How to design your cinema auditorium for higher contrast

October 4, 2018
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The topic of high dynamic range (HDR) is heavily debated in cinema. In this article, we won’t go into detail about all forces at hand in the discussion; but we will take on a more solution-oriented approach, stepping away from technology.

The room design is of key importance when trying to do higher dynamic range in cinema. Auditorium properties like ambient lighting and reflections go hand in hand with the projector technology to create the perceived on-screen contrast and image quality.

The research in this domain has been analytical and descriptive so far: how big is the effect? How do room parameters and projector specs impact image contrast for a typical room?

Four design guidelines

Do you want to optimize your auditorium for higher contrast images? In our article you can find an overview of actual design guidelines you need to take into account.

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