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Offline MrPixels

Barco 4k ICMP Alchemy modual, picture.
« on: Mon April 21, 2014, 09:06:30 PM »
Here is a picture of the new Barco ICMP which is controlled using the Alchemy software platform. IMS software is still in beta. The ICMP comes with several HFR demo trailers. Congrats Barco!!!

The Barco ICMP module combines the functionalities of an Integrated Cinema Processor (ICP) and media server into one single board and forms the core of the Barco Alchemy digital cinema projectors. Reducing the required hardware increases simplicity and reliability into the projection booth. The smart projector even detects potential operational errors and warns users in case of mishaps.It turns any Barco Series 2 projector into a full-fledged DCI-compliant projector and media server, and includes on-board storage. With rich alternative content inputs and the most powerful DCI decoding in the industry, the Barco ICMP is future-proof and greatly enhances your Barco Series 2 digital cinema projector. Great in TMS environments, a projector equipped with the Barco ICMP module operates as stand-alone in single screen applications.

Increased operational efficiency
Thanks to the embedded Barco Web Commander user-interface the projector can be controlled remotely, including show creation and scheduling. Configuration and setup can simply be performed by service technicians via Barco Communicator.

Future proof
When coupled with a single 4K digital cinema projector, the Barco Alchemy technology enables 4K 2D at 60 fps and 4K 3D images, supporting all standard and 2K 3D HFR DCI movies.

Unique benefits of Barco Alchemy technology
  • Simple operation thanks to intuitive ‘Barco Web Commander’ user interface
  • Fewer boxes lead to more reliability and ease-of-use
  • Future-proof with higher resolutions at high frame rates and high bit-rates
  • Includes storage and dedicated hardware RAID-5 controller
  • Intelligent switching between resolutions and frame-rates in the same show
  • Smart mixing of DCI and alternative content sources in the same show
  • Rich alternative content inputs
  • Easy upgrading of Series 2 projectors with Barco Alchemy module

Offline MrPixels

Re: Barco 4k ICMP Alchemy modual, picture.
« Reply #1 on: Mon April 28, 2014, 07:10:04 PM »
Nice interview by James Gardner with Barco at CinemaCon on the Barco Alchemy module.

Click .
« Last Edit: Mon April 28, 2014, 07:29:43 PM by MrPixels »

Offline MrPixels

Re: Barco 4k ICMP Alchemy modual, picture.
« Reply #2 on: Wed April 30, 2014, 12:25:01 AM »

Offline StewartChong

Re: Barco 4k ICMP Alchemy modual, picture.
« Reply #3 on: Thu September 25, 2014, 07:59:43 AM »

   Any new update after IBC 2014 ?

Offline MrPixels

Re: Barco 4k ICMP Alchemy modual, picture.
« Reply #4 on: Thu September 25, 2014, 11:07:31 AM »
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Any new update after IBC 2014 ?

I have not heard anything further. There has been a series of software updates the product is maturing. From my end I will have access again in a few weeks and be able to provide an update.

Offline DCI forum

Re: Barco 4k ICMP Alchemy modual, picture.
« Reply #5 on: Sun November 23, 2014, 08:05:20 PM »
I installed the latest software a few bugs still remain but pretty stable over all. HDMI is solid compared to other IMS.
Test patterns still do not scale full screen regardless 2 or 4k. Cannot scale HD via HDMI to 4096 only 3840 UHD like you could previously.
Communicator Post is compatible but any changes made using Post do not store when saving. That aside GUI is very user friendly with plenty of features missing from the competition.
Here are the associated manuals.

Service instructions: https://db.tt/qlsSI7KO

Web Commander user guide: https://db.tt/XvO39HqD

Commander user guide: https://db.tt/6Kgtt2c6
« Last Edit: Mon November 24, 2014, 01:19:01 AM by DCI forum »

Offline Peter CINERAMAX

Re: Barco 4k ICMP Alchemy modual, picture.
« Reply #6 on: Mon November 24, 2014, 12:05:39 AM »
Have you tried 4k 60 from a pc?
Not sure it supports it through hdmi, thought you need Display Port to accomplish that, there is a new revision to display port like there is to hdmi 2.0.

Offline DCI forum

Re: Barco 4k ICMP Alchemy modual, picture.
« Reply #7 on: Mon November 24, 2014, 01:22:31 AM »
Peter the specs read it will do 4k 60 over DP but Ive yet to try this I have no knowledge how to configure a PC for 4k. HDMI is good to 30FPS at 4k.  The media player comes with some HFR content in 48 and 60 for demo purpose.

Offline Peter CINERAMAX

Re: Barco 4k ICMP Alchemy modual, picture.
« Reply #8 on: Mon November 24, 2014, 01:32:37 AM »
Why don't you order this for a couple of hundred, I believe it is 4k60.
http://4kscapes.com/

 It's easy with a regular pc that has a 4k card to set it in Nvidia, Piti would know the card. then you can download 4k u tubes.

It' important because 4k blu ray is here next Xmas.

Offline DCI forum

Re: Barco 4k ICMP Alchemy modual, picture.
« Reply #9 on: Mon November 24, 2014, 01:49:14 AM »
Interesting I will have to order one and give it a try. Id love to get 4k out of the HTPC I will have to call him for details.

Offline DCI forum

Re: Barco 4k ICMP Alchemy modual, picture.
« Reply #10 on: Tue November 25, 2014, 11:35:25 PM »
I could not get consumer 3D from a Sony 3D player working via HDMI. Anyone else out there have a try with alternative 3D via HDMI ?

 

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