08.07.2003 12:00 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Digital Cinema to provide major focus at IBC2003

IBC2003 will host a major digital cinema forum covering every aspect of digital cinema from Hollywood’s perspective on the technology to technical issues, screenings of clips from the latest D-cinema productions to the European view of the technology.

Digital cinema events on Sept. 15 include:

  • The D-Cinema keynote speech, “Hollywood and the D-Cinema Revolution.” Given by Chuck Goldwater, chief executive officer of Digital Cinema Initiatives, a collaborative effort of seven Hollywood studios, the keynote address will focus on the paramount issue of quality. Goldwater also is expected to address anti-piracy efforts and the business formula of D-Cinema.

  • Top level conference events. These include screenings of the latest Hollywood productions in the RAI auditorium, product demonstrations, the European Digital Cinema Forum (ECDF) open meeting, and craft demonstrations.

  • D-Cinema and Out of Home Entertainment Theme Day, Sept. 15. Among the topics to be covered by expert panels are:

    An early-bird screening of cinematographer James Mathers work about D-Cinema, which includes interviews with George Lucas and James Cameron;
    Adapting to the new age and barriers to success;
    Digital intermediate technology;
    Who will pay and who will profit;
    Latest SMPTE and EDCF standards;
    State of the art delivery and display;
    Hollywood experiences

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On Sept. 16, the European Digital Cinema Forum will hold an open meeting to focus on the status of the digital cinema business throughout Europe. There will be three EDCF modules: content, commercial and technical. The technical module will cover eight topics, including mastering, image compression, transport and delivery, security, theater systems, audio, projection systems and server systems.

Another area of the D-cinema focus at IBC2003 will be RAI auditorium, which will feature projectors and other D-cinema equipment from several manufacturers. So far, Sanyo, Christie, Discreet, Quantel, Sony, NHK and JVC are scheduled to participate. These events will begin Sept. 12 and run through Sept. 15.

For more information, please visit www.ibc.org


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