E-Cinema expanding in India

posted by danpetitpas on December 16, 2008 at 7:45 am

As most of the world is converting to digital cinema projection, in India more than 2,000 screens will be converted to e-cinema by the end of 2009. This compares with only an estimated 300-400 digital cinema installations completed by 2009.

The e-cinema projectors are typically industrial DLPs with a resolution of 1.3k (1280x768) or 1.92k (1920x1080), short of the pure 2K (2048x1080) of digital cinema

The prices start at about $2,000-$10,000 for the projectors versus the $50,000 or more for digital cinema projectors.

So far, Hollywood has refused to release any digital movies below the 2k standard, but the Indian office of Fox has released local movies in the e-cinema formats.

Read more in Variety and Film Journal.

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