DynaScan Blog

Posted on August 25, 2016 by Scott Pickus

DynaScan Keeps Baltimore-Area Viewers Informed of Local Weather

A Baltimore-area news channel has recently integrated a DynaScan high brightness LCD into its mobile weather lab. Installed directly in the back of a weather vehicle, the sunlight readable screen is used on camera as a display aid by the station to show local weather conditions such as temperature, humidity and other weather-related measurements.

The mobile weather lab is powered by a 47″ 5000 nit Ultra High Brightness LCD with Narrow Bezel (Model DS472LT6) that has been affixed onto a custom mounting solution allowing the display to retract and swivel within the back of the vehicle.

The display was chosen as a result of trying several “high brightness” LCDs from various manufacturers that were rated 700-1500 nits–only to discover they were not bright enough to be seen in broad daylight.

To allow the screen to sync properly with news cameras, the video source is fed through a Decimator Design SDI / HDMI Cross Converter with Scaling and Frame Rate Conversionscan rate converter.