electronic cinema


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electronic cinema

The creation of movies in electronic formats rather than film. Coined in the 1980s, the term referred to analog video at that time, both in standard format and high-definition such as the Japanese analog HD system. Later, electronic cinema evolved into digital cinema, and the two terms were used synonymously for a while. See digital cinema.
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One of the few exhibs at the confab willing to publicly embrace electronic cinema is Virgin Cinemas Japan's Anthony Winston.
It's going to be a real eye-opener for people when they realize how good electronic cinema has become," Marcoly says.
But the rollout of electronic cinema in exhib terms will not be determined by aesthetic considerations, according to Alan McCain, ABC Cinema's technical director.
The convergence of cinema and television has highlighted another one of the key benefits that electronic cinema affords, notably the potential for exhibs to increase revenue streams outside peak screening times through the scheduling of live events.
First stop on the electronic cinema tour is the Directors Guild of America theater in New York, where the screening will include a high-definition demonstration and a panel discussion on the future of e-cinema.
Poster, who has shot in high-definition TV and describes himself as an early adopter, is put off by what he sees as a "PR juggernaut" promoting electronic cinema.
Attendees can find state-of-the-art information on the latest in image processing, systems software and display processor hardware, human factors and applied vision, and exciting new applications such as multimedia and the electronic cinema.
There's no consensus about an arrival date, but some industry insiders believe that within two years, high-quality electronic cinema systems could be operational.
stated, "LightGate(TM) Technology is more than an evolutionary step in the ever growing need for achieving higher contrast ratios in projection devices; it is a dramatic evolution in the attainable image quality of modern home and theatrical electronic cinema, opening the doors to the enhancement of all other areas of image quality in need, until now always limited by the contrast ratio bottleneck.
The platform will also support customers' emerging needs in the electronic cinema market by delivering cinema advertising across a robust electronic distribution platform.
Daley's distinctions include two Los Angeles Area Emmy(R) Award nominations, the California Governor's Award, and a lifetime achievement award from the International Electronic Cinema Organization.
These "ultra-fast" chips will speed the availability of optical switching for applications such as delivery of electronic cinema, while improving performance and cost over electrical switches.

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