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HFR Capabilities of Digital Cinema Equipment

Updated: Sep 20, 2022

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, SEPTEMBER 15TH 2022 — Cinema Technology Community (CTC), the not-for-profit independent trade organisation has released a new white paper providing detailed guidance on the High Frame Rate (HFR) Capabilities of Digital Cinema Equipment.

“The purpose of this paper is to inform and support cinemas in understanding the capabilities of their equipment ahead of the imminent re-release of Avatar and in their planning for Avatar 2: The Way of Water scheduled for release in December 2022,” explains Peter Knight, author of the paper and CTC Director.

Avatar 2: The Way of Water has the potential to drive audiences back to the box office in a way not seen since before the pandemic and to re-engage them and inspire them with the big screen experience.

As part of this, the movie will be available both in 3D and HFR (High Frame Rate). HFR (High Frame Rate) relates to any content that is shown at a higher rate than the traditional 24 frames per second that is commonplace in modern movies.

"For many exhibitors, they may be unaware as to the technical capabilities of their equipment and thus unsure as to which version of the movie to request. CTC has worked with digital cinema technology manufacturers throughout the world to create a comprehensive guide to HFR capabilities featuring projectors, IMBs/servers and other considerations. We are thankful for the support from equipment manufacturers in enabling us to produce this document,

This new paper entitled “HFR Capabilities of Digital Cinema Equipment” is available to CTC members and can be found by visiting Cinema Technology Community continues to offer its free Community Membership as part of its continued support of the cinema industry and industry professionals can also sign up for membership on the CTC web site.

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