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Air Racers 3D in Production

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

3D Entertainment Films will Air Racers 3D: Forces of Flight with the film’s original partners Pretend Entertainment and Stereoscope. Under this new joint venture Jean-Jacques Mantello (OceanWorld 3D 2009; Jean-Michel Cousteau’s 3D film trilogy 2003-2008) will direct. This follows last year’s announcement that 3D Entertainment Films’ distribution arm had acquired the all-media distribution rights to the project which is now scheduled for release at IMAX theatres in both 3D and 2D in the summer of 2011.

Ajay Theatres Standardizes on Barco Digital Cinema Projectors

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Ajay Theatres has purchased 56 digital cinema projectors from Barco’s C-Series product line. The exhibitor will be placing a projector in every theatre in the chain from its smallest 100-seat venue to its largest which features a 40+-foot wide screen with seating for 350 moviegoers. All theatres will be equipped to show both 3D and 2D movies. 

In an effort to standardize Ajay's theatre platform and simplify operations the exhibitor elected to purchase 56 projectors including 53 DP2K-15C units and three Series 1 DP-1500 models acquired from Barco last year.

Digital Cinema Open System Alliance Announces Launch of Interoperability Effort

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Dolby Laboratories XDC and other companies have announced an alliance to promote greater interoperability within the digital cinema market. The companies joining in this collaborative effort referred to as the Digital Cinema Open System Alliance are working to establish open interface standards for core system components. Initial goals of the DCOSA are to develop common interface specifications between digital cinema servers and integrated media block products and to promote these specifications for use across the cinema market.

MPC Buys Three TrueLight 3D Systems

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

MPC has purchased three FilmLight Truelight 3D systems: two systems have already been installed in its Wardour Street headquarters (London) for use on a current stereo 3D project. “We needed a 2K stereo player with a comprehensive toolset that integrated into our Linux stereo pipeline ” says David Spilsbury head of engineering at MPC. “We worked with FilmLight’s R&D team to upgrade our existing Truelight Player and having tested the workflows we’ve now purchased a further two systems.

The Refinery Upgrades

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Responding to a surge in client demand for the highest-quality digital film grading full-service South African post-production facility The Refinery has invested in a Baselight HD color grading system from FilmLight. The system will be installed in a brand-new digital theatre complete with a 3D-enabled 2K Barco projector. The theatre will also feature FilmLight’s Truelight color management system. Charl van der Merwe managing director at The Refinery says “We had absolutely no hesitation about the decision to purchase Baselight.

Russian Film Industry Rebounds

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The fast-growing Russian film industry looked like it had hit a bump in first half 2009 as the financial crisis bit and piracy undermined key growth areas. But full-year figures for 2009 and data for first half 2010 show the industry getting back on track. These are the findings of The Film Industry in the Russian Federation the latest report commissioned by the European Audiovisual Observatory from research company Nevafilm with contributions from RFilms and Groteck Business Media.

Sachtler Unveils the Cine DSLR Fluid Head

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Sachtler has introduced a new fluid head specially designed for DSLR filmmakers. The Cine DSLR has a payload range of 2 to 11 pounds and is thus ideal for state-of-the-art digital single-lens reflex cameras with HD video function. A counterbalance in ten steps as well as three vertical and horizontal grades of drag allow for professional operation. In addition the Cine DSLR comes with a special camera plate with an anti-twist retainer for HD DSLR cameras.

SmartJog Launches Free Mobile App

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

SmartJog has launched a mobile application called SmartJog2Go! which is designed to give clients quick access to information on content being sent received and stored using SmartJog’s digital delivery system.   SmartJog2Go! features the ability to view tracking information of incoming and outgoing files as well as files being transferred to cloud storage.  Clients can also use the application to find a directory of SmartJog’s networked locations for a quick response if files need to get to a certain territory quickly. The SmartJog2Go!

XDC Sells Arqiva’s Digital Cinema Platform to 58 Cinemas across Europe

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

XDC has sold Arqiva’s digital cinema satellite distribution system to five cinema chains operating in Austria Portugal and Malta. Each site will be fitted with Arqiva’s digital satellite receiver to receive Digital Cinema Packages (feature films trailers and advertising) as well as live events distributed via Arqiva’s IS905 platform.


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