Kordor Electronics Releases Digital Cinema Movie Distribution Technology

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Kodor Electronics gives a boost to the digital cinema initiative today with the release of the KodeKey Professional Zip Platform for Windows and Mac OS X computer systems.

Movie studios are expected to make wide investments in digital cinema upgrades in 2009 following a ten-year research and development period starting with the 1999 digital release of Walt Disney Pictures Bicentennial Man. Digital films are packaged and distributed using an industry standard specification called the Digital Cinema Package (DCP). Part of the DCP specification is the digital film MXF container that can range in single file sizes of 60GB to 500GB. Today, digital films are delivered by hard drive or satellite data transmission using fulfillment services from companies like Technicolor, Kodak, and Deluxe. Legacy celluloid reel manufacturing and distribution costs movie studios up to $1500 a print per theater. Digital distribution provides a dramatic drop in initial distribution investment for movie studios but has proven to be a bit costly due to hard drive delivery and expensive satellite rental time. The cost savings reserved from digital versus celluloid distribution is planned for investments into digital projector upgrades for theater vendors by the movie studios.

Delivering a system with an average per film distribution cost of $70, the KodeKey Zip technology is an online powered zip format that replaces the internal data storage of a traditional zip file with the cloud storage infrastructure of the Amazon Web Services S3 platform. By using an upload and download manager, the format can manage hundreds of gigabytes of data in a zip file less than 1 kilobyte in size per movie.

Optionally, the format can create 1,344,000-bit password certificates to add additional access protection as an accessory to KDM encryption keys sent to theater vendors to unlock playback rights for MXF containers.

Broadband delivery of digital films has been a challenge in the past due to poor TCP connections and poor designs of online storage servers required to handle single file sizes above 5GB. KodeKey Zip has been tested and approved for up to 1TB of single file archiving validated by rigorous 12-mode hash string calculation certification.

“KodeKey Zip has been designed to easily deliver 300GB digital films as an e-mail attachment to thousands of theaters simultaneously”, says inventor and Chairman William G. Blanchard, “We are honored to work with the digital film initiative and look forward to provide support to the digital movie industry worldwide.”

Cambodian Documentary Wins Cannes Prize for Innovative Cinema

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CANNES – A documentary using small clay figurines to tell the story of how Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh’s family perished under the Khmer Rouge regime won the top prize in the second most important competition at the Cannes film festival on Saturday.

L’Image Manquante (The Missing Picture) was among the 18 films that premiered in the Un Certain Regard category that was set up to encourage emerging and innovative filmmakers and run alongside the main competition at the world’s top film festival.

Panh, 49, a prolific filmmaker whose films concentrate on the brutality in Cambodia when an estimated 1.7 million people were killed during the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge regime, said the prize was important for his country.

For a country that has emerged from its difficulties and years of war, it is important to say we are still alive,” Panh told Reuters after receiving his award at a red carpet ceremony in the French Riviera resort.

The jury led by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, whose film Jagten (The Hunt) won Mads Mikkelsen the best actor award at Cannes last year, described the documentary as one of the most powerful films I have seen in many years”.

The runner-up was Omar by Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, a political thriller involving Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in which a young baker, Omar, is tortured by Israel’s secret police to betray his friends.

Omar, which was shot in the West Bank and Israeli-Arab town of Nazareth last year, received a standing ovation at its premiere as the first film fully funded by the Palestinian cinema industry.

It is the only festival that I think still cares about different films,” said Abu-Assad, known for the 2005 award-winning film Paradise Now, as he received his award.

Another director in Un Certain Regard to get a standing ovation was Iran’s Mohammad Rasoulof who was jailed in 2010 for anti-regime propaganda but came to Cannes this year with Manuscripts Don’t Burn, shot in secret in his home country.

The non-professional actors of La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Cage), a film about three young Guatemalans trying to cross the Mexico-U.S. border from director Diego Quemada-Diez won an award for best cast.

