Dolby Laboratories today announced that Warner Bros. Pictures’ Horse Soldiers is the 100th Dolby Cinema title. "Reaching the 100th announced title for Dolby Cinema is a tremendous accomplishment that couldn’t have been achieved without the support from the directors and filmmakers who want to use the best technology for their storytelling,” said Doug Darrow, senior vice president, cinema business group, Dolby Laboratories. “In 2017 we announced 44 Dolby Cinema titles, more than any other premium format, which is a testament to the ongoing commitment from Hollywood and studios around the world to deliver the best experience to the cinema.”
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Unique Digital has released version 2 of their Smart Trailering system with a new, user friendly, ergonomic user interface. Version 2 is available immediately to all exhibitors in Sweden and Finland, alongside existing major clients in the UK and Norway.
Ymagis Group has announced the completion of the agreement to form its new exhibitor services company, CinemaNext North America, with Dallas-based CinTech. In accordance with the agreement signed in May, Ymagis Group holds a 75 percent stake in the company; CinTech the remaining 25 percent.
At CineEurope 2017 in Barcelona June 19-22, Christie will preview what the company says is the first direct coupled Pure RGB laser-illuminated cinema projector not to need external cooling systems. Christie’s new CP4325-RGB is an addition to its Freedom Series of Pure RGB laser cinema projectors.
Unique Digital has announced the availability of RosettaPOS, a fully browser based point of sales system, presented to the user as software-as-a-service. Capable of managing the needs of a multiple territory, multiple language exhibitor chain, or a small independent; all customers receive a full function and flexible POS system that can be deployed quickly and cleanly to any estate. Providing collaborative movie scheduling, real-time reporting, integrated signage and an autonomous web ticketing solution, RosettaPOS provides all of Exhibition’s POS needs from the outset.
Unique Digital has released Basekey Cloud, a sotware-only version of its key delivery message system Basekey. As the name suggests, Basekey Cloud requires no hardware to be installed within the theatre itself. The exhibitor simply enables a VPN connection to Basekey Cloud from their network to activate the service.
Screenvision Media today announced the promotion of John Marmo from director to vice president, training and compliance. This promotion comes following recent elevations across the national ad sales and business operations departments.
Allure, a Christie company, will feature its data-driven, advanced content automation platform for digital signage at CineEurope 2017 July 19-22 in Barcelona, Spain.
Unique Digital’s theatre management system RosettaBridge now includes full integration with the QSC CMS-2200 Media Server. RosettaBridge TMS is a full-featured TMS with a suite of tools to manage film, advertising, and trailer content within each site through an intuitive and easy to use interface.
CJ4DPlex has announced that Cars 3 will be the first Disney•Pixar film to be released in the 4DX immersive format.
Barco is expanding its laser portfolio with two Smart Laser projectors that provide large cinema screens with up to 33,000 lumens brightness and 2K or 4K resolution. Barco’s Smart Laser projectors free exhibitors from all lamp-related hassle and cost, allowing them to cut costs and simplify their operations. What’s more, they also provide superior image quality. The brand-new DP2K-32BLP and DP4K-32BLP bring Barco’s laser projector range to 15 models in total, the widest laser portfolio in the industry.
Movio has appointed Gabriel Swartland head of client services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Sarah Lewthwaite, managing director and senior vice president of Movio, EMEA, made the announcement. Swartland will report to her.
Los Angeles-based The Africa Channel is currently using WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based media management platform in marketing content to broadcasters, streaming services and other distribution outlets worldwide.
Typically, torn frames appear when a flash or strobe is not properly timed with a camera’s shutter and frame rate. They appear as a flash in the bottom half of one frame followed by a flash in the top half of the next frame. An innovative light source helped Ghost in the Shell cinematographer Jess Hall, BSC avoid the problem and bring a new level of visual sophistication to director Rupert Sanders’ epic feature.
For Nissan’s Return of the Snowman spot, visual effects specialists The Embassy in Vancouver banded together with post house Alter Ego in Toronto. The Embassy is well known for its photo-realistic, hard surface VFX work, from creating the digital Iron Man suits for all three films to building massive drop ship hangers for The Hunger Games trilogy. Having worked on countless commercials with Alter Ego, The Embassy made the decision to become part of the creative process for grading, to improve the efficiency and precision of their VFX work and present a consistent preview to their clients.
PVR Cinemas has opned its first CJ4DPlex 4DX auditoriums in PVR Market City, Bengaluru and in Mumbai at Phoenix Market City, Kurla. PVR Cinemas is the largest provider of 4DX in India with 11 theatres.
Screenvision Media, in alliance with Kaos Connect, and in association with Live From Lincoln Center, today announced that it will bring the Tony nominated production of Lincoln Center Theater’s Falsettos to movie theaters for a very limited engagement across the country starting July 12.
GreenSlate has hired William Baker to serve as the company’s vice president of sales and new business development working out of their Los Angeles office. Baker brings more than seventeen years experience leading startup, high-growth and established companies in film, television and commercial production to his new role.
Designing a precise color workflow during pre-production can save motion picture projects time and money. The larger and more complex the project, the more the potential for savings. Digital imaging technician Francesco Giardello (Pan, Game of Thrones, Ben-Hur, Thor: The Dark World) can accurately be described as a pioneer in the use of the Academy Color Encoding System on-set. He recently designed a set-to-post color workflow using ACES for the movie Life, directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds. This space thriller from Sony tells the story of the crew aboard the International Space Station and what happens when they encounter extra-terrestrial life in the form of an organism they name Calvin. On Life, Giardello worked closely with cinematographer Seamus McGarvey ASC BSC. The main cameras used were Arri Alexa 65s although, according to Giardello, several other cameras were also utilized. I spoke with Giardello about the color workflow used on Lif
Scot Stewart, owner and creative director of Vistar Media Solutions, had four days to shoot Big Time, the new music video from rock band Great White. The production shot in early May throughout Riverside and Yucaipa, California. The video supports the first single off the band’s new album, Full Circle.