View/download the FUSION suite specification sheet by clicking here. (pdf)
View/download the FUSION suite User Manual. (pdf)
View/download the Multi Image Processor communication protocol by clicking here. (pdf)
Read the press release by clicking here. (html)
Low-Latency Warp and Blend for Flat, Simple and Complex Curved Surfaces
In live-action applications such as IMAG and live televised events, where live presenters and the projected images may be visible at the same time, or for simulation, where on-screen imagery must immediately respond to trainee input, video latency must be as close to zero as possible. With this in mind, DP’s FUSION MD and FUSION 3D processors were created to specifically provide the most advanced multi channel warp and blend for critical real-time applications. The advanced architecture of the FUSION processors results in video latency that equates to just a few lines of a single video frame - basically, near-zero latency.
From a system design perspective, one FUSION MD or FUSION 3D processor is configured for each projector in the application. Each projector’s input source simply loops through the related FUSION processor, then into the projector. FusionNet, DP’s new network control application, provides complete access to all adjustments for both the projectors and the FUSION processors, via a single window desktop application. Warp, blend and all projector alignments, for as many channels as the application requires, are intuitive and precise.
Here are some specifics on the two FUSION processors:
FUSION MD (minimum delay): This high bandwidth, near-zero latency processor provides warp and blend for sources with resolution up to WUXGA (1920 x 1200) at 60 Hz, and outputs to projectors with native resolution up to WUXGA as well. This makes the FUSION MD the perfect warp and blend solution to match nearly any of DP’s projectors with native resolution of WUXGA or less. There is no scaling in the FUSION MD processor, so optimally, the source input should match the native resolution of the projector. If the input resolution does not match the projector resolution, projector scaling can be applied after the required warp and blend has been achieved by the FUSION MD processor.
FUSION 3D: This extreme bandwidth, near-zero latency processor provides warp and blend for sources with resolution up to WQXGA (2560 x 1600) at 60 Hz, and outputs to projectors with native resolution up to WQXGA as well. This makes the FUSION 3D the perfect warp and blend solution to match our soon to be launched dVision 35-WQXGA (see related article here). Alternatively, the FUSION 3D can provide near-zero latency warp and blend for sources up to WUXGA at 120 Hz, enabling it to support warp and blend for projectors being employed in the highest resolution 3D applications. This makes the FUSION 3D the perfect warp and blend solution to match with any of DP’s iVision, TITAN or LIGHTNING 3D displays! Like the MD processor, there is no scaling, so optimally, the source input to the Fusion MD processor should match the native resolution of the projector. If the input resolution does not match the projector resolution, projector scaling can be applied after warp and blend has been achieved by the Fusion MD processor.
The FUSION product line delivers powerful, application enabling products, but they are surprisingly easy to put to work. FusionNet seamlessly integrates the operation of the FUSION processors and the DP projectors they serve, thus ensuring large projector arrays can be expertly aligned on complex-geometry projection surfaces by technicians or projectionists with a simple understanding of the FusionNet application.
FUSION MD and 3D processors, and DP’s new FusionNet application, can be employed with all of DP’s iVision, dVision, TITAN and LIGHTNING products, so no matter what level of projector performance or resolution your application requires, DP can provide a fully integrated, FUSION-powered warp and blend solution with near zero latency.