So yeah, why lasers?! You may ask.
A cinema projector is supposed to display intergalactic ships, not shoot them down.
The reason motivating using lasers is driven by the UHD standard and its Rec. 2020 color gamut.
Rec. 2020 colorspace gamut red green and blue primaries are single wavelength colors.
That's how you can render the most intense saturated colors. More intense and saturated than any AMOLED or LCD with Quantum Dots.
Lasers, by nature are this single wavelength light source and thus are just what's needed to render the whole Rec. 2020 gamut when you mix three of them.
Because we're still talking only about making colors by adding variable amounts of 3 primaries, Rec. 2020 gamut doesn't include all colors visible by your eye. For that you would need more than 3 primaries.
It's possible to speculate than Rec. 2020 will be large enough that we might never go further than that by adding more single wavelength primaries and cover even more of the visible light.
But who knows, that might become the next marketing argument at some point 😁
TV manufacturers are also preparing laser backlight LCDs units.
We're not sure yet if they'll reach the public due to power efficiency concerns.
The wide gamut TVs you'll be able to buy, covering not the whole Rec. 2020 gamut but a good portion of them might stay AMOLED or LCDs + Quantum dots.
Between HDR high brightness and full Rec. 2020 support, be sure the future will have everything needed to massage your retinas just right.
IMAX with laser: Superb contrast, 4K resolution, and huge color gamuts | Ars Technica
Ars checks out Europe’s first IMAX laser cinema.
8 thoughts on “⚠ FREAKING LASERS ⚠”
I was present when they was installing one of this things.
THEY ARE BIG!!
Each one have a REFRIGERATION system independent and redundant using Water ( or oil, don't know).
+Friedrich Sinofzik ohwha cool 😎
Color me envious!
They anti vibration system is crazy. They need to build some sort of columns directly on the ground and independent from the building that was build specifically for them.
This things are expensive and not just the THING by itself but all the engineering around.
I cant understand how they pay for all this. It's like some sort of SPACE hardware technology.
+Friedrich Sinofzik Where was that BTW?
São Paulo city, they are working to install this new hardware. They finished the building changes weeks ago…
Doesn't Dolby's HDR Cinema setup use lasers as well? Also wonder if Dolby Atmos sounds better than IMAX
IMAX pisses me off, someone needs to make a guide on how to tell if you'll be getting a lieMAX ticket or proper giant screen IMAX ticket.
The best projection in the world is provided by Sony R515, no IMAX can go near it's PQ.
+Dhaiwat Patel Dolby Vision is using a dual head Christie laser projector with HDR support. Again: The quality with this setup is better than IMAX but inferior to the Sony R515/R320 except (maybe) for HDR mastered DCP.