Panasonic releases high frame rate upgrade for esports viewing

Panasonic has enhanced esports viewing by releasing a new High Frame Rate (HFR) upgrade kit (ET-SUK10) for the Panasonic PT-RQ35K projector.

The HFR upgrade is said to deliver higher quality images with rapid and smooth movement and less image lag by enabling the 30,500 lumen, 3-chip DLP laser projector to accept and output 240Hz HD signals using just one cable.

As well as enhanced images, latency can be reduced to just 5ms, compared to 82ms using predecessor Panasonic projectors.

“This groundbreaking visual enhancement creates a fantastic live experience, enabling the audience to see and react to the action as it happens,” commented Hartmut Kulessa, European marketing manager at Panasonic Business. “It’s another important addition to our complete glass-to-glass production solution for the industry, from capture right through to distribution workflow.”

With esports rapidly becoming one of the world’s most popular spectator sports, one of the challenges for the industry is to ensure that audiences in studios and stadiums see every detail of the gameplay on the large screens at the same time as the players. Any lag or juddery visuals can ruin the immersive experience. Panasonic’s latest upgrade is designed to address these issues bringing stadium and studio spectators closer to the action than ever before.

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