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Sunday, October 21, 2007

AMC Installing More than 50 of Sony's 4K Projectors

AMC Theatres will install 54 of Sony's 4K digital projectors, at new multiplexes in Dallas, Indianapolis, San Diego, and Riverside, CA. The theaters should be open by the end of the year.

From the release:

    The motion picture industry recently announced that it is working with major cinematographers to start production on 4K originated features, and the industry has accelerated development of 4K cameras in recent months. [Sony VP Gary] Johns said that Sony also intends to build a complete system of digital cinematography production equipment, including 4K acquisition, storage and infrastructure solutions.

But as far as I know, we haven't yet seen any major releases at 4K resolution - only 2K. (But according to Wikipedia, "As of July 2007, there are some cinemas in Singapore showing digital 4K films to public using Sony's CineAlta 4K digital projector.") So it's unclear when these new Sony projectors will have true 4K content to play...

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  • oh yes. i watched Spiderman 3 in 4K at singapore.
    Before the screening started there was a introduction about what is 1080,2k and 4k resolution is all about. i could see every sand grain in sandman sequence. simply amazing.

    anyway i watched 3 movies on that single day. Pirates of Caribbean 3, Shrek 3 and Spiderman 3. after watching SP3 in 4k, i realize that animated movie should be in digital because u could tell that animated movie is a bit 'dirty' in film. 'dirty' in a sense there was a lot film grain and the color was blown out. since that day i watched every movie in digital .... ( in 2K )

    By Blogger almostheadline, at 7:41 PM  

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