In November, the Digital Cinema Initiative posted two new draft documents towards a high dynamic range specification for cinema titled Direct View Display D-Cinema Addendum and High Dynamic Range D-Cinema Addendum. They represent a major improvement over DCI’s previous draft, which I wrote about last September [DCI Has Lost Its Way https://bit.ly/2Omcnoa]. In contrast, the new documents are well written, detailed, explanatory and responsive. But questions remain and cost matters, leaving plenty of room for improvement.
PVR Cinemas, one of the largest film exhibition companies in India, today signed an agreement with Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, to upgrade 150 screens at both new and existing PVR properties with Barco’s 2K, 4K and Flagship Laser projection within 12 to 18 months.
Volfoni has been granted Russian patent number RU2669544C2 for its triple-beam technology, which underlies the company’s SmartCrystal Diamond passive three dimensional cinema product. This patent had already previously been granted in both the USA and China. The extension in Russia ensures that Volfoni’s technologies are fully protected around the world.