Bangkok post house Oriental Post has added technology from DVS to offer an even broader array of services to its customers including a Clipster and a SpycerBox SAN. “With Clipster and SpycerBox we have invested in superior cutting-edge technology that completes our DI infrastructure and helps us meet our customers’ requirements ” says Bobbie Wong president at Oriental Post. “We’re very pleased with our choice of DVS technology to tackle the latest demands of DI post production.” The Clipster decodes and demosaics Red RAW files in 4K 12 bit RGB mode in real-time.
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Phish 3D a 3D concert experience is opening nationwide on Friday April 30th for an exclusive one week run. The more than two hour movie presented by Action 3D Productions in association with Network LIVE and Cinedigm Digital Cinema highlights Phish’s Festival 8 a three-day eight-set 16-hour concert in the Southern California desert. In advance of the nationwide roll out exclusive preview screenings will be shown April 20th in nine cities: Boston; Burlington Vermont; Chicago; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Raleigh/Durham North Carolina; and Washington D.C.
Reliance MediaWorks has announced a strategic business alliance with the digital satellite cinema network UFO Moviez to establish what the companies are saying will be the largest gateway for digital film releases on the silver screen in India. By combining UFO Moviezs digitization technology with Reliance MediaWorks' digital cinema experience and theatrical programming expertise the companies say the alliance will help create a strong platform that would enable the producers and distributors to start utilizing more digital screens.
Samsung Electronics America will be the first electronics company in the U.S. to launch a 3D cinema advertising campaign. The campaign which will launch April 2 and run through July is designed to highlight Samsung’s new 3D LED TV. The campaign will be seen nationwide prior to several highly anticipated 3D films in select movie theaters in the NCM Cinema Network including AMC Cinemark and Regal theatres.
Twentieth Century Fox and SmartJog have signed a non-exclusive agreement for satellite distribution of digital cinema content to theatres in Europe. Under the terms of the agreement SmartJog will deliver Twentieth Century Fox movies in digital format to exhibitors connected to SmartJog’s Pan-European digital cinema network.
As the motion picture exhibition industry enters the second decade of adopting digital technology we at Digital Cinema Report created the Catalyst Award to honor the independent exhibitor who best demonstrates the full capability flexibility and promise of digital cinema. Our overwhelming choice as the Award’s first winner is Galaxy Theatres. Ranked in the top 10 in the U.S.
San Antonio Texas-based Santikos Theatres has selected Barco cinema projectors for their digital projection conversion of five additional multiplexes. As one of the nation's oldest and most highly regarded exhibitors Santikos selected the full spectrum of Barco digital projectors for the 62-screen conversion including the DP-1200 DP-1500 DP-2000 and Barco's flagship DP-3000. The digital cinema conversion is now underway at the five San Antonio locations: the Palladium Mayan 13 Embassy 14 Rialto 14 and Silverado 16.
The Hush challenges its audience to think. In director Vincent Cortez’s vision it's a surreal journey into both the gritty criminal world and the supernatural. His goal is to see The Hush go from film noir to horror to supernatural to action thriller. Cortez wanted to produce this independent film with the quality and caliber that would see his artistic passions come to life. He wanted to challenge the audience to rethink the way they experienced movies.
By Mattson Tomlin I'm a 19 year old film major attending the State University of New York in Purchase. Solomon Grundy is a poem by James Orchard Halliwell from 1840. I've always been rather drawn to it so working with a few actors I shot a proof-of-concept film based on the poem’s opening lines: Solomon Grundy/Born on a Monday.
Bow Tie Cinemas in New York will install Technicolor's film-based 3D system in all Bow Tie locations on 25 of its 150 screens. Technicolor 3D is a new 3D system for 35mm projectors that the company says enables exhibitors to equip theatres for high-quality 3D at a fraction of the cost of installing a digital 3D projection system. The Technicolor 3D system utilizes a next-generation 3D lens for projectors and film prints created with patent-pending digital processes to optimize the motion picture image for 35mm 3D projection. Bow Tie will install Technicolor 3D in advance of March 26 re
Wildlife videographer Terry Shiels has recently completed another episode of the ongoing award-winning television series The Zoo Filez which is seen by over 400 000 viewers each week and is carried by ten broadcast stations and two cable systems across North Carolina. Shiels is about to take off for yet another adventure and says “One of the first things that I’ll pack is my Sachtler FSB6 head and aluminum sticks.
By Matthew DeJohn and Michael Karagosian There is a shifting tide in the film industry and you can only see it if you wear the right glasses: 3D glasses. At the time of this writing there are nine thousand 3D capable theatre screens worldwide and scores more being installed. The home entertainment market is set to release dozens of 3D TV and Blu-Ray models. Avatar made 3D history and more than 25 3D movies are slated for release in 2010. It's clear that 3D is becoming more than just a trend.
National Geographic Cinema Ventures has selected Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation and Sky-Skan to convert and distribute its film Forces of Nature to digital planetariums and other full dome theatres. This will be Sky-Skan’s first full dome project with National Geographic. E&S previously acquired full dome distribution rights to NGCV’s Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure. Forces of Nature originally released to giant-screen theatres in May 2004 invites viewers to experience some of our planet’s fiercest natural phenomena.
We will offer a look at what to expect when production professionals from around the world gather for the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.
The Fraunhofer Institutes HHI and IDMT Berlin have opened Tomorrow's Cinema with the premiere of Germany's first 180-degree short film Orlac reloaded. Tomorrow's Cinema is a showroom with high-resolution digital 180-degree panoramic projection. The core of this technology is a 180-degree screen installed by Kinoton and an Iosono 3D sound system from the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT. The special screen consists of a glass fiber fabric specifically designed to support high-resolution digital projection of up to 6K.
Matthews Studio Equipment has shipped multiple quantities of over 465 different items of grip and lighting control products to Origo/Raleigh Studios and Hollywood Rental Budapest. The company estimated the value of the shipment to be in the high six-figure range. “Hollywood Rentals has had a longstanding and productive relationship with Matthews Studio Equipment ” says Kelly Koskella president of Hollywood Rentals. “Over the years both parties have complimented each other’s business by sharing technical input.
MTI Film has purchased two Nucoda Film Master systems from Digital Vision as part of their expanding end-to-end workflow in their new Hollywood facility. The initial order puts two Nucoda Film Masters in place as a key component in their color grading for restoration service offerings.
The newest projectiondesign projector the FL32 1080 ReaLED DLP has been installed inside the Orion Planetarium at Denmark’s Aarhus University. Equipped with a hand-selected wide-angle lens the FL32 1080 creates a four-meter by six-meter image of the stars galaxies space ships and a wide range of computer generated video animations while remaining hidden from the public gaze.
Reducation the company-sanctioned training sessions for Red cameras is scheduled for April 8-12 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. The five-day class is limited to the first 200 registered students. The course combining the RedTech and RedPost two sessions into one in-depth hands-on immersive week covers pre-production through post-production.
A new visitor center set to open next month will be the first permanent 4D theatre installation in Scotland and will feature a custom-produced 4D show interactive pre-show area and 78-seat main theatre integrated with an array of experience effects including stereoscopic 3D lighting audio wind snow and aroma. Global Immersion is managing the design and fit-out of both the pre-show area and 4D theatre and began the renovation in January.