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
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.