While I am well adjusted to seeing the reflections off the floor which has no gloss (I was seeing them before anyways with the smaller CinemaScope screens*) , a proper screening room would be black velvet and dark carpet to be sure. There is such an intense ansi everything with this PJ that the images is spectacular nonetheless even in these Loft conditions.
This is the new goal on Skoll on a 9 foot ceiling height. The masking system frames from our top vendors are ridiculously thick for my application, I will device my own solution for Skoll (maybe a three way masking with one bottom roller inserted in the a floor channel)
The Lab is just a temporary setup. We hope that our work permits us to increase the size of the venues and thus the size of our labs.
Maybe like this:
The goal of the lab is for private research (as a custom designer, DCI at Home blogger/journalist
and DCI at Home manufacturer/custom modder). You can see how we started with the 144 x 60 supernova and the Titans, then tore it out after the superkontrast came back from cedia effectively doubling the screen area, and now that we made upgrades to the signal path we tripled the original screen area, so a good thing we did not build anything around those previous screens.
The series 2 projectors with 4k are coming, 4k dci content in a screen 9 feet tall is simply scrumptious. The IMB though permits scaling of now hdmi 1.3 2k but soon may handle hdmi1.4 and I hope the consumer format conversions.
It does make sense for doremi combine the dimension 3-D and the IMB functions into one for cinemas and even for other special venues (like high end ht).
All of this stuff , 3d and 4K is expensive but truly it is the most exciting technical development of my career since I named my little company FERMONT HOME THEATRE in 1979 while in college.
And as I have found out since 2K4 frame quadrupling scaling is what is going to be used, devices like the big Teranex's and the Calibre VPPRO are now new requirements to pre-scaling unsharp masking tasks. So it can get even more expensive.
And that due to the size of the chips an engine change from 2k to 4ki on a series 2 projector (leaving originally lens intact) will project a 15 % smaller image. So new far more expensive lenses are coming.
There are $37,000 short throw lenses out there. So as you see this new frontier is not for the faint of heart, but the rewards that await are worth every sacrifice.