By Samsung Newsroom
Samsung Electronics today announced its ongoing commitment to the future of virtual production with its newest digital signage series. The Wall for Virtual Production (model name: IVC) is now available in Europe and will be on display at IBC 2023, taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from September 15 to 18. This extension builds on its North American release announced at InfoComm 2023.
“The Wall for Virtual Production opens the door to limitless potential for filmmakers, producers and studios by amplifying digital effects, while making virtual content creation easier, faster and more cost effective,” said Hoon Chung, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Each feature has been handpicked to empower businesses across industries as they embark on their virtual content creation journey with an unprecedented level of quality.”
Samsung’s leading visual display technology delivers powerful production capabilities that extend reality. Production studios can use ultra-large LED walls to create virtual content, integrating them with real-time visual effects technology to reduce the time and cost of content production. The Wall for Virtual Production is a leader in this type of application and can amplify projects by adding lifelike levels of detail, texture, volume, and shades to virtual content creation environments. The new IVC model options, P1.68 and P2.1, include a curvature range that can stretch up to 5,800R, which creates a more realistic field of view. The display also packs an updated genlock feature that keeps The Wall in line with the system’s signals, so there aren’t any dropped or doubled frames. This capability — along with the enhanced phase offset feature that adjusts the time delay between camera and screen — ensures a perfect image.
To display colors as accurately and consistently as possible, The Wall for Virtual Production features 3D lookup tables (LUTs) for color correction, wide-gamut HDR color processing and color adjustment between individual cabinets or modules. Meanwhile, the integrated Virtual Production Management (VPM) software and its intuitive interface make it easy and more efficient to manage the screen and facilitate the highest possible picture quality in a virtual production environment. The VPM is also capable of detecting and resolving any potential LED-related issues.
In addition, The Wall for Virtual Production is built for any studio environment, no matter how large the building demand is. Whether for a volume studio or XR studio, The Wall for Virtual Production makes the production of immersive content possible.
“We’re thrilled to be supporting Samsung with the exciting launch of The Wall for Virtual Production IVC Series at this year’s IBC. With our heritage in creating cutting-edge virtual production and XR broadcast studios, we’re excited about the powerful new tools the IVC Series brings,” said Andy Hook, Technical Solutions Director at White Light. “These tools give us a huge scope for creating even more impactful and flexible virtual production environments and continuing to drive progress and transformation in this space.”
The Wall for Virtual Production features top-of-the-line capabilities, including:
An improved 4:9 ratio that provides a variety of installation options, including the ability to be hung or stacked with other screens to maximize results in different production environments. A 12,288 Hz refresh rate that minimizes flicker lines and ensures a clear outcome, regardless of the camera used during filming. Black Seal Technology+ that delivers the purest black levels for new depth. Users will experience unparalleled contrast that is specifically designed to be resilient to the dust and particles common in production environments. 20-bit processing to present exact color mapping with faultless accuracy and a precise linear grayscale that shows the intricacies of every scene. Users will be able to see realistic textures, volume and continuous shadow details.
The Wall for Virtual Production’s P1.68 and P2.1 models are now available globally including Europe.
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By Samsung Newsroom
Under the theme “Connection That Matters,” Samsung Electronics highlighted its latest devices, innovations, platforms and sustainability efforts at this year’s IFA — Europe’s largest consumer trade show held in Berlin, Germany.
From September 1 to 5, visitors to Samsung’s booth can discover brand-new connected experiences powered by SmartThings and explore how the company combines innovation with eco-conscious initiatives to build a brighter future for all.
Samsung Newsroom invites those who can’t attend in person to take a virtual tour of the company’s booth through the photos below.
▲ Using the 787-inch The Wall as a media facade, Samsung unveiled innovative products and sustainable smart home solutions.
1. Sustainability Today for a Brighter Tomorrow
At the Sustainability Zone, visitors can discover Net Zero Home, an eco-conscious future residence, and learn about Samsung’s environmental efforts and technologies for future generations — including company-developed recyclable materials such as “r-ABS” and the environmental impact of energy usage at home through Carbon Intensity Insight.
In September 2022, Samsung announced its new environmental strategy and committed to achieving company-wide carbon neutrality by 2050 and joining efforts to tackle climate change. To that end, the company has reduced carbon emissions by more than 900,000 tons and increased the use of renewable plastics by threefold compared to 2021.
▲ Following the announcement of Samsung’s new environmental strategy, the Circular Economy Lab was established to foster a resource circulation ecosystem and develop recyclable materials, such as “r-ABS.” Samsung introduces a roadmap for its plans to use recycled materials in its products.
▲ Visitors immerse themselves in Samsung’s sustainability initiatives, such as the use of discarded fishing nets and eco-conscious packaging.
