The Mechdyne Advantage

Just as 4K resolution displays entered the consumer marketplace and became the standard for business applications, 8K resolution is now being promoted as the next standard. While the 8K video and broadcast infrastructure are being developed, 8K displays have tremendous potential for graphics-based applications in automotive, science and research, energy, medicine, design, architecture, and more.

Mechdyne has decades of experience designing and integrating data visualization and virtual reality displays at 8K resolution and higher. When 4K just started becoming available in 2005, we were the first company to use 4K for complex graphics applications with multiple tiled units for video walls and 3D stereo. Using 4K cinema projectors, we built 100 million pixel, 3D virtual reality environments that are still enabling discovery today. Imagine what we can do with 8K building blocks.

Why 8K?

New Ultra High-Definition 8K Solutions

An 8K experience is big, bold, and detailed: 8K (sometimes called Ultra HD 8K) is the step forward from 4K and way beyond full HD.

  • Four times 4K. Sixteen times HD
  • Extreme detail. A viewer can be three feet (1m) from a 100″ screen and not see individual pixels.
  • Brighter and more accurate projection colors thanks to true RGB laser light (REC2020 color).
  • Even higher resolutions possible using individual 8K projectors or panels as building elements.
  • Potential for 3D virtual reality at higher resolution.

Achieving 8K Resolution

  • Single 8K Projector
    - Scalable screen size
    - No visible seams compared to tiling flat panels
    -Blend 8K projectors for even higher resolution
    - 3D/VR capable (at 4K resolution)
LCD Panels
  • Tiled 4K and HD LCD
    - 16 - HD panels
    - 4 - 4k panels
    - Visible seams caused by tiling panels may interrupt data flow
    - Limited form factors/scaling based on panel size
Direct View LED Displays
  • Large Video Walls
    - Large display size to achieve 8K due to large pixel size (even at 0.7mm pixel pitch)
    - An 8K LED wall using common 1.2mm pixel pitch will be 32 feet (9.8m) long
    - Using 0.7mm pixel pitch, an LED wall will still be 20 feet (6.1m) long

Who needs 8K?

  • Research – Scientists with high-resolution data and scans
  • Photogrammetry – Working with high-resolution imagery from lidar or cameras
  • Any computer designer or artist producing high-resolution graphics
  • Data or graphics-based applications that need 8K without tiled wall seams
  • Those who want the ability to view four 4K or sixteen HD sources on one display without visible seams
  • Anyone who desires the biggest and highest quality display to make an amazing impression
To Discuss how 8K May Benefit your applications, contact us today.