Filmgoers experienced Christie RealLaser projection for the first time in the UK at The BFI Patron’s Gala showing of Colette last week at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival. Dominic Simmons, head of technical services at the BFI, was keen for the 2018 festival to embrace the technology trends currently transforming the cinema viewing experience.
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Mag Cinema has introduced Direct AES and Network Amplifiers, designed for use with the Mag cinema speaker series to create a new versatile signal distribution and amplification platform for cinemas. Based on many years of experience in cinema installations, DANA features smart, efficient design while providing advanced possibilities for theaters.
Screenvision Media has appointed broadcast and placed-based media veteran Gerald Griffin to the position of executive vice president of local and regional sales. With more than 30 years of experience in local sales and marketing, Griffin brings a comprehensive understanding of how to amplify traditional, digital and out of home platforms to support Screenvision Media’s advertising partners. This strategic appointment further underscores Screenvision Media’s ongoing commitment to small business owners and the crucial role they play in strengthening our communities.
QSC sponsored the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival which spanned sixteen days and ends today. QSC equipment was utilized in all seven venues, including the hearing assistance equipment in The Centre for the Performing Arts, the location of the opening and closing gala screenings. The project was particularly challenging because The Centre Theatre was not designed as a cinema. There are three seating levels in the 1800-seat theatre, and all of the equipment needed to be installed within two days.
The Open Geospatial Consortium and the Khronos Group are joining forces to advance open geospatial standards related to the fields of augmented and virtual reality, distributed simulation, and 3D content services. As part of the liaison, and through collaborative participation in OGC and Khronos initiatives, the two organizations will work jointly to develop use cases and requirements for open geospatial standards concerning 3D, virtual and augmented reality APIs, and related graphical representations.
Media Links research and development manager Dr. Takeshi Shimizu will present a paper at the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Los Angeles at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites from October 22-25. Shimizu will present: Non-blocking Multicast Networks for Transporting Stream Media, which proposes a new approach for building a three-stage Clos Network with non-blocking multicast capabilities, thereby reducing overall switch count and associated costs. His presentation is part of the Advances in IP session, which will examine how to improve upon and move beyond the status quo in professional media networking.
Screenvision Media has announced its support for Feed Our Future, a powerful new advertising campaign that supports the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), the world's leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide. The advertisement, which aims to galvanize global cinema audiences into action against global hunger, will air in Screenvision Media theaters across the nation for eight weeks.
CGR Cinemas has chosen Christie as its exclusive laser projection partner, as it moves to convert all 700 of its theatres to RGB pure laser technology. In a landmark agreement that sees CGR becoming the largest investor in Christie RealLaser systems in the world today, 200 CGR Classic auditoriums will be redeveloped for Christie RealLaser over the next two years.
EclairColor has certified French integrator Audio Visual and Development Enterprise. ADDE’s technical department completed its EclairColor high dynamic range certification last week, which in return allows the company to sell, install and service EclairColor-compatible projection systems.
Dolby Laboratories today announced that there are now more than 4,000 Dolby Atmos screens installed worldwide. Dolby Atmos momentum continues to grow globally with screens installed in more than 90 countries. More than 150 mixing facilities and more than 1,000 feature films are released, or have been announced to be released, with support from all major Hollywood studios as well as content creators around the world, including Asia Pacific, North America and Latin America.