Austrian AV technology manufacturer, AV Stumpfl, will present their new AnyShape projection screen system and PIXERA multi-user workflow features at the upcoming ISE trade fair in Barcelona, Spain.
AnyShape technology makes it possible to order custom-built projection screens with a great variety of different frame shapes straight from the factory. The ability to build frame shapes that are not rectangular, for example, circles, rounded edges or semi-circles, can revolutionise the way in which designers creatively use projection surfaces.
AV Stumpfl’s global business development manager for screens Jan Walter explains the characteristics of AnyShape technology: “It’s really a paradigm shift. Instead of only thinking in terms of the projected content first, now the projection surface itself can be the starting point of a creative idea. Whether triangles, doughnut shapes or similar designs, we can now offer a lot of different types of custom frames, thanks to AnyShape. If you can visualise it, there‘s a good chance we can build it.”
AV professionals working with media servers will be delighted with the latest PIXERA developments presented at ISE for the first time.
The new multi-user workflow features will allow media server operators to be much more flexible and efficient when working on complex installations or show environments.
Multiple PIXERA director licences can now be synched, with users being able to choose between different levels of granularity when working within a multi-user scenario.
Complete projects can be shared in real-time, or alternatively single project parts like warping or timelines. Should they wish to, users can also choose to share every single editing action among the connected systems.
PIXERA executive director Harry Gladow comments on the real-life impact the new multi-user workflow features will have: “The ability to flexibly share project tasks among multiple users simultaneously is a great advantage and saves valuable time. One operator can be in charge of programming the main timeline, another can handle the live inputs and yet another operator might take care of the general content handling. All working at the same time. For many projects, this will be a quantum leap in terms of efficiency.”
On the hardware side, AV Stumpfl will present its PIXERA four media server at ISE. The system is perfect for highly demanding real-time graphics applications and broadcast setups. 12G-SDI I/O support, a 10 GB/s default data read rate and five configurable PCI 4.0 slots are some of the key system features of AV Stumpfl’s new high-end server for 4K and 8K playback.