-Plasmon and Kodak collaborate with Blu-Laser Cinema ™ on the new $5,999.00 1080p Blu-Laser Cinema™ Player.
Most of the news about blue laser technology has centered on its high -profile campaign to become the next consumer HDTV distribution format. But a new company on the cutting edge of technology, Blu -Laser Cinema™ (formerly Blu -Ray Cinema™) -located a stone's throw from Paramount Studios in Hollywood -is seeking to move the new format not only into the mainstream of professional digital production, but also into your living room.
Debuting this month is the new $5,999.00 Blu -Laser Cinema™ Player, a portable 1080p digital cinema player that uses blue -laser technology optimized for critical and secure playback of HD images. The new player offers up to 30GB of video and audio storage/per disc using state of the art, Ultra Density Optical (UDO) technology by Plasmon Corporation.
Outputs available are a DVI -compatible HDMI video output, component HD and an optional HD -SDI genlockable output, all with multi -channel audio capability. The Blu -Laser Cinema ™ Player is designed for viewing HD content away from the production office and screening room with service contracts available through Kodak and other providers. A 1080i version is priced at $4999.00.
Each model is built to suit and the player can be ordered with built -in Windows Media 9, H.264 MPEG -4, and several proprietary codecs designed to integrate seamlessly with current digital cinema workflow models.
Security -conscious producers can implement multiple protections to guard against content piracy at remote viewing locations. Before it will function, the player can be configured to require authorization through a smart card with biometric fingerprint reader or USB security dongle.
For audiophiles, Blu -Laser Cinema™ is introducing the Blu -Laser Audio™ Player with uncompressed audio playback at up to 72 Mbps throughput (available in Q3.)
Though the new Blu -Laser Cinema™ Player will work with a wide variety of HD displays, Blu -Laser Cinema™ just happens to be in the business of designing state -of -the -art screening rooms -a perk that will enable customers to spend more time at home with the family. See a demonstration of the device during the "Below The Line" EXPO at the Raleigh Studios, Hollywood June 11 & 12, 2005. (http://www.btlexpo.com)