Media Links research and development manager Dr. Takeshi Shimizu will present a paper at the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Los Angeles at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites from October 22-25. Shimizu will present: Non-blocking Multicast Networks for Transporting Stream Media, which proposes a new approach for building a three-stage Clos Network with non-blocking multicast capabilities, thereby reducing overall switch count and associated costs. His presentation is part of the Advances in IP session, which will examine how to improve upon and move beyond the status quo in professional media networking.
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Screenvision Media has announced its support for Feed Our Future, a powerful new advertising campaign that supports the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), the world's leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide. The advertisement, which aims to galvanize global cinema audiences into action against global hunger, will air in Screenvision Media theaters across the nation for eight weeks.
CGR Cinemas has chosen Christie as its exclusive laser projection partner, as it moves to convert all 700 of its theatres to RGB pure laser technology. In a landmark agreement that sees CGR becoming the largest investor in Christie RealLaser systems in the world today, 200 CGR Classic auditoriums will be redeveloped for Christie RealLaser over the next two years.
EclairColor has certified French integrator Audio Visual and Development Enterprise. ADDE’s technical department completed its EclairColor high dynamic range certification last week, which in return allows the company to sell, install and service EclairColor-compatible projection systems.
Dolby Laboratories today announced that there are now more than 4,000 Dolby Atmos screens installed worldwide. Dolby Atmos momentum continues to grow globally with screens installed in more than 90 countries. More than 150 mixing facilities and more than 1,000 feature films are released, or have been announced to be released, with support from all major Hollywood studios as well as content creators around the world, including Asia Pacific, North America and Latin America.
Mangurama and Bobb Films have acquired the U.S. and Canadian theatrical distribution rights for director Abby Epstein (Until The Violence Stops, The Business of Being Born) and executive producer Ricki Lake’s (The Business of Being Born, Breastmilk, The Mama Sherpas) Weed the People. The film premiered at the 2018 SXSW Festival, was the Audience Award Winner at The Nashville Film Festival and will have a West Coast premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Keeping projectors and other cinema equipment up and running is a primary concern for exhibitors. If you own a Series 1 or an early Series 2 projector, you may already be facing significant cost of ownership issues, including more frequent breakdowns and longer downtimes. Even worse, manufacturers may no longer support your equipment — or may soon stop supporting it — making replacement parts expensive or even unavailable.
Ymagis Group and Webedia have announced a partnership to promote EclairColor HDR cinemas and mastered films on AlloCiné (France) and Filmstarts (Germany). The companies’ two websites attract respectively 13.8 million and 3.1 million unique visitors per month.
Vox Cinemas has selected Volfoni for their 3D hardware systems for the first multiplex at Riyadh Park in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Vox Cinemas was awarded one of the first licenses to operate cinemas in Saudi Arabia and their multiplex at Riyadh Park is the first of its kind in the kingdom.
The Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television will examine the entertainment industry’s need for greater diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent at its monthly meeting October 11, in Hollywood.
MediaMation today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 10,076,712, entitled "Systems and methods for fluid delivery in seat systems".
European cinema exhibitor services provider CinemaNext today announced that it has completed the installation of three new auditoria at France’s National Center of Cinematography and Moving Image headquarters in Paris. The CNC’s brand-new site has been equipped with the latest in image technology including EclairColor high dynamic range, 3D-capable Sony Digital Cinema 4K projectors, and Twavox for audio description and hearing support.
Supercines, the largest cinema operator in Ecuador, today announced that it has selected Volfoni as their exclusive provider for their 3D technology requirements. Volfoni partnered with Santa Clara Poltronas, a leading Brazilian cinema system integrator, to supply Supercines with their 3D hardware systems across all their cinema locations in Ecuador.
Vivendi’s CanalOlympia has signed an agreement to roll-out Vista Cinema’s Veezi cinema management system across all their cinema venues. Currently operating nine venues across seven countries, CanalOlympia is the leading network of cinema and live performance venues in Africa. Several additional sites are set to open in the months to come, extending the breadth of the CanalOlympia footprint.The CanalOlympia operation showcases the diversity of African culture and has helped bring cinemas back to countries currently short on entertainment choices and cultural infrastructure.
Éclair today announced that, starting in November, it will install a Samsung Onyx Cinema LED screen in its facilities in Paris-Vanves. This will make Éclair one of the first to provide professional services specifically tailored for the Onyx Cinema LED – contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, color grading with true zero nit black, and ÉclairColor DCP mastering – to European filmmakers, producers and distributors.
Extending its engagement in virtual reality and augmented reality applications, Sennheiser has partnered with spatial computing leader Magic Leap and joined the Works with Magic Leap certification program. This partnership consolidates Sennheiser’s presence and thought leadership in spatial audio as it continues to develop innovative audio tools for spatial audio visionaries and content creators.
Shin Kong Cinemas, a member of the Shin Kong Group, one of Taiwan’s leading financial, retail, and entertainment groups has selected Arts Alliance Media’s Screenwriter Theatre Management System to provide automated scheduling and content management for every screen in SKC’s estate across Taiwan. The deal marks AAM’s first entry into the Taiwan market.
The demands of moviegoers are growing and with them the pressure on cinema operators to enable ever better and increasingly immersive cinema experiences. Dolby's surround sound technology Atmos is one of the most sought-after features in the cinema market, and is often integrated into a larger premium concept. Such a premium concept was realized recently by the two Munich companies ZweiB and Videocation in a joint project in the 363-seat Saal 8 of the Dietrich Theater in Neu-Ulm, Germany.
Contenders for the American Society of Cinematographers 2018 Student Heritage Awards have been named by the organization. Designed to inspire the next generation, the awards recognize graduate, undergraduate and documentary cinematography students for their exceptional work. The 13 nominees this year hail from 10 universities nationwide; the winners will be announced October 13.
Cineplex and CJ 4DPlex today announced a new agreement that will bring the 4DX experience to as many as 13 additional Cineplex locations across Canada over the coming years. The companies opened Canada’s first 4D auditorium at Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ontario, in 2016, and its popularity with guests has prompted this new partnership and investment.