RealD Invades China (Again)
RealD Inc. and Zhejiang Xingguang Cinema Circuit announced on May 9, 2013 an agreement to equip 50 auditoriums across the ZXC Circuit in China with RealD 3D technology. Installations have already begun. RealD bean counters were already happy last month (read this) and we are sure the trend is not changing (RLD is at 14.87 $ today in New-York)...
RealD Precision White Screen is Good for 3D AND 2D
RealD Inc. announced at CinemaCon this week the introduction of its Precision White Screen technology for cinema projection, combining 2D white screen performance with the ability to project polarized 3D stereoscopic images.
Designed to deliver enhanced 2D and 3D presentations with wide viewing angles similar to white screens of equivalent gain, Precision White Screen technology features edges 4 to 5 times brighter than a standard silver screen. The improved screen efficiency results in 40% more total light coming off the screen, providing more uniform brightness than a standard silver screen.
The Best 3D Home Cinema in the World
Jermey Kipnis from KSS (Connecticut, USA) is designing home theatres for you and me as long as we are looking for a world-class premium setup and that money is not an issue.
His own home theatre offers 4K 3D stereoscopic screen, 96 audio channels and 96,000 Watts of audio power. The room required three years of his life to build, but got him six Guinness Book of Records citations and many other awards.
To get something similar be prepared to handle him some 6M$...
Amazing Tech Specs and video tour here under.
Jeremy Kitpnis's Ciné Beta room with a PS3 game on screen
(Photo credit : Robert Wright Photography).
DepthQ, the world’s fastest polarizer for 3D cinema
The DepthQ Polarization Modulator for 3D Digital Cinema is the world's fastest polarization switch for stereoscopic cinema, period.
Its newly patented technology makes DepthQ the world’s fastest passive glasses switch: With a powered, symmetrical 50 microsecond switching time between the eyes (1/20,000 s), DepthQ requires the world's smallest dark time, easily ensuring bright, low-crosstalk operation, even at the upcoming 3D HFR (high frame rate) targets of 48, 96, 192 or even 240 FPS, and beyond.
When combined with a silver screen, the DepthQ Polarization Modulator allows any digital cinema projector to display stunning stereoscopic 3D movies, viewable using inexpensive industry-standard passive glasses.
First Laser 3D Projector for G.I. Joe Premiere
Christie will use its brand new Laser projection technology for the Premiere of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" at the AMC 16ETX theater in Burbank, CA,USA on March 28, 2013. For the first time, a regular paying audience will be able to watch a 3D stereoscopic movie "as god intended it to be", i.e. with a 14 foot-lamberts brightness instead of the more usual 3 to 4 f-l...
Having seen a few Christie laser demos before (including Scorsese's "Hugo" at the last IBC, we fully understand why laser will really change the way people think about 3D: something like from "nice" to "Spectacular!"