Barco Delivers World's First Commercial Dual 4K DLP Cinema Projection System

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Fri, 07/29/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Partnering with D3D Cinema and Dolby to produce an immersive 3D movie experience Barco has delivered its DLP Cinema Enhanced 4K DP4K-32B projectors for the inaugural installation of a 4K Double Projection System in the DynaTheater at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque New Mexico. The new system features two DP4K-32B projectors digital surround sound and a new five-story matte white screen. “When you see Barco's new dual 4K projection system new stadium seats new five-story white screen and custom eyewear then hear the incredible surround sound it will be clear that the premium components and experience is unique to New Mexico and the Southwest United States ” says Jotina Trussell president and CEO of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation.

 “We're really proud to be partnered with Barco on this special giant-screen installation the first of its kind anywhere in the world ” says Don Kempf president and founder of D3D Cinema. “While the popularity of 3D is growing in commercial venues it was important to distinguish the experience that audiences will have at the DynaTheater. With Barco's 4K projectors filling the giant screen canvas coupled with premium Dolby 3D technology we will provide a 3D experience unsurpassed in quality and immersion.” 

 “We are honored that the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science has selected Barco to launch their groundbreaking large-format theater ” says Patrick Lee vice president digital cinema for Barco North America. “We applaud their decision to go with the industry's best 4K projection system which is the only one capable of guaranteeing the level of brightness necessary to present giant-screen 3D movies for venues of this size.” 

 Earlier this year Barco and D3D Cinema partnered in an exclusive demonstration in which Barco's DP4K-32B was matched against a conventional 15/70mm film projector in a side-by-side movie presentation comparison at the inaugural Digital Cinema Symposium in Galveston Texas. Barco's 4K digital version was overwhelmingly preferred – both in terms of image quality and overall presentation – by an audience of more than 120 movie industry veterans.