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USHIO manufactures the highest-quality digital cinema projection bulbs available. USHIO xenon short-arc lamps boast a spectrum that is closer to natural sunlight than that of any other artificial light source. In addition to commercializing products for search and spot lights, which demand precise, powerful white beam lamps, USHIO became the first in the world to develop a xenon short-arc lamp exclusively for large scale, theater-use movie projectors.



Cielo is true proactive monitoring and support. Customers can access Cielo from any device connected to the internet, giving them the freedom to manage the customer experience outside the confines of their offices. Customers have circuit wide visibility into their theater operations so they are able to solve problems more efficiently.



Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For four decades Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.



Unique X, Based in the UK, is a new brand for the future of digital cinema, providing intelligent autonomous solutions and content services.  Unique X operates in 65 countries globally. To date, more than 70 million GB of data have been transferred, and over 60 million advertising playlists have been delivered. Solutions include RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet Estate Management System, Movie Transit (DCP Content Delivery Network), Basekey (KDM management), RosettaPOS (Point of Sale), RosettaLive (Event Streaming) and our pre-show products of Advertising Accord, Ad Transit and Smart Trailering.



Cinionic is transforming cinema, providing comprehensive WOW entertainment solutions to movie exhibitors across the globe. We help turn imagination into reality and ensure peace of mind for our customers by offering innovative services and flexible use of capital for a new era. Combining the technology expertise and heritage of our partners, Cinionic powers exceptional experiences across the entire theater to engage visitors at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey. 



CES+ is the premier partner in cinema solutions. For the past 35 years has been a pioneer delivering innovative first-in-market technology and will revolutionize the industry with his one-of-a-kind Cinema-as-a-Service solution offering to become the disruptive facilitator of the evolution of the modern movie theater operation. CES+ is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and serves clients globally.




Qube Cinema is committed to creating a seamless world of Digital Cinema with products that are innovative, powerful, reliable and cost-effective. Qube Cinema is a company with a passion for cinema and a thorough understanding of film, video, audio and computer technology along with vast experience in the production, post-production and exhibition industries - a unique combination of expertise that has helped in the development of the company's digital cinema technology.



QSC Cinema is the global leader in signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all cinema applications. Our “SystemSynergy” design approach ensures that the entire system, from source to sound, delivers an audio experience as intended by the filmmakers. Beyond cinema audio for the movies, QSC also provides complete audio systems with network control and monitoring for other areas in the cinema entertainment complex, such as lobbies, concession, food service, arcades, and bowling centers.



Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in digital cinema software and services,  offering cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.



Bardan Cinema has been a leader in cinema equipment sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for over 40 years. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base that spans independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan provides total solutions and services ranging from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. In collaboration with D-Cinema NOC, Bardan now offers comprehensive 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and remote support to exhibitors throughout the region.



Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.



Moving Image Technologies manufacturers and markets a full complement of cinema exhibition equipment and services to support the industry’s transition to digital cinema, including: custom engineering, systems design, integration, digital technology solutions for 3D, digital cinema, pre-feature on-screen advertising and components. Moving Image Technologies’ mission is to have the most talented, passionate people in cinema working to provide the best presentation tools for the cinema exhibition industry.



GDC Technology Limited is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. In addition, GDC is the appointed worldwide certification services agent, with exclusivity in Asia to certify DTS:X immersive sound auditoriums for DTS, Inc. GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.



Sony Digital Cinema 4K gives audiences an entertainment experience they’ll never forget in 2D or 3D. There’s a complete family of Sony 4K projection systems to suit every cinema operator, from small boutique screens to the largest multiplex. All our easy-to-use projectors deliver 4K resolution images that viewers love, bursting with rich colour and industry-leading 8000:1 average contrast ratio. Sony’s SRX-R500 series of projectors are also HDR-ready, meeting brightness and contrast requirements for screening the latest 4K movies mastered for High Dynamic Range presentation. Spectacular 4K images are matched by impressively low running costs. The long-lasting HPM multi-lamp array in all our SRX-R500 Series projectors is more energy efficient than traditional Xenon lamps, reducing routine maintenance and cutting the risk of revenue-threatening dark screens. A compelling choice for the big screens, our Premium Large Format (PLF) projection solution outshines costly first generation laser systems, with unrivalled 4K picture quality at light levels up to 60,000 lumens.

 





DCIP is the largest digital cinema integrator in the world and provides industry leading software and management solutions to exhibitors and distributors. 

Cinergy is an enterprise suite of tools that helps you track, monitor, and efficiently manage cinema operations in one centralized platform.




NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-98” LCD displays, multimedia projectors and desktop monitors for lobbies, concessions and concourses.

Industry



The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Members of the ICTA are those companies that manufacture, service and create the equipment that goes into movie theatres. Our members are on the cutting edge of new technologies and have been the driving force in digital, 3D, immersive sound systems, high frame rates and lasers. The ICTA promotes technological advancements in the motion picture industry through educational seminars and programs. The ICTA logo stands for excellence and professionalism and when on a member’s letterhead signifies that the company is reliable, competent and committed.



