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    Adapt the output so that the Tricaster can be used on ultra-wide screens

    Having just asked on another part of the forum if this was possible with the current operating system and being told it isn't, I thought I would share it as a feature request ...

    We have just finished two events using ultra-wide LED screens. We have a TC1 but only ended up using it as a backup media server because we needed something that could handle 9600 x 1344 pixels on the first show (25m wide screen) or the 3456 x 1080 on the second show (8m wide screen). We had to use a very expensive Barco E2 instead.

    In theory the TC1 could have handled the smaller of the 2 screens but we can't set the resolution to anything other than the normal sizes. When we tried it we were sending a lot of data for areas of the screen (top and bottom) that were not needed although the central portion looked great. It seems possible in my head that the same data could simply be sent in a different aspect ratio and we could use it on events like this one rather than a $95k Barco. Surely that would be the same processing power required? Ultrawide screens are becoming the norm now and this would be an amazing feature on the Tricasters especially the TC1. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtasker View Post
    Having just asked on another part of the forum if this was possible with the current operating system and being told it isn't, I thought I would share it as a feature request ...

    We have just finished two events using ultra-wide LED screens. We have a TC1 but only ended up using it as a backup media server because we needed something that could handle 9600 x 1344 pixels on the first show (25m wide screen) or the 3456 x 1080 on the second show (8m wide screen). We had to use a very expensive Barco E2 instead.

    In theory the TC1 could have handled the smaller of the 2 screens but we can't set the resolution to anything other than the normal sizes. When we tried it we were sending a lot of data for areas of the screen (top and bottom) that were not needed although the central portion looked great. It seems possible in my head that the same data could simply be sent in a different aspect ratio and we could use it on events like this one rather than a $95k Barco. Surely that would be the same processing power required? Ultrawide screens are becoming the norm now and this would be an amazing feature on the Tricasters especially the TC1. Click image for larger version. 

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    So you are looking more so for non video resolution support and independence? NDI can do that so hopefully we can figure out a way to use the IP series or TC1 to plug into the workflow.

    I agree with the need. We are working more and more with weird aspect LED board setups too.
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