Qube Cinema will provide its True 4K 3D™ system to help power a series of laser projection demonstrations being shown by Laser Light Engines (LLE) the week of November 11 in Burbank. The Qube Cinema XP-I server and dual Xi integrated media blocks (IMBs) will deliver 3D 4K content to the latest laser projection technology from LLE. Industry attendees will see how laser-illuminated cinema projection, run from a single server to dual IMBs, will improve 2D and 3D exhibition.
“We did internal demos with Qube Cinema’s True 4K 3D system last year and it was superb,” said Bill Beck, founder and executive VP of business development for LLE. “We’re delighted to have Qube providing the technology to showcase our latest laser illumination technology.”
Four separate side-by-side sessions will show 2D content on both white and silver screens. The demonstrations will include split-screen, butterfly comparisons of laser vs. Xenon illumination. In addition, there will be three sessions showing both Hollywood theatrical content and images especially chosen from the giant screen film library and projected in 3D onto a silver screen at full 4K resolution. These will also show laser vs. Xenon comparisons.
“This is where the Qube Cinema True 4K 3D system really shines,” explained Beck. “95% of the audience will never have seen 3D content at this resolution before. It’s great that Qube has developed this technology that supports advanced and future high resolution 3D requirements.”
NEC Display Solutions will provide two NC 3240S 4K DLP Cinema® projectors. One will be lit by a standard Xenon lamp. The other will use the LLE laser engine to demonstrate off-board illumination, despeckling performance and to compare the quality of images for different content.
Images from the two projectors will be synchronized by the Qube server and embedded IMBs. The synced Xi IMBs are a benefit because they allow for this multiple projector playback.
“Qube Cinema remains the only manufacturer capable of delivering dual-projector 4K 3D,” said Eric Bergez, director of sales and marketing for Qube Cinema. “Along with our ability to playback from a single DCP, the Qube True 4K 3D system provides the power to playback large format DCPs at bitrates four times greater than the standard DCI spec. The system also supports high frame rates of 120 fps per eye on all our dual-projector configurations. We’re thrilled to be a part of Laser Light Engine’s demos.”
For more information about the Qube Cinema XP-I server, Xi 4K IMB and True 4K 3D™ visit www.qubecinema.com