Wednesday 30 January 2019



For the first time in 60 years of Motion pictures we are poised to not only equal the quality of the local multiplex at home but exceed it .

It is estimated that 35mm film has a digital resolution equivalent to 4K: 

It is estimated that 70mm film has a digital resolution equivalent to 8K

But in the Cinema this was the theoretical maximum and could be affected once projected by a factor of 10-15%,

Of course a 4k image on a 30 meter wide Cinema screen, cannot look as dynamic as a 4k image on a 3 meter screen where the light is incredibly controlled.. 

From a sound perspective,the new codecs like Dolby Atmos,DTS X and Auro 3D are available for the home.

The only exception to this is IMAX which is  capable of up to 18K resolution but as most of the movies released are on 2K prints (a few on 4K) the true capability of IMAX is not being seen.

But IMAX is coming to the home as well- as IMAX ENHANCED in conjunction with pristine 4K Blu Ray prints or Kaleidascape.

Kaleidascape are Players and servers which group together to suit the needs of any home with Movies as bit for bit copies of the Blu Ray.

The award-winning Kaleidescape Strato is the world’s finest movie player. It provides the most convenient way for movie lovers to enjoy their favorite films in the best quality available anywhere. Strato can play a movie in 4K Ultra HD with high dynamic range at 60 frames per second, with lossless audio, including Dolby Atmos.
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 The beautiful Kaleidescape onscreen display makes finding movies a pleasure. It starts a movie immediately without trailers or warnings, and lets you jump right to your favorite scene or song without fast forwarding. Integration with modern AV control systems enables delightful cinematic features – such as lights automatically dimming as the movie begins, and screen masking automatically adjusting to the film’s aspect ratio.

This means that the quality in a top flight consumer Cinema can NOW better a top commercial cinema.

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