frequently asked questions
What is the difference between DeepFrame Basic Kit and DeepFrame One?

As a general rule, DeepFrame Basic Kit is designed to be built into custom installations, as the display can be ordered in the various components one by one. You can of course also purchase a complete display setup from us.

DeepFrame One is an all-in-one-box display solution with everything included in the flight case. Built for repeated use and fast assembling, it is curated by renowned Danish designer Steffen Schmelling as a free-standing display with a signature aesthetic look.

How does DeepFrame work?

A DeepFrame display setup consists of the DeepFrame (optical lens) together with an HD or 4K screen. The content from your screen is reflected and magnified through the DeepFrame, thereby creating the mixed reality experience of your content appearing as a hologram when looking through the optical lens.

Does DeepFrame Basic Kit come with a screen?

No, the Basic Kit allows you to buy the DeepFrame optical lens itself. You will, therefore, need an HD or 4K screen as well. We strongly recommend using a 65” curved 4K OLED screen, together with our OLED mount kit.

Why should I use a curved OLED screen?

The curved OLED, mounted on our optional OLED mount kit, will curve the image to follow the curvature of the DeepFrame lens, thus straightening out the reflected image and minimizing any perceived distortions in the image contents. Further the OLED technology has an extremely good contrast and color performance, which helps and optimizes the 3D effect.

What happens if I use a flat LCD screen instead?

When using any flat display, you should know that the reflected virtual image will be curved and be distorted. On the centre part of the image, the distortion is not really noticeable, but the further to the side your contents are on the screen, the more they will seem distorted and skewed in perspective.

If you use an LCD screen, please make sure to try and minimize the so-called black level on the screen. This is the amount of light shining through the black parts of the image. A high black level will result in a grey haze being reflected by the DeepFrame, which does not look good and lowers the overall 3D effect and wow-factors.

How large/small can DeepFrame create a digital layer on top of reality?

The hologram can appear in size to be anything from 50x50 cm (~20x20 in) up to 2x2 km (~1.5x1.5 mi)

What distance does DeepFrame position the hologram to appear in?

DeepFrame allows you to create a hologram that seemingly appears to in reality from min. 3,5m distance, up to ca. 200m distance.

By adjusting the distance between your OLED screen and DeepFrame lens, you magnify the content and at the same time push the hologram further into the distance.    

How many sizes does the DeepFrame come in?

Currently, the DeepFrame lens only comes in one size, 1150x1150mm (~45x45 in)

Is it possible to customize the size of a DeepFrame?

No, not at the moment. 

What type of screen do I need together with DeepFrame?

We strongly recommend using a 65” curved 4K OLED screen for the best image quality and holographic effect, together with our OLED mount kit.

How do I create content for DeepFrame?

The holographic content can be made in any 3D software on the market. Some of the preferred are Maya, 3DS Max, and Cinema 4D. You can also use actual filmed content or even live video from a camera. When filming, the camera needs to be at a height of 1450 mm (~57 in).

Will the hologram move if I shift my position to the left or right?

The hologram will shift or bend slightly if you move to the far left or right, thereby breaking the 60-degree viewing angle. However, using a curved OLED screen will minimize most of this.

How do I adjust the size and position of the hologram?

To make your hologram appear larger or smaller, you simply adjust the distance between the screen and the DeepFrame optical lens back or forth.

What is the minimum/maximum distance I can position my screen from the DeepFrame optical lens?

Maximum 1400mm (~55 in) distance from screen to the optical lens.

Minimum 800mm (~31.5 in) distance from screen to the optical lens.          

How many meters/square feet do I need to install the DeepFrame?

If you want to create a hologram that appears in the real world behind the DeepFrame optical lens (or a virtual overlay op top of something real) you will need a minimum of width 2m x length 5m (~6 x16 ft).

Can I install DeepFrame outside in the sunlight?

No, not yet.    

Can I use DeepFrame in smaller areas?

Yes, it is possible to use DeepFrame in smaller areas by closing the backside of the optical lens with black fabric or a black box, making it impossible to see through the DeepFrame. By doing so, you essentially turn DeepFrame into a large VR display instead, maintaining the perception of endless 3D depth. As an example, you could then place DeepFrame against a wall and still show your content in a full-size 3D space.

How do I protect the DeepFrame optical lens from crowds?

You can build a closed housing with an anti-reflective glass in front, thus keeping all components out of reach.

How do you clean the optical lens?

First dust it off the optical lens without using any liquids, then clean using a soft cloth with a little water. The most sensitive part of the glass optic is the inside of the concave surface – the side that faces the screen.

What is the limitation of the viewing angle?

Roughly 60 degrees.

Why is DeepFrame better than PG foil?

With DeepFrame you can create a hologram of any size imaginable with one single display system. As an example, you can project a hologram up to 200 meters away, which is impossible to do with PG Foils.  

Also, the brightness and resolution is far better in DeepFrame, allowing a truly impressive blend of virtual and real in most light conditions.

Can I use DeepFrame as part of a stage solution?

No, we do not recommend DeepFrame as a stage solution since the viewing angle is limited to 60 degrees.

Can I make DeepFrame interactive?

You can create interactivity in a number of different ways. The simplest way is to connect a tablet via HDMI and use the Dreamoc Play app, which then allows you to flip through different holographic content being projected through DeepFrame.

You can also run any Unity developed content via a PC, which then allows you to play around and manipulate the content being projected through DeepFrame. For this you can connect any type of interface via HDMI or use a smartphone for control

How should I encode my movie files?

We recommend encoding your movies using the HEVC (H265) codec for 4K resolution, and MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 or H.264 codec for Full HD LED screen. 

video tutorials
DeepFrame Basic Kit - introduction to the DeepFrame Optical Lens

 

As a general rule, this display is designed to be built into custom installations, as each component can be ordered separately. You can of course also choose to purchase a complete DeepFrame setup.

Assembling the floorstand + attaching the optical lens

Important: We recommend being 3 persons for this.

Assembling the OLED mount for DeepFrame

 

Important: Do not apply pressure to the bottom part of the OLED Screen, instead allow the bottom corner to bend in a different radius than the top, leaving a wider gap!

Important: Beware not to pull the cable towards you as this might damage the part where the cable connects to the screen.

How to operate the DeepFrame display

 

DeepFrame can be connected to many different input channels using HMDI.

In this example, we have connected the BrightSign media player with a wireless router to the HDMI input found on the OLED Screen’s sound bar. This will allow us to use the free BrightSign App to easily switch between different content using a smartphone.

As another example for creating an interactive solution, you could connect a PC running Unity and play the software directly through DeepFrame.

Assembling the OLED housing

create settings file

It is not possible to create a settings file for the DeepFrame Basic Kit

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User manual

DEEPFRAME BASIC KIT
PDF, English

factsheet

DEEPFRAME BASIC KIT
PDF, English

Brochure

DEEPFRAME BASIC KIT
PDF, English

Assembly Guide

DEEPFRAME
PDF, English