Last week, Epson invited bloggers and members of the press for an out-of-town event to introduce their new batch of high-end projectors, the EB-4000 and EB-G6000 series.
The Fusion 4 Epson Media Adventure was held at the Calicoan Surf Camp in Guiuan Island, Samar, where, before hitting the waves, got ourselves acquainted with the said Epson projectors.
Leading the EB-4000 series is the Epson EB-4950WU which is capable of projecting images at WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution with a maximum brightness of 4,500lm. The EB-4950WU has the follow key features:
Faroudja DCDi Cinema chip – The projectors feature the DCDi (directional correlation de-interlacing) cinema chip from renowned video processing experts Faroudja Labs. The specialized processor enhances color management while reducing 3D noise, resulting in sharp, crisp, detailed images. In addition, the Response Time Correction (RTC) technology is included to produce seamless motion in videos.
High Contrast with Auto Iris – The projector’s ultra-high-precision Auto Iris control system delivers a high 5,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio by monitoring the intrinsic brightness level of each scene and automatically adjusting contrast to optimal levels instantly.
DICOM mode for clear medical images – DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) is a global standard for the handling, storing, printing, and displaying of information in medical imaging. The projectors feature a DICOM compliant mode that produces images with clear shadows, and which is ideal for projecting X-rays and other medical images.
Epson iProjection – With the iProjection application for both iOS and Android, the Epson EB-4000 series projectors can wirelessly project content from a smart device with ease. It also lets you use other touch-screen operations, such as ﬂicking to turn pages and pinching to zoom in or out.
Lens shift – Lens shift allows the Epson EB-4000 projectors to be conveniently placed off centre and have the projection adjusted vertically and horizontally.
Point Correction – Point correction allows users to quickly and conveniently correct single-projector distortion or multiple-projector misalignment on the screen by fine-tuning the images, adjusting them point by point.
Next is the Epson EB-G6900WU. Like the EB-4950WU, it can project images at WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution but with a maximum brightness of 6,000lm. The EB-G6900WU has the following key features:
HDBaseT connectivity – HDBaseT is the next generation interface for the long-distance transmission of uncompressed high-definition video, audio, and data.
Faroudja DCDi Cinema chip
High Contrast with Auto Iris and C2FINE – The projector’s ultra-high-precision Auto Iris control system delivers a high 5,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio by monitoring the intrinsic brightness level of each scene and automatically adjusting contrast to optimal levels instantly. Image contrast and quality is further enhanced by the projectors’ use of Epson’s C2FINE inorganic LCD panels that use vertical alignment technology.
Frame Interpolation – Frame interpolation technology inserts new frames between original frames. As a result, blurring effects are suppressed and motion pictures look much smoother and sharper.
DICOM mode for clear medical images
Edge blending – All the new G6000 series models feature an “Edge Blending” capability that can intelligently blend the colours of overlapped images (both top or bottom) from multi-screen projections to achieve a seamless panoramic display.
Curved & corner wall projection (EB-G6800 & EB-G6900WU) – The two top-of-the-line models in the G6000 series have additional curved and corner wall projection capabilities that enable them to project distortion free images on surfaces that are concave, convex, 90 degree adjacent or even spherical. This allows them to be applied in creative and exciting ways for unique visual experiences.
Pricing is yet to be announced for the EB-4000 and EB-G6000 series but it will arrive in the SEA region in June.