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2K Resolution Projection Technology
2K is the term used to describe images that have approximately 2K vertical lines. In digital cinema, a 2K image is delivered to the theatre in a digital "container" 2048 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high. A 2K image with a 2.39:1 ("scope") aspect ratio could be supplied having 2048 x 858 pixels. A 2K image with a 1.85:1 ("flat") aspect ratio could be supplied having 1998 x 1080 pixels. 2K resolution is specified by DCI as the minimum needed for showing theatrical content.
Jun 28, 2006
Kinoton D-Cinema Projectors Built on DLP Cinema® Components from Barco Now Certified
Jan 17, 2006
NEC ANNOUNCES HIGHEST INSTALL OF DIGITAL CINEMA PROJECTORS IN DOMESTIC POST-PRODUCTION D-CINEMA HOUSES
NEC Solutions (America), Inc. today announced that it has achieved the highest install level of its Starus™ iS8 digital cinema projectors with DLP Cinema® technology from Texas Instruments in digitally equipped post-production houses in North America. CineWorks, Complete Post, Digi-Flicks®, Digital Post, Disney® Projection Department, Warner Bros., Dolby Laboratories, FotoKem, LaserPacific Media Corporation, Post Logic, Sony Imageworks Inc., and Technicolor Creative Services USA Inc. have all selected the superior image quality of NEC’s Starus digital cinema projectors for their post-production needs.
May 10, 2005
Access Integrated Technologies, Christie Team Up to Bring Movies to the
Digital Screen in State-of-the-Art "2K" Format
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc.
("AccessIT") (AMEX: AIX) and Christie Digital Systems (Christie) today announced
they have teamed up to outfit AccessIT's wholly-owned Pavilion Digital Showcase
Theatre with five, state-of-the-art 2K Digital Cinema projectors. Digital
2K-movie presentation offers viewers approximately twice the resolution of
typical high-definition programming and is the highest-fidelity, projector
technology currently commercially available. This installation makes the
historic Brooklyn, New York-based Pavilion Theatre the most advanced digitally
equipped 2K venue in full-time operation in the United States.
Mar 1, 2005
Barco reports increased buy in from Post Production Market for 2k DLP Cinema™ projection solutions.
Barco Digital Cinema reports an increased interest by post production companies
for 2k digital projection solutions. In the last few months, several D-Cine
Premiere DP100 projectors, incorporating 2k DLP Cinema™ technology from Texas
Instruments, have been sold worldwide to high-end post production facilities. It
is not just the requirement for color-accurate, high-contrast images - the post
production sector demands software control tools to ensure that digital
projection can reproduce the full color gamut and feel of the final film print.
Barco’s D-Cine Communicator software provides this added value thanks to the
Look-up Table Management feature, enabling direct access and control over
industry standard or proprietary Color, Gamma and 3D Look-up tables. Thanks to
this feature, the post production community can be confident that the projected
images will be accurate, both during the Digital Intermediate grade and the
final 35mm print output.
Feb 26, 2005
UK Film Council Selects Arts Alliance Digital Cinema to Manage World's First Large Scale Digital Screen Network
Arts Alliance Digital Cinema (AADC), the pioneer provider of digital cinema services, has been selected by the UK Film Council to install and run the world's first digital screen network, a core part of the UK Film Council's strategy for improving access to specialised film and broadening the range of films available to audiences throughout the UK.
Jan 10, 2005
Barco Digital Cinema welcomes Moving Image Technologies (MiT) as a Digital Cinema Partner
Barco Digital Cinema is pleased to announce they have signed a contract agreement with Moving Image Technologies (MiT) to be a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of Barco’s digital cinema equipment. MiT, a leading manufacturer and integrator of cinema exhibition presentation systems, is the nineteenth company to join Barco Digital Cinema’s extensive network of VAR’s and dealers.
Dec 13, 2004
Barco wins exclusive order for ten Digital Cinema projectors in China
In the latest development of its pioneering digital cinema network, the China
Film Bureau, in cooperation with the China Film Group (CFG), have exclusively
selected the Barco D-Cine Premiere DP100 2k digital projector for installation
in a further ten of China’s premiere theaters.
Nov 11, 2004
NEC SOLUTIONS AMERICA ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO SELL NEC DLP CINEMA PROJECTORS TO THE CINEMA MARKET
NEC Solutions (America), Inc., a premier provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America, today announced that it has been awarded exclusive rights to market NEC 3-chip DLP Cinema™ projectors provided by NEC ViewTechnologies (NECVT) to the North American cinema market. Formerly, the projectors were marketed by Digital Projection International (DPI) as digital cinema equipment.
Oct 25, 2004
Barco and Cinemeccanica announce worldwide agreement
Further to the announcement of the signing
of its Letter of Intent at ShoWest, Barco Digital Cinema has now officially
signed a worldwide contract with Cinemeccanica to develop and commercialize an
OEM digital cinema solution incorporating Barco’s 2k technology, based on TI’s
DLP CinemaTM technology.
