The many faces of digital
Editorial by Domenico Dinoia, President of MEDIA Salles
Our journey inside the world of digital
projection continues. A world which, although still in its early days
– or perhaps for this very reason – is extremely complex and
takes different forms. Starting from the “split” between D-
and E-Cinema and from the related difficulty of finding and agreeing on
homogeneous criteria for defining each of them. In fact, if some of the
professional operators in the cinematographic chain identify the former
with respect for high standards of quality, for an equal number of other
professionals the definition should be far broader.
For MEDIA Salles, one of whose main objectives is information and training
of exhibitors, what counts, first and foremost, is to give their readers,
and those who take part in their courses and initiatives the most varied
and exhaustive range of elements for making their own evaluation of the
present scenario and choosing the solution that is best suited to their
In these pages we are therefore hosting, and will continue to host, very
different ideas, sometimes opposing ones, and varying experiences in the
field of digital projection, alternatively giving independent theatres,
exhibition chains and international circuits a chance to be heard. In
the last issue we asked Angelo D’Alessio, SMPTE Director –
International Sections, to sum up the present state of the work on defining
parameters for D-Cinema and what this entails for the exhibition sector.
In this issue, we publish an interview with Kees Ryninks, Managing Director
of CinemaNet Europe, the digital circuit which involves theatres in as
many as 7 different countries fitted with DLP 1.4K projectors and GDC
servers: technology that is “non-aligned” with the DCI requirements
but, according to the representatives of the circuit, is better suited
to the needs of the small theatres that belong to it.
We are also continuing to publish the data on theatres with DLP CinemaTM
projectors in the different countries of Europe: following Italy, it is
now Denmark’s turn.
And, since the start of the third edition of “DigiTraining Plus:
New Technologies for European Cinemas” is drawing near, in this
edition, important information on the course and instructions on how to
take part are again not lacking. Enjoy your reading!