Bragi Cinemascope is taking its name from an historical ninth-century poet. His poems were so outstandingly artful and moving that subsequent generations imagined that, upon his death, Odin had appointed him the court poet of Valhalla. Bragi is also Odins son and Balders brother. That alone should say enough about the performance of this new projector.
Bragi Cinemascope inherit Balders design language, optical core and lenses. Bragi will have the same PULSE electronic and SW platform powered by a revolutionizing new LED engine.
Bragi Cinemascope produces a stunning, wide and extremely consistent color gamut and a rich, vibrant color rendition. Low noise, with up to 50 000 hour life expectancy, 9 lens options and close to unlimited installation flexibility. Bragi CS delivers the ultimate and by far the best in image quality for smaller dedicated home cinema rooms we have ever seen, built or experienced before. In short, it is the best picture quality ever shown at this level.
Bragi Cinemascope is not just another projector, Bragi CS is using a new optical engine where we have taken the best from previous models combined with new technology to create an even better optical engine than ever before. The optical engine is using custom designed aspherical glass elements and enhanced low dispersion glass lenses inside the engine, combine that with 9 lens options and you have an image quality in a class of its own.
The optical engine is not the only part that is redesigned, the light source is brand new as well, and this time it’s not laser. The light source is using the latest in HLD and LED illumination technology.
HLD LED is unique in that it works around the ‘law of etendue’ property of light in an optical system, which characterizes how “spread out” the light is in area and angle… to deliver a superb color experience and incredible brightness while enabling new levels of resolution. HLD LED combined with regular LED colors are more saturated, our eyes are tricked to interpret this as richer and brighter colors than they are physically measured. Bragi Cinemascope also has a motorized DCI/P3 filter for improved HDR performance, meaning that the projector will support both SDR and HDR viewing.
Projector brightness is determined by two main characteristics of the projection light source: the output and the distribution of the light. The distribution should be very narrow, to collimate the light rays efficiently into a controlled beam that will bring full intensity to the imaging device. By combining multiple LED’s and pumping it directly onto a phosphor rod light tunnel. The light of the LEDs is combined through the rod into a very narrow light beam, creating an extremely bright point source of light which perfectly fits projection requirements and without any loss of light.
The Bragi Cinemascope is built on the proprietary Barco Pulse software platform. The powerful and flexible architecture of Barco Pulse allows for easy installation, no scaling artefacts and full freedom in architectural integration. “Pulse” electronics have been designed to process 4K with HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 and the optical engine is utilising the very latest 0,9-inch DMD DLP chipset, delivering 5120 x 2,160 pixels on screen. Bragi also features HDR, motorised lenses and auto aspect detection between 16:9 and CinemaScope. Featuring Barco’s unique RealColor processing, Bragi enables simple and accurate calibration to any desired white point or greyscale.
Pulse offer a unique web interface called Prospector. Prospector is a lot more than a basic user interface. It offers a full overview of all the features you find inside the projector. It offers monitor options as well as setup options. You can easily do a full installation of the projector from any computer/pad or phone with touch control and Wi-Fi access. Prospector uses a modern true bidirectional communication protocol called JSON-RPC 2.0.
ABOUT BRAGI CINEMASCOPE
By basing Bragi’s cinemascope optical engine on it’s bigger brother Balder CS architecture, custom designed aspherical glass elements and enhanced low dispersion glass lenses, image quality is in a class of its own. To top that, Bragi CS’s frame and core is built in Aluminium and Magnesium. The result is the best picture quality ever shown at this level.
Bragi Cinemascope will be our smallest 5K projector, with 21,5kg weight, but also a small foot print, 450, 457, 244mm wxdxh Power consumption is low and the unit will whisper quietly at 30dB in full power. The projector will be producing 2100 perfect LED lumens. LED colors are more saturated, our eyes are tricked to interpret this as richer and brighter colors than they are physically measured. Bragi Cinemascope will offer colors in both REC709 and in P3/DCI color mode.
Bragi CS has a unique automatic aspect ratio detection function. It will look for 2.40:1 content and automatically scale the image to fit the 5120×2160 resolution and of course change back to 16:9 3840×2160 if you have content in that format. It will also change aspect ratio when a 2.40:1 format movie has a menu’s outside the active picture frame. You can also switch manually between the different formats.