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Optoma just announced the ZU1050 WUXGA 10,000 lumens laser projector for an estimated street price of $16,999. Like other new Optoma projectors, and parent Coretronic pre-production products it was first launched in Amsterdam last week, at ISE 2018.

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The Optoma ProScene ZU1050 is a flagship WUXGA laser phosphor projector that's designed for large professional venues that require vibrant colors and consistent brightness. The ZU1050 delivers 10,000 lumens of brightness and features a claimed 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio with Extreme Black enabled, for powerful color performance and rich blacks in virtually any environment. It has MultiColor laser (MCL) technology for a wider color gamut (98.x % of rec.709) and Optoma's DURACORE laser phosphor light source for virtually maintenance-free operation.

It works with a range of seven interchangeable optical lenses to provide innovative ProScene projectors with maximum adaptability and versatility for the ProAV market. Offering Throw Ratio's ranging from 0.36:1 to 5.5:1 and the BX-CTADOME for dome applications.

Its motorized lens shift, zoom and focus with 360-degree and portrait operation mode allows for simple trouble-free installation. Combined with a laser light source and IP6X-certified dust rating for its optical engine, the ZU1050 is a cost-efficient and low maintenance option that provides up to 20,000 hours of light source operation for large meeting rooms, auditoriums, museums, houses of worship and broadcast environment installations. Adding Edge Blending and Warping with portrait and 360-degree operation mode.
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In the News / ISE draws in 80,923, 103% rebooked for next year
« Last post by DCI forum on Thu February 15, 2018, 06:30:49 AM »
ISE, or Integrated systems Europe has grown to be the largest international Pro-AV trade show, drawing in 80,923 registrated attendees, only the NAB show in Las Vegas draws a larger crowd, with over 100,000 visitors. And it felt busy with plenty of filled up aisles on the first two days of the show. The visitor number grew 10.3% over last year's show, organisers said.

ISE has seen a tremendous growth from its humble beginnings of occupying merely half a hall in 2005, to 1296 exhibitors (294 new to the show), and 53,000 square meters of exhibit floorspace, thirteen years later.

Over 30% of the total attendees were visiting ISE for the first time, new people to ensure future growth of the show and industry: "a key benchmark for exhibitors in their quest to develop new sales leads", the organisers added in a statement.

The success leads floor space to already be confirmed for ISE 2019 (RAI Amsterdam from 5-8 February 2019) to currently stand at 103% of the total booked for ISE 2018.

Mike Blackman, Integrated Systems Events Managing Director, commented: “It’s been a great show that has delivered on all fronts. I’m delighted to report that visitor numbers and exhibitor satisfaction have both been very high. On behalf of ISE, I’d like to thank all our attendees, exhibitors, partners and our co-owners AVIXA and CEDIA. This combination has made ISE what it is today and ensures that we are able to build on our successes year on year.”

ISE 2018 saw the debut of the World Masters of Projection Mapping competition, a joint venture between the Amsterdam Light Festival, RAI Amsterdam and ISE. The competition saw leading video artists’ project video artworks onto the EYE Filmmuseum in the centre of the city. The competition culminated in Florian and Michael Quistrebert receiving the winner’s award for their artwork Stripes 5 on the last day of the show.

Main themes in technology and business trends included: a growth in IP and the crossover between broadcast and AV; commercially viable virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies and solutions; the increase of devices for the smart home; the divergence of digital signage with both smart systems and ‘plug and play’ gaining traction; the increase in small pitch LED displays; 4K everywhere; IoT everywhere; the growth of projection mapping; networked audio and the continued progression of the collaboration market.
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Panasonic has developed the first 8K Global Shutter Technology on an Organic-Photoconductive-Film CMOS Image Sensor technology image sensor design. The new technology enables 8K high resolution and high picture quality imaging without motion distortion, even in extremely bright scenes.

The technology realizes 8K high-resolution (36M pixels), 60fps framerate, 450k high-saturation electrons and global shutter imaging with sensitivity modulation function simultaneously, using a CMOS image sensor with an organic photoconductive film (OPF). In this OPF CMOS image sensor, the photoelectric-conversion part and the circuit part are independent.

"By utilizing this OPF CMOS image sensor's unique structure, we have been able to newly develop and incorporate high-speed noise cancellation technology and high saturation technology in the circuit part. And, by using this OPF CMOS image sensor's unique sensitivity control function to vary the voltage applied to the OPF, we realize global shutter function. The technology that simultaneously achieves these performances is the industry's first" Panasonic said in an statement.

