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39. Large-Scale Displays for the Masses: Techniques for Building Affordable and Flexible Multi-Projector Large-Scale Displays
Tuesday, Half Day, 1:45 - 5:30 pm
Room 29 A-D
Level: Intermediate

This introduction to building large-area multi-projector displays presents recent solutions to two of the most fundamental challenges in deployment of large-scale multi-projector displays: geometric and photometric registration for seamless imagery and image generation for these displays using low-cost, PC-cluster technology.

Prerequisites
This course is self-contained and does not assume prior knowledge of large-area displays. Familiarity with and prior exposure to large-area displays is helpful. However, a basic understanding of some mathematics, such as linear algebra, is sufficient to understand the presented material.

Topics
Geometric registration for both planar and non-planar display surfaces. Photometric seamlessness. Image generation via PC-cluster rendering. Integration of registration techniques into PC-cluster rendering.

Co-Organizers
Aditi Majumder
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/Argonne National Laboratory

Michael S. Brown
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Lecturers
Michael S. Brown
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Han Chen
Princeton University

Henry Fuchs
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Greg Humphreys
University of Virginia

Aditi Majumder
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/Argonne National Laboratory

Rick Stevens
University of Chicago/Argonne National Laboratory

Schedule

Component 1: Introduction to Large-Scale Displays
1:45 Introduction
Stevens
2:10 Technical Challenges
Brown
Component 2: Geometric and Photometric Seamlessness Considerations
2:25 Geometric Alignment
Chen
3:05 Questions and Answers
3:15 Break
3:30 Photometric Seamlessness
Majumder
Component 3: Image Generation Using Low-Cost PC Clusters
4:10 PC Cluster Rendering
Humphreys
4:45 Integration of Geometric Registration With PC Clusters
Brown
Component 4: Conclusion
5:00 Future Prospects
Fuchs
5:20 Questions and Answers



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