Red Laser Projector- now we just need content

RED, the manufacturer of super high-end camera systems, announced it’s jumping in to the home theater projector market in a big way. 4k 3D, that is. RED CEO Jim Jannard let slip that the RED laser-powered 4k “is on our road map”. Stephen Pizzo, Element Technica Co-founder stated “After watching a demo of RED’s laser projector I’ve been struggling to find a way to describe it. Comparing it to traditional professional systems is completely inadequate. I have never witnessed 3D that was as bright or brighter as the best 2D projections until now. It generated the best color, best dynamic range and best images I have ever seen in 3D or even 2D. When I learned we were watching at 1/4 of its total resolution I was speechless. It was so clean and so vibrant the only thing I can compare it to is Cibachrome. That’s it, a giant moving Cibachrome!”

Cibachrome (or Ilfochrome as it’s now known) is an archival-quality, incredibly-clear, rich-color photographic process. Because you are hampered by your LCD monitor- even if you’re viewing Projectionfreak on a good one, I can’t show you what a Cibachrome photo looks like, but if you’ve ever seen one, you’ll know. This graphic should give you an idea of the resolution of projectors and RED technology:

 

Ridiculous? Yes.  Astounding? Yes.  Do I want one?  Hell yes.  Details about the projector are still scarce, but we do know it won’t be using TI’s 4K DLP chip, and that it will rely on passive 3D tech rather than active.

All of this is fantastic. Two questions though…..where’s the content and how do I get demo unit ASAFP?

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