NATO Puts D-Cinema ‘InFocus’

posted by CinemAFuchs on September 7, 2004 at 8:52 am

“What, a casual industry-follower might ask, is going on out there?” asks Alma Freedman in the August/September 2004 issue of ‘InFocus' magazine, published by the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO).

“Have digital cinema’s files, servers, studios, consortiums, governments, and, finally, stars, somehow aligned for every land mass except North America? Have Asia, Europe and Latin America, beleaguered by piracy and a paucity of celluloid prints, taken U.S. exhibition’s spot in the digital-cinema vanguard?”

Not really, but, “Answering that last question is tricky, … because ‘digital cinema’ means different things to different people, and too many compare apples to oranges.”

If you want to find out how D-Cinema and E-Cinema compare, what Hollywood wants, how technology is progressing around the world and where the revolution of bits and bytes and megapixel will lead us, I can highly recommend to continue reading here.

Alma Freedman has written an excellent overview with facts and figures, a glossary and comments from industry insiders.

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