This marks the fifth time XPAND 3D will be the exclusive 3D technical partner for the 66th Cannes Film Festival and XPAND 3D has renewed its partnership with the Festival through 2015. XPAND 3D is equipping four screening theaters at the Festival, including the 2,400-seat Lumière auditorium, and nine screening rooms for the film market.
“In addition to being the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival has championed 3D innovation, as exemplified by its decision to begin its Opening Ceremony with the 3D screening of ‘The Great Gatsby” and last year’s 3D screening of Madagascar,” said Maria Costeira, CEO of XPAND 3D. “Our continued partnership with the Cannes Film Festival also demonstrates the Festival’s commitment to providing the most realistic and immersive 3D experience possible and we are proud to once again bring this experience to audiences at Cannes!”
The Cannes Film Festival organizers supported by the French CST (Commission Supérieure Technique de l’Image et du Son) are the most demanding regarding technology and quality level. The high end superior screenings delivered in Cannes are recognized by most famous directors as the best in the world. There will also be a tremendous increase of 3D screenings at the film market, with more than 100 3D screenings in total.
For the 66th Cannes Film Festival, XPAND will deploy its high-end Infinity active 3D glasses, which provide the brightest, most vivid and realistic 3D images available. XPAND Infinity glasses are also optimized to work with laser projectors, making it the optimal future-proof 3D system. The Infinity 3D glasses provide up to 38% transparency and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. The glasses’ lightweight ergonomic designs ensure long-wearing comfort, and their wide 3D viewing angle provides an optimal 3D image across the entire cinema.
In addition, the Infinity glasses are now available in both adult and children sizes.
All new XPAND cinema systems and glasses fully support HFR (High Frame Rate) double and single flash at 96fps, 120fps, 144fps, 192fps, 240fps and even variable fps.