A tech tip from the president of Lumagen Jim Peterson. Their new video processor family Radiance Pro™ can support auto aspect ratio for anamorphic viewing.
The secrets behind stunning home cinema with 165-inch screen. Entertainment extension – By Wavetrain Cinemas
Out with the old, in with this new reference-level home cinema wrapped in glorious Art Nouveau trimmings.
Engineering an outcome is the primary job of a cinema designer. All engineering is math based, which means once we have demonstrated what is possible to a client and the client instructs us as to the outcome they desire, delivering that outcome is a mathematical/engineering problem. Very few people in our industry appreciate the complexity of this, but also how predictable the end result can be. This is what Wavetrain means by engineering the outcome.
Calibration is part of the design. The best pair of speakers or projector will only get you so far. It’s important to understand that there are degrees of calibration and without proper calibration the system will be limited. A lot of companies simply do not calibrate the video at all and others don’t calibrate to the extent they should. When a company calibrates something, they need to know everything about the design. Decisions made in the design of the project affect the calibration. If this is not understood, then they are working against the design of the room and often end up with compromised results.
Faultless engineering can’t be bought from a catalogue, it comes from years of learning the theory and putting it into practice. Our managing director and founder, David Moseley has devoted the last 20 years of his life to perfecting home cinemas and the proof is in the pudding.
Imagine walking into your new home theatre. The design is sleek, the chairs are comfortable and you settle in. Then you get complaints the sound is leaking out; your air conditioner is rattling and a slight draft is hitting your face. After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, is this what you are happy to settle for?
D-BOX is the pioneer and world leader of motion simulation systems for entertainment, they design and manufacture motion systems that can be integrated into your home theatre seating. D-BOX also artistically script motion effects, recreating the natural movement of anyone or anything in motion within a film, enabling at-home movie viewers to actually feel as if they’re part of the action.
Seating and chairs are an integral aspect of a cinema and true comfort comes from experience and customisation. At a time when we couldn’t find a chair that was a high enough standard for our cinemas, our managing director spent 6 years designing and manufacturing his own chairs so he could understand what it takes to create perfection. And our clients love them.
Our offices and main showroom are situated in Sydney but that does not limit us to only working in Sydney or Australia for that matter. We have multiple showrooms and completed projects across Australia, New Zealand and Asia and we are open to travelling to other parts of the world in order to work on new and exciting projects. When you consider the full cost of a project, the cost of travel is comparatively small.