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Topic # 106323 22-Jul-2012 10:44 Send private message

Has anyone been to a movie in the Civic, Auckland lately? I went last week to my first film of the Film Festival.

They have a new (to me) digital projector, and the results looks very nice. I wonder what the projector's specs are? The resolution, right to the corners is impressive, and the contrast is more than adequate, to say the least. The Civic's screen is a big one too. There was a little black crushing here and there at times, but it's hard to say whether it was in the movie, or was projector setup.

The film was a documentary, Vivan las Antipodas. Not all the sequences were of the highest quality, some parts looked like SD, but the HD bits, which were the majority, were outstanding.


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  Reply # 659830 22-Jul-2012 11:00

Relevant media release from two days ago:
http://www.the-edge.co.nz/About-THE-EDGE/Media-Centre/Media-Releases/The-Civic-updates-it-film-technology.aspx

It's a  Barco DP4K-32B - lots of interesting details in the press release.



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  Reply # 660054 22-Jul-2012 20:56 Send private message

Thanks for the link about the Barco projector Kevin. It is certainly a serious projector - just what the Civic
needs with its big screen.

It probably beats many 35mm films for sharpness, given a high quality input. They have probably put a lot
of effort into the upscaling department too.

I have often felt that sharpness has been lacking in the Civic, especially when sitting downstairs,
where it is harder to get far enough away from the screen.

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