Theatre Sound

The Seven “Cins” of Cinema

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 10:53 -- Mark Mayfield

So much time and energy are spent educating cinema professionals how to properly design cinemas, including installed sound and projection systems. We forget the best lessons typically come from our mistakes. In the 30-plus years I’ve been in the cinema industry, I’ve learned a ton from THX, Dolby, the Hollywood post-production community, and the brilliant engineers I’ve been so fortunate to work with.

Mahajak Upgrades Lido Connect with Harman Audio Technology

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 11:21 -- Nick Dager

Mahajak Development recently outfitted the Lido Connect entertainment complex with Harman audio to deliver high-quality sound and flexibility for cinema screenings, live music, performing arts and other events. Lido Connect is a multipurpose entertainment and retail venue located in the former Lido Multiplex Movie Theatre in Bangkok’s Siam Square.

BAFTA Names CinemaNext its Projection and Sound Supplier, Integrator

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 10:48 -- Nick Dager

CinemaNext has been chosen by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to be its official projection and sound supplier and integrator. Located in London, BAFTA’s home has recently undergone a major refurbishment. Due to officially open in 2022, it will be a creative center for film, games and television and the central hub for the Academy’s UK-wide, and global, learning and talent development programs.

GDC Technology Unveils IAB Upgrade Option for DTS:X

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 11:12 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology announced today the option to upgrade the award-winning GDC SX-4000 Standalone Integrated Media Block to DTS:X supporting the immersive audio bitstream. This upgrade is designed to support SMPTE’s immersive audio bitstream standard ST 2098-2, which represents a major milestone towards the goal of delivering a single interoperable immersive audio format for theatrical distribution.

GDC Unveils New Audio Processing Features in the SR-1000 IMB

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 11:25 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology Limited has unveiled two built-in audio processing features of its SR-1000 integrated media block. Users of SR-1000 now have the option to bring immersive audio experience to their screens with an upgrade to 16-channel DTS:X immersive sound. Additionally, a new built-in 16-channel cinema audio processor is made available to replace an external cinema audio processor for the 16-channel DTS:X setup.

Cinity Gaining Market Share in China

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 12:28 -- Nick Dager

According to industry statistics, premium large format screen installations have seen an increase of almost 19 percent year over year. They set a record in 2019, when 734 screens were installed, a 65 percent increase over 2018. As theatres slowly reopen worldwide following lockdowns due to COVID-19, the pace of adoption is expected to resume. Owned by the China Film Group and Huaxia Film Distribution, Cinity uses premium large format laser projection, immersive sound, and ultra-high frame rate capability. Today, with 57 installations and an almost equal number on tap in cities across China, Cinity enjoys cooperative agreements with many major Hollywood and Chinese studios. The system can be viewed at the Harmony Gold Preview House in West Hollywood, where filmmakers can also screen their latest projects at the industry’s highest frame rate.

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