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The end of celluloid: digital cinema emerges

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2 Author(s)
Korris, J. ; Inst. for Creative Technol., Univ. of Southern California, CA, USA ; Macedonia, M.

Digital cinema enhances film image quality significantly, but high costs could delay its adoption. Hollywood has begun a major technological transformation, retooling its production and distribution business to exploit computing, broadband networks, and digital displays. Inevitably, digital cinema will reshape the entertainment business and may further blur the lines between the theatrical and home entertainment markets. Indeed, many of the components necessary for digital cinema's emergence have already been tested and proven in film production and post production. However, Installing a digital cinema projection system in a theater (cinema) runs about $150000 (USD). That's a lot of money for an industry accustomed to spending no more than $25000 for a film projector that will last 50 years

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Computer  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

Apr 2002

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