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Technically, despite the Epic being a 5K camera, it will actually only output around a 4.25K image once debayered and most films are now mastered to 4K resolution, i.e approx. the same resolution as a good scan of a film shot on traditional 35mm. IMAX film, however is 70mm and thus has way more actual resolution than the '5K' Epic can actually put out, let alone the 4K master from which the IMAX version will be printed from.

Basically, Prometheus should look no better (or worse) than a standard movie blown up to fit on a 'proper' IMAX screen, whereas the Dark Knight Rises will look much better due to the huge amount of resolution available from 70mm film. In practise the lack of grain present and the fact that it has been kept in the digital domain throughout the production process might mean it looks a *bit* better, and it will indeed look stunning on an IMAX screen I'm sure, but just don't go along expecting the same level of 'wow' as you'll get from a 70mm IMAX print.

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Indeed. Allegedly, approx 60 mins of The Dark Knight Rises' final cut will be actual IMAX footage, the remainder will be 'upscaled' 35mm. Nonetheless, no doubt Nolan will have selected the most impressive sequences for the full-fat 70mm batman smiley

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Todds wrote:

Technically, despite the Epic being a 5K camera, it will actually only output around a 4.25K image once debayered and most films are now mastered to 4K resolution, i.e approx. the same resolution as a good scan of a film shot on traditional 35mm. IMAX film, however is 70mm and thus has way more actual resolution than the '5K' Epic can actually put out, let alone the 4K master from which the IMAX version will be printed from.

Basically, Prometheus should look no better (or worse) than a standard movie blown up to fit on a 'proper' IMAX screen, whereas the Dark Knight Rises will look much better due to the huge amount of resolution available from 70mm film. In practise the lack of grain present and the fact that it has been kept in the digital domain throughout the production process might mean it looks a *bit* better, and it will indeed look stunning on an IMAX screen I'm sure, but just don't go along expecting the same level of 'wow' as you'll get from a 70mm IMAX print.

Hope that helps! Smile

Thats a very nice explanation. Thank you! :cheers:

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Todds wrote:

Technically, despite the Epic being a 5K camera, it will actually only output around a 4.25K image once debayered and most films are now mastered to 4K resolution, i.e approx. the same resolution as a good scan of a film shot on traditional 35mm. IMAX film, however is 70mm and thus has way more actual resolution than the '5K' Epic can actually put out, let alone the 4K master from which the IMAX version will be printed from.

Basically, Prometheus should look no better (or worse) than a standard movie blown up to fit on a 'proper' IMAX screen, whereas the Dark Knight Rises will look much better due to the huge amount of resolution available from 70mm film. In practise the lack of grain present and the fact that it has been kept in the digital domain throughout the production process might mean it looks a *bit* better, and it will indeed look stunning on an IMAX screen I'm sure, but just don't go along expecting the same level of 'wow' as you'll get from a 70mm IMAX print.

Hope that helps! Smile

Thats a very nice explanation. Thank you! :cheers:

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going to see avengers in imax 3d at cineworld next week in crawley next week its not on the list has anyone been there?

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i went liverpool one imax 3D in gallery seats, WOW £22.50 a ticket and worth every penny, first you go up a elevator to the 3rd floor and there a lounge with leather seats and a bar, free popcorn, free pepsi, free nachos. when the adverts finish and the film is about to being, you get shouted in and escorted to your seats.

 

i dont even need to mention the picture quality or the sound, best experience ever, the avengers is the best film ive ever seen...

though i would let you know....

 

next up, T-H-X

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I go to the BFI imax a lot, basically a sucker for anything remotely sci-fi and on at imax. Dark Knight is probably the best film i have seen there, along with the latest tron film. The Dark Knight Rises prequel was only on at imax's before the mission impossible film and that was serious good, even if only 6 minutes long. I to have tickets booked for Prometheus at the imax, can't wait.

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[quote=Dave2860]

i went liverpool one imax 3D in gallery seats, WOW £22.50 a ticket and worth every penny, first you go up a elevator to the 3rd floor and there a lounge with leather seats and a bar, free popcorn, free pepsi, free nachos. when the adverts finish and the film is about to being, you get shouted in and escorted to your seats.

 

i dont even need to mention the picture quality or the sound, best experience ever, the avengers is the best film ive ever seen...

though i would let you know....

 

next up, T-H-X

Plus 1 for the Avengers......Awesome film!!!

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I've seen Star Trek, District 9 and Inception at the BFI IMAX and I can thoroughly recommend it as a venue. If I can get tickets I'll be seeing the Dark Knight there. I've got tickets for Prometheus in June, who knows maybe I'll see the prof. Can't wait for the film, trailers look pretty good  :bounce:

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scene wrote:

who knows maybe I'll see the prof. 

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Being a sheep, I tend to stand out in a crowd.... Smile

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Watched the Dark Knight Rises

Watched the Dark Knight Rises at 12.40 am this morning at the BFI. I have to say that was the best cinematic experience I have ever had and I cant wait to go back. This is now my local cinema and cannot wait to go back. Plus the dark knight rises was brialliant I thought!

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bigboss wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IMAX_venues

The Birmingham one is now closed.

 

Cineworld in Birmingham will be converting one of their screens to IMAX, opening in October apparently

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The Science Museum are also screening a 65mm (as opposed to digital) IMAX print of the TDKR which might be easier to book (for polular times) than the BFI, although the BFI does have a bigger IMAX screen.

You want to be sitting centre and as near the back row as possible.

 

 

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