GDC Technology Limited, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, has announced it has developed three high-performance media servers for LED cinema screens.
“LED direct view displays have greatly improved colour and contrast performance, high frame rate support and image resolution scalability when compared to traditional digital cinema projectors. The true potential of these screens is unleashed with our high-performance FAST technology media servers”, said Pranay Kumar, CTO of GDC Technology Limited. “With over 20 years’ experience in media server technology and knowledge of very high-end projection, our R&D team improved the performance and reliability of our media servers custom designed for LED cinema screens, ultimately improving the image quality. With our high-performance media servers for LED direct view displays, exhibitors can now offer to their customers an unmatched moviegoing experience.”
SRC-7500 Integrated Media Block
The Unilumin UCine LED Cinema Screens are powered by the GDC’s SRC-7500 Integrated Media Block that provides unparalleled security for DCP content and precise image processing for enhanced brightness, colour, contrast, and grey scale, resulting in clear, vivid, and colourful images. The UCine LED Cinema Screens and the GDC SRC-7500 IMB are fully DCI-compliant and utilise FIPS security protocols, providing a high level of signal transmission security and protection mechanisms. This ensures that the LED screens are secure for displaying encrypted theatrical motion picture content.
With the SRC-7500, the UCine LED Cinema Screens can achieve ultra-high picture quality with a native 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution. The maximum frame rate for 2D is 96 frames per second (fps), and 48 fps per eye for 3D, which provides a simple to set up high-quality 3D viewing experience. The UCine LED Cinema Screens now support DTS:X for IAB immersive audio. With the inclusion of DTS:X technology, the cinematic experience is further enhanced.
SRC-5500 Integrated Media Block
The DCI-compliant Quantum Media Systems Cinematic XDR LED video wall is powered by the GDC’s SRC-5500 Integrated Media Block. The SRC-5500 server and image processors provide the highest quality in major motion picture movies, including high frame rate (HFR) playback at 96 frames per second in 4K resolution, DCI-P3 colour space, and 4:4:4, 12Bit colour depth. Quantum 4K microLED with smaller screen sizes (approx. 4m and 5m wide) opens up more possibility such as VIP cinema, private high-end cinema and screening rooms; the users can now playback SMPTE and Interop digital cinema packages at the same level as commercial theatres.
SR-6400 LED Integrated Media Block
This is GDC’s highest performance media server developed exclusively for Cinity. The SR-6400C IMB can play Cinity’s high-frame-rate (HFR) motion picture DCP content in 4K resolution at 120 frames per second in 2D and 4K at 60 frames per second per eye in 3D mode.