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Is This The Magic Screen We've All been Waiting For?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Julia, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Julia

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    Hi Guys,

    Why spend £££ now for a screen, when it looks like soon we'll see state of the art fog screens:
    :smashin:

    "The walk-thru fog screen is a novel and intriguing method for forming a superior quality physically penetrable dry fog display. It is a break-through technology, literally! The key features are that the screen is flat, enabling high-quality projections, and walk-thru is possible. The fog screen feels like nothing and does not make things wet. It creates a magical effect as if the imges are floating in thin air. This work has international patents pending.


    Since announcing it publicly in Taejon, South Korea in Dec. 2001, the fog screen has gained an enthusiastic audience everywhere. The world premiere demonstration was in the Science Fair in Turku, Finland in October 2002. The prototype in the Science Fair was a success. It was covered in all the Finnish main TV news broadcasts, newspapers, etc. The fog screen has also been presented in New Scientist (UK), Wired (USA), Focus (D), and many other international magazines. The first permanent prototype installation has been running reliably in Vapriikki museum in Tampere, Finland since January 24th, 2003. "....


    For the whole article see:
    http://www.fogscreen.com/

    All the Best,

    Julia:hiya:
     
  2. Anders_UK

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    Presentation people have been using this for years with the likes of laser disc displays..usually at a Jean Michelle Jare concert!!

    Even high pressure airiated water spray can be used as a diffusion surface (screen). Not much clout around electrical devices though!! Barges on the Thames use this method for product launches and other fancy stuff.
     
  3. ian_guinan

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    If you're ever in Sydney (Darling Harbour?) they have a similar permanent display which shows movies using a water mist spray as a screen...used for the standard tourist 'dreamtime' sort of thing though....

    Regards,
    Ian Guinan
     
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    The Ibiza club night Manumission uses a water curtain as a screen too. Top night :smashin: Party on!


    LOL Just thought about fog screens in peoples living rooms...

    "Gloria my love, come watch a film on this new fog screen I've put in."
    "OK Albert"
    "Now where's the damn (cough) DVD player, I can't (cough cough) see a thing."
    "Albert! Albert! Where are you?"

    :D
     
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    You make it all soo real Chris.:D

    :smashin:
     
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    :laugh:

    Mirror, mirror on the wall,
    What's the foggiest of them all?...:rotfl:
     
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    :D Disney in Florida have (well certainly had) and amazing show where they projected onto a water curtain...... truly breathtaking.

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  8. Mr.D

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    Just spoke to a mate who saw this at siggraph.
    Its not suitable for a high qualty projected image. You can see the texture of the mist boiling for one thing. He's not too sure how its being marketed either...as a jazzy presentation system for video installations / rides etc.
     
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    Maybe if they could inject "colour" into the mist to make it more white, and therefore higher quality?

    I'd foresee problems in summer - you open the windows for some thru-breeze and your picture gets shot to hell. That, and my cat would probably greatly disturb the image by jumping back and forth through it...
     

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