Christie will co-develop, supply, install and service proprietary Dolby Vision projection systems for Dolby Cinema, a branded premium cinema offering for exhibitors and movie-goers.
Dolby Cinema will feature the Dolby Vision projection system using state-of-the-art optics and image processing to deliver high dynamic range (HDR) with enhanced color technology. Outfitted with Dolby Atmos, a Dolby Cinema transports audiences into the movie with breathtakingly real sound that fills the cinema and flows all around them.
Praised by some filmmakers for its contrast, high brightness and color range that more closely matches what the human eye can see, this new proprietary HDR technology with enhanced color uses two newly designed high-frame-rate (HFR) capable Christie 4K laser projection heads that feature a highly customized and unique light path.
Combined with Christie’s 6P modular laser light sources, this technology delivers the high-contrast images and ultra-brightness which will define the visual experience of Dolby Cinema.
Dolby Vision content will be available in 2015 to coincide with the deployment of the first Dolby Vision projection systems in Dolby Cinema locations.
The newly constructed JT Eindhoven cineplex in the Netherlands, opening in December 2014, will be among the first Dolby Cinema locations to install a Dolby Vision projector. The Dolby Cinema will also deliver to audiences the best in immersive audio, with a combination of Dolby Atmos sound and Christie Vive audio speakers and Class D amplifiers, many of which were specially designed for this application. Dolby Atmos moves audio around the cinema, even overhead, with richness and depth. The lifelike sounds of music, people, and things flow all around the cinema in sync with the action to create a more immersive and moving experience.