2. Streamline Your Daily Routine With SmartThings
Samsung showcases SmartThings, the company’s expansive and fully integrated home ecosystem. In particular, this section of the booth highlights how third-party devices with Matter or HCA support can be seamlessly connected to the advanced multi-device connectivity platform.
▲ SmartThings continues to expand service and usability for third-party devices that support the Matter protocol and HCA standards. Samsung has recently collaborated with 26 European companies to deliver better connected experiences to users.
3. Enriching Your Daily Life With Bespoke Home
At the Bespoke Life booth, Samsung showcases sustainable and intelligent home appliances with unique personalization options. What’s more, visitors can get hands-on experience with Samsung’s latest home appliances such as the BESPOKE AI Washer & Dryer, Bespoke Jet AI and Bespoke Oven.
▲ Visitors learn about Samsung Food at Samsung’s booth.
▲ Booth visitors experience Samsung’s latest All-in-One Washer & Dryer.
▲ Visitors test Bespoke Jet AI, the world’s first UL-verified AI cordless stick vacuum cleaner.
4. Vivid and Bright Experiences on Display
Samsung’s booth features the Odyssey Neo G9 gaming monitor and 98-inch ultra-large TV lineup — highlighting cutting-edge MICRO LED technology that offers lifelike picture quality. In addition, Samsung Gaming Hub opens the door to cloud gaming while the Freestyle 2nd Gen portable projector demonstrates new ways to entertain with a 21:9 screen ratio for a full cinematic experience.
▲ (From left) The 98″ Big Screen Zone showcases three 98-inch TV models that deliver high-quality resolution through ultra-large screens. Visitors try out Samsung’s latest gaming monitor, the Odyssey Neo G9.
▲ Visitors explore The Frame-Disney100 Edition which includes 100 pieces of Disney artwork.
▲ (From left) The Freestyle 2nd Gen portable projector supports Smart Edge Blending where two devices can be paired to offer users a 160” panoramic viewing experience and now also enables access to Samsung Gaming Hub.
5. Unfold the Latest Mobile Innovations With the Galaxy Z Series
Visitors at Samsung’s booth can experience the flip side with the latest mobile device lineup unveiled at Galaxy Unpacked this past July — the Galaxy Z Flip5, Z Fold5, Watch6 series and Tab S9 series.
▲ The recently released Galaxy Z Flip5 and Z Fold5 on display
Beyond leading technological innovation, Samsung aims to connect people with each other and the world around them through its products. The company looks forward to the future — eager to reduce its environmental impact, enhance the lives of consumers and discover new possibilities for a better world.
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Gaming Fans Experience a Whole New Level of Immersion With the Latest Odyssey Line-Up at Gamescom 2023By Samsung Newsroom
Gamescom 2023 celebrated its 15th anniversary this year, from August 23 to 27 in Cologne, Germany. The world’s largest gaming event brought together more than 1,320 game, hardware, and software companies from 63 countries, filling an exhibition space of 230,000㎡ and uniting gaming fans from all over the world.
Samsung Electronics welcomed gamers to its largest Gamescom booth ever, measuring 752 square meters.
▲ The Samsung Booth at Gamescom 2023 was filled with visitors throughout the entire show
At the booth, Samsung showed off its vision for the future of gaming, which includes the upgraded Odyssey gaming monitor lineup. From gaming monitors to gaming TVs with Samsung Gaming Hub, as well as mobile and storage technologies on display, Samsung demonstrated its commitment to the gaming community.
Unveiling the World’s First Dual UHD monitor, the Odyssey Neo G9
On the first day of Gamescom 2023, Samsung hosted a keynote presentation, with key partners including AMD and Pearl Abyss, to introduce the remarkable capabilities of the new 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9 (G95NC), which was fully unveiled at Gamescom.
▲ Director of Europe Display Marketing for Samsung Electronics Ben Holmes gives the Samsung keynote speech
In the keynote, Ben Holmes, Director of Europe Display Marketing for Samsung Electronics showcased the ambition of the Odyssey Neo G9, which is to bring gamers together through immersive gaming experiences. “It’s our most immersive monitor ever, for the gamers who want to get lost in the ultimate experience,” he said.
▲ (From left) AMD Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions and Gaming Marketing Frank Azor and Pearl Abyss Head of Marketing & PR Rick van Beem during the Samsung Electronics keynote
Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions and Gaming Marketing, AMD, shared what it means to collaborate with Samsung, saying, “With the Odyssey Neo G9, Samsung came to us with a challenge of powering this incredible-looking display with the graphics horsepower and the bandwidth necessary to be able to let it do what it was designed to do: deliver the most immersive graphics and gaming experiences possible.”
