Sony Unveils New 4K Digital Cinema Projector for Smaller Screens

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Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:08 -- Nick Dager

Sony SRX-R510P 4K digital cinema projector.Sony has unveiled a new 4K digital cinema projector, the SRX-R510P, designed for cinema operators looking to deliver the ultimate small screen experience.

The SRX-R510P projector is equipped with SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) chips that enable it to provide stunning picture quality and extremely high resolution of 4096 × 2160 pixels, four times that of Full HD (1920 × 1080). Incorporating a 4K-compatible internal signal processing and optical system, it provides true 4K output with a high contrast ratio of more than 4000:1. The improved optical engine uses Sony’s proprietary technologies to effectively reduce light leakage, so that contrast levels remain high for reproducing deeper blacks and vivid details, staying true to the filmmaker’s original creative intent.

Sony’s SRX-R510P 4K digital cinema projection system continues the use of Sony's 3D system, achieved through the projection of full sequence frames for both the left and right eye simultaneously. The 3D projection minimizes flicker and delivers smooth images that are easy on the eye, allowing audiences to enjoy more realistic 3D stereoscopic visualizations of sports videos or action sequences.

Like Sony’s SRX-R515P, the SRX-R510P employs high-pressure mercury lamps as a light source. The SRX-R510P’s light source system is internally composed of four HPM lamps, with the option of either 450W or 350W lamps, providing an average light output of 9,000 lumens and 6,600 lumens respectively. The projector provides a longer lamp-exchange cycle, and using HPM lamps in individual cartridges result in lower lamp costs plus easier and safer installation or removal compared to Xenon lamps. The number of combinations of light bulbs is very flexible and can be tailored according to the screen size.

The SRX-R510P’s digital cinema server is built with a capacity of up to 4TB RAID 6 disk array systems, plus supports the playback of both DCI standard JPEG2K DCP (Digital Cinema Package) files as well as MPEG2 format digital movies.

The SRX-R510P will be available across Asia Pacific beginning in February 2014.