UA Galaxy - Dallas, Tx
What is Showscan? Well, it is literally a "ride."
Most Showscan setups are on video off of laserdisc.
This one uses 70mm film running at 60 frames per second!
This setup is using Westar electronic intermittent projectors and 5000
watt ORC lamphouses.
The film is run conventional reel to reel...(better watch your fingers,
those reels spin awfully fast)...and here's the kicker: they rewind
THROUGH the projector!
While a show is running on projector #1, the other projector can be
rewinding it's show in preparation for another. The system is computer
controlled and no operators are present. DTS timecode drives the
digital audio as well as the hydraulic seats.