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Starlight Cinema – CEDIA Awards 2021 – Case Study

Starlight Cinema – CEDIA Awards 2021 – Case Study

The owners of this home were looking for a cinema that would light up the night but would not go ‘bump’ in the night. That is, they wanted a booming sound system and a starry-lit ceiling that would not wake the kids. The design of the air-conditioning system was a major key in making this a reality and required a sharp attention to detail because even a single power point not sealed correctly would halve the sound isolation performance.

Metropolis Cinema – CEDIA Awards 2021 – Case Study

Metropolis Cinema – CEDIA Awards 2021 – Case Study

The odds were stacked high against Wavetrain Cinemas for this home theatre installation. There was no air conditioning in the room, a noisy exhaust fan was ducted right outside, and the ceiling height was just 2400mm high with several concrete beams that made it feel even smaller. To add to that, the sole inspiration photo these clients had was from Wavetrain’s previous Art Nouveau cinema integration with 3.2m ceilings.

#10 We engineer the outcome

#10 We engineer the outcome

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.

#9 We calibrate every system for perfect sound and video

#9 We calibrate every system for perfect sound and video

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.

#6 We are the only authorized resellers of D-BOX Motion Systems in Australia

#6 We are the only authorized resellers of D-BOX Motion Systems in Australia

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.