February PRIME Symposium Marks End of Three-Year Research Project

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Sun, 03/13/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Last month’s symposium Production and Projection Techniques for Immersive Media – sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology – marked the conclusion of a three-year research project. During that period the 10 members of the PRIME consortium – companies and research institutes – developed technologies for all facets of the 3D workflow. The applications for their inventions range from the capture production and post-production of stereoscopic content all the way to viewing it on 3D displays and cinema screens. At the PRIME symposium Dr. Andreas Goerdeler of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology stressed the enormous practical value of the technologies developed in connection with the research project. “The results of the PRIME project show that Germany is at the forefront of this field with new innovations ” he said. “The consortium’s members have already begun utilizing many of the outstanding PRIME achievements for 3D production and playback. The German companies participating in PRIME are superbly positioned to compete globally in the 3D field.” Kinoton was one of the presenters at the event. The company says it has succeeded in improving the lighting system for 3D projection solutions so as to compensate for the light losses that are an inherent problem of stereoscopic digital cinema. In addition Kinoton says it has made major headway in 3D projection with two digital cinema projectors (3D2P) and in integrating 3D technology in digital cinema projection systems. To round out its contribution to the PRIME project Kinoton says it has also optimized the operation of 3D projection systems and created a sophisticated remote diagnostics system.