With the technology, it is possible to capture images at 8K resolution, even in high contrast scenes, such as a field under strong sunlight and shaded spectator seats under a stadium roof. Moreover, by utilizing the global shutter function that enables simultaneous image capture by all pixels, it is expected to be able to capture moving objects instantaneously without distortion, be utilized for multi viewpoint cameras (performing multi-view synchronized imaging using plural cameras) and used in fields requiring high-speed and high-resolution, such as machine vision and ITS monitoring. In addition, conventionally, even in scenes where it was necessary to utilize different ND filters according to capturing conditions, the technology realizes a new electronically-controlled variable ND filter function which enables stepless adjustment of the OPF sensitivity merely by controlling the voltage applied to the OPF.

The new technology has the following advantages.
8K resolution, 60fps framerate, 450k saturation electrons and global shutter function are realized simultaneously.
Switching between high sensitivity mode and high saturation mode is possible using gain switching function.
The ND filter function can be realized steplessly by controlling the voltage applied to the OPF.

This Development is based on the following technologies.
"OPF CMOS image sensor design technology", in that, the photoelectric-conversion part and the circuit part can be designed independently.
"In-pixel capacitive coupled noise cancellation technique" which can suppress pixel reset noise at high speed even at high resolution
"In-pixel gain switching technology" that can achieve high saturation characteristics
"Voltage controlled sensitivity modulation technology" that can adjust the sensitivity by changing the voltage applied to the OPF.

Panasonic provides a number of samples demonstrating the advantages of the new image sensor design with integrated shutter and Neutral Density filter function.

1. "OPF CMOS image sensor design technology", in that, the photoelectric-conversion part and the circuit part can be designed independently.
The OPF CMOS image sensor has a unique structure, in which, the OPF performs a photoelectric conversion and the circuit area performs charge storage and signal readout functions completely independently. Using this OPF CMOS image sensor structure, we developed high-speed noise cancellation technology and high saturation technology in the circuit area which has a large available space. As a result, it is possible to realize simultaneously 8K resolution, 60fps framerate readout, wide dynamic range [4] (by achieving a high saturation level) and global shutter function, which are normally traded off.

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2. "In-pixel capacitive coupled noise cancellation technique" which can suppress pixel reset noise at high speed even at high resolution
Because the OPF CMOS image sensor has a structure in which the OPF and the charge storage part are connected by metal plugs, accumulated charges cannot be completely read out. Therefore, there is a problem that it is affected by reset noise at the time of resetting the pixel (signal charge storage node). And, in a high-resolution sensor, such as an 8K sensor, it is necessary to drive large loads exceeding 4000 pixels aligned in the vertical direction at the same time as the time of noise cancellation, and therefore, the long time it takes to suppress noise is a problem. So, we developed a new structure that cancels pixel reset noise at high speed, even when high resolution pixels have to be driven, by using Panasonic's original semiconductor device technology and the newly developed "in-pixel capacitive coupled noise canceller". In this structure, the reset noise is suppressed at high speed by using the negative feedback loop provided for each pixel.

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3. "In-pixel gain switching technology" that can achieve high saturation characteristics
In the OPF CMOS image sensor, by incorporating a large capacitor in the circuit part with a large available area, it is possible to realize both high sensitivity mode and high saturation mode with the same pixel structure merely by switching modes from the camera system. In the high sensitivity mode, it is possible to capture data up to a light intensity of 4.5k electrons with high sensitivity. Furthermore, by switching to the high saturation mode, it is possible to capture data up to a light intensity of 450k electrons. In this way, since the high saturation mode can capture up to 10 times the high sensitivity mode, it is possible to clearly display the fine winding structure of the lamp filaments, in which bright part gradation cannot be expressed, because it becomes overexposure in high sensitivity mode, as shown in Fig. 3 (a). Even in a scene with high contrast, such as shown in Fig. 5, from the facial expression of the person in the shadow of the stadium roof to the blue sky and clouds during a mid-summer day, and such as shown in Fig. 6, from the dimly lit room to the sunny garden, it will be possible to capture brilliant images without overexposure or underexposure.

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4. "Voltage controlled sensitivity modulation technology" that can adjust the sensitivity by changing the voltage applied to the OPF.
The OPF CMOS image sensor can change the sensitivity of the OPF simply by controlling the voltage applied to the OPF. By utilizing this function, we can realize the following functions which could not be realized with conventional silicon image sensors.

