Essential Install December 2016 - Page 18

Essential Install | Habitech Great 4K projection relies on a teamwork of smaller pixels and a finer screen surface How Eight Million Brilliant Individuals Can Make The Big Picture Perfect When it comes to 4K, it’s the little things that produce the results. Habitech MD, Jonathan Pengilley, extols the virtues of great team building on a micro level. The awesome JVC DLA-Z1 laser projector This is a story about teamwork. It’s about the millions of small, unsung contributions that make the big stuff happen. We’re living in a world enthralled by the big numbers, results and events, but reliant on tiny tech triumphs. Our big digital existence, the Internet, banking, industry, transport, communications, custom installation, you name it, would grind to a halt if it weren’t for the successful choreography of countless little binary connections, switching precisely on cue. Paradoxically, the way we develop the big is by tweaking the small and just as all the energy in the galaxy can be explained at the smallest quantum level, the truth behind the big performance headlines is a story of micro improvement and teamwork. Although it’s easy to overlook, small is beautiful and also very powerful. million tiny but significant individuals and the marginal gains achieved by improving the quality of each and every one of them are brilliantly intensified in the bigger picture. I have seen the god of small things at his best in the unity of micro engineering from JVC and Projecta; two of our home cinema brands that understand the principle of marginal gains at the pixel level. Their complementary R&D in praise of the pixel has produced the UK’s most successful 4K display team: JVC ‘s astonishing Z1 4K/HDR laser projector and Projecta’s silky smooth HD progressive screen surface. In the 18Gbps universe and in the wider one beyond, a team of incremental performance tweaks is the covert force behind the headlines. The collective power of marginal gains For the Z1, JVC has further miniaturised its Direct-Drive Image Light Amplification (D-ILA) liquid crystal tech to reduce the pixel gap by a giant 31% to just 3.8 µm for the smoothest most detailed true 4K (4096x2160) pictures. They’re illuminated on the largest screens by the Z1’s ‘Blue-Escent’ laser light source, which produces a dazzling 3000lm to raise peak brightness on HDR pictures for spectacular image depth. The diode’s dynamic light source control produces instantaneous light output according to the scene’s brightness, emulating the natural latency of the human eye and realising a contrast ratio approaching ∞:1. Enhanced by a combination of the laser light and a new cinema filter, colour from the three dedicated RGB D-ILA devices achieves a gamut of 100% DCI P3 and over 80% of BT2020 to reproduce the most vivid spectrum through We all remember how Sir Bradley Wiggins won gold with a monumental effort, but fewer of us realise that it was achieved through the application of marginal gains: the sum of many small performance tweaks, insignificant in isolation but when added tog