NEC Upgrades Projectors to Support Higher Frame Rates

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Tue, 12/13/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

NEC is upgrading Series 2 digital cinema projector line to support the higher frame rate format. Hollywood filmmakers such as directors James Cameron and Peter Jackson are already backing the HFR format which is likely to be available in late 2012. New films such as The Hobbit and Avatar sequel are being produced in HFR. NEC has performed major development to the software within its Series 2 line including the NC1200C NC2000C and NC3200S with the launch of version 3.3 of its Release Package. This enables the projectors to support the HFR format with IMB input allowing 60 frames per second in 2D and 3D with 48 frames per second in Double Flash 3D. This leads to faster movement sharper images and a much smoother picture. Support of HFR technology will be available for the NC3240S 4K projector in the spring of 2012. Higher frame rate movies will enhance the theatre experience and increase viewing aesthetics for avid enthusiasts says Jim Reisteter general manager for digital cinema projectors at NEC Display Solutions. NEC's ability to provide our customers with this important upgrade is a testament to our commitment to the digital cinema industry. The HFR technology for 2K/3D presentation will be also available for the NEC 4K projector NC3240S in late 2012.