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Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Mon, 04 March 2013 05:43 Go to next message
jim_peterson
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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT
For Immediate Release

Lumagen® announces the first Radiance™ Video Processor with integrated Darbee Visual Presence™ Technology

Beaverton Oregon, March 4, 2013 Today, Lumagen® announced the availability of the first Radiance™ video processor with integrated Darbee Visual Presence™ (DVP™) technology. The Radiance 2021™ includes all the video calibration and setup features of the award winning Radiance product line, with the addition of DVP™ technology.

Lumagen's president Jim Peterson stated, "Darbee Visual Presence is a great fit for our video processor product line, which includes the CEA™ 2010 Platinum award winner for Video Product of the Year, the RadianceXE™. We are always working to improve the video quality available to our customers and see Darbee as a great way to add value to our products."

Larry Pace, DarbeeVision's President, stated "Lumagen's award winning products have consistently earned a reputation for enabling a superior video entertainment experience. Their very popular Radiance video processor line delivers cutting edge technologies, making them a natural fit to partner with DarbeeVision. DarbeeVision's proprietary technology takes video images to the next level of reality for the home theater. Darbee uses a unique and patented approach to deliver extremely lifelike images that make the original image seem dull and flat by comparison, and so is a fitting addition to the Lumagen Radiance product line."

The Radiance 2021 supports four HDMI inputs, plus two HDMI outputs and a COAX audio output, in a 17 inch "1U" rack mountable case. Similar in input and output capability to the RadianceXS-3D, the Radiance 2021, by eliminating analog video inputs, is a nod to the all-digital theater that is becoming common in the industry. It supports input and output rates of up to 1080p60. The Radiance 2021 includes all the calibration, setup and processing features of the industry leading RadianceXS-3D video processor, such as 125-point linear-Gamma RGB color palette CMS, 21-point parametric gray-scale and Gamma, a host of setup features, Lumagen's industry leading No-Ring™ scaling technology, and support for 3D scaling and conversion between 3D formats for displays and projectors that do not support all the common 3D formats. The Radiance 2021 has a USA suggested retail price of $2795.

The Radiance Altera® Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based architecture has maintained its industry leading position due to its ability to add new architectural features in the field, long after purchase, by updating the FPGA program. The Altera Cyclone II™ FPGA allowed Radiance products to introduce frequent software updates that have included a number of hardware algorithm improvements. Among these are 3D scaling and calibration, and the new 125-point Linear-Gamma RGB CMS. The Radiance 2021 is the next step forward in this architecture. By using the Altera Stratix III™ technology to increase both performance and available FPGA resources Lumagen was able to add the DVP™ technology to the Radiance 2021, while maintaining all current RadianceXS-3D video processing features.

About Lumagen
Lumagen provides solutions for video switching, calibration, processing and scaling. Together these features allow knowledgeable integrators and enthusiasts to enable the best quality, and most accurate, video images available. Lumagen is a privately held video systems product company founded in September of 2001. It is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA. For further information email sales@lumagen.com, call 503-574-2211, or visit www.lumagen.com.

About DarbeeVision
DarbeeVision Inc. was founded by Paul Darbee and Larry Pace to commercialize system products, discrete hardware, and embedded solutions based on Darbee Visual Presence Technology. DarbeeVision is offering its Darbee Visual Presence technology for consumer electronics product integrations. The privately held company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, USA. For information call 657-600-8241, email info@darbeevision.com, or visit www.DarbeeVision.com.

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Lumagen is a registered trademark, and Radiance is a trademark, of Lumagen, Inc. Darbee™ and DarbeeVision™ are trademarks of DarbeeVision Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Mon, 04 March 2013 13:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dazzerxxx is currently offline dazzerxxx
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Is it correct to assume that DVP can be completely disabled for those that don't wish to use it ?
Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Mon, 04 March 2013 13:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gordon, Convergent-AV is currently offline Gordon, Convergent-AV
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I would imagine so. you just set it all to zero like you would any other enhancement.

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Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Mon, 04 March 2013 14:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks.

Hope that's the case. Unfortunately with some manufacturers setting certain enhancements to 0 doesn't always really mean 0.

Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Mon, 04 March 2013 15:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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dazzerxxx wrote on Mon, 04 March 2013 06:53
... Unfortunately with some manufacturers setting certain enhancements to 0 doesn't always really mean 0.