London Cinema Listings

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One look at London’s cinema listings, and you are wonder-struck at the sheer number of films Londoners devour every week. More than 120 movies are showing in London’s theatres at any given day, and about 80 films release there every week.

London cinemas screen almost everything under the sun, including classics, world cinema, short films, and Bollywood. BFI Southbank (located on Belvedere Road) is a big name for serious movie buffs. BFI Southbank was formerly called the National Film Theatre, is operated by the British Film Institute, and is also known for its screening of classics and foreign cinema. It also hosts the London Film Festival.

BFI IMAX, meanwhile, is the biggest screen in Britain. It is over 20 metres high and 26 metres wide, has 11,600 watts of digital surround sound, and seats 500. BFI also takes credit for being home to London’s smallest screen: the BFI South bank Studio has just 38 seats. Apollo Piccadilly Circus, Odeon Mezzanine, and Empire Leicester are other small-capacity cinemas.

Art movie connoisseurs need no introduction to Curzon, an art-house cinema chain has 6 cinemas across London. Independent films are patronized by Curzon as well.

Odeon Cinemas is one of the largest chain of cinemas in Europe, and has about 26 cineplexes in London. The Odeon West End in Leicester Square has hosted the London Film Festival for many years.

Another popular name to reckon with for cinemas is Riverside Studios, located on the banks of the River Thames (Hammersmith, London). Riverside is known for its double-bill screenings of foreign language and independent films. It hosts foreign language film festivals, too.

There are places where you can watch a movie child-free (at the Over 18s screenings), and places (for e.g., he Electric, Rio, Picturehouse, Rue, Odeon) where you can watch a film with a baby.

If Hindi movies are your staple, then head to the Himalaya Palace, Southall, Upton Park Boleyn, Harrow Safari or Willesden Belle Vue; or any of Cineworld’s cinemas at Feltham, Staples Corner or Ilford.

Interestingly, there are increasingly more things to do in London at the cinemas, than merely watch films. You now get to breathe in some culture in the city’s cinema halls some being Odeon, Curzon Cinemas and BFI – which have started screening opera and ballet. In fact, the Royal Opera House has launched a venture that will see some ballet and opera performances being screened in over 700 cinemas worldwide.

Comfortable & Cost Effective Cinema 3D From LG

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With the Cinema 3D range from LG, you can enjoy movie like 3D viewing in the comfort of your own home. >

Offering the latest in 3D technology, enjoy the latest TV and movies in high definition 3D and 2d.

Comfortable & Cost Effective

With Cinema 3D from LG, it’s easy and affordable to enjoy the latest 3D technology within your own home.

LG’s 3D glasses are just like the ones you get at most cinemas – with no batteries required, they don’t need recharging.

They’re also easy to replace, lightweight and provide you, your family and friends with a stunning full HD 3D picture.

With every CINEMA 3D package, you receive a mighty seven pairs of 3D glasses.

If you find you need more – which you may do as soon as your friends hear you have 3D TV in your very own home – fear not, extra pairs of 3D glasses are inexpensive compared to the competitors at only 2 a pair.

Picture Perfect

Your LG 3D monitor provides wider viewing angles meaning you, your friends and family – regardless of position – will all be able to experience the same immersive 3D from anywhere in the room.

SUPER Energy Saving

The Cinema 3D range comes with LG’s SUPER Energy Saving technology.

With this, it is enabled to run on lower power consumption without any image loss.

Not only does this save you energy in the household, but also ultimately save you money on utility bills.

2D to 3D Conversion

Certain 3D monitors available from LG, allow any 2D images to convert into 3D through software provided with your package. 2D to 3D Conversion enables the enjoyment of 3D through any contents.

