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Oliver Peters
Re: RED 8k camera, a sign of things to come from apple?
on Oct 12, 2017 at 7:59:58 pm

[Tom Sefton] "Great work on the Epcot project Oliver. I can remember watching it for the first time in 1999 and being captivated."

Thanks. A year of my life right there! At the time, we had asked to at least double the horizontal and vertical pixel resolution. The engineers told us don't go there. It's a square factor for everything - weight on the barge, time to fabricate the displays, labor to hand-wire the LED blocks, cost, etc. We were told the closest anyone would see it would be 500 feet away - therefore "good enough". So our test "platform" was the Australia continent panel, which is more or less 40x40 pixels. That's effectively a desktop icon. We figured that if you could make out an image on that from 500 feet, then the image was useable. The other continental masses were bigger palettes. So, a lot of late-night testing with stock footage in the backlot at the Magic Kingdom.

- Oliver

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