Cine Tech Geek has a new series, the AIMC2011 Panel Discussion…Obviously, this one catches the eye, by they are all interesting.
“Our business model is very much in line with the trend to replace low-efficiency lamps with solid-state solutions, offsetting higher up-front price with lower total cost of ownership.”
This is the take-away quote from Bill Beck of Laser Light Engines in an article that appears in Optics.com after a ShowEast with a good bit of laser buzz. LLE started the trend with an announcement linking them and a large screen project (and investment) with IMAX. Kodak followed this with invitations to see their technology which interestingly uses many lower powered lasers, in a project that will take another two years before productization.
IMAX to Form Strategic Partnership With Laser Light Engines Through Equity Investment – Subtitle: Develop High Brightness Laser Light Technology Systems Exclusively for IMAX Digital Theatre Systems and Provide Additional Outsourced Research & Development for IMAX
The path to fully compliant digital cinema presentations is littered with ‘almost’ technologies which the studios allowed until looked aside from until the appropriate technology (one that actually met the spec) was commercially available. Examples of this are the transition from MPEG to Motion JPEG, and the transition from how security keys were handled 5 years ago and how they are handled today.