Behind the curtain in the Keynote hall

Running keynote sessions at a conference with the scale of JavaOne is a pretty daunting task. Behind the screen there is a huge crew managing some pretty awesome technology. All of the video cameras and streams were full HDTV. That huge screen behind the stage was amazing: one giant framebuffer driving four independent projectors, carefully aligned, to provide one seamless image surface. This is the first time that this projection technology has been used: JavaOne was the beta-test. It was flawless. The crew was wonderful.
July 1, 2004