Oct 21, 2004
Barco Digital Cinema captivates audience during open air Shark Tale movie
Barco Digital Cinema is pleased to announce its
recent collaboration with DreamWorks Animation in the highly successful U.S.
premiere of their new animated feature Shark Tale in New York City. The
invitation-only, outdoor event, dubbed “Sharkspeare in the Park,” was held on
Monday September 27, 2004 at the Delacorte Theater in New York City’s Central
Park. For this event, Barco provided its Barco D-Cine Premiere DP 100 2K DLP
Cinema™ technology projector. Among the 1,800 in attendance were many of the
film’s all-star cast, including Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie,
Renee Zellweger and Martin Scorsese. The event was also attended by the film’s
executive producer and co-founder of DreamWorks SKG, Jeffrey Katzenberg as well
as all of the film’s filmmakers. Released on October 1st, the film has held the
#1 spot on the boxoffice charts since its opening and has accumulated over $120
million in domestic boxoffice grosses to date.
Oct 19, 2004
ARCADIA presents 20th Century Fox's I, ROBOT in Digital Cinema projection
Oct 18, 2004
NEC Solutions America Delivers STARUS Multiplex-Wide Digital Cinema System to Theatres
NEC Solutions (America), Inc., a premier provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America, today announced the delivery of the NEC STARUS Digital Cinema system that includes a line of STAR*Beam DLP™ projectors; STAR*Cor Multiplex servers and software; and STAR*Show screen servers. The multiplex-wide digital cinema system deployment is the first and only complete solution available from a single vendor for theatres.
Aug 12, 2004
Nordisk Film Cinemas Implementing EVS Servers and Barco DLP-Cinema Projectors in 3 Screens in Denmark.
Jul 15, 2004
Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ Utilized for Premiere of Universal's The Bourne Supremacy
Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced that its DLP Cinema™ projection technology will be utilized for the premiere of Universal Pictures' The Bourne Supremacy on July 15th at The ArcLight Cinema in Hollywood, CA.
Jun 24, 2004
CHRISTIE CP2000 DLP CINEMA™ PROJECTOR GIVES COMPETITIVE EDGE TO DELUXE SOUND & PICTURE OF CANADA
Christie Digital Systems, Inc., a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, continues to drive digital implementation in the post-production market worldwide with the installation of the Christie CP2000 2K DLP Cinema™ projector at Deluxe Sound and Picture of Canada, establishing 2K-resolution as the new industry standard. The facility is the Toronto-based postproduction unit of Deluxe, one of the world’s largest providers of media services to the entertainment industry.
Jun 21, 2004
EFILM Selects BARCO and SGI Professional Services to upgrade four Digital Intermediate Suites with Barco DP100 2K resolution projectors
To upgrade its four Digital Intermediate (DI) suites from 1K to 2K projection, EFILM LLC, a cutting-edge digital film laboratory in Hollywood, chose Barco Digital Cinema and a new offering of product and services now available through the SGI Professional Services arm of Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI). SGI Professional Services will sell and provide expert installation and integration services for the recently released Barco® D-Cine Premiere DP100, a state-of-the-art 2K resolution digital projector. Maintenance will be provided by SGI's world-class Support Services organization. With this comprehensive system solution launch, SGI and Barco—long-term collaborators in the implementation of SGI Reality Center visualization environments for the sciences, manufacturing, government and energy industries—begin a new strategic relationship in digital cinema.
May 19, 2004
Rave Motion Pictures to premiere Shrek 2 digitally with Barco Digital Cinema 2K projectors
Barco Digital Cinema is pleased to announce that Rave Motion Pictures will show the highly anticipated movie Shrek 2, debuting nationwide today, in two of its state-of-the-art theatres. Rave’s Vestavia Hills 10 in Vestavia, AL and the Grand Prairie 18 in Peoria, IL, are both newly equipped with Barco’s advanced D-CINE PREMIERE DP100 2k resolution projector. These engagements are the first time to show a film in digital projection in their respective markets.
Mar 8, 2004
EVS Digital Cinema at the Birmingham Screen Festival, March 2004
Arts Alliance Media continues to lead the UK digital cinema rollout with the first UK commercial screening of a digital film on a Texas Instruments 2K DLP Cinema™ projector. The screening, of the film Finding Nemo, took place at the Birmingham Screen Festival on Saturday.
Feb 6, 2004
DIGITAL PROJECTION INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH AND DELIVERY OF THE WORLD'S FIRST INTEGRATED AND COMPACT 2K x 1K RESOLUTION DLP CINEMA™ PROJECTOR
Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announces the launch and first delivery of the iS15-2K, the world's first DLP Cinema™ projector to combine Texas Instruments' DC2K DMDs™ and associated DLP Cinema™ electronics in a fully-integrated, compact chassis. In January, DPI delivered the first unit to Fotokem, a well-known and respected postproduction company. DPI expects to announce additional commitments shortly.
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