Laser Projection

Barco Alchemy Projectors Now Supported by AAM’s Screenwriter TMS

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:41 -- Nick Dager

Barco announced today that Arts Alliance Media’s Screenwriter Theater Management System is the first TMS to support Barco’s Alchemy integrated cinema media processor. This feature will be available to all current and future Screenwriter users, allowing them to easily integrate projection systems equipped with the Barco Alchemy technology into their circuits.

JT Bioscopen, The Netherlands, Installs Barco Laser Projector

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 10:10 -- Nick Dager

The Dutch cinema chain JT Bioscopen is installing a Barco 6 primary Laser3D (6P) laser-illuminated projector in its brand-new Hilversum Media Park seven-screen multiplex. With 21 multiplexes in 19 cities around the country, JT Bioscopen is the second largest theater chain in The Netherlands.

Shanghai Film Art Center Installs Christie 4K-Laser Projection System

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:43 -- Nick Dager

Christie today announced that it has installed a laser projection system at the Shanghai Film Art Center. The first movie screened on the new system was Godzilla. The Shanghai Film Art Center, the first cineplex to be built in China, has also just installed the Oriental Mega Screen.

LIPA Applauds the IEC’s Update to International Laser Standards

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:31 -- Nick Dager

The Laser Illuminated Projector Association applauds the efforts of the International Electrotechnical Commission for the May 16 publication of IEC 60825-1:2014, also known as Edition 3. This standard acknowledges, among many other updates, that laser-illuminated projectors should be classified the same way as lamp-based projectors, rather than as laser light show products. This action effectively acknowledges that the light emitted from laser projectors is unlike that of collimated laser beams used in light shows or other direct laser beam products.

Moody Gardens MG3D Cinema World’s First Museum with 4K 3D 6P Laser Projection

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:35 -- Nick Dager

Later this year, Moody Gardens MG3D Cinema will become the world’s first museum-based 4K 3D giant screen 6P laser projection system. The upgrade will replace Moody Gardens’ existing 4K xenon system with a state-of-the-art pair of Christie 4K laser projection heads, a 6P modular laser light farm with fiber optic delivery, Christie 4K 3D high-bitrate server, new giant screen 6P laser glasses, and a new premium white screen. D3D Cinema is systems integrator for the project.

Christie Toronto International Film Festival Projection Partner for Fourteenth Year

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:25 -- Nick Dager

Christie is once again the official projection partner to the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in September. A Festival sponsor for 14 consecutive years, Christie has played an integral role in ushering in the digital age at this renowned showcase for local and international talents. Today, with the help of this partnership, more than 99 percent of all Festival entries are screened digitally, with an increasing number in 4K, sharpening the shared experience between filmmaker and audience.

Douglas Trumbull’s UFOTOG Premieres May 11

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 14:38 -- Nick Dager

Filmmaker and visual effects legend Douglas Trumbull is partnering with Christie on May 11 to premiere UFOTOG, a dramatic 10-minute experimental sci-fi story about a lone man attempting to photograph UFOs. Directed by Trumbull and created in 4K 3D at 120 frames per second, the short film will be screened on a Christie Mirage 4K35, the 4K DLP resolution projector running at 120Hz, at the Seattle Cinerama Theater’s 2nd Annual Sci-Fi Film Festival.

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