This is interesting, how many theaters can still show 70mm?
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Tarantino to do wide release in 70mm in 2015
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Posted 04 September 2014 - 07:40 AM
And I wonder how its done, given 70mm print stock no longer has magnetic stripe on it. But, it was done for 'The Master'
Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:05 AM
Mag stripe ( for new prints ) hasn't been used for many years now.
70mm is printed with a DTS timecode ( or timecode for PCM on IMAX ).
Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:07 AM
I am 99% sure all film projection became digitally synced with a separate audio system many years ago. And, before that I believe all audio tracks became digital tracks in wave-form in the sound strip area on the negative. I don't think a magnetic strip has been used for sound in Hollywood projection for some time.
Sadly, I only know of one theater in the Boston area, the Coolidge Corner Theater" capable of projecting a 70mm (non IMAX) print. They were the ones to have The Master when it made the rounds in the Northeast.
Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:20 AM
35mm optical soundtracks in recent years varied from Dolby SR ( analoge ), Dolby Digital, Sony SDDS ( data blocks ) and DTS ( timecode ) all on the same print.
Mag stripe was phased out decades ago for 35mm due to cost and better quality sound from Dolby encoded tracks.