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As others have mentioned, celluloid film (35mm, 70mm etc) is now largely obsolete. As part of the Digital Cinema Initiative, modern movies are now distributed as Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs). A DCP consists of a bundle of "media exchange format" files (.mxf) for the video and audio as well as .xml files that contain "metadata" about the files in the ...


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Former projectionist here, let me weigh in on what's happened in the last 7 to 8 years. A bit of background: I started working projectors for my local theater in February 2007, and my last night was in March 2011. I no longer work this position because they transitioned to being completely digital, and I was among the first cut as I was only in one or two ...


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Whilst there are some cinemas that still retain use of 35mm projectors, it's fair to say that these are only used for special events. Modern cinema, by which I mean the industry that distributes and exhibits mainstream content (so any new releases), are exclusively distributed in digital format. In early 2002, Hollywood sought to standardize this technology ...


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No, film projection is a thing of past now. Not only in US, but in most of the countries around the world, the projection system has gone digital with the age. Nowadays, most of the theatre chains use digital projectors and movies are distributed to them in magnetic hard drives. Primary reason behind this is transition cost. While making and distributing ...



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