Columbia Pictures’ CG-loaded blockbuster, Spider-Man 2, has been chosen to be the first major motion picture to be presented using Sony’s new uncompressed 4K Digital Projection System. The invitation-only screening will take place on Jan. 13 at the Entertainment Technology Center’s Digital Cinema Lab at the Hollywood Pacific Theatre.
A panel discussion on the movie’s production will precede the screening at 7 p.m. Participating are editor Bob Murawski, sound designer and sound effects editor Paul Ottosson, supervising sound mixers Greg Russell and Kevin O’Connell, and visual effects supervisors John Dykstra and Scott Stokdyk.
"A very talented team of people worked incredibly hard to bring these amazingly detailed images to life" notes Yair Landau, vice chairman of Sony Pictures Ent. and president of Sony Pictures Digital. "Sony’s 4K digital projection system is the ideal vehicle for screening this movie in the most dramatic and visually appealing manner, truly showing off all the care and effort that went into this production."
The new projector is powered by advanced visualization and shared storage systems from Silicon Graphics. It uses a Silicon X-tal Reflective Display (SXRD) imaging panel to achieve a 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution, nearly four times the pixel count of current HD displays.