Elite Screens has launched at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show Airflex5D, a company dedicated to providing Multi-Projector Stacking system at a low cost.
High-end 1080P projectors that produce 10000+ lumens are upwards of $50K to $80K or more! When breaking down the cost-to-performance, this is about $5-8 per lumen in picture brightness. However, with an AF5D-5S system, you can get similar results by using a combination of 4x standard 3000 lumen projectors with a pair of AF5D-5S stacking processers and get similar results while paying on average below $1 per lumen.
This is not only great for commercial applications, but also for stack and create linear passive 3D in full 1080P.
Another great feature for a pair of projectors using the Airflex AF5D-5S is that it can provide a theater-grade Passive 3D performance when combined with Elite's AirBright3D2 screen material. Geometric image correction is essential for commercial presentations that utilize an uneven projection surface. This feature of the AF5D-5S is crucial in projecting on extreme curved or dome screen projection arrays.
What about the DIY’ers who already do it without the controller? Well according to Elite, once you use the controller, you can position your projectors in any way you want and you can stack. The controller does all the work. Stacking the traditional way by manually aligning the projectors in order to see the same image (which is never perfect) can be time consuming and is not accurate. This allows you to stack virtually any projector in a matter of minutes whether it is a 4:3, 16:9 or even 2.35:1.
Airflex5D offers multiple different processors depending on the solutions. For the home for passive 3D, the processors start at $1999 MSRP. This becomes a more cost effective solution for the Home Theater enthousiast who wishes for passive 3D Projection compared to the LG 10K$ Projector.
Check out a video on how to align 2 and 4 projectors to give you an idea how easy it is.
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