Munich—Nov 7, 2008
Digital 3D Upgrade at Constantin Screening Room
Digital Cinema stays one of the main topics in the movie industry. By and by the big film distributors are starting to jump onto the moving train: After Warner Bros. Entertainment now the major German film producer and distributor Constantin Film had a D-Cinema system installed at their screening room in Munich.
At the beginning of the year, Kinoton had integrated a compact DCP 30 SX Digital Cinema Projector into the screening room of Warner Bros. Entertainment in Hamburg. The digital projector shares the room in front of the projection window with an electronic FP 30 E film projector.
Now the renowned European film producer and distributor Constantin Film has gone the extra mile: The DCP 30 S Digital Cinema Projector recently installed at their screening room in Munich features an integrated Dolby 3D system that enables it to present stereoscopic pictures in full 2K resolution. This installation corresponds with Constantin Film’s plans to produce the first German 3D animation movie, as the company had told the commercial economy newspaper Handelsblatt in June. At the same time, the new D-Cinema system perfectly complements the existing professional digital projection system at the Constantin Film screening room which can reproduce various digital formats from different sources, e.g. Digibeta or DVDs.
Nonetheless, for Constantin Film and Warner Bros. film projection is not by far off the stove yet: Only three years ago Kinoton had installed an electronically controlled studio film projector at the Constantin screening room. This projector is suitable for 35mm films as well as for the typical 3-perf. post production format.
This flexibility regarding digital and analog projection formats is important as Constantin use their screening room as a reference cinema as well. Here filmmakers can here view their finished works, checking if the outcome of the shooting and the post production process does in fact meet their expectations. After this, the new movie can go into the exploitation chain of the entertainment industry.