Samsung Electronics Unveils The Wall for Virtual Production at InfoComm 2023Share open/close
The Wall’s unparalleled virtual production features will be on display at North America’s largest audiovisual trade show
Samsung Electronics today announced its new digital signage lineup at InfoComm 2023, North America’s largest audiovisual trade show, taking place in Orlando, Florida from June 14 to 16.
“Technology is a vital part of any business, and the innovative signage lineup we’re showcasing at InfoComm empowers businesses across industries to grow,” said Hoon Chung, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “The newest addition to The Wall lineup is especially exciting, making production faster and easier in TV, film and other creative industries.”
Introducing The Wall for Virtual Production
At InfoComm, Samsung unveiled a new dedicated display, The Wall for Virtual Production (IVC Model), which will be available globally starting from today.
Virtual production studios can use ultra-large LED walls to create virtual content, integrating them with real-time visual effects technology to reduce the time and cost of content production. The Wall for Virtual Production leads the market in the application of this technology.
The Wall for Virtual Production’s LED display features pixel pitch options of P1.68 and P2.1, dedicated studio frame rates (23.976, 29.97 and 59.94Hz) and genlocking, which can synchronize the screen with a camera’s video signal. The display also boasts a refresh rate of up to 12,288Hz, a max brightness of 1,500nits, a 35,000:1 fixed contrast ratio (for P2.1) and up to 170-degree wide viewing angles. All these new features combine to enable an unprecedented level of picture quality for virtual content.
The Wall for Virtual Production is based on modular technology, allowing for a variety of installation options for different production environments and needs, ranging from a perfectly flat screen to up to 6,000R curvature. It can also be hung or stacked with other screens, and it is designed to be resilient to the dust and particles that are common in production environments.
The integrated Virtual Production Management (VPM) solution and the intuitive interface it provides make it easy to manage the screen and facilitate the highest-possible picture quality. To display colors as accurately and consistently as possible, The Wall for Virtual Production also features 3D lookup tables (LUTs) for color correction, wide-gamut HDR color processing and color adjustment between individual cabinets or modules. The VPM is also capable of detecting and resolving any potential LED-related issues.
At InfoComm, Samsung will be collaborating with Lux Machina, a pioneer of virtual production and modern ICVFX (In-Camera Visual Effects), to showcase The Wall for Virtual Production in actual use. Lux Machina has implemented technology like this in television series like “The Mandalorian” and “House of the Dragon,” as well as in broadcast events like the League of Legends World Championship, NFL Honors and The ACM Awards.
“The Wall has been designed for virtual production,” said Zach Alexander, President of Lux Machina. “With a high refresh rate, true color representation and a wide viewing angle, we believe that display technologies like this could help usher in the next generation of visual effects, making it much easier for studios to deliver high-quality virtual production projects.”
Samsung is also working with Wētā FX as a technical partner. Wētā FX is a New Zealand-based digital visual effects company that has produced visual effects for some of the highest-grossing films ever made, such as “The Lord of the Rings” series, “Avatar” and “Avatar: The Way of Water.”
“Samsung’s The Wall for Virtual Production provides excellent color rendition and picture quality, and with the screen properties and black levels, one is able to control the precision of light it sends into a volume with ease. We look forward to working with the innovative team at Samsung and seeing how new techniques and capabilities can improve the experience for our storytellers,” said Kimball Thurston, CTO of Wētā FX.
The All-New Samsung QxC Series Crystal UHD Signage
In addition to The Wall, Samsung is introducing its full lineup of 20 new models in the globally available QxC Series Crystal UHD Signage Series. The displays feature significant upgrades in design and performance for unparalleled features and picture quality in any commercial environment.
The QxC lineup includes five QHC displays with 700nits of brightness (75”, 65”, 55”, 50” and 43”), eight QMC displays with 500nits of brightness (98”, 85”, 75”, 65”, 55”, 50”, 43” and 32”) and seven QBC displays with 350nits of brightness (98”, 85”, 75”, 65”, 55”, 50” and 43”).
The bezels on the QxC series are consistent and even on all four sides of the display, using the same thickness and dimensions to create a symmetrical design. The VESA mounting holes are in the center of the displays to ensure secure mounting. The series is 28.5mm thick, 40% slimmer than the previous model.1
All QxC displays offer an easy and intuitive new user interface, 4K UHD resolution, Tizen 7.0 for optimized performance of web services and industry-leading durability. SmartView+ wirelessly connects the displays to up to six devices at once, while anti-glare panels minimize light reflection for an unimpeded viewing experience. Plus, all QxC models have an Eco Sensor that can detect the brightness of the surrounding environment and optimize the brightness of the display accordingly.
Samsung Ushers in the Era of All-in-One LED Displays
Samsung is also unveiling the LED All-in-One (IAC Model), a 130-inch full HD LED screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Its pre-assembled frame kit allows users to install the display simply by hanging it on a wall.
The LED All-in-One has a slim 56mm design (up to 64mm with the Slim Fit Wall Mount). The screen provides 1,000nits of peak brightness and a 3,840Hz refresh rate, resulting in stunning video quality. The built-in Samsung S-Box has support for integrated media play and Microsoft 365, delivering the latest commercial tools to make the most out of the large LED display in business environments.
Industry-First Carbon Footprint Certification From TÜV Rheinland
Separately, Samsung Electronics announced that its 2023 Smart Signage lineup has earned a series of certifications for environmentally preferable products from highly recognized institutes in Germany and the U.S.
The 2023 Smart Signage (QMC Model) and The Wall All-in-One (IAB Model) have become the first signage models to receive a product carbon footprint certification from TÜV Rheinland, a global testing body. Established in 1872 and headquartered in Cologne, Germany, TÜV Rheinland provides quality and safety certification services to multiple industries.
The organization calculates its carbon footprint certification by evaluating the amount of greenhouse gases generated throughout the entire product lifecycle, ranging from production to disposal, based on internationally recognized standards. The certification from TÜV Rheinland follows another recent and notable recognition for Samsung from the Carbon Trust.2
The 2023 Smart Signage (QMC Model) has also earned an ENERGY STAR 8.0 certification from the Environmental Protection Agency for its energy efficiency and an Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certification in recognition of its eco-conscious efforts, such as its recycled plastic use.
Samsung looks forward to seeing its peers, customers and partners in person at booth #1143 at InfoComm 2023. To learn more about Samsung’s visual display products, please visit: https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/main/index.
1 98-inch model excluded.
2 Samsung’s 2023 Neo QLED Achieves ‘Reducing CO2’ Certification From the Carbon Trust – Samsung Global Newsroom