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What are Foot-Lamberts and Why Do I Care?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 |

Foot-lamberts (ftL) are the unit of measure used by the motion picture industry to specify how much light should be reflected off the movie screen in a 1-foot x 1-foot area. The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) recommends 16 foot-lamberts in a dark movie theater. This is the standard for a professional cinematic viewing experience. For environments with high levels of ambient light, maintaining good contrast is essential. We recommend a total luminance of 40ftL for...

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Ambient Light Rejecting Screens Explained

Friday, January 22, 2016 |

Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) screens differ from a regular screens in several ways.The most common screen surfaces reflect the incoming light uniformly in all directions.These screen surfaces are referred to as diffuse reflectors. The light is reflected back in many angles, rather than just at one angle. Surfaces that reflect back at only one angle are referred to specular reflectors - they reflect light at an angle precisely opposite the one at which that light arrived, such as a mirror.Some...

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Things to Consider When Buying a Projector

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

Don't look now, but projectors are invading our homes in record numbers.They're not like those bulky, whirring machines we used to love in class when we were kids. Now they're sleek, modern, quiet, and easy to have at home for personal use. As consumers, we've become spoiled when it comes to our audio and visual equipment. First we did away with black and white. Then we went from antennae to cable, which improved the picture even further. Then came high definition on huge plasma and LCD...

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Uses for Your Projector that May Surprise You

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

We all know the “regular” uses for projectors. We’ve used them in classrooms and conference rooms . We’ve sat in dark theaters while our favorite movies were projected onto huge screens. Now, even using them in our homes for entertainment is getting commonplace. We can play multiplayer video games on big screens. We can watch our favorite movies and TV shows in high definition and 3D. We can take it outside for a neighborhood movie night. There are projectors that we can put in our pockets to...

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