Our CANVAS GPU-based image processing software is in action again at this year’s NHL playoffs, as featured in recent articles in the New York Times “For Canadiens, Heightened Expectations Apply Not Just to Players” the Journal de MontréalDes cérémonies dans la continuité“, and the trade publication Professional Lighting & Production “Countdown to Game Time: New 3D Projection Pregame Shows for the Toronto Raptors and Maple Leafs” (p. 19):

The mission, as mandated by Kevin Gilmore, the team’s chief operating officer, is not to reinvent the performance every year but to evolve, to innovate, to determine what resonates most and then set about to improve on it. The Canadiens do not compete with other clubs so much as themselves. “We always raise the bar on ourselves because there’s an expectation that comes with doing what we do here,” Gilmore said.

While visual and production design firm 4U2C created art direction and visuals for the Canadiens pre-game shows, our CANVAS software dramatically improved the image quality on the ice, rendering the image almost as sharp as on regular surfaces. This project follows on the heels of our collaborations with 4u2C for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. We love seeing CANVAS in action, and hope to see the Canadiens make it all the way to the Stanley Cup this year. Go Habs go!