RED Laser Projector
RED showed off the 4k laser projector they announced at NAB 2011 today. Ridley Scott and his son Luke shot a short film “Loom” on Epic cameras and the 3ality Technica Atom rig that was shown in RED’s NAB theater in 2k passive 3D (engineers were in a hotel room working on the 4k boards). The laser projector will be able to do simultaneous 4k for each eye very soon.
We attended the very first screening at 9am on Monday morning and were blown away. Being a Ridley Scott production shot by Darius Wolwski, 10 seconds in we forgot about 5k, lasers, simultaneous 3D and were just drawn in to the great story and beautiful images. It really hit us when we walked out of the theater, we can have THAT for $10k. Amazingly a REDray player is built in.
The RED Laser Projector is natively stereoscopic meaning all you need to view 3D is a polarized silver screen and passive 3D glasses. Due to the lasers providing the projector a very stable light intensity per primary color it can auto calibrate itself. For 2D a standard white screen or just a wall will suffice.
- Price: $10k (good for up to a 15 foot screen)
- Input: REDray player, also accepts HDMI or HD-SDI input
- Rez: 4K, 12 bit
- 24 foot lamberts
- Simultaneous right eye/left eye
- 3D and 2D up to 120fps
- Laser lasts more than 25,000 hours
- No calibration necessary
- Add laser modules to scale up to a big theater
Traditional designs place the lamp in the projector head, it gets hot, and hence you need to put substantial cooling (fans) there too. In our modular design, the “lamp” is in a rack mount chassis that can be located a considerable distance from the optical head. So no “projection box” needed.
The laser is modular. Replace the projector head. Replace the Laser engine. Replace the RedRay player. It even has a RED MOUNT to replace the lenses.