SPECTRE premiere projected using dual Sony 4K system, but movie shot old school

posted on Tuesday, 27th October 2015 by Steve May

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All eyes might have been on Bond at last night’s World Premiere of SPECTRE, but what you really need to know is that the images were projected to the Royal Albert Hall audience in 4K using a dual projection system consisting of two Sony SRX-R320 projectors (pictured).

SPECTRE is the second Bond film to be mastered and delivered to cinemas as a 4K DCP (Digital Cinema Package). This makes the title a prime candidate for 4K UHD Blu-ray release in 2016. Interestingly, director Sam Mendes decided to shoot SPECTRE on 35mm. The DP is Hoyte Van Hoytema, who also shot Christopher Nolan's Instellar, also on celluloid. Its predecessor, Skyfall, was shot by Roger Deakins on digital using the Alexa.

“If there’s one man who’s always certain to look his best, it’s James Bond” says David McIntosh, VP of Sony Digital Cinema 4K Solutions for Europe and the Americas. “We were delighted to support Sony Pictures on this very special occasion. Projected in Sony 4K, the World Premiere of SPECTRE gave the audience a truly sensational spectacle.”

The World Premiere was attended by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and by the film’s leading actors Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Andrew Scott and Ralph Fiennes. The cast was joined on the red carpet by director Sam Mendes and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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