Currently I have two Mitsubishi HC3800 projectors and I want to run them together for a super wide setup for my eyefinity gaming. I have been looking around for edge blending solutions and the best I can find is:
1)Sol7 Immersaview which is a software solution that costs north of $4,000
Used too you could do it with vlc... however, you arent' playing movies, you are playing games.
You will probably need a dedicated hardware box, why not just mount them as cloase as you can and deal with a small black stripe, you realize edge blending digitals will never be perfect. Especially with HC3800's.
I would go with a 1 pixel overlap to start and see how you like it. The double brightness pixels shoudl only be noticable in dark scenes. If you really wan to edge blend then you can tackle that once you decice its worth it to fix it.
The Warpalizer program looks really nice. Looks like you need add on modules for the color management which is really nice. especially for getting gamma correction in the blend zone. Which is key to a seamless blend. Digital's are much easier to blend than CRTs for sure as there is no roll off of output at the edges like a CRT Projector has.
The use of active cameras at all times for the color management system is really neat. I was reading up on it and it look s like you need a PJ that has built in CMS that the software talks to and makes adjustments to as the bulbs age etc. neat Idea. not very practical for Home Theater use though, however id have to see how it's done with placement etc.
Look like really good work from you guys. I'm more of a hardware blender using the TV-One stand alone units. These have gamma control for in the blend zone.
The external box solution in this thread id like to try some time with a Blu ray source.
I heard that after using software, such as Warpalizer, to warp the image to fit a curved screen, that there is alittle image quality loss. is anyone out there using a curved screen that can confirm this and how bad the degradation is?
Warpalizer can't move or resize the physical pixels in the projector so there will be some degradation depending on how much curvature your screen have and how many projectors you use to fill the screen.