Full article.The world's first digital cinema network will be established in the UK over the next 18 months.
The UK Film Council has awarded a contract worth £11.5m to Arts Alliance Digital Cinema (AADC), who will set up the network of up to 250 screens.
AADC will oversee the selection of cinemas across the UK which will use the digital equipment.
High definition projectors and computer servers will be installed to show mainly British and specialist films.
Most cinemas currently have mechanical projectors but the new network will see up to 250 screens in up to 150 cinemas fitted with digital projectors capable of displaying high definition images.
The new network will double the world's total of digital screens.
Cinemas will be given the film on a portable hard drive and they will then copy the content to a computer server.
Well I never! We don't even have HDTV, and won't do for a while yet, so I'm pretty shocked by this. But it's cool anyway
Couple interesting points from the article:
- Each film is 100GB, compressed down from 1TB
- Resolution is 2048 * 1080