What do a cinematic opera performance and a scientific visualization of a Midwest tornado have in common?
The answer: a super high-definition (SHD) 4K digital video projector.
Attendees of the 2011 CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California) conference held earlier this week at UC Irvine saw a variety of 4K content when they visited the Calit2 Building auditorium. Content ranging from artistic performances to scientific visualizations to a cinematic capture of baby sea otters in their natural northern California habitat were shown to the group of networking and information technology experts.
The demonstration was a debut of the next-generation, cyber-infrastructure technology for the Irvine campus as a result of a collaborative effort with the institute’s partner division at UC San Diego.
The real-time transmission utilized CENIC’s gigabit Internet Protocol (IP) optical-fiber network to link the two divisions with the 4K content being sent from San Diego to viewers in Irvine. 4K images have roughly 4,000 horizontal pixels – offering approximately four times the resolution of the most widely-used HD television format, and 24 times that of a standard broadcast TV signal.
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