About the Author: Barry Knightly is a writer and fan of Cinema 3D

Cinema Listings London – 2140

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A cinema, also called a movie theatre, a picture theatre, a movie house, or a film theatre is a venue, usually in a building, that is dedicated to the viewing of motion pictures/movies/films. Most cinemas are commercially operated and cater to the general public who watch films after buying tickets. Films are projected with film projectors onto large projection screens at the front of auditoriums. If you are in London, one of the best ways to get the best cinema around is through cinema listings London. A cinema listing is a list of cinemas that allows you to search based on the city or the postcode. You also get to choose between different types of cinemas. Most listings are run by film franchises such as Odeon and you get such incentives as gift cards, prizes, and other offers. You will be required to sign-up to join top rated cinema listings London.

There are several reasons why you should go for cinema listings London when searching for a cinema. London is a giant of a city with a population of about 14 million in the greater metropolitan area and it is one of the top financial, entertainment, cultural, fashion, medical, tourist, sports, education, and arts capitals in the EU zone, and indeed the world. It therefore follows that there are many cinemas to choose from and getting the London cinema you want is not always easy. A listing makes the job of searching for cinemas easy and convenient since you do not need to leave the comfort of your home or office.

There are many types of cinemas in London and cinema listings London enable you to get exactly what you want. You could go for a 3D film, which is a film that is projected on a system that presents film images so that they appear to film viewers to be 3D. RealD 3D, XpanD, Master Image, and Dolby 3D are derivatives of 3D films. You could go for an IMAX film, which is a film on a system that uses film that has more than 10 times the frame size of 35 mm films for higher quality image. The cinema could be a multiplexe or a megaplexe, it could be a drive-in, and it could be a purpose-built auto train. Cinema listings London are also advantageous in that you will get a list of all the films that different cinemas are offering.

Cinema listings Londonare available in magazines where you call the number given or write an email for a guide on London cinemas. The best place to get a London cinema listing is however over the Internet since you get unparalleled convenience, you save money on logistics, you compare a lot more cinemas, and your anonymity is guaranteed.

Find more about London Cinema and Cinema Listings London

A Guide To Home Cinema Perfection

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Peter Simpson writes guides to computing gadgets and new technology. Ask Peter about watching films on an hd projector, hd tv or lcd tv and remember that you can always watch films on your ipod touch too.

While it is ideal to have a spacious room for your home cinema, you can still enjoy the best home cinema from a smaller room in a quaint home. The trick is to use the features of your room to blend with the home cinema; the electronics should fit in comfortably with the rest of the settings.

Here are some suggestions on how to enjoy the best home cinema in a room that does not look like a spacious lounge.

The Dimensions Of The Room

Do use a rectangular room, and don’t use a square room. The room should be longer than it is wider for a home cinema not to completely dominate the room.

And just as you don’t want the room to be a square, you don’t want it to be a cube either, so ceiling height is also something to consider. The height of the room, from floor to ceiling, should not match the length of the room.

Reduce or Eliminate Unpleasant Bouncing Sounds

Do use a rug or carpet, and don’t use a bare floor, even if it is nicely laminated or has beautiful floorboards. This time the reason is not aesthetics, but functionality. Bare floors will bounce the sound, while rugs or carpets will absorb sound comfortably and you will not hear a strange humming sound as you watch a movie.

Similarly, add thick curtains to the windows. Again for the same reason. You don’t want the windows to reverberate when watching your show. Thick curtains that block out the light will add another dimension to your viewing pleasure.

Finally, if you can, change the door. By choosing a fire proof door, you will eliminate audio problems created by a vibrating door.

Be Selective About Your Technological Choices

While a 7.1 system is more impressive than a 5.1, and dynamic mode creates bright and compelling images, these choices in home cinema will have an overpowering effect on the total ambiance of the room. In other words, you are overdoing the electronic stimulation. Just as you want the physical home cinema to blend in with the size of the room, so, too, you want the cinematic effects to be pleasant, not jarring.

Bigger Is Not Always Better

Sound is important to pull you into the movie, but big speakers are not necessary at all. You can get the same sound effects with five small satellite speakers and a subwoofer.