Next up was Rick van Beem, Head of Marketing & PR at Pearl Abyss. With their globally successful MMORPG, Black Desert Online, he explained how Samsung monitors make the most out of the game. “We partnered with Samsung because we believe that the 32:9 display format offered by Samsung’s displays is an ideal way to play Black Desert Online.”
The newest entry in the Odyssey lineup, the Odyssey Neo G9 was designed to look spectacular and to support the connectivity needs of gamers. In addition to HDMI 2.1, the Odyssey Neo G9 supports the VESA-certified DP (Display Port) 2.1 connectivity. The Dual UHD and a high refresh rate of 240Hz will provide gamers with an optimal gaming experience for high-performance games.1
Bringing the Excitement to Samsung’s Largest-Ever Gamescom Presence
At Samsung’s booth, fans could experience this year’s new products hands-on, including the brand new 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9 (G95NC), the upgraded Odyssey Ark (G97NC), and the 49-inch Odyssey OLED G9 (G95SC), all in one place.
▲ Gamers from all over the world visited the Odyssey Gaming Zone. Through a collaboration with Pearl Abyss, Samsung Electronics provided a unique play experience of Black Desert Online on the Odyssey Neo G9.
The booth was packed with gamers from all over the world, who flocked to experience the incredibly large screen and image quality of the 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9, which was fully unveiled for the first time in person at Gamescom.
“The screen is so big that I have no problem streaming and gaming at the same time,” said one streamer who tried out the Odyssey Neo G9. Another visitor to the booth said, “It wraps around me and makes me feel like I’m inside the game.”
▲ (Left) The screen Odyssey Ark allows for 4 inputs on screen at once with the new Multi View. (Right) A group of visitors test out the Odyssey OLED G9.
The upgraded Odyssey Ark debuted at Gamescom with significant enhancements to connectivity and convenience. The new Multi View lets users see input from up to 4 devices at once,2 and make the most out of the Odyssey Ark’s large screen.
A visitor who experienced the Odyssey Ark commented, “It’s nice to be able to see a variety of things on one screen while working. I can use this instead of multiple screens.” In addition, the Odyssey OLED G9 impressed visitors at the booth. “The colors were amazing and vibrant,” commented one gamer. “It looked really good!”
Seamless Gaming Across Multiple Amazing Displays
▲ (Left) A group enjoys playing Xbox games on the Samsung Neo QLED 4K. (Right) A visitor in the Mobile Gaming Zone plays “Warcraft Rumble” on the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Driven by partnerships with gaming companies, the Samsung booth was full of gaming monitors with industry-leading specifications, gaming TVs, Samsung Gaming Hub, and mobile devices to allow visitors to experience a wide range of games on their preferred gaming screen.
As part of this partnership, in the keynote’s last session, Mike Lucero, Head of North America Gaming Service for Samsung Electronics announced that Bethesda Game Studios’ much-anticipated open-world space adventure “Starfield” will be available through the Samsung Gaming Hub, with an Xbox Game Pass subscription from September.
▲ (Left) A family enjoys playing Xbox games on the Neo QLED 8K. (Right) Samsung Gaming Hub zone offered an arcade-like concept where you could play games
Samsung Gaming Hub3 is also highly popular among console gamers, as it allows them to enjoy a variety of game titles from partners like Xbox and NVIDIA GeForce NOW without connecting consoles. Families with children could be seen having fun in the Samsung Gaming Hub zone, which is organized to play games on the TV like an arcade.
A gamer who visited with his children said that the Samsung Gaming Hub “looks just as good as if I was playing directly on [a gaming console].”
On the main stage, Samsung continuously hosted events and programs with popular streamers and eSports teams. Fun competitions with today’s most popular games and exciting conversations kept the attention of booth visitors through the entire show. The world’s first 240Hz 4K gaming monitor, the Odyssey Neo G8 32” was able to fully express the colorful graphics and fast pace of games like Overwatch 2.
▲ A thrilling racing challenge unfolded from the racing zone.
A “Racing Challenge” was held in the Gaming TV zone with 98-inch QLED Q80C. Fans could race using a steering gear and a high-definition Gaming TV, for life-like high-octane, thrilling matches.
Bringing the Hottest Games to Life With New Technology
▲ Gamers in costume take photos at the Samsung Electronics booth.
At Gamescom 2023, Samsung Electronics announced a partnership with NEXON to adopt HDR10+ GAMING technology, a high-definition video standard for gaming. The world’s first HDR10+ GAMING title, “The First Descendant” developed by NEXON will provide gamers with the ultimate HDR game experience through deeper color, contrast and brightness.
And Samsung was proud to show how a premiere gaming screen can bring games like Black Desert Online from Pearl Abyss studio.
