Barco’s DP2K-10Sx digital cinema projector ensures worry-free digital cinema projection

Barco’s DP2K-10Sx digital cinema projector ensures worry-free digital cinema projection

Hello, welcome to this presentation of Barco’s
DP2K-10Sx digital cinema projector. This projector has been designed for the independent
cinemas, arthouses, in general cinemas with smaller screens and for those type of exhibitors,
peace of mind, having a hassle-free projector is particularly important.
One aspect that is really important is being able to show all of the pixels of the image
on the screen and that regardless of the screen configuration, whether it’s a top bottom masking
or if it’s a side masking screen. Barco’s answer on the 10Sx projector is to
provide fully motorized lenses as only those lenses are able to show the full picture regardless
of the screen configuration. Very importantly, the 10Sx also delivers a
very constant light spectrum, thanks to its Xenon lamp. This essentially means that the
colors do not need regular recalibration so the exhibitor can be sure that the image is
always of good quality and respects the DCI standards over time which is not the case
with different lamp technologies that require more frequent recalibration of the colors.
Another crucial aspect for having a hassle-free projector and Integrated Media Server is having
reliable hard drives. Barco delivers the hard drives with the 10Sx
projectors and the hard drives that we’re delivering are selected and tested to meet
the real-time performance – the demanding real-time performance -demanded by the cinema
standards to play not only DCI movies but to also play high frame rate movies.
Moreover, the warranty on the hard drives is carried over by Barco which means that
we’ll always provide the right replacement of the hard drive, cost-free and at the shipping
standards of the digital cinema industry. Last but not least, the 10Sx has been designed
to be a future-proof machine, not only by delivering high frame rates out of the box
without any additional costs but also by making it a modular projector where — you know — the
light technology is evolvable so it will be able to evolve to future light sources.

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  1. 2K is moving out quickly to be replaced by 4k. My short film just played in Eugene's Film Festival on a Sony 4k. It has three gamma settings. I'd say the screen was about 25 feet wide. I was very impressed that my 1080p B&W film didn't break up on the screen, especially after so many runs through Photoshop adding effects and re-outputting to H.264. But what did happen is that my film displayed about 25% too light. You could actually see ghostly images that were waiting to fade in appear in the black of the current scenes. Painful to watch. Did the projectionist guess from looking at a few seconds of the film during testing earlier that day that 1.8 or 2.2 would be appropriate for my film instead of gamma 2.6?  Not that many film fests accept Digital CInema Packets yet. They used a Blu-Ray I created on my Imac, in which I selected the best bit rates for my little 11 minute film.  So how does one know what to do about this before hand? It's like a firewall. It's like hoping that someone you loan your car to remembers to set the brake, not leave the lights on…use the right gas….All I can do is make a darker Blu-Ray version for any other festivals I might get into. Then again….

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