Don’t keep your TV more than 15 degrees from eye height; for example, if you have a flat screen, you should not put it on a mantle piece. Having the screen too high will eventually cause a crick in your neck.

Tamil Cinema 2012 And Actor Vijay

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Tamil Cinema 2012 and Actor vijay Tamil Cinema is one of the famous film industry in India, it is often called Kollywood. In the year of 2011 there are 120 films were released in Kollywood. Very few films only got hit in it. Many films could not reach the mark. There are many factors for getting flop on competition. Basically every film directed by a love story line. The same stories with different screenplay is not helping to get a movie to hit. The director should be clear about the film story clearly and he should have ability to visualize the exact theme of the movie to the audience. Sometimes simple stories get massive hits, the key is the film should be clear and interesting to the people who watching. If the story compels the audience to watch scene by scene, it will be a big hit movie for sure.

The director is the heart for a movie, if he did his job perfectly, the actor of the character seems transparent to the audience. The songs are important factor to impress the public before the film release. Once songs are hit numbers, then automatically the people love to see the movie in the theatre screen. Cinematography is eye for a film. More than these factors the hero of the film and all the characters should choose suitable. When a film release for a big hero like Actor Vijay, the audience automatically love to watch the film on the Theatre, when we use new faces, the director has heavy duty to prove himself. Every year two to three films are released for Actor Vijay. Actually he is the very busy hero now on Kollywood.

The last year 12 films are named as hit movies from the list of 120 movies. The special is 2 films in the list of 12 is acted by Actor Vijay. There are many heroine introduced this year than 2011. It indicates that people love new faces. After the year of 2007, Tamil Cinema travels in the different direction, the dramatic film entries has been ended. The science fiction movies, great thriller movies, great romantic movies and great graphics movies takes place. The film Naan ee is dbut for great graphics included movie. The technical works on this movie is awesome and the whole theme of movie is created by director S.S.Raja Mouli.The Robot is the famous south indian movie for graphic techniques, this film was directed by the number one Kollywood director named Shankar.

Comparing with the movies were released in 2011 with 2012, the year 2012 has much improvement than the history of Tamil Cinema. Young actors of Tamil Cinema gives priority to the stories, this is an appreciating factor.The best film of the year 2012 is Velayudham and best song is Myna . The favorite hero is Actor Vijay and best actress is Trisha

How To Write A Cafe Cinema Business Plan

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The first question you need to answer before writing your cafe cinema business plan – what is a business plan? In short it is a roadmap for your cafe cinema business presenting anyone who gazes as it what the goals of the business are and also shows how those goals should be achieved.

Without a cafe cinema business plan it is doubtful that prospective “angel investors” and the like will invest in your cafe cinema business if that is what you require to start-up or if you need to take it up another level

The plan should be adapted for the would-be lender or the financier. The substance of the plan should show the would-be interests of the lender and promote support for your cafe cinema business venture.

Your cafe cinema business plan is not just for getting you the capital you need – it’s main objective ought to be to point the bearing in which your cafe cinema business is heading.

You must keep your investor’s attention by making the article as reader friendly as possible. Use plain, direct language and graphics to illustrate your ideas. Make sure your content reflects the optimistic approach of the management team. Still, it is advisable to be realistic when presenting economic forecasts.

You must cover the businesses strengths and weaknesses and illustrate how you plan to overcome weaknesses. Show you appreciate the risks concerned and recommend probable solutions for overcoming these risks and offer evidence to support your statements. This will augment credibility to the cafe cinema business plan.

Make a lasting first impression by presenting the document in a clear and professional manner by using a clear, unpretentious design that conveys a skilled image and avoid jargon, keeping the contents concise and hard hitting. Any technical or supporting information ought to be provided in the appendices.

Keep all the numbers between the main body of the document and your appendices – if you put large sections of figures in the body of your article you will distract your backer from the flow of the business plan.