The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. promotes interactive dialogue and information exchange between cinema-related entities with the goal of resolving issues affecting the overall cinema presentation. Founded in 1978 by Eastman Kodak VP Ken Mason, membership is composed of its four charter trade organizations - International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) - along with over 40 member companies, made up of trade organizations, motion picture studios, exhibition companies, manufacturers, technical consultants, and other industry stakeholders.
 




The EDCF is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that aims to act as a "Forum" to discuss key issues surrounding Digital Cinema in Europe. The purpose of EDCF is to provide a basis of common understanding across all European territories of the business and technical matters of digital cinema. 



For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. 

Shows & Events



Emerging Cinema Markets Conference, to be held November 20 -22, 2018 at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. The Emerging Cinema Markets Conference will focus on Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and Africa and will include key speakers and presenters to outline opportunities and issues for the industry. The Emerging Cinema Markets in Turkey, Central Asia, the Middle East, Balkans and Africa are at an early stage in their growth and development, but in combination they offer a significant opportunity for investors, studios, distributors, exhibitors and the specialist supply chains to the industry



The MENA Cinema Forum will be held October 28-29, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 
The MENA region is one of the fastest growing markets for the cinema industry.  The MENA Cinema Forum will bring together the entire spectrum of stakeholders involved within the cinema sector including but not limited to local and international governments, investment companies, mall owners, cinema operators and exhibitors, suppliers and industry leaders, to address the growing requirements of the cinema market within the region.




CinemaCon, held April 1-4 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, is expected play host to more than 6,000 motion picture theater industry professionals. Since taking its first step in 2011, CinemaCon has evolved and grown to become the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry. CinemaCon is truly a global event attracting attendees from more than 80 countries.



CineAsia 2018, held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on December 10-13, 2018.  Attendees will get the chance to hear about the current trends and new state-of-the-art technologies in the motion picture industry. Nowhere else in Asia can you accomplish as much in a short period of time to sustain, and help grow, your business in the year to come. Join your cinema exhibition, distribution, and motion picture industry colleagues to network; and see product presentations and screenings of major Hollywood films soon to be released in Asia. Attendees will also get the opportunity to visit the Trade Show where you will find the latest equipment, products, and technologies to help make your theatre a must-attend destination.





ShowEast 2018,  held in Miami from October 22-25, 2018 at the Loews Miami Beach, features a range of exclusive product presentations and screenings from both Independent and Major Hollywood studios to help you make important programming decisions for the 4th quarter box office.  Powerhouse seminars offer valuable insight from top executives on the latest industry trends and concerns; while our EXPO experience offers delegates a glance at the latest and best technologies, entertainment, services, comforts, and conveniences to make their theatres must-attend destinations.  ShowEast’s International program draws a large contingency of Latin and South American delegates – more than any other convention of its kind. A one and a half day program dedicated to the latest content and concerns and within this rising region.


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Atlanta, GA—Jun 21, 2004

EFILM Selects BARCO and SGI Professional Services to upgrade four Digital Intermediate Suites with Barco DP100 2K resolution projectors

With EFILM Install, Barco and SGI Launch New Strategic Relationship Aimed at Digital Intermediate and High-End Post Production Facilities
o 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.

The acknowledged market leader in Digital Intermediate, EFILM is wholly owned by Panavision and Deluxe Laboratories. SGI will be the single service source for the 2K projectors, providing complete installation, integration and service through SGI Professional Services and SGI Support Services. As part of the sale of the four Barco projectors to EFILM, SGI Support Services will provide 24 x 7 service with guaranteed two-hour on-site response, and will include all repairs, parts and labor. Based on the latest Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ technology, the Barco DP100 enjoys the benefits of a 2048 x 1080 display resolution, 18000 Cinema lumens light output, and a minimum contrast ratio of 1700:1.

“The new generation of 2K projectors, including Barco’s DP100, offer much better resolution on-screen and also much better contrast,” said Bob Eicholz, Vice President of Corporate Development, EFILM. “The Barco projector itself is a great technical design, featuring modular design for all key components. Barco’s excellent brightness, color and contrast at 2K resolution, coupled with SGI’s world-class service organization are a very powerful combination.”

The four Barco DP100 projectors will be used as part of EFILM’s Digital Intermediate process, upgrading from the 1K projection theaters currently in EFILM’s DI suites. These suites are where Directors of Photography (DPs) and Directors and Producers of films can view their movie projected digitally as they collaborate with a colorist to digitally color grade films. “The DI process allows DPs to refine the color and other aspects of their images. In contrast with traditional lab timing, they can now see the results of their work displayed on theater-size screens, with great color, resolution and contrast using the new Barco DP100 projectors,” continued Eicholz. “In fact, these new projectors display about 70% more pixels on our screens, and provide about 65% better contrast. That translates to crystal clear, beautiful images on the screen.”

