Panasonic announced today that its new BT-4LH310, a 31-inch 4096 x 2160 resolution LCD monitor for unrivalled 4K/2K monitoring in the field, in an edit room or on set, is shipping this month with a suggested list price of $28,000.
The 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 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.
Sony has unveiled a new 4K digital cinema projector, the SRX-R510P, designed for cinema operators looking to deliver the ultimate small screen experience.
Thailand’s Major Hollywood Cinema, which has 33 screens in and around Bangkok, has acquired eight Sony SRX-R515P 4K digital cinema projectors, to replace its ageing film projection systems as part of a shift to go fully digital by the beginning of 2014.
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.
Founded in 2007 by Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Skip Margetts, Helimedia caters to the aerial filming needs of clients across Southern Africa working in live-event broadcast, film, television and advertising. In the coming months, the company plans to venture into 4K filming.
More than 100 attendees joined West Coast video and film integration company Advanced Systems Group in San Francisco November 20 for its annual workshop, 4K Workflow 2013, which focused on the growing 4K landscape.
The Lichtburg cinema in Essen has converted both of its theatres to digital with Kinoton technology. The Lichtburg, one of Germany’s largest and oldest cinemas; it recently celebrated its 85th birthday and one of its theatres seats 1250 people.
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.