After video projections, digital projections have found their way in the world of theater and cinema. Digital projectors compete with traditional film projectors in terms of cinema and sound quality. Today, theaters all over the world are switching over to digital projectors to screen films.
In the era of digital cinema, the movies are screened and made using digital technology. In digital cinema, strings of 1s and 0s, bits and bytes, record, transmit and replay images. A compact disc stores, sends and retrieves information as it was originally recorded. Also, bytes of data can be easily manipulated for a desired effect – from production and distribution.
Through digital cinema, a traditional film can be replaced by an electronic copy contained in a hard drive and server or in any storage device. Digital cinema does not project light through film. Instead, it utilizes modern technologies such as LCOS and DLP to accomplish the task.
Digital cinema is a technology that has gained popularity in the movie industry. Movie theaters use this technology to show various movies.
Digital Cinema and Traditional Film
It has been found that projections of digital cinema were equal in the quality of picture but had a more stable image than the traditional film. Also, digital cinema presentations do not get fade, scratched, cracked or suffer from any other problems as compared to traditional film presentations. The sound and picture quality remains good even after being played for an extended time. Traditional film projectors lose sound and image quality with the wear and tear but digital prints remain intact and as good as ever.
The advantage of digital cinema lies in its low cost. Filmmakers can now shoot more footage with fewer expenses. Also, there are no costs for processing as there are with traditional film.
Traditional film involves a lot of cost when printing its reels and shipping them to theaters. On the other hand, digital cinema involves very lost cost in this area. By producing digital copies and distributing them through tangible media like hard drives, memory cards or discs or even through internet connections, the filmmakers can save exhibitors and distributors a lot of money.
The latest technology in the world of digital cinema projects an image of very high quality that is indistinguishable.
Digital projectors display brighter and sharper images without any cracks, hisses or pops. It also has the ability to project images of over two million pixels in higher image resolution as compared to the traditional film.
Digital projections allow movie theatres to add Alternative Content such as special live events, advertisements and trailers. Also, the cost of duplication of digital content is very low as compared to traditional film prints. Digital cinema projections involve less manpower.
Today, every feature film is screened through a stage of digital filmmaking. The digital version of a film can be easily manipulated to suit any computer program. Digital cinema has a rising popularity in the world of filmmaking.
By magdabed from Pixabay