IBC’s Big Screen Auditorium this year will be the most complex
installation ever, featuring HDR and HFR 4K 3D laser projection and immersive
The IBC Big Screen Auditorium is the home of the IBC Big Screen
Experience, which is at the heart of the IBC2016 Conference where more than 300 speakers will share
insights on key issues at the heart of the entertainment, media and technology
“IBC is hugely appreciative of its long-term
supporters who each year provide cutting-edge technology and engineering
excellence to transform the RAI Theatre into a highly advanced cinema
presentation auditorium and conference theatre”, said Julian Pinn, Executive
Producer, IBC Big Screen Experience.
- For the very first time,
the Auditorium will be featuring a pair of Dolby
Vision High Dynamic Range 6P laser-illuminated 4K projectors capable of 31 fL
(108 nits) in 2D and 14 fL (48 nits) in 3D with an unrivaled projected contrast
ratio of 1,000,000:1 and able to support all of today’s DCI frame rates.
- Also for the first time,
the Auditorium will feature a Christie
laser-illuminated 4K projector solution capable
of an unrivaled projected specification of 4096 x 2160, 120 fps, 3D. Whilst the
maximum is 12 laser modules per projector, Christie will use 9 per projector for
IBC in order to achieve 28 fL (96 nits) in Dolby
3D—which is approximately 5 times brighter than a standard cinema setup.
- Another first: we will be
featuring the 7th Sense
DesignDelta Media Server, capable
of playing content at 120 fps, 4K, 3D as demanded by Mr Ang Lee, who will be
previewing clips to the delegates of his latest work, ‘Billy Lynn’s Long
Halftime Walk’ as part of his IBC Big Screen Keynote presentation.
- To complete our
picture-perfect image, Harkness Screens
is providing a 17.00m wide x 6.69m high Matt Plus screen featuring their 4K
Digital Perforation Pattern with its reduced moiré fringing and improved sound
- The audio setup this year
will be Dolby Atmos immersive audio,
powered by QSC, and designed and
built by a collaboration between Dolby, QSC and Terry Nelson of IBC’s Technical
- The QSC stage system is in L-C-R configuration but uses a double centre
channel array for greater headroom.
- The LFE channel also
features large headroom and comprises two line arrays of four twin 18” cabinets
each. The arrays also use ‘delay shading’ to electronically steer the LF into
the audience for a more controlled response.
- The time-aligned surround
channels are augmented for Dolby Atmos with
overhead speaker arrays, extra ‘wide channels’ to provide for a smooth
continuation from the screen to the room, and bass-management to two additional
rear twin 18” subwoofer systems.
- The Surround 5.1 and 7.1
sources are from a selection of Dolby
CP750 and Dolby DMA8+ processors
that are patched into a Cadac CDC8
digital console to allow for fast selection of sources and total control. The Dolby Atmos signal is controlled by the
Dolby CP850 processor and routed via
AES-67 to the Q-SYS digital network system and DSP technology with a Core 500i
central controller and DPA networked amplifiers located as close to the
loudspeakers as possible.
- Number of projectors: 5
- Length of loudspeaker
cabling: nearly 1km
- Power of audio
amplification: 51.4 kW in 8 ohms
- Number of surround
- Number of mixing console
- Days of installation: 5 – 6
days of 6 engineers
- Days of preparation: innumerous
- Value of equipment: well
into the millions!
For more information about the conference sessions
held is this unique Big Screen environment, please visit IBC.org/conference
Registration for IBC2016 is now open at