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

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.

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. 

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.

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 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
Assembling the display

DeepFrame One comes in 2 flight cases.

If you plan to create a hologram in a distance very far away, you will need to mount the Extention Rods to the Leg Frames. See "Adjusting the hologram over longer distances" video. 

Unpacking and preparing your OLED screen for first time use

IMPORTANT: Beware not to cut the power or remove the USB stick while the OLED Screen is updating the settings.

Your toolbox already has a USB stick with the correct configurator file on it.

Attaching the OLED screen to the OLED housing

Important: Make sure that the round speakers are free to move up and down when turning the OLED Screen on and off.

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

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!

Connecting the media player and wires

Attaching the speaker module

Adjusting the hologram over longer distances

Adjusting the hologram

Adjusting the sound

Please note: When switching the display on/off, make sure to point the remote control directly at IR-receiveron the soundbar.

create settings file

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

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Factsheet

DEEPFRAME ONE
pdf

Assembly Guide

DeepFrame One
pdf

User manual

DEEPFRAME ONE
PDF, English

Magnetic skins template

DEEPFRAME ONE
zip file