Big Beauty: NVIDIA Powers World’s Largest Ultra-HD 4K Screen at Kentucky Derby

by Greg Estes

Mint juleps. Outlandish hats. Outsized bets. Amid all the distractions of race day, Kentucky Derby attendees once had a hard time catching the action. No longer.

That’s thanks to the largest ultra-HD 4K video screen in the world. The Big Board, as it’s known, sits 170 feet off the ground and measures 15,224 square feet. That’s the size of three NBA basketball courts.

To prepare for its unveiling, Churchill Downs used a 4K camera to capture pre-recorded content and race day footage. The race organizers re-designed their graphics to work in 4K.

Big day, big screen: with a total resolution of 4160×2176, the Big Board needs a lot of, um, horsepower.

Longtime NVIDIA partner Vizrt designed a custom control interface to manage the 4K content in real time. The screen can even support split-screen views to show live or recorded video, images, and data at the same time.

With a total resolution of 4160×2176, The Big Board needs a lot of, um, horsepower. That’s why Vizrt used our Quadro K5000 GPUs to keep The Big Board running.

Now attendees can experience the race like never before. And sports displays have a new standard.

Similar Stories

  • Marvin Schaub

    Thats Funny when are playing Battlefield 4 😀 on this Screen ^^

  • StefanaRapsondeu

    Charlotte . true that Melvin `s blurb is good, on
    thursday I got a top of the range Lancia since getting a check for $9122 this
    past 5 weeks and would you believe, ten/k this past munth . it’s by-far the
    most comfortable job I have ever done . I began this 6 months ago and pretty
    much straight away got minimum $71 per-hour . find more information R­e­x­1­0­.­C­O­M­

  • DhannaReaderaci

    before I looked at the check of $8543 , I accept …that…my neighbour
    woz like they say truley earning money parttime on their apple labtop. . there
    sisters neighbour has done this 4 only 19 months and by now cleared the debts
    on their house and bourt a gorgeous Ford . visit this site C­a­s­h­d­u­t­i­e­s­.­C­O­M­