DLP Projectors: LUMIS Line: SIM2 HDR Dual System

  • Dual projection HDR System - 2 x Custom-tuned Special Projectors
  • Dynamic range: 14 f-stops
  • Brightness output up to 9,000 ANSI Lumens (in 2D dual mode)
  • 3-chip Full HD (1080p) 0.95” DLP® DC4 chipset
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) capability
  • SIM2 active 3D technology (triple flash 144Hz)
  • 2 x 350W dimmable lamp
  • HDR processor module, HDMI 2.0a compatible
  • Projector mounting bracket assembly with micro-metric adjustment capability

SIM2 has been designing and manufacturing HDR products since 2007. HDR (High Dynamic Range) has a dramatic effect on picture quality and perceived image resolution, as it delivers a dynamic range more closely matched to the human visual system.

HDR stands for - High Dynamic Range. In the real world, the intensity of natural light can span up to 14 orders of magnitude from night to direct sunlight. The ratio between max. and min. luminance is called dynamic range. The human eye can instantaneously perceive up to 5 orders of magnitude without adaptation. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is therefore the ability to render a large range of luminance in a display, from extremely dark to extremely bright values, hence creating brighter whites, darker blacks and brighter colors that better match what we see in the real world.

The dynamic range of this magnitude may be characterized as «f-stops».
- Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) is ≤ 10 f-stops;
- Enhanced Dynamic Range (EDR) & High Dynamic Range (HDR) is > 10 f-stops.

SIM2 HDR Dual System uses two custom-tuned projectors optimized to produce a combined image that has a dynamic range of more than 14 f-stops.

The decision to use two projectors was needed to provide both high brightness and achieve a very high contrast. Each projector is optimized for different performance; they utilize different optics, software, and other miscellaneous settings.

Nonetheless, SIM2 HDR Dual System allows the increase of the dynamic range of non HDR movies on standard Blu-Ray discs.

The system comes with the following standard components:
- 2 tailor made projectors, using the platform of the SIM2 flagship model, the AR;
- 1 mechanical support with micromechanical adjustments capability;
- 1 processor interface between the video sources and the 2 projectors.

Click here to learn why SIM2 choose a 2-projectors solutions from R&D director Domenico Toffoli.

High Dynamic Range: how SIM2 mastered the art

SIM2 has been creating HDR displays since 2007, building a wealth of knowledge about this specialized area of image technology. Appearances at the recent CEDIA EXPO and ISE shows of our SIM2 HDR DUAL projection system have elicited rave reviews from industry experts like Scott Wilkinson (AVS Forum): “…as a technology demo, it revealed how much dynamic range is possible using two projectors in such a configuration—the blacks were inky, and the peak luminance was 95 foot-lamberts!”

SIM2 HDR DUAL is the state-of-the-art in HDR projection delivering 14.5 f-stops of dynamic range. Recent refinements to the product, made in collaboration with video guru Joe Kane (JKP Productions), have resulted in the capability to deliver the power and control of HDR beyond that of any theater, as well as commercial cinema, projector. In the words of Joe Kane himself: "I'm impressed with SIM2's approach to implementing HDR to projection technology and the power of the SIM2 platform and the wider color capability associated with it. The direction they are taking is higher in light output than the current implementation of HDR in digital cinema. I worked with SIM2 to put in place my knowledge and scientific approach. The outcome from this intense activity is beyond my best expectations"

Click here to learn what two Video gurus have to say about the SIM2 HDR Dual System abstract.

The SIM2 HDR DUAL System is on demonstration in Florida (USA), London (UK) Shanghai (CHINA) Pordenone (ITALY) and can be purchased from SIM2 selected partners and Competence Centers around the world.

In the US market, DCI-Central Inc. is our SIM2 HDR Competence Center able to provide a full package of support including demos and trainings.

DISPLAY

DLP® Type 3 Chip DMDs 0,95” 1080p DC4
Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Dynamic range 14 f-stops
Lens High quality selected optic glass lenses
Contrast ratio (Full ON/ Full OFF) up to 30,000:1 with DynamicBlack™
Lamp power 2x 350W dimmable to 280W
Brightness(1) up to 9,000 ANSI Lumens (in 2D dual mode)

INSTALLATION

Throw ratio standard lens 1.82-2.48:1 (type T2)
Throw ratio optional lenses 1.37-1.66:1 (typ. T1)
2.6-3.9:1 (typ. T3)
Optical shift Motorized, vertical up to +50%, down -10% max. from screen center (based on image height)
Digital keystone adjustment Vertical, +/-18˚
Picture size (inches diagonal) 50-300
Aspect ratio 4:3, 16:9 Anamorphic, LetterBox, Panoramic, Pixel to Pixel + 3 custom-user adjustments

ELECTRONICS AND CONNECTIVITY

Horizontal & vertical scan freq. 15-80kHz/48-144Hz
SDTV PAL (B,G,H,I,M,N,60); SECAM; NTSC autom. selected
HDTV 480p, 720p 50/60, 1080i 50/60, 1080p 24/50/60 + 576p
PC graphic standard VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA, WUXGA 10 bit Full Channel Signal Board Video Processing
Color System PAL (B,G,H,I,M,N,60); SECAM; NTSC 3.58; NTSC 4.43;

INPUTS/OUTPUTS (single projector)

Digital 2 x HDMI-HDCP vers. 1.4a (v.1.4 with Deep Color)
Analog 1x Composite Video
1 x Graphic RGBVH (VGA-UXGA) (D-sub 15 pin)
1 x Component - Analog YPbPr/RGBs/RGBHV (RCA)
Control 1x LAN (RJ45)
3D Sync out
1 x RS232 (D-sub 9 pin)
1 x USB (A type)
Miscellaneous 3 x 12V 100mA output (via Jack)

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Software control upgradable via RS232, serial interface or USB
Mains voltage range 100-240 +/-10% (48/62 Hz)
Single Projector Weight 11 Kg. or 24.3 lbs
Single Projector dimensions (WxHxD) 458x210x455 mm (18”x8.3”x17.9”)
Power consumption max. 1100W

Specific "A" model features

Colour Filter SIM2 Motorized Sliding Filter System
Network interface network monitoring
web control interface
(1) ANSI Lumen Specification: This is the typical projector brightness specification found in most sales literature. This measurement allows for direct comparison with other manufacturer’s projectors. Measurements are taken in a totally dark test room with T3 type lens (wide angle zoom settings), brand new lamp at full power, lamp’s native white color temperature, internal test pattern (full white) and in compliance with ANSI IT7.228-1997 specification.
Due to constant product development, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Press Releases

Description: Experts' opinion on SIM2 HDR Dual System
Experts' opinion on SIM2 HDR Dual System
Learn what two video experts have to say about the SIM2 HDR Dual System

Software & Technical material

Description: SIM2 HDR PROJECTION AT ISE 2017
SIM2 HDR PROJECTION AT ISE 2017
SIM2's R&D Director, Domenico Toffoli, explains the reasons behind the choice of a 2-projector solution to master HDR technology in video projection.