|In the first installation of its kind in Turkey, Munich-based Kinoton has equipped an Istanbul cinema with a digital HD StereoVision system.
Turkish Mass Entertainment Group's Cinebonus multiplex is situated in the G-Mall shopping center in Istanbul and on Screen 7 up to 92 viewers can now experience three-dimensional entertainment provided by one of Kinoton's HD StereoVision systems.
The HD StereoVision Player is a special version of the company's DIPIT digital projection system with synchronized two-channel output, feeding two video projectors to bring pin-sharp, high definition stereoscopic images to a 3D screen almost 10 metres wide.
It uses 'passive' 3D technology, where the Player's two synchronised channels transmit separate pictures to the projectors. The light the projectors emit is oppositely polarized, as are the glasses handed out to the audience. The right eyeglass lens passes only the image produced by the right projector and the left eye can only see pictures from the left projector.
These different perceptions then generate a vivid impression of depth, creating images that Kinoton claims appear almost tangible.
The Player is able to process all current HD formats including [email protected] and is easy to operate by the DIPIT software included. Loading and playing new content is achieved by a few clicks of a mouse.
The Cinebonus 3D screen is showing stereo film clips of between 10 and 30 minutes between 10.30 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. It shows conventional 35mm films later in the evening.
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