12The Future

Digital Cinema mastering and exhibition are new processes based on standards and business models that intend to enhance the business of distribution and exhibition companies, while preserving the interests of the creative community. But digital technology may also be disruptive, because it opens up new possibilities, such as the delivery and presentation of alternative content including live events. It is always dangerous to speculate on what the future may hold as the adoption of digital cinema is just beginning and the process will take time. This chapter will discuss some of the opportunities for enhancements to the digital cinema process or presentation, some of which are practical today, others which may be feasible in the next ...

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