Barco D-Cine Premiere DP 100 projectors include CineCanvas™ sub titling capabilities, CineBlack™ and CinePallete™ control to emulate the look and feel of film, CineLink™ to protect content being delivered from the server and Barco’s automated anamorphic lens option, the DP100 guarantees ‘Premiere’ quality on the screen. A fully integrated electronics and illumination assembly ensures maximum performance, while high efficiency air and water-cooling systems maximize DMD, reflector and lamp life to optimize operating costs. In addition high efficiency filtering of the digital head, a hermetically sealed optical assembly, a unique convergence system and Constant Light Output control guarantee a constant display quality over time.

“Barco Digital Cinema is very pleased to enter into this exciting new phase of our long and successful relationship with the industry’s leading studios and post production companies like EFILM, and look forward to our strategic relationship in the media and entertainment industry with SGI, where SGI visualization computers and SGI Professional Services are widely used, well known and respected,” said Scott Spector, Vice President, Barco Digital Cinema America. “EFILM creates Digital Intermediates for Hollywood’s top DPs, directors and producers, and Barco’s DP100 will produce dramatic improvements in the projected images.”

SGI Visualization Supercomputers and InfiniteStorage Solutions Help EFILM Lead the DI Explosion
In 2001, EFILM, using an SGI Onyx family visualization computer and its own proprietary SGI IRIX OS-based color correction software, was the first digital lab in the U.S. to digitally master an entire film at an authentic 2K resolution—Paramount Pictures’ We Were Soldiers. In 2002, EFILM digitally mastered eight full-length feature films, including the Oscar®-winning Frida. In 2003, 23 full-length movies were digitally mastered at EFILM, as well as segments for many other films, including Master and Commander, starring Russell Crowe, and the made-for-television HBO mini-series, Angels in America. This year, EFILM is on target to entirely digitally master 35 to 40 major Hollywood features. EFILM’s DI credits for completely digitally mastered features in 2004 include: The Passion of the Christ, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Dawn of the Dead; recently released Van Helsing; New York Minute; The Alamo; and The Day After Tomorrow and upcoming summer blockbuster, Spider-Man 2.

“The DI business is exploding, and the vision for EFILM is to continue to lead the market by providing a full-suite of Digital Intermediate services, with the best color and imaging in the industry,” added Eicholz. “By having Panavision and Deluxe as our parent companies, we have the full lifecycle of the film industry covered—from Panavision, which rents the film and digital cameras, to EFILM, which offers a wide variety of digital laboratory services, to Deluxe, where the prints are made for worldwide distribution.”

The Barco DP100 projectors will be connected to EFILM’s four DI suites, which are driven by content generated on four SGI Onyx 3400 visualization systems. EFILM uses the SGI equipment to create Digital Intermediates, a process that includes high-resolution scanning, color correction, laser film recording, video mastering and digital cinema mastering. EFILM creates one high-resolution digital master that can be used for film output, digital cinema releases, and home video, designed to meet national and international theatrical and home video/DVD requirements.

At EFILM, the SGI Onyx visualization systems are connected, along with other applications, to an SGI InfiniteStorage SAN server now with hundreds of terabytes of SGI InfiniteStorage TP9400, enabling the 2K content to be shared by multiple artists without costly and time consuming copying of files. In preparation for the slew of summer blockbusters demand for DIs, EFILM purchased, over the last six months 120 additional terabytes of TP9500 storage for their facility.

“EFILM has a DI market share greater than all our competitors combined. Our SGI platform and new Barco projectors are both key components to our success,” said Eicholz. “With this technology, combined with our industry-leading color imaging, our people, our business processes, and our capacity to handle 10-20 Digital Intermediate projects at a time, we expect to maintain our leadership position for many years to come.”

“SGI’s expertise in visualization, state-of-the art systems and Barco’s superb digital projectors have combined for many years to create dazzling SGI Reality Center environments all over the world. We are now expanding that relationship with a new focus in the digital media arena,” said Bob Pette, Director of SGI Professional Services, North America. “Our work with EFILM further illustrates the powerful strategic alliance between SGI and Barco, combining the world-renown excellence of the SGI Professional Services organization with the state-of-the art digital cinema projector, Barco’s DP100. Leveraging our previous experience together we will provide complete, expertly designed solutions to better serve organizations seeking digital projection integration into their media facilities, and create a synergy that will open new areas of growth for both companies.”
About Barco: Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2017, we realized sales of 1.085 billion euro. We have a team of 3,600 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

Barco is one of three licencees of Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ technology. TI developed DLP Cinema™ technology working in close cooperation with Barco and others in the movie industry, to develop Cinema Projector and support systems based on DMD™ technology, to meet the requirement of studios, film distributors and exhibitors alike.
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About E-Film Digital Laboratories: EFILM, LLC, located in Hollywood, California is owned by Panavision Inc., and Deluxe Laboratories, and has been providing digital laboratory services to the motion picture industry since 1993. Utilizing proprietary digital color timing systems and image processing tools, high resolution scanning & recording technologies, and a high speed network, EFILM’s services include digital intermediate, high-resolution scanning and recording for the visual effects industry, digital opticals for features, trailers and commercials, and tape-to-film services including 24p HD, DV, NTSC, and PAL. E-Film Digital Laboratories Directory page

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