RealD: From Russia with Love for 3D
RealD Inc. (Beverly Hills, CA,USA) is further expanding its stereoscopic projection equipment business in Russia. RealD signed an agreement with Cinema Park to equip as many as 200 cinema screens with their 3D technology, doubling RealD's screen count in Russia after a first agreement in February 2013 with Kinomax to install 100 screens.
The Cinema Park installations have already begun and are expected to be completed within five years.
Harkness Clarus 170 3D Projection Screen
The new front projection screen Clarus 170 from Harkness Screens is designed for use in smaller to mid-sized cinema auditoria where 3D systems using polarised light are deployed. Whilst designed for 3D, the surface type also supports conventional 2D pictures. Silver aluminium flake based coating applied to the unique base material provides high gain characteristics (1.7 in the projection axis), strong signal to noise ratios, generous viewing angles and excellent colour temperature.
Two variants are available with standard density perforations (4.5% of screen area) or micro-perforations (1.7%).
Xpand Motorized 3D Passive Polarizer
The new polarizer adds ease-of-use to low cost of ownership for exhibitors using its passive 3D projection system.
Optics3D Prescription 3D Glasses
Colin and Frances-Mary Pratt from Optics 3D Ltd (Witney, UK) makes affordable prescription 3D glasses. They have three products: RxMono3D, RxMulti3D and RxMulti3Di. RxMono3D are budget glasses, the RxMulti3D glasses are more upmarket glasses and the RxMulti3Di are the top of the range glasses. The RxMono3D glasses are available for RealD and Imax 3D or as sunglasses. The prescription version includes an insert which holds prescription lenses and clips into the inside of the frames.