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Ted Costas
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I am giving away a small box of THX Swag to the person who comes closest to guessing how many Digital Cinema screens will be playing Episode 2.

The rules:

All posts must be in before May 1st, 2002.

The contest is limited to Fim-Techers only.

Only one "guess" post per person.

No one from THX, Dolby, Boeing, Technicolor, QuVis, Avica, EVS, Grass Valley, Barco, or Christie may play.

If there is a tie, and two people guess the same correct number of screens, the person with the most posts to the Film-Tech forum (life-time) wins.

Good luck, and may the force be with you.

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Jerry Chase
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"I am giving away a small box of THX Swag to the person who comes closest to guessing how many Digital Cinema screens will be playing Episode 2."

Hmmm, since equipment "plays" and screens only reflect or "show," I'll guess zero. You may contact me for instructions on where to send the swag

Some definitions of "play."
To cause (a compact disk or audiocassette, for example) to emit recorded sounds.
To exhaust (a hooked fish) by allowing it to pull on the line.

(Yeah, my mom was a teacher.)


Are you dropping a line and playing the film-techer pool, Ted?


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Chase Taylor
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John Pytlak
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Worldwide, or just North America?

Digital Cinema screen count as of May 16 opening?

And how many screens with FILM prints?

Ted: can you confirm that the printing duplicate negatives for all the film release prints are being made directly from the Digital Source Master (DSM) files? Or is the film recording done from the Digital Cinema Distribution Master (DCDM) files, or onto the master positive stage to save time and reduce costs?

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Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
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Tel: +1 585 477 5325 Cell: +1 585 781 4036 Fax: +1 585 722 7243
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Ian Price
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27

That's right, I said 27!


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David Stambaugh
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The number of DLP screens ostensibly in place on the release date, multiplied by .95, rounded down (about 5% of the total DLP screens will be out of service for one reason or another on that date, running their 35mm upgrade instead).

What is a THX swag??



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Brad Miller
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Hmmmm, I'll have to wait until closer to May 1st to make my guess. It certainly would be nice to receive the THX Stag theater. (That was a typo, right? )

BTW, on May 1st you will want to printout this thread BEFORE you award your prize, as people *could* go in and edit their posts after the announcement.

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John Pytlak
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David asked: "What is a THX swag??"

Swag: LOOT, SPOILS, profits, a pack of personal belongings

Wish list: Boxed DVD set of Star Wars Trilogy

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Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7525A
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: +1 585 477 5325 Cell: +1 585 781 4036 Fax: +1 585 722 7243
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Brad Miller
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Pardon me John, but did you say a boxed "DVD" set of the Star Wars trilogy? Uhmmmmmmmm, I think that "DVD" needs to be changed to "brand new 70mm prints".


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John Pytlak
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"brand new 70mm prints" --- I'll drink to that!!!

But unlike some other friends on Film-Tech, I don't have a 70mm screening room at home.

(But we do have an "intimate" 2200-seat one with a 25 x 55 foot screen in Kodak's Theater on the Ridge in Rochester).

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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7525A
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: +1 585 477 5325 Cell: +1 585 781 4036 Fax: +1 585 722 7243
E-Mail: john.pytlak@kodak.com
Web site: http://www.kodak.com/go/motion


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Bob Maar
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Well if you are both going to be drinking I think I had best come to drink with you and keep the peace. I will post my guess after the tenth Martini.

Are we meeting in Dallas, Rochester or New York City?


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Don E. Nelson
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**** A Digital Cinema question deserves a digital answer.***

100101 Binary (on opening day)
converted to real numbers, the base 10 equivalent is :
Fifty Four - 54 - VIV 5 tens and 4 ones.
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...more signal, less noise!


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Scott Norwood
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In North America? I'd guess 25 on opening day.

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Miguel Angel Martorell
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A swag sounds good but a 70mm Star Wars copy would be ...I don´t find words . Ok, this is too much. How about a super 8 mm. Star Wars copy?.


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Bobby Henderson
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I'm not sure exactly what the installed base of digital projection equipped screens adds up to in accurate numbers (I have doubts it could be any more than 75 to 100 screens).

I'll give an "optimistic" guess of 48 screens showing "Episode II" in digital projection on opening day. If I wanted to be more realistic, the total would be something like 32. But I'll go with 48.

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