▲ Visitors filled the Samsung Electronics booth. There has been a lot of interest every day to experience various gaming monitors in Samsung’s largest Gamescom booth ever.
At Gamescom 2023, Samsung Electronics showcased gaming solutions optimized for the increasingly diverse game genres and tastes of global gamers, and a connected gaming experience that brings the gaming community together with leading technology. Samsung Electronics is envisioning a different future for the gaming ecosystem and bringing that vision to life at Gamescom.
1 Dual UHD 240Hz is supported only by graphics cards that support Display Port 2.1 (UHBR 13.5) or HDMI 2.1 (FRL 6). Support and actual refresh rate may vary by graphics card.
2 Up to 3 inputs and 3 screens in vertical Cockpit Mode.
3 Samsung Gaming Hub availability and support vary by region and monitor and TV lineup. Service and content availability may vary by region and partners.
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By Samsung Newsroom
Samsung Electronics today announced that FIFA+ is the latest global addition to the list of channels on Samsung TV Plus,1 its free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service. This new addition forms part of the continued growth of Samsung’s sports offerings available to its users.
The free FIFA+ channel on Samsung TV Plus2 will feature FIFA+’s rich collection of Originals, the Archive and highlights from the Men’s and Women’s game. Additionally, users in Brazil and Italy can access full live matches of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Samsung TV Plus.
The tech tie-up builds upon the existing sports content available on Samsung TVs, which includes the DAZN Tizen app, DAZN FAST+ (Austria and Germany), the DAZN Women’s Football Channel (Australia and New Zealand), the Tennis Channel (Austria, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.K.), DraftKings Network (the U.S.), CBS Sports HQ (the U.S.) and other channels on Samsung TV Plus.
Samsung TV Plus is Samsung’s free, go-to source for entertainment and sports that delivers thousands of TV shows, movies and sporting events to millions of Samsung Smart TVs, Galaxy devices, and in several markets select Family Hub refrigerators and the web.
“Samsung is delighted to be adding the FIFA+ channel to Samsung TV Plus, thereby expanding the roster of sports content available on Samsung TVs and Galaxy devices,” commented Richard Jakeman, Head of Business Development at Samsung Electronics Europe. “Launching globally with a rich lineup of curated FIFA+ content will add incredible value to our customers, and with the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 continuing, they’ll also be able to experience content that marks the next exciting chapter in the Women’s game.”
The announcement comes as the highly anticipated Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand continues apace.
FIFA+ will offer customers access to thousands of hours of content about football’s greatest stories. The channel’s Originals are full-length documentaries, docuseries and shorts, delivering global storytelling around the Men’s and Women’s game. They include “The Happiest Man in the World” (the genius, maverick, mentor and rebel that is Ronaldinho), “Croatia: Defining a Nation” (the story of how a group of footballers defined a new nation through football) and “Bravas de Juárez” (the inspiring sacrifices behind the dream of a Latin American women’s football team), among countless others — in both long- and short-form.
The Archive, meanwhile, will become home to every FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup match ever recorded on camera. In addition to full match replays, editorial style programming will also be available, including tournament match highlights, goal packages, team-focused programming and dedicated player profiles.
“Collaborations like this are helping us transform the face of FAST,” said Alex Hole, VP & GM of Samsung Electronics Europe. “With the inclusion of live content from major sporting events, our TVs are turning into hubs of premium sports content, redefining our understanding of what FAST can offer.”
About Samsung TV Plus
Samsung TV Plus is Samsung’s free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) and video-on-demand service which offers nearly 2,000 channels globally as well as thousands of shows and movies on-demand spanning news, sports, entertainment, auto, design and more. One of the first FAST platforms from a device manufacturer, Samsung TV Plus is directly integrated into all 2016-2023 Samsung TVs, available on Samsung Galaxy mobile devices and completely free without any subscription or login required on the web. It is also available on Samsung Family Hub refrigerators in the United States.
1 Samsung TV Plus is a free, go-to source for entertainment and sports, available to Samsung Smart TV, Mobile and Tablet customers. Samsung TV models manufactured after 2016 and mobile devices with access to Android 8.0 or higher will have Samsung TV Plus already built in. If your device is compatible, you will be able to download it directly from the Galaxy and Google Play stores. Samsung TV Plus is available on select Samsung refrigerators and the web only in the U.S.
2 Samsung TV Plus is only available in South Korea, the U.K., Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Brazil and Mexico. The mobile app is only available in South Korea, the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria and India.
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July 2023 Newsletter: Galaxy Unpacked 2023, Testing IoT Devices Compatible with Matter and Thread Using ioter, and Other Latest NewsBy Samsung Newsroom
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