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Content: Progressive or Interlaced video?

24 July 2010

LCD panels are a progressive display technology and even though LCD TV’s may accept interlaced video the electronics inside the display have to convert this to progressive. Interlaced originated in the the dark ages of … [more]

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Digital Signage

Total Ownership Digital Signage – How Hard Can It Be?

16 July 2010

Trying to set up a simple, good quality digital signage system or menu board in a store or restaurant can seem a little daunting at first. There are many subscription based digital signage systems out … [more]

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Digital Signage

Digital Signage in Transport – The Screen in NY

22 June 2010

Train station platforms and airports around the world bear testament to the value of digital signage in transport. The attraction is clearly the shear volume of people even if the demographics are broad.

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LCD Controllers

Digital View At The World Cup And The Olympics

22 June 2010

We’re very excited about an installation of monitors that Alfacam have built using Digital View technology. Using our powerful LCD Controller board, the SVH-1920, and the HD-2000 and IP-50 accessories, Alfacam have deployed these custom … [more]

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Creating video – map travel

18 June 2010

Everyone should be familiar with the video technique of traveling across a map used in movies like Indiana Jones and documentaries similar to the example shown here. This can be a great way to start … [more]

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Creating Video From Still Images

16 June 2010

Creating video from still images can be very effective, quick and easy. The various techniques available go well beyond simple slide shows and produce results suitable for retail product promotion, real estate agents and museums … [more]

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Digital Signage

Integre – a chassis for large panels

3 June 2010

At SID last week we put the new Integre chassis on display. This is designed for 32″ to 80″ LCD panels and can be used in landscape or portrait modes. As shown here it brings … [more]

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Creating Video – Time Lapse & Stop Motion

2 June 2010

Time lapse is that fantastic technique that lets us see plants grow, flowers blooming and clouds move rapidly across the sky, it allows us to see things that otherwise happen too slowly. A similar and … [more]

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Digital Signage

SID 2010 – All About Displays

31 May 2010

The Society for Information Displays (SID) held their annual SID conference and exhibition in Seattle, Washington last week. LCD panels have been the star of the show for many years now and this year was … [more]

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Creating Video For Digital Signage

28 May 2010

‘Digital signage’ covers a very wide of uses of digital media and is definitely not limited to the professional advertising networks that get most of the publicity. For many of these other uses the cost … [more]

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Digital Signage

Samsung 43″ Very Wide LCD

12 May 2010

Recently we have been testing Samsung’s 43″ very wide LCD panel. With an aspect ratio of 4:1 and a resolution of 1920×480 this is a great panel for many digital signage applications. For the interface … [more]

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Digital Signage

Launch of Screen’s ‘Green Screen’

10 May 2010

In a move that has quickly attracted some well known major digital signage companies the Screen launched the Green Screen initiative at ScreenExpo in London on 5 May 2010. Digital View is a major sponsor … [more]

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Digital Signage

Innovation everywhere – is digital signage turning over a new leaf?

7 May 2010

Well that’s it for Screenmedia Expo 2010, the 2 day event at Earl’s Court in London. The show was reasonably well attended and a positive experience for us, but what’s more interesting is how the … [more]

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Digital Signage

Keypad Track Select for ViewStream

28 April 2010

Another novel accessory for the ViewStream is currently being tested, this is a numeric keypad (as pictured) for track selection. It works with the ViewStream’s RS-232 port and can call up JPEG’s or videos using … [more]

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