Harkness Screens the world’s leading screen
technology company and thought-leaders in on-screen brightness has launched its
brand new 4th generation 2D and 3D screen surface, Clarus XC.
Clarus XC technology is the result of significant
work by Harkness’ Research and Development team and brings together a number of
proprietary technologies to create a screen surface for the age of immersive
cinema which has been approved by major Hollywood film studios.
“We developed our new
Clarus XC screens to provide cinema operators with the ability to optimise
digital projection and improve overall light distribution across the screen for
polarised 3D; a key customer requirement.
It is these conditions where light loss is proven to be most significant
and where consequently presentation quality can sometimes be below the standard
required,” says David Harrison, Technical Director of Harkness Screens.
Designed to work with all passive 3D systems,
Clarus XC screens create visibly deeper 3D content which draws in the audience
creating a more captivating viewing experience.
A whiter look under projection mean that colours look visibly richer and
more accurate both in 2D and 3D resulting in a more defined, sharper and
Dan Huerta, VP of Sight & Sound for AMC Theatres, one of the early
adopters of Clarus XC at their Burbank 16 site explains that, “our initial
tests of the new Clarus XC cinema screen from Harkness produced very
encouraging results, with perceived sharpness and color accuracy in both 2D and
3D. AMC has historically been a leader when it comes to cinema sight and
sound technology, and we are excited to work with Harkness on this new product
The new 4th generation d-smooth coating technology
has specific properties more commonly seen in white screens. This technology enables Clarus XC screens to
benefit from significantly improved light distribution compared to traditional
3D silver screens. Through this, visible
hot-spotting is reduced and uniformity is greatly increased, making compliance
with 2D industry standards more easily achievable.
proprietary and unique seam welding process along with Harkness’ brand new
d-smooth coating technology means Clarus XC screens have no visible seams under
projection conditions and most importantly a smooth visual finish.
Clarus XC technology is
available in three different gain levels, 1.4, 1.7 and 2.2 designed to suit all
digital cinema environments from small screening rooms through to large format
For more information on
the Clarus family visit www.harkness-screens.com/ClarusXC