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Older, lower-cost e-cinema
systems project films at HDTV resolution, while the newer, DCI-compliant d-cinema projectors deliver the Digital Cinema Initiative standard developed by U.S.
In the case of e-Cinema
, there is no such difficulty, so there is nothing to hold back the flood of films that we can expect to see via the Internet.
The quandary is whether cinemas should be allowed to go down the e-cinema
route, using digital projection equipment that does not conform to the DCI standard.
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By contrast, FERA welcomes the reference in the ministerial declaration to the promotion of e-cinema
, regarded as a new opportunity for the distribution of European films.
As Adlabs, it experimented with e-cinema
, but since the Reliance takeover it has instead pushed ahead with full DCI-compliant d-cinema.
MEPs have =suggested using some of the funds allocated to the Sixth Research and =Development framework programme to carry out research into digital =technology for film distribution and projection (e-cinema
), that would =provide easier access to multi-lingual versions of films.
Based on 1.3K projection e-cinema
standards, rather than the 2K d-cinema norms promoted by Hollywood's Digital Cinema Initiatives, India's approach to digital might be sneered at if it weren't so successful.
Given the economic and cultural implications, the Commission wants Europe to lead the way in defining e-cinema
standards and use.