Sensitivity Modulation Example 1: Global shutter function which can capture all pixels simultaneously at 8K resolution
By controlling ON / OFF of the voltage applied to the OPF and controlling the sensitivity of the OPF, we realize the "global shutter function" capable of imaging all pixels at the same time, even driving a large number of pixels like the 8K sensor. By capturing with the global shutter function, as shown in Fig. 3 (b), the letters on the rotating body are read sharply without distortion. In addition, as shown in Fig. 7, even at the time of high speed moving object capturing, such as when driving on a highway or at industrial inspection, capturing without distortion becomes possible.

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In the conventional global shutter type silicon image sensor, it is necessary to add new elements such as transfer circuits and charge storage capacitors in order to accumulate charges simultaneously in all pixels. As a result, the area of the photodiode and that of the additional circuits must compete for space, there is a problem that the pixel size cannot be reduced and the amount of saturation electrons cannot be increased. On the other hand, in the OPF CMOS image sensor, since there is no need for additional elements, it is possible to realize small cell, high resolution sensors, and by incorporating large capacitors in the circuit part with a large available area, accurate imaging with no distortion from dark scenes to extremely bright scenes is possible. For example, as shown in Fig. 9, with the OPF CMOS image sensor, when buildings are photographed while panning [5] at high speed, even in scenes with high contrast like a bright sky and dark windows, it is possible to acquire image data maintaining all gradations of the whole area without distortion.

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Sensitivity Modulation Example 2: "Electrical ND Filter Technology" which can change sensitivity continuously and steplessly
Conventionally it has been necessary to provide a plurality of ND filters according to photographing conditions and change them many times. On the other hand, in the OPF CMOS image sensor, merely by controlling the voltage applied to the OPF (VITO in Fig. 8) and changing the sensitivity of the OPF to the desired value, it is possible to electrically implement the ND filter function. By using this function, it becomes possible to simplify the photographic equipment and continuously, steplessly control the sensitivity which could not be realized with a conventional silicon sensor. Therefore, the possibility of capturing according to the scene is expanded.

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In the future, we will utilize this OPF CMOS image sensor technology in various applications such as broadcasting cameras, surveillance cameras, industrial inspection cameras, automotive cameras, etc., and will contribute to realize high resolution, high speed and high precision imaging and sensing functions.
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We are beginning to get some renders, many changes to come. There are curtains that draw in the middle allowing for a nice window while controlling front and rear early reflections.
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In the News / NBC covers PyeongChang Olympics in 4K
« Last post by DCI forum on Tue February 13, 2018, 04:51:23 AM »
NBC Olympics, NBCUniversal’s comprehensive coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, will include the availability of 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) to cable, satellite, telco providers, and other partners. Comcast will offer the 4K coverage as its Xfinity brand is sponsoring the 4K coverage. Dish also said it would deliver the 4K to its customers.

NBC Olympics’ 4K HDR offering will be the first time robust coverage of the Winter Olympics or any Olympic Games competition sessions have been presented in 4K High Dynamic Range in the United States. The presentation will be the second consecutive time NBC has delivered coverage of the Olympic Games in 4K. NBC Olympics first delivered coverage of the Olympic Games in 4K during last summer’s presentation of the Rio Olympics, when NBC distributed the Games in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD).

“The Olympics has always been a platform for the introduction of new broadcast technology,” said Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics. “The availability of 4K High Dynamic Range coverage of Olympic ceremonies and competitions through our participating multi-channel distribution partners, will be a great showcase for this emerging advancement in the quality of televised sports coverage in the United States.”

NBC Olympics will distribute the 4K HDR coverage, provided by Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) and Japan’s NHK, to U.S. distribution partners who will individually choose how they will make the content available to their customers.

“This is yet another first at an Olympic Games, and OBS is proud to continually provide and facilitate the very latest technology to its broadcast partners,” said Yiannis Exarchos, Chief Executive Officer, Olympic Broadcasting Services. “The performances of the best athletes in the World deserve to be captured with the best broadcast technology available.”

NBC’s 4K HDR coverage of the PyeongChang Games will be made available on delay, and will include 4K footage from the Opening Ceremony, hockey, figure skating, short track speed skating, ski jumping, and snowboard big air competitions. Up to four events from the previous day’s competition will be provided daily from February 10, the day after the Opening Ceremony, through February 26, the day after the Games conclude.
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Satellite operator SES is providing 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) satellite distribution for NBC Olympics production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 8 - February 25. NBC Olympics is a division of the NBC Sports Group.

