The Gent-based Kinepolis multiplex is featuring Barco laser projectors during Film Fest Gent October 12-25. Eight festival movies will be screened on Barco laser, including the opening and closing movies. The Walk, the 3D retelling of tightrope artist Philippe Petit's 1974 walk between New York's twin towers.
“Our laser illumination more than doubles how much light can be transmitted through a digital projector, making it the ideal solution for brighter 3D. What’s really unique about our laser projectors, in fact, is that they feature an integrated Laser3D system, with 6-Primary (6P) color laser modules,” said Goran Stojmenovik, product manager, Barco. “In this way, they show stunningly bright and uniform images in crisp detail, with exceptionally rich colors and eye-popping contrast with great blacks. Without ghosting or crosstalk. Moreover, our special Barco Laser3D glasses have very high transmission to enable a truly immersive viewing experience.” More than ensuring this exceptional image quality, Barco’s 6P laser projectors are compact and their operational cost is lower. After all, no lamp replacements are needed, laser light sources have a long life span and they consume 40 percent less energy than lamp-based projectors. The Barco 6P laser family comes in four models, providing the right laser solution for screens of any size.
“Our investments in laser illumination support our two fundamental commitments to the cinema industry: to provide moviegoers with a premium experience and, at the same time, supply our cinema exhibitor partners with a flexible, simple, efficient and cost-effective, next-generation platform,” said Barco’s Wim Buyens. “We’ve worked on this unique laser technology for many years and are excited to showcase this flagship product series during this year’s Film Fest Gent. We couldn’t have thought of a better movie to highlight the power of our Laser3D system than The Walk. This 3D movie, which premiered at the New York Film Festival in September, is praised for its brilliant special effects. Our laser projection further reinforced the immersive feeling, letting the audience feel how the walk really felt.”