ZEISS presents the new software package «powerdome IV» at the meeting of the German Speaking Planetarium Association
With the enhanced «powerdome IV» software version, ZEISS offers its customers
ZEISS has been investing in digital projection solutions for star theatres since the turn of the millennium. ZEISS is the only supplier to offer its customers complete solutions combining
With the latest HEVC video codec and the extended color depth, powerdome IV also ensures improved image quality. The software components enable the simulation of atmospheric effects such as clouds, rain, northern lights and rainbows. The software recognizes images of celestial objects with astronomical metadata and automatically places them in the correct position in the starry sky. With the telescope function, planetarium visitors can view these objects enlarged, so to speak at close range.
For particularly demanding installations, powerdome IV also enables stereo projection with a particularly high resolution of more than 50 million pixels (8k).
The Science City planetarium in Kolkata, India, will be one of the first facilities to work with powerdome IV. This year, the planetarium will commission a ZEISS fulldome system with 8k stereo projection.