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#1 Filip Plesha

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 04:37 PM

Hi

I would like to ask a few questions about IMAX


1. If one wants a 15 perf 65mm image, does he have to go through IMAX corporation, or do some people use non-IMAX 15 perf cameras (like the ones made by Mitchell) without being tied with IMAX corporation? (well I guess you have to make a deal with them from the begining because only they can distribute it, but I guess what I'm saying are they always the gatekeepers of the equipment?)

2. Has the 15-perf format every been used in standard cinema, for inserts, special effects or anything like that.

3. Are there any "normal" 15-perf 70mm cinema screens (I mean theaters), which are not gigantic or use special screen curvature etc.

4. Is it true that IMAX is considering turning to digital imagery? If yes, how is that even possible, what kind of camera would they use, nothing could approach Imax resolution right now.

5. Is there such a thing as a handheld IMAX camera?

6. Was 15-perf format invented by IMAX, or did they simply took advantage of it commercially?
If it wasn't invented by them, then when was it invented and was it ever used prior to IMAX?

I guess that would be all for now
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#2 Max Jacoby

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 05:06 PM

There was an article in the April issue on IMAX. The MSM 9801 is 38 pounds including lens and film in steadicam configuration, so if you add the viewfindersystem handheld should still be feasable.
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Posted 06 May 2006 - 09:04 PM

Some links that answer your questions:

http://www.imax.com/

http://www.1570films.com/

http://www.1570.com/

http://www.macfreefilms.com/

http://www.destinationcinema.com/

http://www.cinergetics.com/

http://www.iwerks.com/

65mm 15-perf IMAX has been shot on the peak of Mount Everest, at the bottom of the ocean, and from a "satellite" near to the Space Shuttle.
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