Laser Projection

Understanding Barco’s Lightsteering Technology

Tue, 07/16/2024 - 10:58 -- Nick Dager

Six years ago, Barco began giving private demos for key creatives and exhibition executives of its high dynamic range projection technology called Lightsteering. Today the Lightsteering line of products includes projectors for exhibitors as well as complimentary technology and software toolkits for studios and post-production professionals. Steering light to specific focal points within each frame, Barco says, produces brighter highlights and deeper darks for rich, brilliant, high-contrast images. This is what enables the patented laser projection technology at the core of the HDR by Barco eco-system to deliver a visual experience that the company says is unlike any other HDR system on the market today. HDR by Barco is expected to be widely available later this year. I recently spoke via email with Anders Ballestad, head of content and studio relations for Barco Cinema to learn more about HDR by Barco and, specifically, about Lighsteering. Here is that conversation.

Cineplex Adding Second Cinity Cinema System in Alsdorf

Tue, 05/28/2024 - 10:54 -- Nick Dager

With two 55,000 lumen Christie RGB pure laser projectors as part of a Cinity Cinema System, Cineplex Aachen celebrated a technological premiere in Europe that attracted internationally renowned filmmakers as the first cinema in Germany with a Cinity Cinema System. The projectors were supplied and installed by Ecco Cine Supply & Service, and a second installation is planned for Cinetower in Alsdorf.

Christie Projectors Supporting Cannes Film Festival for 18th Time

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 11:30 -- Nick Dager

Christie projectors are powering the screenings at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, which is running now through 25. This marks the 18th year that Christie has partnered with Cannes, and its projectors, both RGB pure laser illumination and its new series 4 Xenon-based systems, will be used in 24 spaces throughout the festival, including at the flagship Grand Théâtre Lumière room.

Select Films at Cannes Screening in HDR by Barco Format

Tue, 05/14/2024 - 15:19 -- Nick Dager

Barco today announced a special Cannes screening program showcasing critically acclaimed titles, prepared for and screened in the groundbreaking HDR by Barco format. The carefully curated slate highlights festival winners from Belgium, Italy, Germany, and the United States, making their global debut in breathtaking Barco HDR Lightsteering. Barco’s HDR film series will be held May 16-22 in Theatre 8 at the Cinéum Cannes Theatre.

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