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Topic # 112475 10-Dec-2012 12:04
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I was reading this page about the new film 'Oblivian' and there is a comment about it being filmed in 4k resolution and that got me thinking about the projectors in our theatres. 

There have been quite a few filmed on 4k cameras but do our projectors have the capacity to display it properly? I've never really thought about it but would rather go to a theatre with a 4k projector as i'm all about seeing films the way they were meant to be seen. 

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  Reply # 729679 10-Dec-2012 12:22
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Most cinema projections are at around 2K already I think, they're certainly beyond the home 1080p anyway.

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  Reply # 729681 10-Dec-2012 12:23
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This is actually a very good question.

I have always assumed that any cinema that has been upgraded to digital would be running 4K gear, but it could be that they are only running 2K capable gear.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_cinema

Would love to hear from anyone in the know.

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  Reply # 729685 10-Dec-2012 12:26
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gehenna: Most cinema projections are at around 2K already I think, they're certainly beyond the home 1080p anyway.


2k is 2048x1080; the same height as a 1080p TV and just slightly wider to get a 1.85:1 aspect ratio (brought up to a "round" number). The figures would have to be different for 2.39:1 movies but I'm not sure exactly what happens there.

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  Reply # 729710 10-Dec-2012 12:59
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The cinema in nelson has got a 4k projector because they are playing The Hobbit in 48fps 4k format.




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  Reply # 729740 10-Dec-2012 13:26
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Behodar:
gehenna: Most cinema projections are at around 2K already I think, they're certainly beyond the home 1080p anyway.


2k is 2048x1080; the same height as a 1080p TV and just slightly wider to get a 1.85:1 aspect ratio (brought up to a "round" number). The figures would have to be different for 2.39:1 movies but I'm not sure exactly what happens there.


Good point.

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  Reply # 729747 10-Dec-2012 13:35
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System: The cinema in nelson has got a 4k projector because they are playing The Hobbit in 48fps 4k format.

Looks like ill be waiting a couple of weeks to see that in nelson!



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  Reply # 729835 10-Dec-2012 15:30
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System: The cinema in nelson has got a 4k projector because they are playing The Hobbit in 48fps 4k format.
By that token, it would be safe to assume The Embassy in Wellington is also set up for 4k. Anyone care to enlighten us?

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  Reply # 729841 10-Dec-2012 15:44
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The audio system for the main screen at the Embassy was upgraded to the full speaker spec for the premier so I suspect the digital projection system was too if it was not already what Sir Peter wanted.
I think most of the Wellington screens were pushed at least being digital capable after the amount of content delivered for this years NZFF back in July & August as well.

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  Reply # 729842 10-Dec-2012 15:47
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Hoyts Te Awa (Hamilton) runs 4K projection

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  Reply # 729844 10-Dec-2012 15:49
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DjShadow: Hoyts Te Awa (Hamilton) runs 4K projection


Is this all their cinema screens or just the extreme screen one's?




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  Reply # 729857 10-Dec-2012 16:17
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One would assume the 48fps ones are 4K to handle the jandal also?

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=112350&page_no=2#727996


http://www.48fpsmovies.com/48-fps-theater-list/

I mean. If Hamilton was the first in the country to boast it, chances are the others are the same.
http://www.hoyts.co.nz/cinemas/locations/te_awa_-_hamilton.aspx

And this indicates they are infact 4K ready upgrades some time ago.

http://www.christiedigital.com/en-us/news-room/press-releases/pages/hoyts-signs-exclusive-deal-for-christie-series-2-digital-cinema-projectors.aspx

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