The Camera Store supplied five Skquattro pedestals and additional support equipment for a live stereoscopic broadcast of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake from St Petersburg. Starring Yekaterina Kondaurova, the Swan Lake 3D Live Special Event was relayed on June 6 from the Mariinsky Theatre to cinema audiences in more than 50 countries around the world.
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Opening June 28, DDA cinematographer Rachel Morrion’s next feature Some Girl(s) is filled with her sensitive portraiture of poignant stories. Some Girl(s) will be the first narrative feature to be released exclusively through new online video portal Vimeo On Demand.
The Euromed Audiovisual III program of the European Union and the European Audiovisual Observatory are publishing a report on film and audiovisual industry in Lebanon.
International Datacasting has sold its SuperFlex Pro Cinema receivers to CinecolorSAT – the leading digital cinema content distribution network in Latin America—part of Grupo Chilefims.
Cine Colombia, Colombia's leading exhibitor is continuing its digital cinema rollout with the addition of 124 Doremi ShowVaults and Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs).
Doremi was once again technical partner of the Cannes Film Festival, marking its eleventh successive year of involvement for the world-famous event. The company supplied digital cinema servers throughout the Festival.
With the digital cinema standard of 24-bit, up-to-16-channels of PCM non-compressed audio, now becoming reality, new challenges have arrived for existing equipment. Upgrading with just higher powered versions of existing solutions is just not enough to benefit from the new audio standard; speech, music and effect should be reproduced with non-compressed non-colored detail, with lowest distortion and fullest digital dynamics. Alcons has introduced the CR3 screen system to address the problem.
Announcing new deals with Twitter and Foursquare, NCM Media held its second annual upfront presentation last month at New York City’s AMC Loews Lincoln Square movie theater. According to NCM, it is America’s No. 1 weekend network, consistently ranking higher in reach than any other network on Fridays and Saturdays. As the largest cinema network in the U.S., NCM delivers national reach and scale that is comparable to – and often bigger than – the biggest TV networks.
The Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction, a new 4D Show, opened last month and its creators believe it is the first and only show of its kind. It features groundbreaking digital technology from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and the largest year-round team of digital puppeteers in the world. The new show also offers a unique real-time experience with over 100 possible outcomes, as the audience determines the direction of the story through live participation.
Cinedigm has acquired all North American distribution rights to Visitors, the new film from director Godfrey Reggio, composer Philip Glass and filmmaker Jon Kane. Seven years in the making, Visitors is the fourth film that Reggio and Glass have collaborated on following the groundbreaking, internationally acclaimed, Qatsi Trilogy formed by the films Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi.