4K Technology

Integrating Sound into The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:49 -- Nick Dager

Park Road Post ProductionThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was brought to life at Park Road Post Production, New Zealand, where the production team mastered both high frame rate stereoscopic 3D at 48 frames per second and immersive Dolby Atmos sound, and integrated it all into the digital cinema package process.

The main tool they used for the task was the DVS Clipster, which allows for the world’s first implemented high frame rate DCI workflow with Dolby Atmos.

MTI Film Restores John Wayne Classic North to Alaska for Twentieth Century Fox

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 16:44 -- Nick Dager

MTI Film recently completed an all-new digital restoration of North to Alaska, Twentieth Century Fox’s 1960 comedy starring John Wayne. Employing proprietary technology and image processing techniques, MTI Film scanned the original 35mm cut negative at 4K before putting the film through an intensive restoration process to address faded color, Newton rings, dirt, scratches and many other defects. MTI Film ultimately delivered fully restored 4K files to produce a new 35mm negative for long-term preservation, along with a 4K DCP Master and high definition masters in a variety of aspect ratios.

SF Corporation, Thailand, Converting more than 200 Screens to Sony 4K Digital Cinema Projection

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:55 -- Nick Dager

Established in 1997, SF Corporation operates a chain of cinemas in Thailand under the SF Group banner. SF Corporation has targeted to go fully digital by early 2014 and is progressively converting its current film projection systems to 4K digital cinema projection systems from Sony, with more than 200 out of its 252 screens to be 4K-capable by early 2014.

VDS Announces Turnkey 4K and 2K Scratch DI Systems

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 14:56 -- Nick Dager

Versatile Distribution Services today announced exclusive 4K and 2K turnkey workstations that feature Assimilate’s Scratch digital intermediate software running on HP Z820 workstations in North America and Latin America. The Scratch systems enable digital cinema and broadcast artists to generate dailies, conform, color-correct, and complete the finishing of features, documentaries, videos, and episodic TV within a real-time, integrated, user-friendly workflow.

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