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Dcinema General Forum / Sony’s first 4K phosphor laser cinema projectors, SRX-R800 Series
« Last post by MrPixels on Tue October 10, 2017, 12:59:34 PM »

Looks like Sony will attend Showeast 2017, see below. I am looking forward to hearing more about this projector specifically if it will have a HDMI 2.0 input for alternative HDR content.

The Sony Digital Cinema Sales Team will be at South Beach from 23-26 October. They’ll be on hand to tell you more about our eagerly-awaited new SRX-R800 Series – Sony’s first 4K phosphor laser cinema projectors.

Complementing our acclaimed HPM lamp based projector family, the R800 Series sets new picture quality standards. Audiences will be thrilled by ultra-clear speckle free images in true 4K, now with a stunning 10,000:1 average contrast ratio – great for presenting in HDR with no extra equipment or costly licenses needed. The laser light source maintains consistent brightness levels over a 20,000 hour operating life with effectively no maintenance, saving on the costs and hassle of frequent lamp changes.

Naturally there’s a choice of 4K laser solutions from Sony for every size of cinema. The SRX-R815P offers a generous 15,000 lumens brightness for presentation on smaller and medium screens. It’s partnered by the SRX-R515DS dual projection system that delivers an impressive 30,000 lumens – ideal for presentation in 2D and 3D on PLF screens.

Get in touch if you’d like to find out more, or to arrange a meeting at ShowEast. We look forward to seeing you there.

With best wishes,

Sony Digital Cinema
Hi-End Cinema in the Home. / Re: The Future of Cinema and Home Cinema
« Last post by w.mayer on Tue October 10, 2017, 12:55:37 PM »
The new section "video walls" is a good very good idea!

I will see Sony CLED in 8K 120 Frames in 2 weeks at the Sony Headquarter in Tokio.
About the Oblivion compare UHD Version BD Version.

As 2 people report to me that they can not see any big difference in the 2 pictures I must clear up something.
I really wonder why they not see this differences till I found out that both compare the preview picture from it and not the full resolution full 4k version I have post.
So please download both pictures in full 3840 resolution and put them in a folder and compare it in 1:1 pixel without any scaling with a 4K Monitor or TV.
Then you see it not with the picture preview.

Hi-End Cinema in the Home. / Re: The Future of Cinema and Home Cinema
« Last post by Peter CINERAMAX on Mon October 09, 2017, 10:25:04 PM »
Hi-End Cinema in the Home. / Re: The Future of Cinema and Home Cinema
« Last post by Peter CINERAMAX on Mon October 09, 2017, 10:18:45 PM »
Hi Jon, it mat come to a surprise to everyone but after 40 years fascinated by projection, i am now parting company with that technology, im getting in on the ground floor, creating all the first art as I best deem it fit, and leaving all the design work documented in this forum to keep off copy cats. With my new internet megaphone it will not be pleasant to try replicate my original engineering concept to then screw the image up. So am back on the forum, THE MOST EXCITING PERIOD ON THE HISTORY OF MOVIE AND MUSIC IMMERSION IS ABOUT TO COMMENCE..:D
« Last post by Peter CINERAMAX on Mon October 09, 2017, 10:10:23 PM »
You don't even need a flashlight to look for cave paintings in the dark: you just need the sound of your own voice. By listening to echoes as they walk through Spanish caves, acoustic archaeologists are unlocking the secrets of underground soundscapes.

Prehistoric cave paintings, as it happens, aren't scattered at random underground. Archaeologists at a series of Spanish caves have found that areas decorated with cave art also have special acoustic properties. In an interview with Nature, Rupert Till mentions a colleague who claims to "locate the paintings in complete darkness by using his voice to gauge the resonance of the spaces." It's like human echolocation—but to find art instead of prey.

Last year, Till and a group of researchers explored the prehistoric art at the Cantabrian Caves in Spain. In this case, they brought along a laptop and a loudspeaker to map the caves' acoustic fingerprints. Preliminary expeditions in the past were more low-tech with just their voices and hands and sometimes a whistle to guide their exploration.

As the cave paintings they found got older, however, they noticed a change in the acoustics. "The oldest paintings, from up to 40,000 years ago—some as simple as dots or handprints—tend to be in small, intimate places where there is less reverberation," Till told Nature. "Perhaps 15,000 to 20,000 years later we get paintings of animals like deer and bison, sometimes overlaid on top of each other, starting to appear in more echoey spaces that are large enough for groups of people to have gathered for rituals."

Along with cave art, our ancestors had made cave music of sorts. Instruments like a flute made of vulture bone and stone bullroarers have also been found underground. The echoing, haunting soundscape of caves produced music that would sound strange to our ears. Do you have one more minute? Listen to French musicologist Iégor Reznikof sing ancient cave music. [Nature]!/menu/standard/file/Haking-Linn_Tracing_Upper_Palaeolithic_People_in_Caves.pdf
In the News / Samsung Premier LED Cinema signs Thailands Major Cineplex
« Last post by DCI forum on Mon October 09, 2017, 07:22:49 PM »
Samsung is bringing its Cinema LED Screen to the Paragon Cineplex theater in Bangkok, Thailand. Making the Major Cineplex Group the first customer for Samsung Premier, Samsung's DCI-compliant High Dynamic Range Cinema LED Screen, outside Korea. The first installations being in Seoul and Busan. Installations in Burbank, London and Scandinavia are expected to open relatively shortly.

