August 02, 2005

Digital Cinema Specification 1.0

The film industry has spoken. There will be a standard digital cinema experience and you can now read the spec.

Nothing new as far as the experience is concerned and certainly no mention of sampling culture.

One interesting observation is that cinema owners are going to have to have reliable Internet connections to screen films. Failure to connect to a new release’s “license server” might prove disastrous to box office takings. It reminds me of my first and only experience playing Bingo. The Bingo caller announced that due to modem troubles there would be no big cash prize on the next game, as they couldn’t connect to the nation-wide system. Of course, that is when I got the winning numbers, and I have never been back since!

Wired News: Hollywood Plots End of Film Reels

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