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Old 01-24-2020, 08:49 PM   #721
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What are the dimensions of the 4 screens you mention?
21.5 by 19 metres give or take, some a little bigger some smaller.
Most of the new ones are over 320 M square
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Old 01-25-2020, 02:07 AM   #722
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Heh. And just so's you know, the IMAX print isn't always struck from the negative. When 15/70 projection was still widespread in IMAX cinemas and they had to create hundreds of prints then for protection purposes they went out to the traditional IP->IN->print stages, IMAX being of such high quality that even a 4th gen copy still held up very nicely. But, as with 35mm, they also struck a limited number of superior 'showprints' directly from the negative for premiere engagements and select venues, e.g. the BFI IMAX was usually a recipient of one of these on whatever Nolan film.

By the time we got to Dunkirk 15/70 projection was all but dead, the number of release prints that was needed was relatively small (40-ish I think?) and so they did each one from the negative. That's still 40 times too many that you want to be running your OG negative through a printer but it helps that 15-perf is so stable as a format, even projection is rock solid, so damage isn't a major concern.

Regular 5-perf 70mm, on the other hand, was always run from the OG negatives (cut to A and B rolls or single-strand 'auto select' to prevent splices from impinging on the image, the frames being edge to edge) which is why so many large format movies are in such poor condition. When RAH did the last big photochemical restoration of Lawrence of Arabia in the late '80s he estimated that it had been run over 200 times, as well as having been physically recut into various versions with the re-releases over the years. It was in such bad condition that once they'd finished the work and created the restored IPs the negative was essentially "dead" to all photochemical intents and purposes.
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Old 01-25-2020, 02:32 AM   #723
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21.5 by 19 metres give or take, some a little bigger some smaller.
Most of the new ones are over 320 M square
I ain't no maths genius mike but 21.5/19 = a ratio of 1.19, you sure that's right? That's a bit extreme even for IMAX!

On wiki they list all the UK IMAX 15/70 and/or laser venues here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...United_Kingdom and of the Cineworlds mentioned only the Glasgow one is 1.44, with York not having the dimensions listed. Rushden, Sheffield and Watford are all apparently 1.90, with the first and last having the single-laser 'commercial' setup while Sheffield has the dual-laser GT bad boy. They can be "over 320M" in terms of screen estate but that means nothing w/ref to the ratio.

Speaking of which, that the Science Museum is getting the full fat GT laser upgrade AND keeping their 15/70 projection makes me do a sad. It's ****ing criminal that the BFI IMAX is STILL saddled with plain jane 2K Xenon and just gets 15/70 prints for new movies once in a blue moon, I guess those rumours of it being sold off are still giving IMAX the jitters about upgrading it any further.
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Old 01-25-2020, 10:16 PM   #724
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BTW, anyone interested, Anthem has a beta firmware now with the IMAX enhanced support now. It also fixes the issue with DTS-X HRA now so Fast 6 and 7 work now.
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Old 01-25-2020, 11:51 PM   #725
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say what you will of the movie itself but the 2016 Ghostbusters took the vertical expansion/3D frame breakage to new levels of visual eye candy - the jump into the vortex expanding on a 4:3 screen was "whoah ... oh my gawd!"
Agreed, that looked amazing
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Old 01-27-2020, 06:25 AM   #726
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Bought the new Zombieland 2 UHD disc. My first IE disc that's not a nature doc. Lol. Now where did I put my pie?

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Bought the new Zombieland 2 UHD disc. My first IE disc that's not a nature doc. Lol. Now where did I put my pie?

I get to watch my copy on Thursday. How did it sound?
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I like the sound mostly, but for the dialogue it's a bit boomy. The same goes with Angry Birds 2. Boomy dialogue
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