Stopping short of calling them inaccurate, Christie is downplaying widespread reports that the sequel to James Cameron’s Avatar will be released in a glasses-free 3D format. A spokesman said the speculation of a single blogger started the rumor and labeled it “theorizing.”
RealD has acquired the remaining assets of MasterImage. Assets acquired by RealD include all intellectual property, technology, inventory, and accounts receivable previously controlled by MasterImage.
Point90 Cinemas is the first major cinema multiplex in the Fifth Settlement, New Cairo, Egypt, located right in front of the American University in Cairo, inside the Point90 mall. Its aim is to offer the ultimate cinema experience to the audience, with 11 premium screen halls equipped with the latest movie projection and sound technology. As part of that effort, Point90 is installing Volfoni 3D systems.
INOX Leisure Limited, India’s leading multiplex chain, has Volfoni’s SmartCrystal Diamond technology for its 3D screens across the country. Jitender Verma, chief technology officer at INOX said, “INOX has always been at the peak of technological innovations and implementation over the years. With the Volfoni’s SmartCrystal Diamond, we will be able to offer a highly efficient, brighter image quality and enhanced movie viewing experience. Through such initiatives, we aim to continue our efforts in bringing the latest and the best technology in cinema exhibition and the proposition of live the movie to our guests.”
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued Lightspeed Design U.S. Patent No. 9,494,805 “stereoscopic light recycling device” for its DepthQ CineBright 3D high brightness passive polarization product.
Russian cinema integrator Asia Cinema has installed a Volfoni Dual 3D system in Cinema Hall Oktyabr, one of the largest theatres in the Gauk Kinodosogovoe Obyedinenie chain
Veteran exhibition industry executive Travis Reid has joined RealD as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, it was announced today by RealD Founder and CEO Michael V. Lewis
“At 120 frames per second your eyes get greedy,” said Hollywood film director Ang Lee at the first European showing of footage from his latest film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. There were other firsts, as the movie was screened at 120fps, in 4K 3D, at 28 foot-lamberts per eye brightness. The presentation was the keynote at this year’s IBC Big Screen Experience. Long-standing show director Julian Pinn opened the session promising, “I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say this is cinema history in the making.” Pinn added that the clips would be shown on the Christie Mirage, calling it the only projector capable of showing 120fps, 3D, 4K at 28 foot-lamberts.
The American Society of Cinematography’s Cinema Display Evaluation Plan & Test Protocol is a key step towards establishing goals for an enhanced cinema experience. It was developed by the ASC’s Next Generation Cinema Display technology subcommittee in response to the emergence of new cinema technologies, and the resulting need for guidance among exhibitors, distributors, and technology providers. As co-chairs of the NGCD committee, we would like to take this opportunity to provide some background and the anticipated direction for this work.
In what is being called the largest 3D installation agreement in the history of the format, Wanda Cinema Line Corporation will equip a total of 5,600 screens throughout China with RealD’s projection technology. Michael V. Lewis, CEO and founder of RealD made the announcement.