European Digital Cinema Forum (EDCF) has launched ‘The Buyers Guide to Laser
Projection’, a free, impartial and accessible guide to the technology basics
behind laser projection and the issues that laser projection in cinemas brings
Lamp-based projectors still account for the
clear majority of machines in place in the market but laser as an alternative
light source is gaining ground and the economics of laser are changing rapidly.
This makes the publication of this Guide very timely.
Given this, the EDCF, in partnership with
the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) decided to draw up this Guide with
the four main projector manufacturers (Barco, Christie, NEC and Sony) and based
on questions provided by the exhibitor members of UNIC, all of whom we thank.
David Hancock (IHS Markit and EDCF President)
and Matt Jahans (Harkness Screens and EDCF Board Member), co-editors of the
Guide, commented, “This Guide is intended to help exhibitors and other interested
parties understand the basics of laser illuminated projection, and to bring the
industry up to a similar level of knowledge. The Guide is structured in such a
way that it answers genuine questions people have about laser, in a clear and
impartial way. We also address some of the questions we don’t yet know the
The Guide, which is in a Powerpoint slide
deck format, is available from the EDCF website (www.edcf.net)
or directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org