SMPTE Point of View
Digital Cinema and the Coming of the Apocalypse
Updated 18 April 2000
Abstract: Digital cinema has finally become a real possibility due to recent advances in electronic projection technology. Various industry organizations, equipment manufacturers and studios are working to develop practical systems that will be used to replace film as the primary distribution medium for feature films. This paper presents one person’s observations and perspectives on the potentials and pitfalls of digital cinema for the technical community involved with producing and distributing movies.