SES uses its satellite platform to distribute the NBC Olympics HDR feed to NBC's affiliates throughout the United States, utilizing the SES-1 satellite located at 101 degrees West. As part of the implementation, SES has provided preconfigured satellite receivers to the affiliates that will be receiving the HDR feed. SES's 4K platform provides multichannel video program distributors (MVPDs) in the United States access to the world's largest bouquet of linear 4K programming.

"NBC Olympics is pleased to work with SES to offer 4K HDR coverage of the PyeongChang Games to our valued distribution partners," said David Mazza, CTO & SVP, NBC Olympics. "The HDR feed distributed by SES, and presented by Xfinity, will complement our HDR Video On Demand offering available to MVPDs and satellite providers across the United States."

"We are pleased that NBC has entrusted SES again, similar to the 2016 Summer Olympics, to help deliver the 4K programming for these Olympic Winter Games," said Steve Corda Vice President, North America Media Platform, SES. "Our 4K platform provides MVPDs throughout the Americas access to the world's largest selection of linear 4K programming."

NBC Olympics will distribute 4K HDR coverage, provided by Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) and Japan's NHK, to U.S. distribution partners who will individually choose how they will make the content available to their customers, Dish network has already said it does provide an dedicated 4K channel.

NBC's 4K HDR coverage of the PyeongChang Games will be made available on delay, and will include 4K footage from the Opening Ceremony, hockey, figure skating, short track speed skating, ski jumping, and snowboard big air competitions. Up to four events from the previous day's competition will be provided daily from February 10, the day after the Opening Ceremony, through February 26, the day after the Games conclude.
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“Black Panther” to Become First Marvel Studios Film to be Released in the ScreenX Format

ScreenX, the world’s first multi-projection system that provides a 270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theatre setting, announced today that Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” will be featured in the stunning ScreenX format.
Source: “Black Panther” to Become First Marvel Studios Film to be Released in the ScreenX Format
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In the News / WInter Olympics available in 4K on US satellite platform Dish
« Last post by DCI forum on Mon February 12, 2018, 08:32:49 AM »
US satellite pay-tv operator DISH delivers NBCUniversal's 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea. DISH subscribers will also have access to 2,400 hours of NBCUniversal's Olympic live, on-demand and streaming coverage—the most ever for a Winter Games.

"For the first time, The Winter Olympics will be available in 4K HDR, marking an exciting milestone for both the TV industry and Olympic viewers," said Vivek Khemka, DISH executive vice president and chief technology officer. "We're pleased to work with NBCUniversal to give customers access to this year's inspiring Olympic performances in the clearest resolution and richest color palette available, maximizing the potential of their 4K HDR TVs."

4K HDR coverage will be available on one-day delay and include footage from the Opening Ceremony, figure skating, hockey, short track speed skating, ski jumping, and snowboard big air, as well as PyeongChang scenics. Up to three events from the previous days' competition schedule will be provided daily on DISH channel 540 from Feb. 10, the day after the Opening Ceremony, through Feb. 26, the day after the Games conclude. So, the 4K offer is still rather limited with almost everything being limited to HD or even SD.

4K HDR provides audiences a more realistic picture with enhanced brightness, contrast and color. To view NBCUniversal's 4K HDR coverage, DISH customers must have a Hopper 3 and 4K HDR television.

DISH will offer several other features to help viewers get the most out of the Olympic Winter Games:

Sports hub on DISH channel 147: In addition to live Olympic coverage on local NBC channels, DISH will offer a sports hub for easy navigation of NBCUniversal coverage across NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC, the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and DISH channel 540 featuring NBCUniversal's 4K HDR coverage of the Olympic Winter Games. DISH's sports hub can be found on channel 147, labeled as "2018 Winter Olympics Channels."

"Olympic Winter Games" app: DISH will offer an NBCUniversal Olympics app on internet-connected Hopper (all generations), Hopper Duo, Joey (all models) and Wally set-top boxes. The app features real-time medal counts dynamically provided by NBCUniversal, and showcases the complete NBCUniversal Olympics TV roster by schedule and network. Accessible via the "Apps" menu or channel 159, viewers can use this app to tune to any live event or record upcoming events.

