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Joe Redifer
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My spies have managed to obtain the following picture of Technicolor's version of the Digital Cinema Projector:

Although it is a little grainy, you can see that Technicolor will treat their digital cinema projectors just like they treat their film cans, right down to having Airbourne Express ship them to your theater! Will this be a new way of shipping movies? Each film gets its own projector? Maybe when you are done playing a movie, the Airbourne guy will come to pick up the projector(s) at 12:30am and just take it down the street to the next theater. That's my guess. Imagine moving "prints" on Thursday nights! Oy! When the movie is done playing to audiences, then they can be shipped back to Technicolor and new movies can be programmed into them. Then a new sticker gets slapped on and out they go again!


John Pytlak
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Joe: What a coup! For those who don't know yet, Joe's private screening room is one of the first sites to receive one of the 1000 free Technicolor Digital Cinema systems. He only has to pay 12.5 cents each time he screens a movie for himself. (Shipping and handling of the digital data is extra.)

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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Cell: 716-781-4036 Fax: 716-722-7243
E-Mail: john.pytlak@kodak.com
Web site: http://www.kodak.com/go/motion


Dave Bird
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Hey, I wasn't sure if they were going with the traditional lamphouses or integrated ones. Looks like I could use my carbon arcs with this beast!

Barry Floyd
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I may be speaking from ignorance here, but why are "all" of the DLP projectors mounted at an angle?

With the exception of the big beasts that look like an overgrown conference room projector, all of the DLP machines I've seen here on Film-Tech and in Boxoffice magazine are mounted to the front of the lamphouse on that funky angle.

Could someone with more knowledge than I explain?

William T. Parr
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Hey the Projector housing actually looks like Technicolr took some of thier beat up film cans, flatened them out and reshaped them to form the projector housing

Jerry Chase
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LOL! What I don't understand is how they are going to fix all those pixels that are damaged by going through crimped wires on the way to the projector.

With the technicolor venture into other products, don't you think there could be other popular brandings? A technicolor wastebasket/ashtray set in bent orange would be nice. Anybody got a junker car they want to paint and tag?

Darryl Spicer
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No wonder they are trying to give them away. Who would want to buy that ugly piece of crap. I wonder what hill they threw it down. Is it the same one that the orange film cans down. From the noticable paint chips on the head I would say it is.

John Pytlak
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Darryl: Joe's new projector is an excellent example of the digital manipulation of images.

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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Cell: 716-781-4036 Fax: 716-722-7243
E-Mail: john.pytlak@kodak.com
Web site: http://www.kodak.com/go/motion


Darryl Spicer
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I figured it was.

Jerry Chase
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"Joe's new projector is an excellent example of the digital manipulation of images."

Harummph! If it had been manipulated using film, you wouldn't be able to tell!

Mark Gulbrandsen
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Aw Joe,
Can you show us what the super deluxe Kodak e-cinema projector will look like. We're assumming that it appears as a large oversize yellow box of 35mm film, but who knows....we're all waiting.
Mark @ GTS

John Pytlak
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Mark and Joe: Here's a photo of an early model of the 24 megapixel projector that uses 70mm media. It can also be used in a 12 megapixel mode with the more compact 35mm media. It even has dual frame rates of 24fps and 30fps.
http://hjem.get2net.dk/in70mm/images/projectors/productionpicture.jpg

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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Cell: 716-781-4036 Fax: 716-722-7243
E-Mail: john.pytlak@kodak.com
Web site: http://www.kodak.com/go/motion


Mark Gulbrandsen
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John,
I thought that the number of megapixels has steadily continued to grow over the years for these old projectors even though nothing has to be done to the projector itself. A benefit to getting old and mature I suppose.
Mark @ GTS

Joe Redifer
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My spies within Kodak have said that they will try to get me a pic of their digital projector. Will the projector itself have a digital beard?

Mark Gulbrandsen
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I can't wait to see this one. I wonder it it will be carbon arc based?
Mark @ GTS



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