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Lyle Romer
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 - posted 07-08-2004 11:38 PM      Profile for Lyle Romer   Email Lyle Romer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I can find lots of info on Kodak's site about the pre-show system, but I couldn't find a way to navigate to the latest info on the actual feature presentation system.

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Daryl C. W. O'Shea
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I assume you went here:

quote: Kodak: Digital Cinema site
Lots of fluff...
You won't find much in the way of their ILA stuff since they, AFAIK, haven't actually brought a product to market and are still in development.

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Mattias Ohlson
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The big question is if Kodak will choose a presentation system based upon liquid crystal on silicon, most likely d-ila, or a system based upon grating light valves. That is if they choose to sell any system to display feature films.

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John Pytlak
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Kodak is very involved in every aspect of Digital Cinema as a SYSTEM:

Kodak Digital Cinema at CinemaExpo 2004

Bill Doeren, general manager of Kodak Digital Cinema and vice president of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging business. "Kodak is committed to being a full solution supplier, serving every phase of the digital cinema market as it develops,"

Denis Kelly, Operations Manager for Kodak Digital Cinema in Europe. "The prototype solution we're demonstrating is the next phase - but clearly not the final phase - of our growing digital involvement."

Kelly expects digital cinema to evolve in 'phases', with varying standards and operational capabilities for different applications and markets.

He noted that digital pre-show advertising is generally projected at standard TV resolution. "But for independent, local language and documentaries, the market is looking for resolution at a minimum of SXGA and up to HD and 2K," Kelly said. "And for full digital cinema, studios will require cinemas to use high resolution projectors capable of delivering the full dynamic range and colors recorded on film."

Doeren reemphasized Kodak's long-term commitment to offer the right solution, at the right resolution, for market needs. When the market requires a 4K projector, it will be part of Kodak's offering.

"In the entertainment arena, Kodak continues to set the 'gold standard' for motion picture film," Doeren said. "We expect to do the same for all phases of digital cinema. For us, this will be a long and exciting journey."

Reminds me of the story "The Tortoise and the Hare": [Wink]

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

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David Stambaugh
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"Slow and steady wins the race" indeed. If that makes Kodak the tortoise in the d-cinema race, then here's to Kodak. [beer] [Big Grin]

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Bobby Henderson
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Image resolution will be the thing that matters (along with brightness, contrast and overall color quality). Whether the image is "digital" or not really shouldn't mean squat.

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Gordon McLeod
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The total entertainment experience is what matters at the end of the day

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