Building the Ideal Audiovisual System: Summary

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go — T. S. Elliot

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The following is a summary of the ideal audiovisual system. A detailed overview is available in Parts One, Two and Three.

First, the recording system:

Camera
Property Ideal Immersive
Sensor Size Limitless 7″ x 3.5″ (at 2 microns)
Pixel Density 12,700 ppi or 250 lp/mm (Diffraction-limited)
Resolution 25,400 x 12,700 (323 Megapixels) 90,000 x 45,000 (4 Gigapixels)
Pixel pitch <2 microns
Frame Rate 120 fps base rate (Variable shooting rate)
Scan mode Progressive
Shutter Technology Light+motion Detecting
ISO At least 1 ISO to 800 ISO
S/N Ratio Infinite
Dynamic Range 30 stops
Gamma Linear and Log (Middle Grey 50%/3.3%)
Color Filter Technology Non-bayer, full RGB square pixels
Color Gamut CIE XYZ (Based on emperical tests)
Color Bit Depth 8-bit (10 million colors)
Standard White Point D65 (6500K)
White Balance 1000K to 30,000K
Sampling Greater than Nyquist, zero sub-sampling across all channels
Lens
F-number f/2 or lower
Focal length (in 35mm equivalent) 8 mm to 850 mm
Focal length (based on eye) 10 mm to 1100 mm
Resolution 250 lp/mm
Distortions and Aberrations Zero
Transmission 100%
Circle of Confusion Zero at the plane of focus
Audio Recording System
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Frequency Response Straight-line (Zero bias)
Sensitivity 0 dB to 194 dB (Infinite sensitivity)
S/N Ratio Infinite
Directionality Controllable, with 1o increments
Equivalent/Self-noise level 0 dB(A)
Gain 0 dB
Harmonic Distortion 0%
Audio Bit Depth 24
Sampling Rate 48 KHz

Second, the display system:

Display
Property General Display Fully Immersive
Horizontal Viewing Angle Based on Distance 155o
Vertical Viewing Angle Based on Distance 135o
Pixel Density 2190 ppi
Contrast Ratio Capability of 30 stops (1,000,000,000:1), with contrast sensitivity correction. Displayed as 20 stops.
Brightness Range 0 cd/m2 to 40,000 cd/m2
Gamma Linear and Log (Middle Grey 50%/3.3%)
Color Gamut CIE XYZ (Based on emperical tests)
Color Bit Depth 8-bit (10 million colors)
Standard White Point D65 (6500K)
Frame Rate 120 fps base rate (Variable from 1-120 fps)
Scan mode Progressive
Stereoscopy Not recommended Optional
Stereoscopic technology Not recommended Autostereoscopic
Audio Technology Stereo Headphones
Audio Channels 2
Audio Bit Depth 24
Audio Sampling Rate 48 KHz
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Noise Control Perfectly noise-cancelling; and zero ‘bleed’ or signal loss
Volume 0 dB (20 µPa) to 60 dB, fully adjustable volume controls with <1 dB precision
Sound-field 3D sound-field corresponding to the human ear
Ergonomics Design alterable to precisely suit the physicality of the listener’s ears with zero discomfort. Light-weight and wire-free.

This concludes Driving Miss Digital.

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