“The continued growth of the local entertainment industry and the openness to embracing new technologies made Thailand the perfect location for Southeast Asia’s first Cinema LED Screen,” said Yong Chul Jo, President of Samsung Electronics Thailand. “By delivering the most immersive theater environment possible, the Cinema LED Screen creates an unparalleled viewing experience guaranteed to make the Cinema LED theater a destination for movie enthusiasts.”

“We are excited to partner with Samsung to shift the paradigm of entertainment content screening, and we look forward to inviting our customers and partners into a cinema more capable of bringing stories to life,” said Vicha Poolvaraluck, Chairman of Major Cineplex Group Plc.

Samsung says "the Samsung Cinema LED Screen is expected to expand to movie theaters around the world including the USA and Europe in coming years".

Following conversion of the 200-seat cinema at the Paragon Cineplex in Siam Paragon into Cinema LED venue. "Several additional premium theater renovations are also expected throughout the region during the coming year", according to a Samsung statement. Samsung's new partnership with Major Cineplex Group, the largest cinema company in Thailand with more than 110 theaters and 668 movie screens, allows for expansion of the Samsung premier LED Cinema platfom by on its own. Regardless of installations in US, and Europe.

The Bangkok theater shpuld open in February, that may imply that either all installations are delayed,this being the first internationl instaalation, or other demotheaters may open prior to the first announced cinema in Thailand.

The Cinema LED Screen extends nearly 10.3m (33.8ft) wide, though easy to install and configure within nearly any existing theater dimensions, claims Samsung. The display also amplifies on-screen content through HDR picture quality, powered by ultra-sharp 4K resolution (4,096 x 2,160) and peak brightness levels (146fL/500nit) nearly 10 times greater than that offered by traditional projectors. As a result, samsung says: "movie-goers can enjoy content free of distortion and brought to life through lifelike colors, pristine whites and deep blacks".
Beyond its visual enhancements, the Cinema LED Screen also offers theater managers the reliability of long-term performance. The display’s shelf life of more than 100,000 service hours far exceeds that of traditional projectors and minimizes the need for costly maintenance. Additionally, the Cinema LED Screen employs a strict anti-copy encryption protocol to prevent unlawful streaming or content redistribution.
As the demands for cinema space evolve, Samsung’s Cinema LED Screen will offer theater managers in Thailand and across the world added flexibility to expand service offerings and generate new revenue. The display maintains a consistent presentation across a range of dark and ambient lighting conditions regardless of the featured content. This versatility will empower cinemas to use theater spaces for concert and sports event viewing, gaming competitions, corporate events and other non-traditional content sources.
Hi-End Cinema in the Home. / Re: The Future of Cinema and Home Cinema
« Last post by lygren on Mon October 09, 2017, 03:00:29 PM »
Sure Peter, I´m certain it´s fully possible to design great solutions both with and without the center speaker behind the screen, and I´m also sure there are some setups that might benefit from a realD screen as well. Whatever screen used though, the current main issue we ALL have, regardless of screen, is the lack of contrast or simply put "per pixel control" and thus the actual ability to create the required dynamics for recreating HDR to its feasible potential as far as I am concerned (but please, let´s leave that dog sleeping, we´ve discussed this to death and beyond already...). Still, recreating "HDR" peaks is just one out of MANY components making out the perceived movie experience; size, WCG and acoustics are some of the other components that might be just as important - albeit I completely agree that HDR is a real cool feature - among others - that I do hope we can enjoy in the projection world as well some time in the future.

They´ve actually installed one of those RealD screens at my local commercial cinema, Colosseum in Oslo, alongside a 60k lumen Barco 4k 3-chip 6p DLP laser, so I´ll have a look at it shortly, looking forward to it! There is and in my opinion will still be diversion in both preferences, priorities and also space / budgets that would accommodate both the type of AT screen I am producing (lambertian diffuser kind of type for those wondering what I´m referring to;, as well as - I´D GUESS ;) - the filtered and positive gained screens - and certainly tile based LED´s... There ARE, however, pros and cons with ALL these choices, you just have to choose your "demons"! :)
Hi-End Cinema in the Home. / Re: The Future of Cinema and Home Cinema
« Last post by Peter CINERAMAX on Sun October 08, 2017, 09:35:12 PM »

Pharrell williams composed happy in my cinema Phoebe.
Before Joe Kane, Joel Silver and Sam Runco took the technology i pioneered with importing Barco crt and Faroudja but with HDR enhancing screens Torus and Rear Projection ( which they went on to promote to you with soft looking screen fabric images ) I spent 10 years doing excellent sounding systems in MIAMI IN ROOMS WITH LIGHT.

Necessity is the mother of invention. So from 1999 to 2014 Joe Kane's soft dark looking uninviting image standard is what reigned all of a sudden Bingo my lifelong image aesthetic of colorful dynamic video images gets adopted by the television industry and the creative community.

Thanks to Red and other cameras they become the trojan horse to create the visual image aesthetics i had advanced the early days of high end video with non hot spotting rear optical screens and torus screens.

That is why after such vindication and poetic justice i can now fulfill my long interrupted dream knowing I have been on the right track all along. Expect many many new intelligent first art implementations in LED Tiles for Penthouses, and with respect THERE IS NO NEED FOR A SCREEN WITH A CENTER CHANNEL BEHIND IT.

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