CinemaNext has been chosen by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to be its official projection and sound supplier and integrator. Located in London, BAFTA’s home has recently undergone a major refurbishment. Due to officially open in 2022, it will be a creative center for film, games and television and the central hub for the Academy’s UK-wide, and global, learning and talent development programs.
GDC Technology announced today the option to upgrade the award-winning GDC SX-4000 Standalone Integrated Media Block to DTS:X supporting the immersive audio bitstream. This upgrade is designed to support SMPTE’s immersive audio bitstream standard ST 2098-2, which represents a major milestone towards the goal of delivering a single interoperable immersive audio format for theatrical distribution.
GDC Technology Limited has unveiled two built-in audio processing features of its SR-1000 integrated media block. Users of SR-1000 now have the option to bring immersive audio experience to their screens with an upgrade to 16-channel DTS:X immersive sound. Additionally, a new built-in 16-channel cinema audio processor is made available to replace an external cinema audio processor for the 16-channel DTS:X setup.
According to industry statistics, premium large format screen installations have seen an increase of almost 19 percent year over year. They set a record in 2019, when 734 screens were installed, a 65 percent increase over 2018. As theatres slowly reopen worldwide following lockdowns due to COVID-19, the pace of adoption is expected to resume. Owned by the China Film Group and Huaxia Film Distribution, Cinity uses premium large format laser projection, immersive sound, and ultra-high frame rate capability. Today, with 57 installations and an almost equal number on tap in cities across China, Cinity enjoys cooperative agreements with many major Hollywood and Chinese studios. The system can be viewed at the Harmony Gold Preview House in West Hollywood, where filmmakers can also screen their latest projects at the industry’s highest frame rate.
GDC Technology Limited announced today that they have signed an agreement to deliver DTS:X IAB to exhibitors. DTS:X IAB is designed to fully support SMPTE’s immersive audio bitstream standard ST 2098-2.
Meyer Sound has appointed Kent Margraves as sales manager, Midwest and Jay Wyatt as program manager, Cinema and Residential.
QSC was proud to provide the audio system for the world premiere of Disney’s Jungle Cruise, held at the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland on July 24, 2021. A small team of dedicated QSC designers and technicians designed, built, and installed the enormous QSC audio system, helping transform the 5,000 square foot outdoor amphitheatre into a state-of-the-art theatre, setting the stage for moviegoers to travel deep into the heart of the Amazon jungle.
Earlier this year, the Multicines Mall del Rio Guayaquil in Guayaquil, Ecuador became the only cinema project to be started and developed in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic. The theatre has 11 auditoriums, including a 4D Emotion + 3D screen and a premium large format screen called MCX – Multicines Xtreme. CES+ was the integrator on the project.
Cineum Cannes is the first cinema in France fully equipped with immersive sound, and the second cinema with all laser projection. Designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti, the Cineum Cannes multiplex has 12 cinematic theatres with a total capacity of nearly 2,400 seats in a spectacular architectural setting. In the pursuit to offer the audiences exceptional cinematic experiences, Cineum Cannes has partnered with the best audio brands such as Imax, DTS, Dolby and Flexound Augmented Audio.
The Stardome Observatory and Planetarium in Auckland, New Zealand, recently upgraded its cinema and live performance venue with a complete Harman Professional networked surround sound system incorporating JBL Professional, Crown, BSS and Soundcraft technologies.