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High Definition Cinematography, 3rd Edition by Paul Wheeler

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CHAPTER 5

High Definition Projection

5.1 Introduction

When I published my first book on High Definition (HD) in 2003, HD projection was a bit of a Cinderella at the ball. There had just come onstream some truly HD projectors but they were viewed with suspicion by those involved in acquiring the pictures whether via HD or film, especially by those using film. There were also problems arising from a lack of knowledge, understanding or availability of usable equipment. How things have changed!

Encoding a movie onto a hard drive and delivering this to the cinema is now so common that one of the premier screens in the UK, the Odeon Leicester Square, estimates that 75 percent of their screen time is now delivered this way and shown on their 2 K digital ...

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