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Barco digital cinema projectors installed at famous London venue

One of the 'niche' applications to which projection technology has, of course, readily adapted itself is digital cinema.

There are now around 16,000 digital screens worldwide. A recent convert to the cause was the HMV Group, which elected to install two Barco DP-2000 digital cinema projectors at its prestigious Hammersmith Apollo venue in London.

The installation, which was carried out by integrator Future Projections, comprises a dual-stacked configuration, giving both redundancy as well as the ability to deliver stereoscopic (ie, 3D) material. The compactness of the DP-2000s was deemed to be essential in order to avoid the necessity to make any changes to the venue’s structure, as the Hammersmith Apollo is a listed building, meaning that alterations are prohibited.

The DP-2000 is designed for both large and medium venues, and its 2k (2,048 x 1,080) resolution and lamp up to 4kW make it suitable for screens up to 20m wide.

Barco and Future Projections have also co-operated with the HMV Group to install Barco DP-1200 projectors in its first ’boutique cinema’ at Wimbledon, UK. The Wimbledon cinema – the trial venue for the new concept – is the UK’s first all-digital cinema. Two more theatres are under construction and if all goes well, 25 extra venues are on the agenda.

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