanced filter system improves color purity to cover a range that extends from the HDTV standard (Rec. 709 mode)*1 to the color gamut used in digital cinema*2. This gives images the deep, rich coloring that distinguishes movie images.
*1 A setting that supports the 6,500K color temperature recommended in the HDTV standard (ITU-R BT.709).
*2 Specifications put forth by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) PR431-2.
This intelligent iris system works by analyzing the brightness level of each image using a histogram, then adjusting the lamp power, iris and gamma curve* accordingly to create the ideal image. The adjustments are made virtually frame by frame. This helps the projector achieve a wide dynamic range with swift smoothness for added beauty in both dark and bright scenes.
* Parameters for adjusting the output brightness gradation level according to the input signal.
While many LCD projectors suffer from a “chicken wire” effect, Panasonic’s pursuit of the highest possible image quality has successfully overcome this device limitation through the incorporation of Smooth Screen technology.
This uses the double refraction property of crystals to arrange pixels on a screen with no gaps between them.
Seven different picture modes (normal, dynamic, Rec. 709, D-cinema, cinema 1, cinema 2 and game mode for reduced frame delay) automatically detect 2D, 3D signal for optimized picture quality.
Although it is inherently difficult to attain brightness in 3D images while minimizing crosstalk, the PT-AE7000/AT5000 achieves both bright and comfortable 3D images by the incorporation of 480-Hz driven LCD panels and Panasonic's original high-precision overdrive technology. The 480-Hz driven LCD panels lengthen the time that the shutter is open about 1.5 times the duration of a 240-Hz drive system. Together with the original overdrive technology, this improves the brightness of the images viewed through 3D Eyewear, while at the same time minimizing crosstalk, or double image seen as a result of the left image entering the right eye and vice versa.
Crosstalk results from mixing right and left images. To suppress crosstalk, shutter is closed longer and brightness is lost.
Images are brightened by increasing the time that the 3D Eyewear shutter is open.
Mixed R and L images are seen, resulting in crosstalk.
Images are brightened by increasing the time that the 3D Eyewear shutter is open.
Images are smooth, with little crosstalk, because of the faster driven LCD panels.
High-quality 2D image processing, including Frame Creation and Detail Clarity Processor, can now be enjoyed in 3D as well, with the incorporation of the newly developed dual core processing engine.
A double-speed frame interpolation display for 2D viewing, and also in 3D viewing, greatly improves the clarity of motion images, reproducing sharp and clear images for fast moving scenes in sports and action movies. For 24p signal input, four frames are calculated and interpolated for each existing frame, to enable 5x speed (120-Hz) display.
This digital image processing circuit brings greater clarity and sharpness to details embedded in the image. After analyzing the video signal frequency in each scene, the circuit optimizes the sharpness of each part of the image based on the extracted information. The resulting images, 3D or 2D, have more natural, lifelike expression than those of previous image-processing methods.
The projection size for viewing 3D images can be selected from among 9 different sizes, ranging from 40 inches to 200 inches diagonally.* The amount of parallax is optimized according to the projection size, so comfortable, easy-to-view 3D images can be enjoyed at any size. Furthermore, the 3D Viewing Monitor makes sure the field of depth is within the comfortable zone by a graphical representation and make adjustments accordingly.
* Projection size for 2D images covers from 40 inches to 300 inches diagonally.
The white lines of the 3D Viewing Monitor indicate the comfort level of parallax set forth by the 3D Consortium Committee. By making sure the parallax is within the white lines, comfortable 3D is realized. Amount of parallax can be adjusted if necessary.
The projector is able to show the right and left image side by side to check if the two sides have the same colors. The difference may occur due to poor content quality. With the Waveform Monitor displayed, you can adjust the contrast, brightness, color and tint as desired, and up to three adjustment settings can be stored in memory for instant recall.
The left and right picture balance sometimes varies due to differences in the camera's shooting conditions for the left and right images.
The Waveform Monitor lets you adjust this balance.
2D to 3D image conversion is possible, with five 3D effect modes to select from.
The PT-AE7000/AT5000 uses frame sequential technology for 3D image projection. When viewing 3D content, signals from the PT-AE7000/AT5000’s built-in infrared transmitter precisely control the left and right shutters of the active 3D eyewear, which can be shared with VIERA 3D TVs.
The PT-AE7000/AT5000 comes equipped with a built-in transmitter with maximum transmission distance of six meters (about 20 feet).* For more range up to ten meters (about 33 feet), an optional infrared transmitter, ET-TRM110 is
available for greater installation flexibility.
* The indicated distance between the projector and screen is valid when the conditions described below are satisfied. Also, note that the transmission distance can differ largely due to strong light, such as sunlight and fluorescent lamps, at the installation location or due to the screen type or material.
