This has been a very interesting thread. I was wondering how long it
would take someone to google maxivision.

Be sure to read Roger Ebert's piece at the maxivision site.

There is no doubt in my mind that Ebert is right and that in x years
Maxivision will be the format of choice for anyone serious about
film--both filmmakers and filmgoers.

As Ebert puts it, it is a "brilliant example of lateral thinking."

The question is the value of x.

Right now there is one prototype projector in San Luis Obispo and
inventor Dean Goodhill has had trouble raising cash. He's been
overwhelmed by the digital wave.

If there were  projectors for maxivision--to answer the original
question--a print would cost  1.5 times as much as a traditional
print. There is no difference in the stock. You save 25 percent with
three-hole pulldown, but you multiply .75 x 2 for 48 fps.


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rgb wrote:

>Okay, here's the bottom line on the system for me. It's a vast improvement
>over conventional 4-perf 24fps. The improvement is as vast as seeing a DVD
>from when previously, you only saw VHS. And it isn't going to cost IMAX
>prices to get that improvement.
>Here's a document.
>If it's technically impossible to do what they did, please tell me now. I
>don't want to invest time into it if it doesn't work and I'm just being had.
>I don't know if they addressed the points you outlined for projection. I do
>know they claim to allow rental of the projection equipment for US$280 a
>week. That's at 2000 prices. I've just asked the guy how much it would cost
>for mod only today.
>As for my original question, that apparently gets more significant. If this
>new system is that new and that different, what am I looking at for
>duplication prices, then?


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