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Pepper's Ghost


Pepper's Ghost

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Pepper's Ghost


Pepper's Ghost

how it works

Pepper's Ghost was invented by Professor John Henry Pepper and English engineer Henry Dircks in the 19th Century. The Eyeliner™ 3D Projection System was conceived by Mr Uwe Maass, who designed the system after researching the old theatre illusion Pepper’s Ghost.

Introduced into theatres in the 1860’s, Pepper’s Ghost startled theatre goers with an effect that allowed live people or objects to slowly materialize into a scene. This illustration shows one early variation from the perspective of the stage.

In this case the "ghost" is an actor located forward of and below the stage floor. The glass pane illustrates the reflection of the offstage "ghost" while the leftmost "ghost" simulates what the audiences actually see. Later versions of the invention included a lens to improve on the image but this was as far as Professor Pepper and Engineer Dircks managed to take the illusion, the main stumbling block being the inherent weight of glass and the fact that when a really large piece was set at a 45 degree angle it would brake under its own weight.

Musion® Eyeliner™ System is a whole new way of projecting video to create the illusion of life-size, full colour, 3D moving images. All of the images used on a Musion® Eyeliner™ System are 3-dimensional images, but projected as two-dimensional images into a 3D stage set. The mind of the audience creates the 3D illusion. This means that production costs are minimal, needing only a single camera lens for filming and a single projector for the playback.

In particular, the invention relates to the use of a transparent foil stretched across the path of the projector as a screen, the foil having similar reflective properties to semi-mirrored glass. The Musion® Eyeliner™ Foil boasts many advantages over glass, including portability, versatility and safety.

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Musion Eyeliner


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Musion Eyeliner


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Eyeliner™ is the heartbeat of the Musion technology, what’s often referred to as a 3D hologram projector. It was famously used to digitally resurrect the deceased rapper Tupac Shakur at a music festival.

People were wowed by the Tupac trick. It is in fact our 21st century twist on an old Victorian theatrical illusion called Pepper’s Ghost. The twist is in our patented holographic projector system.

Our 3D holographic projector system

The Eyeliner™ 3D holographic projector has been designed to make your magic happen. However, creating holographic performances isn’t as hard as most people think with our system.

Here’s how: Start with our patented foil, completely invisible to the naked eye. Rig it at 45° across the stage and beam moving content onto it via a projector, giving the impression of a real 3D image on stage. Add clever lighting and stage dressing, and the result is a stunning visual medium.

Discover the simple science behind our 3D holographic projection

Using Eyeliner™

Eyeliner™ comes in many forms, so let us know your vision. We’ll then get you on your way to truly captivating your audiences.

Temporary installations

Extremely flexible, scalable and quick to install, Eyeliner™ will bring your event alive in any environment. From gigantic concerts to intimate holographic gigs, get ready to take centre stage and see your audience beam back at you with wonder.

Check the Eyeliner™ tech spec for installation details [could this be a pop-out box]

Permanent installations

While more expansive one-off events have their place, Eyeliner™ can be permanently installed around the world. That way, the impact you create stays with you, forever. And your audiences will always associate you with incredible memories that are available to revisit again and again.

Perfect for museums, visitor attractions, business communication, retail, point of sale and any other static environment, permanent Eyeliner™ installations can fit any location, match any branding and bring your content to life.

[For inclusion as a pop-out box above]

Eyeliner™ tech spec

A standard Eyeliner™ unit is 6m wide x 4m high, with 4m being the stock height but possible to provide a unit 8m high. The increase in height obviously requires specific engineering, so it’s best to give us a call if you need something outside of the standard setup. The unit can be as wide as you want.

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Musion EyeCandy


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Musion EyeCandy


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EyeCandy™ is a smaller, more cost effective evolution of our 3D holographic display technology. It is designed for those wanting to make a subtle bang.

Using the same technique as EyeLiner™, it replaces the stage and projector for a high-brightness HDTV image source and in-built, miniature platform.

A 3D display system, just for you

If you need something more personal and intimate, EyeCandy™ is the 3D display system for you. It’s ideal for retail, point of sale, trade show exhibits, business and educational events, and environments where space is an issue.

Using EyeCandy™

Engaging, exciting and guaranteed to catch attention, the display system is easy to set up – ready to be left where it is to amaze those passing by. When you’re done, simply pack up and easily transport.

Set up information

EyeCandy™ is a freestanding 3m-high pod. It is designed to work in areas of high ambient light and the design can be personalised to fit your branding.

Its footprint measures: width 3m x height 3.5m x depth 2.5m. The viewable area is width 2.4m x height 1.4m.

EyeCandy™ Lite

Also available is EyeCandy™ Lite – a compact and portable version of the EyeCandy™ system that comes in a flight case. The Lite version can be built to any custom size.

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