Why do yo want it in the full IMAX ratio of 4:3?Release Blade Runner 2049 in the full IMAX ratio, then i'm onboard.
Hi James, I know this and that Is why i stated will they adapt the imax ratios to 16:9. I’m no pixel peeper, but there is something wonderful about having the whole panel lit up. It would be nice to have the option.IMAX has never had an aspect ratio of 16:9. Proper 70mm (film) IMAX is 4:3, and LIEMAX is 1.9:1.
Datasat (the cinema tech arm) were acquired by Ati in 2016 (May have been 2017). The irony being they purchased DTS to gain a footing in the commercial arena.I don't want it. Not one bit. We already have way too much fragmentation.
Just from reading this thread, it's clear that there is some much confusion about what this is... Also the 'Enhanced IMAX sound' available in some Denon & Marantz AVRs is just a DSP mode, where it applies more bass massaging when it reads the IMAX flag (no thanks!).
They originally said all IMAX Enhanced Blu-ray titles would use HDR 10+, but looks like this has been dropped.
In 2016, the home division of DTS was acquired by Tessera Technologies, who promptly renamed themselves as Xperi. Xperi is an IP licensing company, not an audio company. The cinema division of DTS had already been sold in 2008 to company called Beaufort, who became Datasat Digital, but now appears to be totally defuncted from a cinema perspective. Xperi also acquired TiVo's intellectual property too.
Before it was acquired by Xperi, DTS (the home focused company, not the Datasat cinema focussed company) announced plans in 2015 to try to get back into the theatrical cinema market with DTS-X in Asia - But I can't find any evidence that this ever happened.
Sadly, it's all very messy. It's marketing above and beyond anything else.
The Science Museum in South Kensington still does 70mm projected IMAX. The screen is smaller than at the BFI, but then you’re also closer to the screen at the Science Museum.If you want to see proper 70mm projected IMAX film, the only venue still available in the UK is the BFI Southbank in London. The screen is 85.30 ft (26 metres ) wide by 65.62 ft (20 metres) high and has an aspect ratio of 13:10 (almost the same as 4:3).
I’m sure 70mm imax is at The Printworks, Manchester.Why do yo want it in the full IMAX ratio of 4:3?
It wasn't shot that way, it was conformed at 1.9:1 for "LIEMAX" theatres, rather than 2:40:1 for regular scoped presentations. Also, it did not undergo IMAX Digital Media Remastering (DMR) process as Roger Deakins (Cinematographer) doesn't approve of the process.
Unfortunately, IMAX has become a poor shadow of it's former self:
They removed the 70mm IMAX film projector from the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in Bradford in 2015. Previously, the screen was 4:3 aspect ratio, but the new screen installed for Digital IMAX is now 5:4 aspect ratio. It is still very big: 60 ft (18.29 metres) wide, by 48 ft (14.63 metres) high.
If you want to see proper 70mm projected IMAX film, the only venue still available in the UK is the BFI Southbank in London. The screen is 85.30 ft (26 metres ) wide by 65.62 ft (20 metres) high and has an aspect ratio of 13:10 (almost the same as 4:3). In 2012 The BFI installed Digital IMAX projectors alongside their existing 70mm IMAX film projectors. When using Digital IMAX, they use 2 x 2K projectors.
He knows this because Tyler knows this... 16:9 in 4K HDR / Dolby vision look so much better on tv’s (Nolan knows his audience...) - Avatar on blu ray looks insane in the 16:9 ratio.Hi James, I know this and that Is why i stated will they adapt the imax ratios to 16:9. I’m no pixel peeper, but there is something wonderful about having the whole panel lit up. It would be nice to have the option.
I can’t see any info as to whether they kept the 70mm projector alongside the laser or got rid of it.It was, I watched Dunkirk there. Pretty sure they've replaced with a laser projector now, not long after Vue took it over from Odeon.