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Sean Weitzel
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Just curious if anyone who might be in the know can confirm whether or not Tron 3D will have 15/70mm print runs for traditional Imax theaters?

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John Wilson
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IMAX Sydney have it listed as Coming Soon. They are 15/70.

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Joseph L. Kleiman
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Yes. TRON will have IMAX 15/70 prints made. In fact, a number of 15/70 theaters participated in TRON Night. For the film, first run will be in 3D only, but second wave will see some 2D deployments on both flat and dome screens. The switch from 2.4:1 to 1.7:1 that takes place during the film is most noticeable in a traditional IMAX environment.

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Bobby Henderson
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Wasn't this movie shot entirely with a digital 3D video camera setup? I don't like "LieMAX" but if the movie is originated in digital 3D with only native HDTV resolution what's the point in blowing the movie up to 15-perf 70mm at all?

I ask this because I've seen a couple movies shot in "digital" that were blown up to 15/70 prints, Superman Returns being an anger inspiring example for how it was hyped. I was very very unimpressed. 2K/HDTV imagery absolutely does not have the native resolution level needed to address the size of film-based IMAX screens. An analogy would be me taking the low res thumbnail image on my Film-Tech profile and blasting it up on a billboard print. It's crap!

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Marc Jensen
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quote: Bobby Henderson
Wasn't this movie shot entirely with a digital 3D video camera setup?
Not exactly. The real world footage was only shot for a 2-D presentation. Once our perspective heads into the Tron world, you'll see content shot with the Fusion Camera System for 3-D.

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Michael Brown
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Why couldn't it open up full IMAX ratio of 1.33?

It'll still look good and I plan to see it at an IMAX 15/70 location, but if they have planned to have it open up in certain scenes, then why not go with the full IMAX aspect ratio?

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Hey, not bad!

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Michael Brown
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Full-Frame IMAX [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Mike Olpin
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The trailer shifts from matted scope to full frame. I bet the movie does too.

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Mark J. Marshall
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quote: Marc Jensen
Not exactly. The real world footage was only shot for a 2-D presentation. Once our perspective heads into the Tron world, you'll see content shot with the Fusion Camera System for 3-D.
So is the entire movie in 3D? In other words does that mean they're faking the 3D for the non-Tron world stuff?

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Mark Strube
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If both of the trailers released so far are any indication, the real world footage will remain 2D. I suppose this could change, of course... but I hope it doesn't. The transition to 3D could be considered this generation's Dorothy entering Oz.

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Kurt Zupin
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The "Real" world stuff will be 2D and the Tron stuff will be 3D.

Thats funny Mark, I had written a response the other day that said the same thing. About how this was the generations OZ, with the shift.

Also, none of this will be full IMAX frame. It will be like all of Disneys other DMR's. Fill alot of the screen, but not all it. It will be side to side full but there will still be blank screen. It just looks like it fills the screen because its black on the top and bottom like when the Credits roll.

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Michael Brown
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Some of it will be in 2.35 and some sections will open up to 1.85 is what i'm assuming going by the trailers.

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Caleb Johnstone-Cowan
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I've seen about ten minutes in IMAX Digital 3D and it wasn't full frame, looked like a normal Scope DMR conversion except the black bars are less pronounced on the smaller IMAX Digital screen. Everything we saw was in the Tron world. I was impressed by what I saw.

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Tom Petrov
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Its funny how the original Tron used 70mm at time will the new TRON will be shown on 70mm IMAX while filmed in Digital.

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