Volfoni announced today that RealD has agreed to dismiss the U.S. patent lawsuit against Volfoni in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. RealD had claimed that Volfoni's SmartCrystal Diamond 3D cinema system infringed on its U.S. patents.
Christie today announced that it has installed a laser projection system at the Shanghai Film Art Center. The first movie screened on the new system was Godzilla. The Shanghai Film Art Center, the first cineplex to be built in China, has also just installed the Oriental Mega Screen.
In the lead up to the 700th anniversary of Scotland’s Battle of Bannockburn, a new visitor centre at the historic site in Stirling has become the first in the world to use fight choreography and motion capture techniques to immerse visitors in a realistic 3D medieval battle.
Harkness Screens supplied its new Clarus XC screen for the New York City premiere of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 held at the Ziegfeld Theatre April 24. The 52-foot by 22.5-foot Clarus XC 220 3D screen was installed to run NEC projection and RealD 3D.
Christie has been selected by preferred partner Digital Media Systems to provide the 3D digital cinema projection technology for the world premiere of 20th Century Fox’s film X-Men: Days of Future Past on Saturday, May 10. DMS will transform the River Pavilion at the Jacob Javits Convention Center into a theater to screen the highly anticipated X-Men sequel, with two Christie Solaria Series digital cinema projectors onto a 26-foot by 62-foot screen.
MasterImage 3D today announced the approval by the Korean Intellectual Property Office of its key patents 10-1387096 and 10-1387097. This newly patented 3D process is the technology behind MasterImage 3D’s MI-Horizon3D digital cinema system. The MI-Horizon3D debuted this year at the annual CinemaCon tradeshow in Las Vegas, demonstrating the potential for cinemas to deliver up to 14 foot-lambert 3D.
Stream TV Networks will highlight its Ultra-D glasses-free 3D technology at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas next week, marking the first time that the glasses-free 3D screens will be on display at the show. It also marks the start of Stream TV’s relationship with SGO. The system is being tested in full by London-based post facility Onsight. SGO is in booth SL9021.
[Editor’s Note: Robert Berger is part of the creative team that made the acclaimed independent 3D film Charlie Victor Romeo. Here, in an article written exclusively for Digital Cinema Report, he talks about the challenges of making a movie on a tight budget, in particular dealing with DCPs and the value of Archimedia Master Player.]
Last December in Cork, Ireland cinema chain Omniplex officially opened the country’s first theater to be equipped with Auro 11.1 immersive sound by Barco. Along with a 19 by 90 meter OmniplexMAXX screen, it was part of a major refurbishment project. The new theater also includes a Barco digital cinema projector capable of showing 3D films at high frame rates.
Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and the second installment in the Hobbit film trilogy, will hold its worldwide premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Dolby 3D and Dolby Atmos sound on Monday, December 2.