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Friday, October 28, 2005

`Serenity' screening: A digital first

This event isn't open to the public, but it seems newsworthy nonetheless...

PR maven Rochelle Winters sends word of the first fully DCI-compliant screening of a feature film, taking place next month in LA.

From the press release:

    “Serenity” will be played-back from a “DCI-compliant” Digital Cinema Package
    (DCP): JPEG2000, 4:4:4, X'Y'Z', 12 bit color, encrypted audio and image,
    2048x872, separate reels 1-6, 48 kHz 24 bit 5.1 audio, KDM, CPL, and MXF
    packaging. The process of creating this first major studio DCI compliant
    package will be explored in the Q&A session following the screening.

    Panelists include:

    Paul Chapman, Sr VP, Technology; FotoKem Film and Video
    Brian Claypool, Sr Product Mgr, Digital Cinema; Christie Digital Systems
    Wade Hanniball, Director, Content Technology; Universal Pictures
    Camille Rizko, President; Doremi Labs, Inc.
    Bill Schultz, Gen Mgr, Digital Film Services; FotoKem Film and Video