Qube Cinema has been licensed to support Dolby Atmos playback in its servers. The Qube XP-D and XP-I digital cinema servers are the first in the Qube server line to be evaluated to support Dolby Atmos playback with software updates expected to be available in early 2014. Dolby Atmos unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by giving filmmakers the ability to precisely place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theatre, even overhead, to create the most engaging cinematic experience ever.
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QSC Audio Products has introduced three new cost-effective loudspeakers for smaller cinemas that the company says meet sound output requirements without compromising sound quality.
Croatian digital cinema and AV systems integrator LMT Laboratory of Multimedia Technologies, Zagreb, has reported that virtually Croatian art, municipal and independent cinemas are fully equipped with the latest generation of digital cinema equipment. The company was awarded the public tender for the digitalization of independent cinemas in Croatia in July 2013
San Francisco-based Fandor has announced new partnerships with Cinedigm, Factory 25 and Oscilloscope Laboratories that the company believes will reinforce its commitment to expand the depth of their library with high quality and distinctive independent films from every genre.
Golden Screen Cinemas, the leading multiplex operator in Malaysia, is the first to install the Dolby Atmos sound platform in Malaysia. The White Storm, directed by one of Hong Kong's most renowned film directors, Benny Chan, and starring prominent Hong Kong actors Louis Koo and Ching Wan Lau was the first Dolby Atmos film to be showcased at the theatre.
Arts Alliance Media has launched the latest product in its digital cinema software suite – Lifeguard – designed to monitor equipment across a cinema circuit and to power cinema Network Operations Centers. The software has been developed in-house using the years of experience gained by AAM whilst running their own NOC, which supports thousands of screens worldwide, and is now available to exhibitor and integrator partners around the world to power their own NOCs.
Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand will open in the Arena District of Columbus in mid-January 2014 and marks the first Ohio location for SMG and its 15th location in the US. The SMG Arena Grand opening is a part of a continuing strategic expansion plan for the Dallas based exhibitor.
Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and the second installment in the Hobbit film trilogy, will hold its worldwide premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Dolby 3D and Dolby Atmos sound on Monday, December 2.
Vidiyum Munn, a dark suspense thriller by director Balaji K. Kumar, will premiere in theaters across India in Auro 11.1 by Barco. Kumar says he discovered the capabilities of Auro while watching Vishwaroopam, the first Indian movie to feature the new format.
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.