Zulu Screenshot at 4K resolutionpicture setup by Vincent Myers
4…Cinema Pedigree Expert Setup
After many years of experimentation, I believe the aim should be to create the most absorbing experience possible by correct use of sound & vision.
Following on from principles in part advocated by Jim Fosgate, I believe in a 360degree soundfield where ideally the room wouldn’t be square but round & the audio channels are calculated for the size of space from 6 channels to a 32 channel Dolby Atmos setup.
To not only replicate a great cinema,but to go beyond!
“In real life, we’re used to hearing in a 360º sphere from all around us. Stereo is unnatural in that it is coming only from the front speakers.”
Now,few have a round room,so specific room *treatments can be applied to reduce what I call the “boxy sound” of a square room and to more closely emulate the sound characteristics of a circular room.
*At Projectiondreams we employ “simulated acoustic curvature” to create a curved environment.
In addition to this, movies are mixed fairly “bright” to take account of the fact that-as in commercial cinemas-the front L/R/C speakers are behind an accoustic screen.
This is the ideal placement for the front three speakers and ensures that the sounds come from where they were intended to come from on screen .(The brightness is slightly tamed by passing through the screen material. )
So, with speakers not behind a screen, soundtracks can sound too bright, behind a screen the sound is closer to how the original sound mix was intended-this is my preference and what I advocate for Cinema Pedigree systems.
For the speakers my preference are horn speakers (similar to what’s used in top commercial cinemas) or Monitor speakers used at the mixing stage by facilities like THX.
After years of experimentation I have found what I consider the perfect speakers for Cinema Pedigree and Indeed perfectly suited to compliment movie sound mixes of today.
The screen of course should be a 2.35:1 ratio as most Blockbuster movies are 2.35:1 and not 1.78:1(16:9),16:9 is a t.v. ratio-a compromise ratio and one that loses 33% of the pixels of that 3840 x 2160p projector/panel in the black bars above and below when watching a 2.35:1 movie on a 16:9 screen.
I prefer to use ALL of the projectors resolution for 2.35:1 screens.
The screen itself-where possible-should be curved,there is less light lost from the screen with a curved screen as the light is reflected back to the seating locations NOT the side walls,this allows for larger screens in rooms.
Cinema Pedigree setups will calculate the best sized screen for your environment, the ideal seating position for maximum immersion in the movie and ensure that although the SMPTE (50 years old) cinema recommended standard was 12-16ft lamberts of brightness- to reflect back from the screen-, this was a film standard, more a technological limitation of the time as opposed to a realistic ideal for today.
In Commercial Digital Cinemas until recently,14-fl was the recommended brightness level for digital projection.
Cinema Pedigree projection will aim for a minimum of 31ft lamberts to achieve a bold, dynamic picture with a more accurate colour range and 35-45 in a non-dedicated environment.
(*For comparison, the Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square produces about 30ft lamberts.)
This precision is mandatory,and indeed-critical in maximising your setup.
The ability of the greatest equipment cannot be realised IF incorrectly setup .
I will tailor a setup to your viewing preference-if just a dedicated movie room for example-my suggestions would be different than a sports based system-or maybe a system that is good for both for example.
A Cinema Pedigree setup optimises for your viewing preferences.
Cinema Pedigree is a concept that includes total synergy in all sound and vision aspects-a synergy that from conception to implementation,uses the best cinematic “knowns” –some of which before, have been too costly to replicate in the home.
Cinema Pedigree total ideology is the perfect Audio Visual *cake* blended by knowledge and optimisation throughout,your perfect Audio Video environment cannot be achieved by just one element of the above or even two..it must be all encompassing and include all the above.
Over the last few years,we have seen a heavy dispensation towards overly expensive equipment being implemented without careful setup..We have seen 30k Runco projectors performing that badly that a 10k projector from us,calibrated correctly,would thrash it in the picture stakes.
We have seen expensive Hi Fi speakers just plonked in a room-even center speakers placed on the floor-the aim in all instances it seems,has been to extract the most money possible from the customer with no thought to optimisation,to convince that customer that JUST because the equipment is expensive it must be good.
People have been encouraged to think that a brand name in A.V. guarantees performance-and frankly,that’s nonsense without the correct setup.
Vincent Myers-creator of Cinema Pedigree says:-
“The upshot of the Cinema Pedigree ideology is,by way of example, that a 50k system well chosen,implemented and setup will easily outperform a poorly setup 75k system in both the Audio and Video arenas.”
Vincent Says..”Understanding the basics of setup takes hours,being able to produce a great picture takes years of practice-after almost 40 years associated with setup and over 15 in the consumer market-it has taken me this long to perfect techniques,I am very proud of my qualifications but looking back consider them the foundation of my knowledge only-Cinema Pedigree expert Setup is a far different level again”.
The Picture Quality our customers can expect!
Come and experience a Cinema Pedigree Cinema to THX standards with 9.2.2 channel Dolby Atmos/Auro 3d audio and 4k/3D projection onto a 2.35.1 ratio-3meter curved screen at our showrooms in Almanci and Luz.
South Pacific Screenshot at 4K resolutionpicture setup by Vincent Myers