Screens, the world’s leading manufacturer of projection screens for cinema and
events applications, assisted Christie Digital and Xpand in achieving an
industry first, showing a full-length feature film in 3D at 14fL, the
DCI-specification for 2D presentation using Laser projection.
The showing of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo in 3D
held in the ‘IBC Big Screen’ theatre at RAI Amsterdam utilised
a 16.7m x 7m Harkness Spectral 240 3D silver screen along with Christie
Digital’s first prototype laser projector and Xpand’s active 3D system.
industry is extremely aware of the brightness level issues involved with 3D
digital cinema. This demonstration
provided a glimpse into the not too distant future at what might be achievable
and also highlighted that whilst our Spectral 3D surfaces are usually deployed
in passive 3D systems, the high gain properties can make it suitable for active
systems. The screening was simply
stunning and showed just how impressive 3D content can look with correct
brightness levels, says Tony Dilley, Head of International Sales at Harkness
Spectral™ 240 3D silver screens are considered by cinema exhibitors and special
venue operators worldwide to be the optimum 3D projection surface for 3D systems
using polarised light.
240 is a high brightness silver screen that gives excellent performance with
“passive” 3D applications using polarised light such as RealD. It also performs
well under 2D conditions. The aluminium flake based coating applied to the
unique base material provides high gain characteristics, strong signal-to-noise
ratios, generous viewing angles and excellent colour temperature.