I am pretty new to digital cinema, I do not work in the industry I am just a student who is doing an assignment on digital cinema and need a bit of help with my research.
I am doing an assignment on digital cinema and need some help. Part of my assignment is to include prices, however I searched everywhere for prices and was not able to find them, I even emailed Christie and couldn't get a price.
What would be the prices on the following equipment :
Christie Digital CP2000-SB
Doremi DCP2000 Digital Cinema Server
Another thing that I couldn't find information about was how the Audio would be played back. Can Motion JPEG 2000 Video contain Audio aswell and be played back by the server, All I know is that on the specifications for the Doremi DCP2000 it says for Audio - "AES/EBU Audio 16 Channels - Single DB25 Connector, Balanced and Unbalanced analog audio 8 channels, Single DB-25 Connector internal board or External Digital Audio (DB-25) to analog audio converter in a 1Ru rack mount chassis"
So how would the Audio work, Would it be connected to some sort of Amplifier, and generally how many Channels would be used, I know Home theatre is 5.1 Channel but have no Idea how the audio would work in Digital Cinema.
I would have posted the link to the specifications of the Doremi DCP2000 but I'm not allowed until I have 3 posts.
I read that for Video output it uses a Dual link HD-SDI cable, what type of cable is this and how much would it cost? I dont understand what it means by "dual link", I know for DVI, a dual link cable has more pins, but what about for the dual link HD-SDI cable, doesn't it use a BNC connector which doesnt really have pins?
Lastly, I need to provide products for future upgrades. At the moment the standard for digital cinema is 2k but soon it will be 4k, I have not seen any 4k projectors apart from a product from Sony. Is there a Server capable of outputting 4k resolution? My idea was to get a 4k output server in the first place to save on costs when it comes time to upgrade the projector. I read the specs on the Doremi DCP2000, it says its capable of playing back 4k content, but for outputting it only states 2k, I don't understand that.