Sony Digital Cinema 4K Projection Systems First to Achieve Full DCI Compliance

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Fri, 05/13/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

On Tuesday April 26th Sony Corporation and Showcase Cinemas Cardiff successfully performed the first commercial screening in Europe on a fully-DCI compliant projection system.
 In March Sony Corporation announced that its Digital Cinema 4K projection systems were the first to successfully complete the full range of compliance tests for specifications required by Digital Cinema Initiatives. Sony was accredited under the DCI specification for its integrated projection systems. 
“It is with great pleasure that we announce that Sony Digital Cinema 4K has once again taken the lead in this industry ” says David McIntosh head of digital cinema at Sony Europe. “We were the first to launch a 4K resolution projector with 4 times the resolution of a 2K projector. We were the first to launch the easy on the eye 3D solution with our partner RealD. We were the first to pass the high standard DCI Compliance Security design projection system. Now we have successfully screened fully DCI-Compliant content at our exhibitor partner Showcase Cinemas in Cardiff - the first such screening in Europe.”
 Sony is currently the only projection manufacturer that offers a fully DCI-Compliant projection system which consists of a 4K resolution projector and a media block.
In the UK Apollo Showcase and VUE Cinemas have signed up for Sony Digital Cinema 4K projection systems meaning over 1000 screens will be capable of screening in DCI-Compliant 4K resolution once the roll-out is complete. Globally Sony has a committed base of over 13 000 4K projection systems from leading exhibitors.