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Just how close to a home Dome IMAX can I get?

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Money is no object, but, let's be reasonable.
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Recently Launched....

http://www.imaxprivatetheatre.com
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Recently Launched....

http://www.imaxprivatetheatre.com

**Jaw dropped**

I wonder if they can make a home dome IMAX setup, though. It's much more immersive, as it totally engulfs the viewer.
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There are plenty of inflatable domes, that could act as a Home Imax style set-up. These are used for travelling planetaria visiting schools, amongst other applications.

Some of the high-end people here have in previous threads noted the limits to the accuracy of and imperfections in the domesurface. This may be addressed by building a fiberglass enforced dome instead.

Current warping software includes multi-projector warping and blending on dome surfaces, this has been demonstrated on multiple occassions at the Integrated Systems Europe show for a number of years now (for instance Canon had a dome to cover its booth last year, using the AVStumpfl Wings Platinum software to adapt the projection image to fit the domeshape surface).
Edited by donaldk - 5/30/13 at 4:10pm
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I thought the domes were omnimax???
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There are plenty of inflatable domes, that could act as a Home Imax style set-up. These are used for travelling planetaria visiting schools, amongst other applications.

Some of the high-end people here have in previous threads noted the limits to the accuracy of and imperfections in the domesurface. This may be addressed by building a fiberglass enforced dome instead.

Current warping software includes multi-projector warping and blending on dome surfaces, this has been demonstrated on multiple occassions at the Integrated Systems Europe show for a number of years now (for instance Canon had a dome to cover its booth last year, using the AVStumpfl Wings Platinum software to adapt the projection image to fit the domeshape surface).

Very cool, thank you. Can you point me in the direction of some of these articles/videos so that I can get some ideas?

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I thought the domes were omnimax???

Yes!
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Single projector method:
http://paulbourke.net/dome/iDome/
http://paulbourke.net/dome/
http://paulbourke.net/exhibition/domeinstall/
http://paulbourke.net/dome/UnityiDome/

They build their own inflatable dome, prototype dated 2009, no idea if it ever made it to commercial production: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hU5W3CNCJ0.

This is the large Dome Canon has been using at shows: http://www.elementdomes.com/canon-tilted-projection-dome/.
http://www.canon.co.uk/About_Us/Press_Centre/Press_Releases/Business_Solutions_News/1H11/20110201_Canon_projectors_at_ISE.aspx

I have seen these folks from Germany at shows for a few years aswell, camerabased system for autoalignment and warping, Dataton using it with its Staging and presentation software, http://domeprojection.com/neueseite/?page_id=101.

Google for inflatable dome, dome projection and inflatable dome projection. There are many projects online from a small DIY glued together (semi-)dome above some-one's desk to 30 meter full domes.
Edited by donaldk - 6/1/13 at 12:12pm
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This would be nice, and just under the 20 grand mark, not quite the imax, but prob best your going to get without purchasing an outdoor one.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IMAGE-HIGH-END-HOME-CINEMA-THEATRE-SCREEN-DENON-4520-5-1-SYSTEM-SONY-BEAMER-/251211719737?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_Video_HomeCinemaSystems&hash=item3a7d62a439
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This would be nice, and just under the 20 grand mark, not quite the imax, but prob best your going to get without purchasing an outdoor one.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IMAGE-HIGH-END-HOME-CINEMA-THEATRE-SCREEN-DENON-4520-5-1-SYSTEM-SONY-BEAMER-/251211719737?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_Video_HomeCinemaSystems&hash=item3a7d62a439

Thank you for your input, but, no. Absolutely not.
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Single projector method:
http://paulbourke.net/dome/iDome/
http://paulbourke.net/dome/
http://paulbourke.net/exhibition/domeinstall/
http://paulbourke.net/dome/UnityiDome/

They build their own inflatable dome, prototype dated 2009, no idea if it ever made it to commercial production: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hU5W3CNCJ0.

This is the large Dome Canon has been using at shows: http://www.elementdomes.com/canon-tilted-projection-dome/.
http://www.canon.co.uk/About_Us/Press_Centre/Press_Releases/Business_Solutions_News/1H11/20110201_Canon_projectors_at_ISE.aspx

I have seen these folks from Germany at shows for a few years aswell, camerabased system for autoalignment and warping, Dataton using it with its Staging and presentation software, http://domeprojection.com/neueseite/?page_id=101.

Google for inflatable dome, dome projection and inflatable dome projection. There are many projects online from a small DIY glued together (semi-)dome above some-one's desk to 30 meter full domes.

Interesting, but, not exactly IMAX quality. Can these even display the 70 mm film format that IMAX flosses with?
post #11 of 11
70mm is gone. Of course you could buy a pair of 4K Barco's like IMAX does. Money is no object, but 'reasonable'... There are also truly private fully immersive set-ups, that place a 'ball' around your head, you sit in the circular display, either projection from outside or inside the circular display.
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