Olympics on-demand: DISH is offering an on-demand catalog of more than 150 hours of exclusive NBCUniversal Olympic coverage. On-demand content will include pre-Olympics clips, 2014 Sochi Olympics highlights, athlete profiles, event replays and highlights, medal ceremonies and post-event commentary.

Sports Bar Mode: With NBCUniversal's coverage presented across several channels, DISH's Sports Bar Mode will provide a useful tool to fans interested in watching multiple events airing simultaneously. Available on Hopper 3, Sports Bar Mode is a multi-channel view that divides a 4K or HDTV screen into four quadrants, each with the ability to display a different program.

All Hopper, Hopper Duo, Joey and Wally customers can access a similar multi-view experience with the "NBC Olympics TV Experience" app, which displays up to six pre-selected Olympic programs simultaneously. This view can be accessed via the "Olympic Winter Games" app, "Apps" menu or on channel 100.

NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports app: NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will feature more than 1,800 hours of Olympic live streaming coverage of all Winter Olympics competition, plus event rewinds and extensive video highlights. DISH customers can easily watch this coverage live at no additional cost by following the TV Everywhere verification process with their DISH username and password.
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comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of February 11, 2018
comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of February 11, 2018, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services.

As the trusted industry partner for real-time box office reporting, comScore is the only theater-level movie measurement and analytics company providing insights across the world's largest markets, covering 95 percent of the global industry gross. Using comScore's suite of movie products, customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results from around the world.

comScore's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, "Universal's 'Fifty Shades Freed,' the last film in the 'Fifty Shades' trilogy, pushed the franchise over the $1 billion mark globally with a number one debut bringing in $98.1 million in 57 international territories and $38.8 million in North America for a combined worldwide total of $136.9 million."

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 11, are below.

Fifty Shades Freed - Universal - $136.9M
Maze Runner: The Death Cure - 20th Century Fox - $29.5M
Peter Rabbit - Sony - $25.0M
15:17 To Paris, The - Warner Bros. - $17.9M
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle - Sony - $17.3M
Greatest Showman, The - 20th Century Fox - $15.1M
Pad Man - Sony - $9.7M
Post, The - Multiple - $9.4M
Secret Superstar - Huaxia Film Distribution Co.,Ltd - $8.7M
Coco - Disney - $8.6M
Tuche 3, Les (Magic Tuche, The) - Pathé Distribution - $7.9M
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri - 20th Century Fox - $7.8M
The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 11, are below.

Fifty Shades Freed - Universal - $38.8M
Peter Rabbit - Sony - $25.0M
15:17 To Paris, The - Warner Bros. - $12.6M
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle - Sony - $9.8M
Greatest Showman, The - 20th Century Fox - $6.4M
Maze Runner: The Death Cure - 20th Century Fox - $6.0M
Winchester - Lionsgate - $5.0M
Post, The - 20th Century Fox - $3.5M
Shape Of Water, The - Fox Searchlight - $3.0M
Den Of Thieves - STX Entertainment - $2.9M
12 Strong - Warner Bros. - $2.7M
Hostiles - Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures - $2.7M
Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below.


Weekend BO Estimate (USD)

Weekend Release Cume (USD)

Distributor

Title

Worldwide

Int'l

Domestic

Worldwide

Int'l

Domestic

Int'l

No. of Terr.*

Domestic

Fifty Shades Freed

136,905,000

98,100,000

38,805,000

136,905,000

98,100,000

38,805,000

UNI

58

UNI

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

29,500,000

23,500,000

6,000,000

229,018,129

180,000,000

49,018,129

FOX

81

FOX

Peter Rabbit

25,000,000

-

25,000,000

25,000,000

-

25,000,000

-

1

SNY

15:17 To Paris, The

17,900,000

5,300,000

12,600,000

17,900,000

5,300,000

12,600,000

WB

24

WB

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

17,325,000

7,500,000

9,825,000

881,756,871

516,100,000

365,656,871

SNY

91

SNY

Greatest Showman, The

15,100,000

8,700,000

6,400,000

314,235,870

167,700,000

146,535,870

FOX

41

FOX

Pad Man

9,660,000

8,900,000

760,000

9,660,000

8,900,000

760,000

SNY

6

SPRI

Post, The

9,430,000

5,930,000

3,500,000

120,516,520

47,680,000

72,836,520

MUL

32

FOX

Secret Superstar

8,735,000

8,735,000

-

111,955,526

110,965,000

990,526

HUAX

1

ZEE

Coco

8,606,000

7,800,000

806,000

714,192,341

508,100,000

206,092,341

DIS

36

DIS

Tuche 3, Les (Magic Tuche, The)

