BELLEVUE, Wash., -- Lightspeed Design, Inc. / DepthQ® will be featuring the DepthQ® Polarization Modulator for 3D Digital Cinema at ShowEast, Booth 818, in Miami, October 25-27. The modulator utilizes a newly patented technology developed by Lightspeed's partner LC-Tec Displays AB, which holds the US Patent No. 8023052. Lightspeed is the exclusive, worldwide distributor of all DepthQ® products.
When combined with a silver screen, the DepthQ® Polarization Modulator allows your digital cinema projector to display stunning, Hollywood-quality, stereoscopic 3D films, viewable using inexpensive passive circular polarized glasses. To date, it has been successfully reviewed by executives from six major Hollywood studios and is listed on the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Approved Equipment List. Units are currently deployed in the United States in Washington, Alaska, Michigan and California as well as internationally in India, Dubai, Germany, Israel, Australia, UK, Turkey, Latin America, China and the Philippines. Interest in the product continues to grow as orders flow in from around the world.
DepthQ® meets Hollywood's demanding image quality standards by precisely and efficiently varying the polarity of light passing through it in perfect synch with the "triple-flash" of left and right eye images. An unprecedented symmetrical 50 microsecond switching time between the eyes ensures bright, low-crosstalk operation and makes DepthQ® the world's fastest polarization switch for digital cinema. DepthQ® is 7 times faster than other digital cinema technologies that boast a 350 microsecond switch.
Chris Ward, President of Lightspeed Design, Inc., said, "Most 3D digital projectors 'triple flash' left and right eye images at 144Hz. DepthQ® can deliver 400Hz and maintain the same image quality. Directors like James Cameron and Peter Jackson are now making films that will need to be projected at 192Hz or higher. Projector manufacturers are challenged to keep up with the growing demands of these cinema visionaries. Our modulator can easily provide for this higher frame rate with more than 50% headroom left untapped. DepthQ®, as it is now, will be able to accommodate filmmakers' dreams, satisfy movie-goers' ever-growing expectations and support advances in projector technology far into the future."
Dr. Jesper Osterman, Chief Technology Officer of LC-Tec, says, "We are very glad to see our novel polarization modulation technology being implemented and commercialized in the DepthQ® product. The technology has been fine-tuned and optimized in close cooperation with our partner Lightspeed Design, Inc. to meet the highest demands of today's and tomorrow's 3D cinema applications. Thanks to our complete in-house manufacturing line in Sweden, we have full control of each and every component through final assembly with ongoing support from our sophisticated R&D laboratories."
• Bright, low-ghost 3D
• Crisp, sharp image
• Heat-tolerant, accepts up to 22K Lumens
• 3D screen sizes up to ~13.7 m (45 ft)
• Simple, easy to set up and use
• No moving parts - low cost/maintenance
• Works with all DLP projectors
• Compatible with standard polarized 3D glasses
• Two-position actuator allows easy switch between 2D and 3D
• Simple, single-cost business model
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White Plains, NY -- The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media and entertainment industries, today announced that Chris Dodd, the Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America Inc. (MPAA) and former United States Senator, will address attendees at the 2011 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exposition to be held 25 - 27 October 2011 in Hollywood (http://www.smpte.org/events/smpte_2011_annual_tech_conf/).
Dodd will address a SMPTE conference luncheon at 12:45 p.m. on 26 October at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel & Spa and will focus on the devastating impact of digital content theft on the workers and businesses in the entertainment industry.
"The movie and the TV industries aren't just about big studios and stars. More than 2.2 million hard-working, middle-class people in all 50 states depend on the entertainment industry for their jobs. They work behind the scenes in production, and in small businesses like equipment rental, transportation, construction and food service," Dodd said. "Millions more people work in theaters, video stores, retail, restaurants and other businesses that depend on entertainment. For all of these workers and their families, content theft means declining incomes, lost jobs and reduced health and retirement benefits."
The 2011 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exposition is the pre-eminent gathering of motion-imaging scientists, researchers, engineers, and business decision makers and is emblematic of the leadership role that the Society is taking to drive standards that will accelerate industry expansion and business success.
Conference Features Exceptionally Strong Class of Presentations
SMPTE officials have cited an exceptionally strong class of presentation for this year's conference, including those on new multi-platform distribution schemes, including next-generation watermarking; cloud-computing production solutions; new approaches to 3D acquisition, production, distribution, and display; and new and more efficient ways of managing file-based workflows and locating digital media.
A pre-conference SMPTE Symposium, produced in cooperation with the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), will focus on large-sensor imaging revolution that is remaking creative production workflows.
"We are thrilled to have Senator Dodd address the 2011 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference," said SMPTE President Pete Ludé. "Our attendees are on the front lines of creating the technologies that help protect the creative product of the MPAA's members, let consumers experience in new ways, and form the basis for entirely new business models that will help the industry thrive."
"Attendees at the 2011 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference have delivered some of the most incredible technologies for creating entertainment programming and I am honored to address this gathering to discuss how we must protect it," Dodd said.
Dodd served in the U.S. Congress representing Connecticut for 36 years - six years in the House of Representatives and thirty years in the U.S. Senate. He was one of the most widely respected legislators during his years in Congress, earning the trust and admiration of both Democrats and Republicans.
For more information, please visit: www.smpte.org/events