CONDITION 1: The distance between the screen and the 3D Eyewear (viewing position) is 5 meters to the front of the screen. CONDITION 2: The screen is 100 inches, measured diagonally, and has a screen gain of 1. CONDITION 3: The projector is set up in front of the screen, and the lens shift function is not used. CONDITION 4: The [3D IR TRANSMITTER] setting in the main unit is set to [STRONG].
Up to six settings can be stored in the Lens Memory, including zoom and focus positions for projecting in the normal 16:9 or 4:3 image ratio, and wide cinema projection settings. These memories can be recalled manually or can be set for automatic switching. The projector is able to detect 2.35:1 and 16:9 source and retrieve the stored setting automatically. This Lens Memory function lets you easily enjoy images with different image ratios on a wide 2.35:1 screen for an immersive movie theater-like experience.
A 2x optical power zoom/focus lens and a lens shift function together make it possible to project a 120-inch picture from as close as 3.6 meters (11 feet 10 inches) to the screen or as far as 7.2 meters (23 feet 7 inches) away. In addition, the image can be shifted ±100% vertically, and ±26% horizontally. This gives you outstanding setup flexibility. If you choose to ceiling-mount the projector, you can zoom and focus by remote control.
The gamma curve can be flexibly controlled, allowing precise calibration according to the signal source and environment. Brightness (Y), R, G and B can each be adjusted at any nine points. Adjustment point positions can be shifted both horizontally and vertically to bring out the desired gradation level.
You can freeze any scene you wish, and then make adjustments while easily comparing the original image and the adjusted image side by side.
With the PT-AE7000/AT5000 you can view the waveforms on the screen and adjust the settings both automatically and manually as you prefer.
This color correction system enables free color control in two different modes. The Point Color Correction mode lets you pick a point in the image and adjust that color without affecting the neighboring colors. The Six Color Correction mode enables independent adjustment of red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow.
HDMI™ with x.v.Color™ and Deep Color
The PT-AE7000/AT5000 has three HDMI input terminals for digital transmission without image degradation. The HDMI input terminals also support Deep Color and the x.v.Color color space. Deep Color provides 10-bit (over 1.07 billion) and 12-bit (over 68.7 billion) color depths for smooth gradation between colors, while x.v.Color compliance reproduces natural, lifelike images.*
* Effective in Rec. 709 image mode.
Programmable 12V Trigger for Automated Theater Setup
Two 12V triggers are provided.* Since the input and output can be set independently (menu selectable), they can link flexibly with powered screens, room light and powered curtains. When combined with the Intelligent Lens Memory, they let you create a truly classy home theater.
* The trigger terminals also operate as the 3D shutter outputs to connect the optional 3D IR transmitter ET-TRM110.
The PT-AE7000/AT5000 supports VIERA Link. If your home theater system contains VIERA Link-ready equipment, projection can be started by using only the remote control unit of the PT-AE7000/AT5000, regardless of whether the source is a Blu-ray Disc or a TV program stored on an HD recorder. This eliminates the need for hassling with several remote controls.*
* Cannot be used simultaneously with TV that supports VIERA Link. Some operations may not be available depending on the equipment. In this case, use its own remote control to operate the equipment.
Panasonic’s proprietary lamp drive system helps maintain lamp performance, resulting in a up to 5,000-hour lamp replacement cycle. For easy maintenance, you can replace the filter from the side and the lamp from the top of the projector. The dust filter and lamp are easily replaced even after the PT-AE7000/AT5000 is installed on the ceiling.
* When a lamp power is set to ECO. The lamp replacement cycle is up to 5,000 hours when the lamp mode is set to NORMAL. The values above are maximum values when they are used in cycles of being turned on for 2 hours and off for 0.25 hours. When the lamps are turned on and off more frequently, the lamp replacement cycle is shortened. The usage environment affects the lamp replacement cycle.
• 16-bit (full 12-bit) gamma correction for natural gradations.
• 3D noise reduction for high-precision noise detection and reduction.
• Featuring a wide range of aspect modes, including ones for anamorphic lenses. (JUST/4:3/16:9/S16:9/14:9/ZOOM1/ZOOM2/H-FIT/V-FIT)
NOTE: The selectable modes vary depending on the input signal.
• Up to sixteen sets of PICTURE adjustment settings can be stored in memory with custom names that make them easy to remember (PICTURE MEMORY).
• Masking function to match the desired projection area to the screen.
• User-friendly ergonomic remote control.
• Built-in test pattern including color bar and gray scale.
• On-screen input guidance.
• Auto input search.
• Quiet operation: 22 dB (lamp power: ECO).
• NORMAL/ECO lamp power selection.
Each Panasonic projector is produced by a vertically integrated production process, which extends from R&D to manufacturing, at the Panasonic factory in Japan, under strict quality control. This ensures stable, top-quality performance in every product.