Ang Lee Just Invented a New Form of Cinema

NAB2016 saw a demo “Billy Flynn’s Long Halftime Walk” in 120fps 3D 4K. It was like nothing witnessed before. Afterwards the film’s director Ang Lee spoke about pushing the limits of cinema….

CinemaCon: Barco Looks to Post-VPF Future

“VPFs are gone and they are not coming back,” was the stark message from Barco’s Todd Hoddick, delivered at Barco’s big CinemaCon press event on Tuesday. While this should not come as a surprise to any cinema industry insider, this…

UPDATED: MasterImage Wins Patent Fight With RealD In Russia

The Russian Patent office has invalidated RealD’s ‘light doubler’ patent within the country, handing a victory to rival 3D firm MasterImage, which had challenged RealD’s utility model patent. With Russia one of the major growth markets for 3D and premium…

CJ @ NAB: Q&A Interview with Sundog Media Tools’ Rich Welsh

In the run-up to NAB and CinemaCon 2015 CJ is interviewing and profiling several leading companies, trade bodies and people to capture the mood of the cinema industry as it enters its post-digital era. Today we talk to Rich Welsh, Founder…

Why RealD is For Sale and Who Would Want to Buy It

Following a disappointing Q3 RealD has revealed that it has appointed investment banker Moelis & Co. to “explore a full range of strategic alternatives available to the Company”, which as Bloomberg notes is “language that typically means a company is seeking a…

CJ@IBC ‘Laser Projection part 1 – Seeing is Believing’

Peter  Lude’ (now with Real D) dives straight into the deep end of the many questions buzzing about laser ILLUMINATED (his emphasis) projecton, ranging from safety to speckling. He even provides a quick Cliff Notes answers to those questions (see…