Wanda Film, China's largest exhibitor, today announced a nine-theatre deal with Imax spanning key Chinese markets. Under the agreement, six new Imax systems will be installed in newly built multiplexes across top Chinese markets. Additionally, Wanda will relocate and upgrade three of its existing Imax systems to forthcoming new multiplexes.
Cinity was this year’s winner of the Technical Achievement Award at CineEurope 2022. This is the first time a premium high-tech film brand from China has won this prestigious award at a major trade exhibition, and it is a starting point for the global expansion of Cinity. Fu Ruoqing, vice-chairman and general manager of China Film Group accepted the award.
The Chinese online entertainment service iQIYI has announced that it is upgrading its collaboration model for online film distribution. The new model includes two distribution models, Cloud Cinema Premiere and Subscription Premiere.
After reviewing several other options, Chinese LED cinema screen manufacturer Unilumin has selected Macroblock’s MBI5850 as its display driver. The MBI5850 features 16-bit grayscale with smooth low grayscale performance, and a 3,840Hz visual refresh rate that the company says is designed for high-resolution LED displays.
The Chinese technology company Snoppa has released Rover, a cinema dolly with an electronic stabilization system. Rover is essentially a shooting robot that removes obstacles that the ground creates. It can carry heavy and bulky professional cameras, move stably on a variety of bumpy surfaces, and has programmable automation function. For film crews, it can significantly reduce labor costs and improve work efficiency by introducing a new type mobile shooting equipment to the filming environment.
Arts Alliance Media has announced a cooperation agreement with CGV, the largest multiplex cinema chain in South Korea.
GDC Technology Limited’s Hong Kong manufacturing facility has received ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognized standard for Quality Management Systems certified by SGS, the multinational certification service based in Geneva, Switzerland.
RealD has installed its Ultimate Screen in 500 auditoriums worldwide. The latest and 500th Ultimate Screen is located at the Wanda Cinema Xiamen Guankou.
Founded in 1999 by Dr. Man-Nang Chong and headquartered in Hong Kong, GDC Technology Limited is a leading global digital cinema technology company with a long history of first to market innovations. GDC claims the largest installed base of media servers and theatre management systems in the Asia-Pacific region and the second largest globally. Twenty-five of the world’s top 30 exhibition companies depend on one or more GDC products to continually enhance the moviegoing experience, increase efficiency and reduce operational costs, the company says. GDC holds 34 patents globally, including in the USA and China.
Timeswaying Technology's LA2K-10 LED Cinema System HeyLED has been installed at the Beijing UME International Cineplex. Development started in 2018 with the support of the China Research Institute of Film Science & Technology; the LA2K-10 screen is their first LED product.