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Laser Light Engines, LLC, Again the First

Before Barco made their laser debut at CinemaCon last year, and before Christie showed Hugo at IBC 6 months later, Laser Light Engines of (near Boston) made a public demonstration of a Sony projector with a retrofit laser package at the SMPTE event prior to NAB. In the last year there have been several tentative announcements about working systems that might be delivered in the next year, but again, LLE has done it first.

The press release is attached, and not surprisingly it is missing the partners name. In big business this means that the partner has their own plans for their announcement. Let’s see if there is anything else to parse:

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Laser Light Engines, LLC, Again the First

Before Barco made their laser debut at CinemaCon last year, and before Christie showed Hugo at IBC 6 months later, Laser Light Engines of (near Boston) made a public demonstration of a Sony projector with a retrofit laser package at the SMPTE event prior to NAB. In the last year there have been several tentative announcements about working systems that might be delivered in the next year, but again, LLE has done it first.

The press release is attached, and not surprisingly it is missing the partners name. In big business this means that the partner has their own plans for their announcement. Let’s see if there is anything else to parse:

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HFR-S3D Post SMPTE/CinemaCon Hobbit

Showbiz Sandbox put some thoughts about the coming high frame rate 3D technology into their show of 7 May 2012. This article responds to some of the thoughts expressed by Michael and Sperling.

I’m going to try the impossible task of verbally describing High Frame Rate projection and clarify a few points.

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HFR-S3D Post SMPTE/CinemaCon Hobbit

Showbiz Sandbox put some thoughts about the coming high frame rate 3D technology into their show of 7 May 2012. This article responds to some of the thoughts expressed by Michael and Sperling.

I’m going to try the impossible task of verbally describing High Frame Rate projection and clarify a few points.

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[Update] LLE, Sony, NAB and CinemaCon

[Update] Nice demo. Bill Beck from Laser Light Engines gave a lot of background technical data which would be great to expand on later, since he was rushed to get the data in as well as play the demo reels.

The Sony demo reels were more than interesting. The LLE laser fibre was put into the Sony projector at the same place that the light from the Xenon bulb outputs. At the end people were overheard saying that they had never seen reds or purples so deep before, which makes sense since Beck had shown that the blue and red primaries chosen were significantly lower than usual. (The green primary was only slightly changed, a little higher on the CIE horseshoe.)

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[Update] LLE, Sony, NAB and CinemaCon

[Update] Nice demo. Bill Beck from Laser Light Engines gave a lot of background technical data which would be great to expand on later, since he was rushed to get the data in as well as play the demo reels.

The Sony demo reels were more than interesting. The LLE laser fibre was put into the Sony projector at the same place that the light from the Xenon bulb outputs. At the end people were overheard saying that they had never seen reds or purples so deep before, which makes sense since Beck had shown that the blue and red primaries chosen were significantly lower than usual. (The green primary was only slightly changed, a little higher on the CIE horseshoe.)

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The Laser Trend

Laser Light Engines Logo“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.

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Laser Light Engines gets IMAX funding– Putting Light on the Subject

Laser Light Engines LogoIMAX 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.

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