If you are starting a new business; you must give your reasons why you came up with the idea to start this new venture. Give advantages of your particular products or services that you mean to offer to potential clients stating how you intend to get their business. Give details of the market sector whether it’s a growing sector or not, elucidate your pricing policy and how you intend to trade your goods/services. Highlight any rivalry out there and how you intend to compete in this profitable market and make your investor a return on his or her money.

Make apparent the know-how and awards of you and your management team and show how their skills can be harnessed to attain growth possibilities and profitability. Offer information on staffing requirements including CVs for superior management in the Appendices and, if applicable, an organisation chart to illustrate the management construction.

Home Cinema Common Entertainment Item Rather Than An Item Of Luxury

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As more and more people are looking for enhanced entertainment experience at the comfort of home; manufacturers have come up with the home cinema or the home theatre system. It promises to bring theatre-like movie watching experience at home with high quality audio and video output. In fact, home cinema is increasingly becoming a common entertainment item rather than an item of luxury. This gadget affords quality picture display and exceptional sound effects thereby giving theatre experience. Just imagine relaxing your weekend watching your favourite movie in your home cinema with a hot cup of coffee or a chill mug of beer. There are certain things that you can do at home watching a movie but not at a theatre. The comfort, privacy and cosiness afforded at home are just incomparable.

The home cinema system is comprised more than one electronic gadget. A high definition TV with a wide screen is supplemented with a high quality or supersonic sound system with advanced speakers and woofers. The system is complete with a DVD player. Picture clarity and better viewing is achieved with the high definition wide screen TV. You have a variety of options to choose from including LCD TVs and Plasma TVs. The high quality sound effect is supported by the multiple speakers and woofers. The DVD player is then used to play your favourite movie. You also use a CD player, but with limitations.

You can log on to www.comparenbestbuy.co.uk for some of best deals on home cinema systems. We have gathered our collection from all leading retailers in the UK and as such, our collection includes all major brands in the market. We offer ourselves as a platform for comparing these systems features wise and price wise. As such, you can get the best deals only with us.

Flat Screen Televisions Vs Going To The Cinema

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Years ago, when cinema first became popular, for a lot of people it was the only way for them to see movies, because most of them didn’t have their own televisions. The thing is though, cinema has always had a much better quality viewing experience than home televisions, so it has remained the ultimate way to experience a movie.

The Invention of Video Tapes

For a long time, the one problem with both cinema and TV is that you needed to watch a film at a specific time. With the invention of home video systems such as VHS and Betamax, movie fans were able to either record films from the TV or rent films from a video library. However, there was still the problem of quality, as cinema was still a far superior experience than watching a video at home.

The Rise of DVDs

Part of the quality issue was dramatically improved with the invention of the DVD. DVD meant that anyone could watch very high quality digital video at home. Unlike VHS tapes for example, DVDs didnt wear out or degrade over time, as long as you didnt get the discs scratched. From the 1990’s onwards, DVDs became extremely popular amongst movie fans. The only problem was, unless you had an extremely large TV screen and a very expensive sound system, you still wouldn’t get the same experience as the cinema.

The Experience of Home Cinema

Nowadays, the true home cinema experience is becoming much more of a reality for many people, as they buy large widescreen TVs and high quality speakers. For example, with a plasma TV screen of 50 inches or more, and being sat closer to the screen than you would be in a cinema, youre going to get a very cinematic feel. And you wont miss having someone sat behind you who wont stop talking through every scene.

Reasons to Visit the Cinema

However, even with home cinema quality jumping forwards in leaps and bounds, dont you think theres still something missing? Theres just something about actually going out to the cinema. It gives you a reason to spend time with your friends and experience something together. And lets face it: in all honesty, the experience at home really isnt quite as good as the full blown cinema experience, is it?

Why You Should Still Stay at Home Instead

The only problem with visiting the cinema is that it costs you more money than it does to just stay at home with a DVD. But also, when you’re at home, you can fit your movie watching around the other things you want to do. You can also eat your own food. Just relax and watch your favourite movie while eating your dinner.