7,935,000

7,935,000

-

28,885,000

28,885,000

-

PATHE

1

-

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

7,800,000

5,600,000

2,200,000

100,844,806

55,500,000

45,344,806

FOX

43

FSL

Den Of Thieves

7,270,000

4,400,000

2,870,000

57,241,323

16,300,000

40,941,323

STX

36

STX

Detective K: Secret Of The Living Dead

6,910,000

6,910,000

-

7,115,000

7,115,000

-

SHOWBX

1

WGUI

Till The End Of The World

6,900,000

6,900,000

-

28,657,713

28,600,000

57,713

MUL

3

CHALION

Shape Of Water, The

6,100,000

3,100,000

3,000,000

74,265,691

24,500,000

49,765,691

FOX

26

FSL

Winchester

5,910,000

860,000

5,050,000

19,282,358

2,105,000

17,177,358

MUL

9

LGF

Darkest Hour

5,390,000

3,800,000

1,590,000

124,170,092

72,700,000

51,470,092

UNI

58

FOC

Ferdinand

4,475,000

4,100,000

375,000

275,472,553

193,500,000

81,972,553

FOX

39

FOX

12 Strong

4,105,000

1,400,000

2,705,000

53,375,179

11,400,000

41,975,179

LGF

40

WB

Wonder

3,770,000

3,500,000

270,000

285,018,350

153,700,000

131,318,350

LGF

52

LGF

Insidious: The Last Key

3,680,000

3,100,000

580,000

161,852,020

95,100,000

66,752,020

SNY

53

UNI

Paddington 2

3,665,000

2,455,000

1,210,000

199,467,364

161,025,000

38,442,364

MUL

31

WB

Early Man

3,500,000

3,500,000

-

10,250,000

10,250,000

-

MUL

6

LGF

Boda De Valentina, La

3,375,000

2,250,000

1,125,000

3,375,000

2,250,000

1,125,000

VIDEOC

2

LGF

*Territory is a movie studio term for regions of the world consisting of various countries.
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In the News / ACER starts shipping 4K XPR projector VL7860
« Last post by DCI forum on Sat February 10, 2018, 09:10:59 AM »
Acer America announced its premium home theater projector, the Acer VL7860, is now available in the United States with a limited one-year parts and labor warranty for $3,999.99 MSRP . The VL7860 features a compact design for delivering laser-quality visuals in a wide range of environments. This new model lets movie buffs enjoy the cinema at home with an intensely sharp 120-inch 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution display with 8.3 megapixel on screen.

“Ultra high-definition projection offers the ultimate home theater experience,” said Ronald Lau, Acer America director – stationary products. “Combined with a compact design that provides flexibility in placement options and dynamic 10W audio, the Acer VL7860 will delight even the most discriminating customers.”

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Reaching up to 3,000 ANSI lumens and boasting 1,500,000:1 DynamicBlack contrast, which dynamically adjusts lamp power to optimum black levels, the Acer VL7860 delivers crystal-clear visuals. HDR-compatible, it shows colors as they truly are, reproducing a broader dynamic range of luminosity, contrast and brightness. It adjusts to bright scenes to illuminate important details, preserving rich blacks and enhancing details typically hidden in the shadows of darker images.

Leveraging the sRGB standard, the VL7860 eliminates deviation in color reproduction. It supports a wide color gamut of 110% of the Rec. 709 color space and is Rec. 2020 (also known as BT.2020) compatible to provide highly accurate, cinema-like colors.

It also ensures visuals are velvety smooth even in fast moving scenes thanks to the AcuMotion frame interpolation system, which calculates and generates intermediate frames, inserting them into existing ones for seamless motion.

Two built-in 5W speakers deliver high-quality sound eliminating the need for external speakers, while 1.6X zoom lets customers position the Acer VL7860 at a range of different throw distances. They can also leverage the ISFccc-certified (Certified Calibration Controls) Professional Calibration mode to optimize color and brightness to best suit the environment. A vertical lens shift enables vertical lens adjustment via control wheels and connectivity includes VGA and dual HDMI ports including one with MHL charging for smartphones and other devices.

Since the projector utilizes laser diode technology, there is no need to replace mercury-based lamps, which saves money, time and impact on the environment. In addition, ECO mode enables customers to further reduce power consumption and extend lamp life up to 30,000 hours.
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