Doremi will be the official supplier of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale, supplying 20 sets of equipment to support projections at the festival in 2D and 3D, and in 2K and 4K resolutions. The Doremi equipment includes two types of digital cinema servers, the DCP-2000 and the Integrated Media Block (IMB)/ ShowVault.
The IMB & ShowVault solution includes features to provide efficient operation for the latest cinema requirements. These include a double 3G SDI input, an HDMI input with HDCP and HDMI 3D connections as well as support for 4K and 48/60fps high frame rate (HFR) screenings. The video input can be powered via PCI Express, HDMI and SDI connections, and the use of just one RJ45 audio output helps to simplify the cabling. The IMB can de-interlace 1080i inputs and outputs all formats in native XYZ colour space, so avoiding the need to change projector settings when switching between DCI movies and television footage.
“We thank the Berlinale for its trust in us,” said Patrick Zucchetta, CEO Doremi Europe. “We are proud to provide this prestigious event with our technology to guarantee the best quality projection, and we look forward to a strong and productive collaboration.”
“We are very excited to have Doremi as a new partner for Digital Cinema this year,” said Ove Sander, technical manager digital cnema of the Berlinale. “Its server products are used by the majority of cinemas that we use for the festival, so being able to also equip our temporary venues, such as the Berlinale Palast, with these systems makes the management and planning of our infrastructure a lot easier. The Doremi ShowVaults can easily be integrated into our fibre network, so for the first time the Berlinale will transfer DCPs directly via this high-speed network into the different venues.”