Friday, March 24th, 2017

September 2016 – Fraunhofer Institute from Germany released several advancements that have come from their commercial R&D activities at the IBC show in Amsterdam. There were three (3) main areas of the announcements at the show – those related to VR, those related to light field and those related to their easyDCP Software Suite. The [...]

September 2016 – A couple of days before the nationwide theatrical release, Fathom Events had a special showing of the new Oliver Stone film Snowden. The event was highlighted by informational questions and answers regarding the Snowden incident and a post film interview with Oliver Stone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley in the US and [...]

 April 2016 – One of the themes of the 2016 NAB show was the workflows and products for High Dynamic Range content. As content moves to 4K and 8K resolutions, they are also observing the ITU-R Recommendation BT.2020, specification. Known as Rec. 2020, it specifies two resolutions of 3840 × 2160 (“4K”) and 7680 × [...]

February 2016 – In celebration of its 75th anniversary, Fathom Events was showing the restored and remastered version of the “definitive film noir” classic The Maltese Falcon (1941). The celebratory version was created by Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Entertainment for Fathom Events and includes specially produced commentary from Turner Classic Movies host Ben [...]

February 2016 – Fathom Events brought a live concert experience to the big screens in the theaters this past week. The event was a full length screening in multi-speaker surround sound of the concert film Stages Live from Josh Groban’s latest world wide tour. The concert was filmed at the Los Angeles Theater in downtown [...]

November 2015 – On November 10 Fathom Events, National Theatre Live and BY Experience presented a performance of Hamlet for a special one night encore at various theaters in United States. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch played title role in Lyndsey Turner’s production of “Hamlet” produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and presented by the Barbican, [...]

March 19, 2015, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Thad Beier from Dolby talked about the coming changes in the video landscape to move towards higher dynamic range for the displays. The advent of 4k or ultra-high definition TV sets requires more than just increasing the number pixels, but needs more dynamic range and color gamut. [...]

 June 2014 – Blackmagic Design was showing their video processing and capture products in scaled down display of of accessories at the Infocomm2014 show compared to their presence at NAB 2014. The highlights were focused on their new cameras and their switching gear which is very affordable and easy to use for corporate AV applications [...]

June 18, 2014, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference, Stanford, CA—The ability to deliver full 3-D audio greatly enhances the AV experience. Sunil Bharitkar from Dolby moderated this panel. Panelists were Sripal Mehta from Dolby, Roger Charlesworth from Charlesworth Media, and Philip Hilmes from Lab 126 and Amazon. Mehta opened with a short [...]

April 6, 2014, NAB, Las Vegas—Colin Davis, Travis LaBella, and Matt Litwiller from Observatory Media, and Rick Taylor from Dolby talked about capturing and recreating HDR cinema content. High dynamic range techniques will provide a new tool in the creative arsenal. Litwiller described a short film called “Telescope” that is a demonstration of the capabilities [...]