International Edition No. 14 - year 2 - 4 January 2007
From 28 March to 1st April 2007 MEDIA Salles will be organising the fourth edition of “DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies For European Cinemas”, the course on digital projection for European exhibitors.
This is the first and only training
initiative in the EU’s MEDIA Programme to deal with the topic of
the new technologies from the theatres’ point of view. For 2007
the collaboration between MEDIA Salles and Barco, the leading European
producer of digital projectors, is once again confirmed. The course will
be held in Belgium at the Barco headquarters situated in Kuurne, an industrial
suburb of Courtrai, not far from cinema complexes that were amongst the
first to try out digital screening, like the Kinepolis cinemas in Courtrai
and in Lille (France), as well as Cityscoop in Roeselare, pioneers in
the offer of digital screens for business-to-business events.
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Digital Cinema Consulting & Projects
Digital cinema is an emerging field often compared to a steamroller: slow to start but impossible to avoid! Following somewhat the legacy of television, the silver screen will one day make the transition from analogue to digital. Replacing film – a robust, standardized, century-old technology – is a complex process. With this transition, cinema professionals, distributors, exhibitors and audiences expect a quality level and efficiency that is equal to or surpasses what currently exists.
In the first six months of 2006 the number of digital screens has more than doubled
by Elisabetta Brunella, Secretary General of MEDIA Salles
This is what emerges from the large section
devoted to the new technologies in the MEDIA Salles’ “European
Cinema Yearbook”, presented in Rome during Eurovisioni, at an event
that also celebrated the Association’s fifteenth anniversary.
Digital screens in
Austria as at 30/06/2006:
Cinemeccanica extends its decades of experience at the service of cinema exhibitors to the field of digital projection
Managing Director of Cinemeccanica, Milan
a world leader in the production of analogical projectors, began to supply
digital projectors with DLP CinemaTM technology in 2005.
for the Cinemeccanica digital projectors seems to be confirmed by the
fact that, after an initial order, “early adopters” such as
the Furlan and Giometti Groups, in Italy, have purchased a considerable
series of digital projectors: respectively a total of 8 installed in the
cinemas of North-Eastern Italy and 10 in the theatres of the Central Adriatic
To read the full article and the technical specifications of the Cinemeccanica digital projectors, click here.