Disney Digital Cinema Projection Training Video: 3D floating windows

Disney Digital Cinema Projection Training Video: 3D floating windows


The following is a guide to help troubleshoot
common 3-D digital cinema projection problems. You should always first and foremost follow
your theater owners instructions. Hi, Timmy! The Walt Disney Studios has an
important message for you that requires extra attention to the projector
setup. Most of Disney’s 3-D movies use a presentation
technique called “floating windows” to correct a common 3-D problem. When objects come forward off the screen in
3-D but break the left or right sides of the frame, they will feel cut back to the depth of the
screen and ruin the 3-D effect. A solution is using floating windows, which
appear as black bars on the side of the screen that
grow, shrink, and move. This way, the objects don’t feel cut off anymore. It’s easiest to see these bars with your 3-D
glasses off. Running the masking in too far covers these
windows, and is an easy mistake but this will degrade the audience’s 3-D experience, so be careful to keep the masking out of the
floating window area. Here’s four easy steps to protect the floating
window area. First, ingest the specific framing chart that is packaged with the hard drive onto
your server. Second, every morning make sure your projector
is set up specifically for the movie you are showing. Third, use this chart to accurately mask the
movie, making sure the green lines on the sides and the yellow lines on the top and bottom
are visible. Fourth, and most important, when compensating
for keystone, do not mask out the green and the yellow lines. Doing so will mask the movie’s floating windows. Also, do not zoom your projector to further
compensate for the area of the picture will need to occupy. Follow these simple instructions and your
audience will go from this… …to this! Walt Disney Studios is committed to presenting
the best quality in exhibition. Thanks, Timmy, for a successful demonstration. if you need help and have an orange box, call
Technicolor at 1-800-99-FILMS, or 1-800-993-4567. If you have a yellow box, call Cinedigm at
1-888-367-2360.

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