Monday, June 25, 2007

CineForm projecting to Sony 4K went very well.

With less than three weeks until the 48 Hour Film Project competition, we carried out tests today with a portable Wafian recorder acting as a digital cinema playback server to the Sony 4K projector. The results were stunning. The Wafian HR-F1 is a very convenient way to do HD presentation, using this tiny form-factor to deliver 1080 24PsF over HDSDI to the Sony 4K projector. We played a range of scanned film and SI-2K source material, all looked great. But as we are effectively renting the theater for these tests, I was able to do things that may not be very acceptable at $10 per movie ticket, like standing 2' from the 34'+ screen looking at the pixel structure of the image -- something I always want to do with digital projection (with film I don't need to see the grain that close.) At 4K, even the first row can't see the pixels -- this is a nice projection format. I'm hoping we have many HD+ submissions for this competition, as we want to help SD projection come to an end ASAP.

1 comment:

Mike Hedge said...

wow awesome news...