I think the frustrations that we are addressing here are the frustrations that distributors and theater owners have when trying to figure out how to take content that is produced and present it to a public who pay for an experience that they have have certain expectations. As a Producer you must decide the format that you will produce your project in and these days the minimal standard is 4k. NATO (the National Association of Theatrical Operators) put out standards for 4k digital theaters screen - 8000 that will be in place by the end of 2010. The ideal set up is a stadium seat venue where the projector is closer to the screen. Remember a 35mm print has 3 times the image quality of a 4k image, this is mitigated by bringing the projector closer but 35mm is still the standard.
I watch films at the Film Museum, College of Santa Fe and Masonic Temple. The best image was the Masonic Temple and at each location I took a quick look at the projector. The Panasonic projector (most likely a rental) was the best (most expensive). Lets set our goals in great story telling and the technology will catch up, Producers will expect no less.
On Dec 10, 2008, at 10:20 AM, Digital Outreach Group wrote: