After years of waiting a dream becomes true.
One Barco 4K Cinema DLP the DP4K-B32 was install on 3th june 2011 at my home cinema.
With this 4K I did a lot of tests also one with a new Infitec System calls
3D of excellence
and as it went very well I order a second Barco DP4K-B32.
The old pr
. room that have the Barco DP 2000 inside was removed
the old pr
. room was gone....
This second was installed last Friday the 1th july 2011.
After this install i put the new Infitec System on(temporarily at the lens) set up a computer that
feed via 4 display ports the two 4K DLPs each with a 4096x2160 image.
the 4K 3D computer with 4 displayports to feed both 4K Barco
. number one is down at the cinema and got the install
a fist light with a true 4K test pattern
I hear from Barco Infitic and other company's that must be the first 3D 4K passive set up in the world
with a 4K DLP system.
There are less than 20 installations worldwide at this moment running a DLP 4K Stack but not one of them show native 4K 3D content.
So the 1.July 2011 was a World Premiere
. number 2 arrives the cinema
As 4K3D native with one 4K DLP is may a good year away and shutter have also some weak parts I decided
to go with this passive 4K 3D set up as it have a lot of advantages like:
-having 4K 3D TODAY and no need to wait for next year new input boards that makes native 4K 3D possible with only one 4K DLP
-double the brightness compare to a active 3D single pr
. set up
-see both pictures at the same time (for blue ray in 3d its very important as 3D motion looks far better)
-no need active shutter that have Front Wave Distortion Bug and other picture quality decreased issues.
AND thanks to the new 3D of excellence Infitec System
-no ghosting AT ALL even at this high FTL numbers!
-no speckling from silver screen
-no hot spot from silver screen
-no emitter problems in some far away areas
a very rare picture my Barco DP 2000 with two new 4K Barco
As I report since long time ago at AVS with a 4K DLP the source will becomes very important as this is in 99% the bottleneck and will limit the
If you scan even a good 35mm print most of the time you will find not more than hd resolution as the 400 or 800 asa films not contain
much more than this.
That's why I spend since many years much time money and action to record my 3D Stills with the best possible digital cameras that are
buy-able and possible to make a mirror rick in 3d.
Now for the first time I know why I did that as the bottleneck is not anymore the display system!
Its hard to describe how good this pictures looks.
One very big advantages from using 4K DLPs are that you can go very very close to the screen without any visible pixels and decrease
That's why I create a new first row that have in flat format (1,89:1 = 4096x2160 that I most use to display my 3D stills)
0,8 times the distance from the screen wide.
The displayed image is there 5.4meter wide 2.86meter high and I sit there in only 4.4meter distance.
At this distance the picture is still very sharp no way you can do it with only 2k resolution as there the picture suffers form the
4 times less resolution.
The 3d picture is very bright thanks to the Barco DP4K-B32http://www.barco.com/en/digitalcinem...uct/2310/specs
with a 6000 w. xenon lamp that have around 32.000 lumen and
the new Infitec system that have set a world record light out.
This system is even brighter than Dolby 3D System and allows me depends on what size I use in
flat 5.4 m wide or scope almost 7m wide till over 40 FTL in 4K 3D measured after the glasses what you eye see!
In cinemas you must be lucky to see more than 4 ftl in 3D and new tricks not solve this issue.
Some will say to bright but some early visitors may think first the same but after they see it they say that is bright very nice
No one say it was to bright.
For all that have no access to high quality 4K 2D or 3D material a 4K pr
. make not a big sense beside you are future proof.
A good BD in 2D looks upscale to 4K not far better.
You can only see a small improvement in picture quality it looks a bit more naturally that's all.
But if you sit close to the Blue Ray picture in about 1.0 times the screen wide in distance it makes sense as you than with a 4K DLP can not see any pixels.
It will be still a long way and will take much action to rebuild the cinema that it will be look again nice and with all the new much stronger exhaust air system new sound proof projector room, new system to not need any porthole glass but it will be make fun to plan and build it.
the Barco DP 2000 was gone the 2 new Barco 4K with the
temporary Infitec set-up
I have to say thank you Barco (Ignance, Dirk and Philippe) to help me a to create this setup as for sample I can use
new software to feed my 4K 3D Images that will be soon(in some weeks) released to the public and much more.
Also Infitec that give me the new 3D of excellence filters to test it and the offer to equip both Barco DP4K-B32 with this new filter that I can
move in and out to have the flexibility to watch 2D and use at the same time 3D.
This new filters and glasses will become available till end of this year.
Also Mr. Trautner from Austria that build first time this kind of computer i have to say thank you for your support and the time you
spend with me for this project.
FTT in Germany did also a good job to install and adjust both pr
Mr. Peschke (the In Camera Magazin called him the 3D brain from Germany) I have to say thank you as well as
he creates with me this insane Leica M9 3D 3D Rick that can do 3D pictures that have a quality that I never saw before.
All this was not possible without the 3D processing program Cosima from Mr. Herbig Germany.
This program allows to do anything you like for 3D pictures and 3D video and as he update his program all the time.
It's a perfect tool and a good workflow for me in 3D.
Last I must say I was very surprised with all what can go wrong in this huge project that not anything major
went wrong and all is ok from the beginning on.
That's a big surprise for me.
new first row at 0,8 times the screen wide in distance
But the biggest surprise for me was how good this 4K 3D pictures look.
I expect that they should be good but I never believe that the distance to my old setup (single Barco DP 2000 Cinema DLP) that
was already very good was so great.
4K with the right display the right source puts you into a new world if you sit close enough.
Its like you looking outside a window and you are there inside the picture.
Next big improvement will be a holodeck