Of course for Lumagen 0 means means off. Nothing else makes sense. I agree with you on how irritating TV/projector's are when 0 does not mean off and you have no way of knowing if "off" for a feature is even possible or what setting that might be. Sharpness is certainly the most common of these badly designed controls.

And yes you can turn DVP off or set it to any desired level, and do so on an input, input memory, and input resolution basis.


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Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Mon, 04 March 2013 17:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I suppose that for those of us with a Radiance produce, and Darblet, trade-in would not be a worthwhile option. Perhaps, down the road, a 4K capable Lumagen processor will be a more attractive alternative upgrade.
Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Mon, 04 March 2013 17:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the clarification Jim.

It can be a cause of much frustration.
Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Mon, 04 March 2013 19:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Jim,
the 4k is possible with a future software upgrade or this Radiance 2021 is only 1080p?
And for curiosity...why hte 2021 name?
Thanks and good job Wink

Stefano
Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Mon, 04 March 2013 20:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Steven9x7 wrote on Mon, 04 March 2013 19:03
Hi Jim,
the 4k is possible with a future software upgrade or this Radiance 2021 is only 1080p?
And for curiosity...why hte 2021 name?
Thanks and good job Wink

Stefano


2021 is only 1080P....no firmware update to 4K


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Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Mon, 04 March 2013 20:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Gordon Wink
Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Tue, 05 March 2013 02:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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stevebythebay wrote on Mon, 04 March 2013 09:19
I suppose that for those of us with a Radiance produce, and Darblet, trade-in would not be a worthwhile option. Perhaps, down the road, a 4K capable Lumagen processor will be a more attractive alternative upgrade.


If you are having switching issues with the Darblet (e.g. the flashing when there is a rate/audio change), or you want faster switching for rate/audio changes (having the DVP in the Radiance eliminates the extra HDMI hand shake for the Darblet), or you want a per input, per memory, per input resolution setting for the Darbee DVP, then it could make sense.

However, the point you are making is valid. It would be costly to do the trade up. We can't give you a lot for your current Radiance/Darblet. After the initial intro sales are over at the end of March (contact your Lumagen dealer, or check the avscience.com store or curtpalme.com, for introductory sale pricing), we may then do a trade-in program, but the trade-in credit would need to be modest for it to make sense for us.

So, the answer is to take your current setup and move it to the bedroom and buy a Radiance 2021 for your theater Very Happy


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Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Tue, 05 March 2013 02:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Steven9x7 wrote on Mon, 04 March 2013 11:03
Hi Jim,
the 4k is possible with a future software upgrade or this Radiance 2021 is only 1080p?
And for curiosity...why hte 2021 name?
Thanks and good job Wink

Stefano


Gordon is correct. There is no "software" update to 4K. The clock rate is twice as fast and likely needs a faster FPGA.

While we have some thoughts on 4K, but we have yet to do all the work needed to understand the implications of doing a 4K version of the 2021 product. So, we do not have anything to talk about yet.

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We have switched to numbers for product names because we hope to have a number of variants (for example 3G-SDI), and there are just not enough cool sounding two-letter pairs starting in "X".


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Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Thu, 07 March 2013 21:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Jim,

I have some questions on the Radiance 2021.

1. Do the Darby settings in the Radiance allow selection of the Darby Mode (Hi-Def, Gaming, Full-Pop) in addition to the Darby Amount (0-120)?

2. The Radiance has a 12-bit calibration pipeline. Does the Darby section still do its internal processing at 10-bit? Or are you allowing Darby to calculate at the full 12-bit 4:4:4 bandwidth? I would like to output full 12-bit 4:4:4 to my projector, if possible.

3. If the Darby firmware changes in the future, can this be applied via a normal Radiance software update?

4. Are there any plans or ideas to take use of the new Altera Stratix III for future firmware updates (i.e. expanded color cube, etc.)? Or have we reached a practical limit just by adding the Darbee processing?

Thanks!
Aaron
Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Fri, 08 March 2013 01:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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stevebythebay wrote on Mon, 04 March 2013 18:19
I suppose that for those of us with a Radiance produce, and Darblet, trade-in would not be a worthwhile option. Perhaps, down the road, a 4K capable Lumagen processor will be a more attractive alternative upgrade.


+1 !


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Re: Lumagen, Inc. Annouces the Radiance 2021 with Darbee Visual Presence(TM) technology Tue, 12 March 2013 07:56 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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I'm interested in the answers as well.
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