any imax 4k on LA area?
is there any website with an official list of theaters that have 4k projects and are in fact displaying films in 4k when the film is getting released theatrically in 4k? I know there are a lot of theaters with 4k projectors but still just project 2k off of them. which is a big waste. I have yet to have the honor of seeing anything projected or presented in 4k, and would love to find out where I can finally see a polished film presented the way it should...
Jim didn't say the film was being shown in 4k, just that it was finished in 4k. Since the film is feature length, I can't imagine that it would be printed to IMAX 70mm film from the 4k source as that would be the only way to see a full 4k res film in IMAX at this point. IMAX digital (in both traditional venues and IMAX Experience) are dual projector 2k systems where the dual projection part is meant to increase brightness in 3D and traditional 2D presentations by about 50%. I can't find any info on a 4k IMAX digital anywhere. If one does exist, I'm sure it's a testbed and I don't know how you would find out where it is. That's assuming the files are even delivered to the venues in 4k. Creating the D-Cinema and IMAX masters is a step after traditional "finishing" so who knows what resolution was actually delivered to cinemas...
That said, I thought the film translated really well to the large format. Titles destroy the illusion of high pixel count on IMAX digital presentations, but the image itself stands up pretty well. I have no 4k presentation reference though. I've never been to any theater with 4k, so take my words worth a grain of salt on that account.
There are a few IMAX 15/70 film prints playing. Navy Pier in Chicago and IMAX, Palisades Center in Nyack NY. There are probably a few more. I have been told that IMAX has begun installing 4K projectors at some digital locations. I don't know where or how many, but they are moving in that direction. 2K for IMAX was a stepping stone.
According to the IMAX website, it looks like Imax Digital only. Chris is right - it does seem unlikely that they would print IMAX 70mm film prints from the 4K finish. What is significant is the 4K finish, whereas Social Network and others were finished in 2K. It's the next step, and it makes Contagon ready for the transition to 4K.
"The IMAX release will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make you feel as if you are in the movie."
IMAX's DMR process applies to digital and film 15/70 releases. The digital part of DMR just means that images go through a computer before being output to IMAX film or to IMAX's digital format.
Navy Pier IMAX plays film and Navy Pier is playing Contagion. Some film prints have been made.
Contagion is being shown as an "IMAX Experience" at Navy Pier as compared to the other two films being shown via 15/70. It's digital in every IMAX presentation that I can find.
I just called Navy Pier IMAX and Contagion is showing on film there. I was wrong on that one. So go to Chicago to see it in the highest res... if you want to brave the populated area. Hahaha.
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