Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Just in time for the weekend, here’s a technology that’s arrived before its time, I think. Winscape is a set of two plasma televisions set up behind window panes, and hooked up to a Mac Pro. The Pro is running the custom Winscape software, which controls the “view” out of the windows according to a sensor (they show it in the video above attached to a baby, and it actually looks really large and pretty unwieldy). So as the sensor moves around the room, the view changes, as if you were moving angles while looking out of the windows to get a different view.

Oh, and the whole thing is controlled with an iPhone app — there are a few different views, as you can see in the video above. You can buy the Winscape software for $10 over on the website, and the remote app is $2 in the store, but of course you’ve got to buy the plasma televisions and Mac Pro yourself (and cut a window into your wall and/or install them all the way you want them). So no, it’s not a very practical solution — at least until houses come standard with video windows.

But it would be great to wake up every morning and be able to look out the window and see whatever you want to see. Maybe someday we’ll see a setup like this as a more accessible investment.

Just think you no longer need to buy a house with a view Fake Windows does it for you. I have recently been producing DVDs for Long Term Conditions, now this would be perfect for a person who wants to spend their last days in comfort.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

3 thoughts on “This is what HD Video was invented for

  1. mmmm Sounds like marketing mumbo jumbo! – Remember that its not 3D so your brain would know your eye were focusing at the window pain and not through it, and it would look nothing like a view out a window, just like looking at two plasma screens. I’m a bit wary of the hype!

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